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    Extra-high speed bumps and front end?

    My work parking garage has extra-high speed bumps. I’m concerned about their effect on my front end suspension. I go over them as gently and slowly as I can but sometimes it sounds like my saab doesn’t “like” it. The car makes no ill sounds while driving other than occasionally with these high speed bumps.

    Advice as to the best way to handle these speed bumps, please? Very appreciated!!

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    Frank
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    The front spoiler on my 2006 9-3 Aero was very low to the ground so I had to drive over higher speed bumps, entrance to parking lots and garages at an angle which wasa bit more gentle. I think I remember some suspension creaking or noise when taking humps straight on as well but that may have been because of the stiffer Aero suspension.

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    Is your feeling that these higher speed bumps don’t actually cause damage?

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    Frank
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    It should be fine and won't cause any other damage besides scraping front bumpers/spoilers.

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    Good to know...thank you!

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