I have the same problem. the curb along my front yard isn't cut out for the driveway and so I make contact with it as I enter and exit. Even at full steering lock and dead slow, I scrape a little. It's tearing up the bottom of the bumper cover and the black plastic stone guard. I am looking for a way to lift the front end 1 to 1 1/2 inches, too. The tires on this used car are still decent, so it's not time to replace with a taller tire yet. Also, would a taller tire clear the opening when turning? Any other ideas? Maybe an insert where the spring is installed? Please help!