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No, not like that. Although a 6" lift on an AWD would look crazy.

I have a client with a funky driveway. He scrapes his front lip just a tiny bit when he pulls into the garage. He asked me today if swapping for 19" wheels would make a difference and I explained that they overall diameter would be identical. All the talk on here about lowering cars gave me a thought.

Would it be possible to raise the car just a little. I'm talking about maybe 1/2". Is it just a question of putting some spacers into the suspension somewhere? Would it affect the driving aids (tech package)? I can't get our shop to do it, since it isn't an approved Infiniti set up. But if I sent him to a suspension shop, would they be able to do something like this for him?

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Where there's a will......nowadays, it seems that anything can be done. Lord knows, I've seen plenty of "trars" on the road here in Florida

Sounds like his driveway is a steep downward facing one, leading into his garage?
 

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His isn't AWD. RWD hybrid tech. Air suspension seems extreme to me. I was thinking a few spacers. No?
 

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From the first line of your OP I thought you were saying his awd would look silly with lifted.

I would not publicly endorse any product designed to raise the height, but I do understand the need in this case. I would think that something remotely adjustable would be the best option and still allow for ideal ride height on the highway. If you alter the coefficient of drag by lifting it I would suspect you would see a decrease in economy and stability at higher speed. Plus the increase in ride height look off.

I do not know that there is a perfect or cheap answer for this. If it were me I'd look into driveway modification before modifying the new car.

What kind of spacers are you talking about?
 

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When I brought my G35 coupe home for the first time, Oct. 31, 2002, it scraped terribly when I drove it into the garage. My driveway was short but steep, and it made for a wicked angle where it met the garage. I tried driving into the garage at an angle, which helped very slightly, but it still scraped. I ended up parking the car outside, until I had someone pave over the driveway, changing the angle at the garage. It sounds like that may be the best thing to do.
 

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What about just replacing the tires with a tire that is .25 to .50 taller all around? I wouldn't go too much as you will look like an off roader, but a .25 or a little bit more will hardly be noticeable and will also fill out the wheel wells a little more, honestly making the car look slightly lower with the smaller fender gap.
 

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I spoke with him yesterday. I had another thought. His tires had 34-35psi in them. I've driven this car with as much as 41psi. I suggested experimenting with putting in a couple extra pounds of pressure. Then make sure the drive is OK and see if it makes enough of a difference. I'm guessing that 39psi will be fine for driving and will hopefully give him enough clearance. We'll see.
 
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