10-21-2014, 03:54 AM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
check the departure angle for your car against the incline you are driving onto, and whether its the stub with the ball or the bar thats fitted to the car thats hitting. If its the bar under the bumper then its got to be a pretty sharp incline, You should have a departure angle of about 47 degrees and your front bumper should scrape way before the rear towbar.
if its that bad, take it back to the guys that fitted it and make sure they didn't fit the wrong one.
As an aside, (from my observations last time i visited) the US seems to have the most absurdly sloped road crowns ever.
The angles going into driveways are even more absurd, the back of the car I was in actually hit the road about 4' out from the kerb. What is it with sloping driveways and deep gutters anyway?
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."