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Old 10-17-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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Boxster: Awfully Low to the Ground?

Being a new owner (1 month) I have noticed the front of my 05 seems more prone to scraping when encountering certain driveways and elevation changes than other cars i've driven that aren't as low to the ground.

Now that it's pouring rain, I'm wondering how the car behaves when it encounters puddles and wet driving conditions. I always try to avoid the far right lane which usuallyfloods more easily than others. Because the car is so low to the ground,I assume most of the electronics are located higher up in the body.

But still, I'd be interested in hearing others' comments or experiences regarding wet conditions. Thanks

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Old 10-17-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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This rain we're having in SoCal is the first extended bad-weather I've seen since I got the Box, but I've been driving one of the other cars in the rain. However, you should take a look underneath your car as the 987 has protective plates running nearly the length of it.

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Old 10-17-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
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Try entering driveways and slopes at an obtuse angle at slow speed and you should be just fine. I have adhered to this rule and the underside of my front fascia looks the same as the day it left the lot.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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I would think you would be ok driving through puddles as long as they didn't go as high as the fans in the front grill. Putting those underwater might have some issues.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:58 PM   #5
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You're probably scraping these spoilers in front and on the side of the tires. You need to take elevation changes at a 45% angle (including pulling into/out of driveways and parking lots, because your tires will dip into the drainage swales). These spoilers are relatively cheap to replace. You may already have torn part of them up.

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Old 10-18-2005, 09:38 AM   #6
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Great pics and great responses. Thanks very much.

Glad i'm not the only one experiencing this.

It does seem that the front facia extends unnecessarily low. I guess this is one example of porsche straying from the form follows function dictum.

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