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Old 01-25-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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So after looking around at ramps that cost in excess of $150 just to raise your car a meer 3" i figured I'd make my own. So went to work, bought a 4X8 sheet of 3/4" OSB and 1 1/4" Coarse Drywall screws. I cut the OSB at work to these dimensions; 2 4'x1', 2 3'x1', 2 2'x1', 2 1'x1', and 4 2"x1' for stoppers on top. Cost me a total of $18. Then i put 4 screws in each board, after i pre-drilled, and i was done. I know I'm a cheap *** but this will raise the car up 3" and is raked out enough for cars with front lips and splitters for way less then those gay plastic ramps.

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Old 01-25-2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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Good job.
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not cheap. smart
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nice, mine is made out of 2 x 10's, same idea though
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Paint them!!!

*Nice DYI!
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Have tonester wrap in CF! haha. Got to love home depot (or fill in other hardware store) for car related parts.
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do you drive up with the home made ramp facing up like the picture or do u flip it over? I would assume the board would crack if you flipped it
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Pretty cool. Yeah, are you gonna paint them?
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^ nope, just leave them nice and cheap. The all natural OSB look! ha ha
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do you drive up with the home made ramp facing up like the picture or do u flip it over? I would assume the board would crack if you flipped it

nope you drive up them like shown in picture.
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^ nope, just leave them nice and cheap. The all natural OSB look! ha ha
You should drive on them and post pics for the rookies on here. lol.
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fawk i need to make these.. im maybe 2.5" off the ground in the front.
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^ these work great because of the gradual increase in hight.
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Good work Andrew! Very neat idea. I will do the same in Spring once the V2 goes on and my Rhinos become useless.

By the way all, HD and Lowes can also cut OSB into any dimensions. So if you don't have a table saw, don't fret.

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^ very true. Thats what i did, since i work at HD
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Cool. Is that high enough to get under for an oil change?
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Cost me 10 bucks and they have about a 5" rise
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So after looking around at ramps that cost in excess of $150 just to raise your car a meer 3" i figured I'd make my own. So went to work, bought a 4X8 sheet of 3/4" OSB and 1 1/4" Coarse Drywall screws. I cut the OSB at work to these dimensions; 2 4'x1', 2 3'x1', 2 2'x1', 2 1'x1', and 4 2"x1' for stoppers on top. Cost me a total of $18. Then i put 4 screws in each board, after i pre-drilled, and i was done. I know I'm a cheap *** but this will raise the car up 3" and is raked out enough for cars with front lips and splitters for way less then those gay plastic ramps.

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you f......g rock. I am on my way to home depot...thanks
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Good idea. I can't jack my car up right now.. I'm about 4 inches off the ground
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Cheap bastard! You've lost your baller status! LOL
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