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Old 05-24-2003, 18:51   #1 (permalink)
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Car ramps

Hey guys,
I was wondering what everyone uses to raise there car for a service etc..
I have a hydraulic jack and use tree stumps to hold up the car but I was thinking about getting some car ramps made up, for I dont think the ramps you can buy will work for a lowered car and wide tyres.

Has anyone had any ramps made up and what angle of slope works well for a lowered car?
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Old 05-24-2003, 19:53   #2 (permalink)
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I bought a set of ramps for servicing my EA. I have a ED XR front lip on my bumper and my car is also lowered, so to make it up the ramps I have to take the lip off first. It's the same deal with my mums car, she has a 92 model Mitsubishi Galant and it's lowered with a front lip so if I take the lip off it is just able to make it up without scraping.

That reminds me, Sundeep still has my ramps at the moment.

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Old 05-24-2003, 23:56   #3 (permalink)
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Just measure the distance from wheel to the front of your car and the hieght of the bumper and use that ratio, but make sure you leave extra room, and that the back won't scrap.....

good idea but, i just used jacks, and spare wheels or the like too, and worry i bend stuff
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Old 05-25-2003, 00:02   #4 (permalink)
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same here, jacks and anything solid under the sill as a failsafe. If I get stuck with a lowered car i just runs a couple of boards to the first step or two on the ramps to lengthen the raise a bit better. sometimes it helps, and unfortunately being one who has not got a lowered car i don't have that problem.
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what about just getting 2 axel stands and dropping then under you stills when you want to service your car? i preffer this option rather then ramps, either that or use my dads 4 post hoist
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Old 05-25-2003, 03:31   #6 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any trouble fitting a trolly jack under their car at either end? The only jack I've found to fit under the car is the trolly jacks we have at work but I can't borrow them and I don't particularly want to fork out $400 for a trolly jack.
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i was going to buy ramps but if you raise the front of the car and not the rear aswell , you will never get all the oil out of the sump......
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my cars lowered, and i have problems getting the car up them because of how low it is. but it only just hits, and doesnt do any damage if you go slow.

Good idea tho, makes it a lot easier to work under the car.
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I bought a set of ramps for servicing my EA. I have a ED XR front lip on my bumper and my car is also lowered, so to make it up the ramps I have to take the lip off first. It's the same deal with my mums car, she has a 92 model Mitsubishi Galant and it's lowered with a front lip so if I take the lip off it is just able to make it up without scraping.

That reminds me, Sundeep still has my ramps at the moment.

Ash
Ash can i borrow that lip? Itll be worth you while...
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Ash can i borrow that lip? Itll be worth you while...
Borrow it? Yeah sure, as long as I will get it back at some stage. Be warned that it has a huge crack through it at the moment though, so I'm not sure if it will be much use to you.

It's not on the car at the moment, so I'll chuck it in the boot and bring it to Heathcote.

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