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Old 30th May 2006, 12:28   #1
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Guys,

I need some technical help, not really automotive, but its more of geometry and architectural in nature.

I have a baleno.

My portico(car park) is 30 inches above the road-level.
The distance between the edge of my portico and the begining of the road is 100 inches.

Now i need to get my car inside the portico, but i believe that the inclination is too steep and my car will bottom out.

please help me with a solution.

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The porticio height cannot be decreased as it is the top of a sump tank.
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Old 30th May 2006, 13:31   #2
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for sure the car will bottom out. more so even before it bottoms out the front bumper will hit the slope.
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Old 30th May 2006, 13:58   #3
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You need to make a temporary wooden ramp that will have a longer base say upto 200 inches from the edge of your portico. You need to keep the height to match the portico base. This will extend longer to the road. As you cannot keep this permanently, you will have to use this only when you park or take your car out.
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What is the length of the portico. If you have length to spare then you can think of reducing the incline

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Try taking it slowly in a diagonal direction if the bumper in front doesnt touch..
The wooden plank or ramp seems to be the only "pukka jugaad"

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One more option you have is to have the incline continued into the portico, such that the car does not bottom out, only problem is you will have the car parked always in an inclined position.

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Old 30th May 2006, 15:31   #7
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Try with curvature incline. Like steps or road bumps. Will not be a smooth drive into the porch, but may work.
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@ venkatrx : wud it b possible for u to send a couple of pics of the same from different angles.

BTW i tried it with 3d simulation which by far tells me that
1. the bumper will hit the incline
2. the bottom will scrape at the top of the incline

will try it with 3d simulation, hopefully will get with a way out.

Check out the arrangement shown in the pic. the bottom pic is how the normal incline wud b but the above pic shows my way of creating an incline which in my opinion will not scrape the bottom of the car.


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Old 30th May 2006, 17:14   #9
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guys, thanks for your enthusiastic response.

the length of the portico is 16 feet.

naveen, one more idea to reduce the inclination is the begining of slope can have a jump-start i mean when the car just starts to climb the slope, we can start that with a height of 6 inches(b'cos gc is 172 mm) instead of starting at zero height.
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naveen, one more idea to reduce the inclination is the begining of slope can have a jump-start i mean when the car just starts to climb the slope, we can start that with a height of 6 inches(b'cos gc is 172 mm) instead of starting at zero height.
thats a good idea but doin it daily wud b really an issue.

just outside my parking space the ground is elevated approx 2-3 inches and trust me how much i dislike 2 rev up right when i have 2 take my car out.
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Where were you parking all these days Venkat?
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guys, thanks for your enthusiastic response.

the length of the portico is 16 feet.

naveen, one more idea to reduce the inclination is the begining of slope can have a jump-start i mean when the car just starts to climb the slope, we can start that with a height of 6 inches(b'cos gc is 172 mm) instead of starting at zero height.
Making the car go over a 6-inch step may be OK once in a while, but doing it every day may not be good for your tyres/tubes.
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I had a similar problem. The incline to the parking area in my house was too steep and my NHC use to bottom out. The silencer pipe use to scrape the gound. I got the inclination extended about 1.5 - 2 foot onto the road and it solved the problem. If you can do that, I guess that would be the best solution.. if not, I guess, as aravindr said, the temporary wooden plank is the best bet.
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Where were you parking all these days Venkat?
i am parking at my friends place :(
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Old 31st May 2006, 09:47   #15
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Hey buddy...why dont you extend the inclination from the road til the end of your car park...guess someone has already suggested this idea....wel the inclination wil also be reduced.....
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