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  1. Amanda TX

    Amanda TX New Member

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    hi! I have a 2002 S manual 6speed that I bought three months ago. I've never been in love with a car before, ha. I was taking a back road pretty quick with a hefty passenger. Something in the under carriage scraped the road briefly. This just happened, so I don't have any other issues to describe. Hopefully it stays that way. I almost wanna take it to my mechanic so they can have a look see underneath. Should i be concerned? Your feedback? thanks!
     
  2. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to M/A! :thumbsup:

    It won't hurt to take the car in to a mechanic who knows his way around MINIs for a look-see. The age of your car suggests it could be a number of things like struts or springs, so it's better to be safe in the knowledge that someone qualified has given your new ride a visual going over before ending up in a ditch some night, not knowing what may have gone wrong.

    Good luck! :fingerscrossed:
     
  3. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^ Great advice !! When in doubt have someone knowledgable check it out.....and Welcome to Motoring Alliance !!
     
  4. minirab

    minirab Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the passenger should hit Jenny Craig?
     
  5. MCS02

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    wmwny has some good advice. What size are your tires? Depending on the size they will rub a little when hard corning.
     
  6. agranger

    agranger MINI of the Month June 2009
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    I scrape bottom all the time... had a skid plate under the engine on my first MINI. Unless something changes in the way it drives, I just keep movin. :D
     
  7. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
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    Get rid of heavy passenger.....:lol:
     
  8. Goldsmithy

    Goldsmithy Well-Known Member
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    Welcome to the modness...great site and great people.
     

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