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Old 03-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #21
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I like it good job!
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #22
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That's really clever! ...nice job..
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:03 PM   #23
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I used to use 2x10's until I ended up dropping the clutch to try to keep it from rolling off the back, which shot the board out and shattered my shelf and almost dropped a stereo on my car.


Now I have these cheap low profile ramps. They are pretty much the same as the takata ramps for MUCH cheaper, and do the job PERFECT.

Thank me later.

http://www.discountramps.com/plastic_car_ramps.htm
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:09 PM   #24
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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


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Old 03-04-2008, 08:45 PM   #25
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Did the same wood ramp thing 3 years ago and it is still working fine.

I have rhino ramps too, but with my clearance, that ain't happening. The nose will hit. Not to mention they're kinda worthless if you loose the rubber grommets underneath. They start to slide as you go up and down. Cool for a stock Z though.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:51 AM   #26
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Right. As stated, Rhino ramps won't clear on most lowered cars. They barely clear on a stock Z.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:49 AM   #27
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Rhino ramps won't clear my car. I returned it to kragen next day
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:53 AM   #28
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rhino ramps are the suck. they work if your car is stock height, thats it.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:42 AM   #29
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Here's the ramps I built some time ago. The key to building your own ramps is not making them too long. If they are too long, you will not be able set up a jack properly under the jack point...

https://my350z.com/forum/showpost.ph...4&postcount=22
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:43 AM   #30
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Here's the ramps I built some time ago. The key to building your own ramps is not making them too long. If they are too long, you will not be able set up a jack properly under the jack point...

https://my350z.com/forum/showpost.ph...4&postcount=22
sweet! can you measure and give us the specs?

i cracked my takata ramps after rolling off the ends
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #31
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sweet! can you measure and give us the specs?

i cracked my takata ramps after rolling off the ends
No prob. I'll post measurements tomorrow...
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:25 PM   #32
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Why didn't I think of this
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Right. As stated, Rhino ramps won't clear on most lowered cars. They barely clear on a stock Z.
yea you're probably right... for stock Z's might work
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No prob. I'll post measurements tomorrow...
Didn't get a chance to measure last night. I was in a rush to get out the door and head to the Rockets game last night. I'll more than likely have to do it this weekend. I'm busy tonight also. Sorry...
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Didn't get a chance to measure last night. I was in a rush to get out the door and head to the Rockets game last night. I'll more than likely have to do it this weekend. I'm busy tonight also. Sorry...
you should clone it and sell it on ebay haha
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Take them to a Rhino Lining place and get them to spray coat them so they will last FOREVER!!! (just a suggestion)

very Creative man!
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sweet! can you measure and give us the specs?
3 1/4" Height

11 1/4" Width

33" Length
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thanks Vo!!
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Right. As stated, Rhino ramps won't clear on most lowered cars. They barely clear on a stock Z.
+1, back when i was lowered on hotckis, less than 1" inch drop, with the stock bumper, i couldnt make it up rhino ramps.
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yea you're probably right... for stock Z's might work
yeah but the whole point of this thread was for raising our cars just enough to be able to get our jacks under the center, front jack point. with a stock Z you can do that without using ramps.
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