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Old 03-07-2008, 12:31 PM   #41
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:28 AM   #42
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Smart Fella...
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:39 PM   #43
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Not as cheap as boards but I do like them a lot.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:09 PM   #44
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...you guys mean that you've lowered your beasts beyond stock height??? Man, mine's stock, & I just CAN'T do oil changes with regular, light (i.e. plas-
tic) ramps! I've been checking out the jack stands at Pep Boys & Western Auto; some are too expensive, some too puny...What a predicament! I'm gonna have to imitate old ABISHOP, but I ain't got that kinda ability...Deci-
sions, decisions...
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:15 PM   #45
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I just drive up a brick and then jack it up.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:59 PM   #46
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good job
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:26 PM   #47
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Not as cheap as boards but I do like them a lot.
Jeff they are great but what happens when you want to get an alignment.Most shops have a drive up rack that our cars cant get on when lowered so what do we do then.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:37 PM   #48
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ghetto but hey it gets the job done nice job
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I'm gonna do the same thing. I bought a set of low angle ramps and they're still to high for my car to get on. I think my front bumper drops down to about 2" off ground. I put a 2x4 in front of the ramp and it barely clears and pita to get up. nice job
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:51 PM   #50
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Here is a picture of mine, kinda under the rear wheels.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:19 PM   #51
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This will only be able to lift either front or rear, not both eh?

Is there a way of making 4 ramps and being able to lift up all sides? I did a little brain storming but didnt come up with any yet. Anyone?

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:32 PM   #52
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I paid 35 bucks for my rhino ramps from kragen that support up to 8000 pounds (more than enough for just the front of the car)

yours are cool, but for 35-18 = $17... too much of a waste of time


i bought a set of these also.. great for changing oil.. the car was a little too low.. but i shoved them under there.. bumper flexes enough for me to get the car up there
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i don't know what you guys are talking about rhino ramps don't clear.. they work fine with my car.. and my rims are tucked under my wheel well.. i don't even have 1 finger gapped after being lowered.. maybe its because i have 19's?
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i don't know what you guys are talking about rhino ramps don't clear.. they work fine with my car.. and my rims are tucked under my wheel well.. i don't even have 1 finger gapped after being lowered.. maybe its because i have 19's?
I have 19s with Tein S-tech springs and Rhino Ramps definitely will not work with my car. I built ramps myself just like the other guys. I used 2x12s and 1x12s.

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My stock suspension Z bairly clears the rhino ramps. My bumper taps it. I need something like this.
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used the ramps again last night.. i had to shove them under a little bit.. but the car went right up.. no problems..

hey i'll take pics if you guys don't believe me.. and my car is lowered with 0 finger gap
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Ramps are great, even with my hotchkis springs...the hard part for me is keeping the ramps from sliding when I drive up them...
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^^
Suggestions:
- Try placing the ramps on a rubber mat
- Attaching a sheet of rubber to the bottom of the ramps
- Spray something like rubberized undercoating to the bottom of the ramp. (Test this out on something else just in case the coating turns out to harden and just make things worse.)

I use an exercise mat that I should be using for exercising.

Also, I'd suggest you attach a rope handle at the end to make it easy to carry them around or hang them up on the wall.

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This will only be able to lift either front or rear, not both eh?

Is there a way of making 4 ramps and being able to lift up all sides? I did a little brain storming but didnt come up with any yet. Anyone?
If you want to chunk out some big bucks, you can buy this:

http://raceramps.com/portablepitstopramp.html



You can even put in scales! (Which you can see didn't work out too well with this Suby's wheelbase. Not adjustable enough for the scale feature)


I think I'd have to be a serious racer for this $3K setup. My wife would call me nuts if I built this in the garage.

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Jeff they are great but what happens when you want to get an alignment.Most shops have a drive up rack that our cars cant get on when lowered so what do we do then.
Any alignment shop worth going to will have ways of getting the car on the rack (2x4s, "drive up" bays, etc.). Why would you want to go to a shop that isn't experienced in aligning lowered cars anyway?
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