08-27-2013, 08:30 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: Ground clearance concerns
Originally Posted by harrygator
Sorry if I'm in the wrong forum but as a new future Cayman owner, the thought of speed bumps has given me some worry. We stay in the Boston area during the summer and I've noticed this trend towards building these speed humps(?) at certain intersections. You have to drive slow around here anyways but if you were not and you didn't see one of these humps, you could go airborne.
I live in AZ and that is where my '14 Cayman will also live. They love speed bumps there also so these obstructions have been more of a concern knowing how low the Cayman is. I'll have PASM which will lower the car another 10mm.
Are you folks with Caymans able to clear these bumps without scraping? I know of at least one that scrapes the bottom of my Audi if I don't crawl over it.
I have PASM and did EDP on my Cayman. In some of the small villages we drove through in the Alsace region I had to negotiate speed bumps. The first one I didn't angle the car going into it and did get a slight scrape sound, obviously the rest of them I always angled the car going into the bump. Other low to the ground cars were doing the same thing. Since the intent of bumps is to slow people down, not a big deal to just angle the car a bit also. BTW, when picking up in Europe, the only break-in I was told to adhere to was vary the RPMs which I did. And I did exceed 4,000 RPMs a lot while on entering and while on the Autobahn.
White Base Cayman, 20" Carrera S, PDK, Bose, Front/Rear Parking Sensors, PASM, 14 Way Ventilated Seats, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Smoking Pkg., Model Deletion, Sport Exhaust Tips. 8th Porsche.