The automotive scene is a pretty exciting one, offering a variety of different subcultures and communities that approach the art of motorsport in different and unique ways. However, one particular modification subculture is especially contentious: lowered cars. In the automotive community, that refers to the process of lowering a car’s body so drastically that it barely skims off the road surface, a feat typically achieved by adjusting the suspension and tilting the camber angles of the wheels to the utmost extremes.
Proton Waja with modified ‘lowered’ body winds up stuck on speedbump
And while the end-result is visually incredibly unique, ‘slammed’ cars can face certain difficulties that otherwise wouldn’t exist on cars with a regular suspension, due to their lowered stance. Chief among them includes the risk of getting stuck on a speedbump, which the owner of a slammed Proton Waja sedan had to learn the hard way recently.
In a video that was shared on community Facebook page Malaysian Modders, a long line of vehicles could be seen being held up after a lowered Proton Waja sedan was seen further up along the road with its undercarriage caught atop of a speedbump.
Unable to navigate across with the same ease as other regular vehicles, the driver appears to have tried driving across the speedbump by approaching it at a diagonal, which is a common method used by those with bodykits to prevent it from being scrapped. However, just as his car had reached midway across the speedbump, it wound up stuck right on top.
A man in yellow appears to be trying his utmost to help push the car off to no avail, and some drivers who were held up behind the Waja wound up making a detour out of frustration.
Netizens call out the driver for inconveniencing others with their modifications
The video, which has since gone viral across social media, has led to many netizens admonishing the driver for inconveniencing other road users with his car’s modifications.
“Cars are meant to help us travel more easily, not to make life more difficult.”
“I can’t brain la if there is an emergency. If fire trucks, ambulances or VVIPs want to pass.”
“Mmm, the car was fine when it was delivered from the factory. And you handicapped it on purpose. Weak.”
“There must be a bumper sticker that reads ‘Be patient, I’m lowered’. If you are lowered and you don’t inconvenience others, that’s fine.”
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