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Old 12-27-2008, 08:13 AM   #61
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I have yet to find any ramp to clear my NISMO front end. So changing oil is a B*tch on this car.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:50 AM   #62
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What about just buying a low profile jack? My car is slammed and this fits just fine... good idea though
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:18 PM   #63
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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?
Just build 4 of these contraptions, and put two in front of the front wheels, and put the other two under the sideskirts in front of the rear wheels.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:59 AM   #64
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Just build 4 of these contraptions, and put two in front of the front wheels, and put the other two under the sideskirts in front of the rear wheels.
If these cars are low enough to need ramps in the first place I don't think you will be fitting these ramps under the sideskirts... I don't think you would even bother because if you could fit ramps you could just fit a jack and save you the trouble
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:17 PM   #65
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lol nice idea
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:10 AM   #66
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Sweet i didnt think of doing it that way.
i found an old railway sleeper and cut it diagonaly with a chainsaw

EDIT: I so pulled that old post out of no where, LOL sorry.
noticed as i clicked send

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Old 11-29-2009, 07:26 AM   #67
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I built a set of ramps out of 2 x 10s for the 1st oil change on the z and they work great,
now I use these on all the vehicles, they sure come in handy. The second oil change on
the z is almost due but might not get to it since winter is here and I will be using my truck and keeping the z in the garage.
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I cut my rhino ramps....

used them a few times only way was to back up on them...now being lower...I have cut them
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:24 AM   #69
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I have a low-profile jack...and it doesn't fit under my OEM sideskirts. I have to pull up onto a piece of wood just to fit the low-pro under my car! lolz
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #70
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do you work for NASA? great idea!!!
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- 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.
great idea i used the non slip cupboard liner works great.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:02 PM   #72
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Default some home made ramps

a must have for those who change their own oil.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:40 PM   #73
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I did the same thing and sawed them into 2 each for easy storage. Work great. Saw them after building and mark them so each piece goes where it came from. That way you ensure flushness.
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I was going to add one more 2 x 10 x 12 piece to gain at least 1.5" of heigth but they are heavy with the four piece set up, the fifth would have made them too heavy.
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Here is mine. I used OSB boards like the one stated in thread start. I did cut them in 1/2s right where the 2nd board from the top is ( right at the end of the blue line). So the lower half is exactly the same as the one described at thread start. Putting them together makes it possible for me to go under and have enough room to change my oil. Makes it easier to store with the two pieces. Will add a pic of them cut later. I only use the lower half if I need to get a floor jack under the car.

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i just made this all last week and it works out perfectly
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #77
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But....do you all have trucks that allow you to haul home sheets of OSB?
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I pretty much do the exact same thing as beezee
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I just jack up the rear and then jack up the side, but having two jacks helps.
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I drive on a two step wooden ramp I made from the scrap wood from home depot. Then I get my oem scissor jack to the side then when its high enough I get the floor jack.
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