Front Chin bumper scraping problem

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I just got my 98 GTS home and now I am having issues with the chin bumper scraping. I am having this problem despite getting a rubber ramp fill-ins for the curb. I have also run into the issue of scraping it when driving threw my subdivision due to the U shape of the roads designed for rain evacuation. Is there a way to fix this via raising the front end so I don't break the chin bumper or anything else for that matter?
 

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Has the car had any suspension work done? It seems odd that you would be hitting it in so many places, so almost sounds like someone might have lowered it. You could always buy adjustable coilovers to raise it up a tad though. Less typical for sure, but no reason you couldn't as far as I'm aware.
 

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This might not be a permanent fix but at least it helps with the scraping. I purchased vinyl the same color as my car. Jacked it up and laid it on there. Depending on how you lay it you really can’t tell it’s even there. But it actually goes a long way for protecting it. Depending on how protection you need, this may or may not help. Just a thought!
 

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My '94 had that problem in spades. It seems a previous owner put in shorter springs and I had very little front fascia and side exhaust cover clearance (4" or less to level ground) and I scraped on nearly everything that wasn't dead flat.

Before I realized it was lowered I made up kevlar/epoxy covers for the undersides of both the front fascia and exhaust covers. That took the abuse fine. Then I decided to go with coilovers and a somewhat higher stance (maybe an inch and a half below stock). Now I dont drag on anything.

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I got a Viper chin guard from Viper parts rack. Haven't installed it yet so can't let you know how it works. You can see it on their website.
 

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