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Hi all,

Quick question to those of you with lowered suspensions. Did parking become a pain afterwords? I'm taking the plunge no matter what..I have a 2012 SXT and wanted to lower it around 1"-1.5" all around. Even now I sometimes scrape the bottom of my front spoiler when I pull in to some curb stops. I'm somewhat concerned because of this. How did some of you guys adjust? Was it a painful process?
 

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Back in everywhere...:grin2:
 

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Stop sooner. No kidding, get use to stopping short. Your rear end won't be sticking out unless it's a compact car space, and we aren't compact. Backing in when able/allowed is also good. It's just something you get used to. Sometimes you look and you are past the curb and it's juuuuust under the spoiler, and you cringe. I can honestly say I've never crunched mine. I just stop sooner, I could care less if it looks funny. I leave space when stopping while driving too. Never understood the need to get 1" from the guy in front of you!

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I've had mine lowered with Mopar stage 1 lowering springs and I added a splitter which made it even lower so I back in everywhere I go. Better safe than sorry.
 

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Stop sooner. No kidding, get use to stopping short. Your rear end won't be sticking out unless it's a compact car space, and we aren't compact. Backing in when able/allowed is also good. It's just something you get used to. Sometimes you look and you are past the curb and it's juuuuust under the spoiler, and you cringe. I can honestly say I've never crunched mine. I just stop sooner, I could care less if it looks funny. I leave space when stopping while driving too. Never understood the need to get 1" from the guy in front of you!

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Yep....what he said. :)
 

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Stop sooner. No kidding, get use to stopping short. Your rear end won't be sticking out unless it's a compact car space, and we aren't compact. Backing in when able/allowed is also good. It's just something you get used to. Sometimes you look and you are past the curb and it's juuuuust under the spoiler, and you cringe. I can honestly say I've never crunched mine. I just stop sooner, I could care less if it looks funny. I leave space when stopping while driving too. Never understood the need to get 1" from the guy in front of you!

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Exactly!!!! You should never hit the spoiler, or come close. Back in, don't turn around in your seat, mirrors only after you establish nobody is behind you. Mirrors. Then never lie.
 

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Man! let me tell you, if you are going to park I highly recommend that you back in. I had to learn the hard way, I have Eibach springs on my RT it has a about a 2" drop on it now and one day I decided to park front in first ....not paying attention to the little cemented block and drove right over it...no problem there but when I backed out ...all bad! my splash guard got caught onto the cement block and I damn near ripped my splash guard off and my spoiler. I got it fix now but dude! I cringed when I heard that popping sound, and that;'s when I knew I would never pull forward into a parking stall.
 

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Front parking sensor, I know a couple people that installed one. I might do it.
 

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I'm in agreement with what has been said. Stop short if you nose in but get used to backing up. Without a backup camera, mirrors are fine but with the big booty we have and those thick (I mean, curvy) B pillars, backing out can be nerve wracking in a tight place.

That being said, I have Stage 1 springs and love the stance! Thats with 275/40/20 in the back and 245/45/20 in front.
 
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