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  1. #1
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    ground clearance

    I seem to have very little ground clearance, how have you lot overcome this? :tu
    BIG TONE


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    RE: ground clearance

    Keep away from speed bumps & raised manhole covers{-}

    How low is low?

    If you're talking under the motor, I have about 100mm under the sump.
    If you have significantly less then some options would be to sit the motor higher, fit a different sump (may involve also changing oil pump pickup) or dry sump. Maybe your wheel/tyre size could increase a little.
    Steve
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  3. #3
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    RE: ground clearance

    Tony,

    I have about a 100 mm as well, did not cause me a problem with speed bumps etc on the way to and from SVA.

    I think windin gup the Spax will give a bit more height.

    Steve

  4. #4
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    RE: ground clearance

    I,ve only got 2" of clearance from the sump but have yet to fit the right wheels.after talking to Tim at raceways and explaining this i should have about 3"1/2 inches clearance and will then have to adjust suspension if its to low
    Gareth
    Gareth

    Seriously modified Sumo with a Ford 363. SOLD. Now building a Mercury Cyclone Spoiler.

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