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Old 08-31-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
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I Need Help!!

just bought a new house in Lakewood and thought i was cool in the driveway going into the garage...tried it out today with my car and nope..this is basically what i'm doing on the left. i need a solution so i can park in the garage!

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i could try the right pic there, but might need to add a block for the rear wheels to simultaneously have the front and rear wheels raise the car up. also need to make sure it's long enough i don't come off and just high center another spot on the car. does anyone know of a product to solve this? without having to build something? like those ramps you can buy to change your own oil etc. something like that would be nice.

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Old 08-31-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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i don't have the money to make something right now...all my money went into escrow basically. and paint, carpet, appliances and other miscellaneous moving expenses.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:48 AM   #3
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I think I found it! I thought of race ramps, but didn't check their actual site. Figured they just made similar items, but not quite what I needed. Turns out I was wrong.

http://www.raceramps.com/other-customs.aspx
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:38 PM   #4
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Race ramps are badass. Ive used them for many things. I use to live by lakewood, nice relaxing city.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:42 AM   #5
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Seems like it so far. Seen a lot of Camaros too.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:21 PM   #6
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pull in at as much of an angle as you can... might wanna try that before dropping a couple hundred bucks on ramps!
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:41 PM   #7
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Couple bags of cement, some help, and make your own grade for a few??? just my 1 cent
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:30 PM   #8
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borrow or rent a cement saw from home depot and saw out the section, them smooth it out a bit using cement with some rebar. couldn't be more than 100-200 dollars.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #9
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pull in at as much of an angle as you can... might wanna try that before dropping a couple hundred bucks on ramps!
Tried that. The garage is a two car, but not wide enough.

I'm trying to avoid the cement route, but may have to. I'll likely just use some wood for now until I can save up for cement.
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Hi, have you thought about 22 inch rims? Also, a good alarm won't hurt either, in the event that you have to leave it on the street until you find a fix for the clearance issue.
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I "think" I have the fix for you...Give me by daylight to send you the pic...cost less that $30...lowes style...

...Now that I See your driveway...
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This is not my car...copyright. ..But I made a similar ramp to crawl up underneath. ..

12 feet long and cut for rear wheels to climb up and down into the garage...what do you think?

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Old 09-02-2014, 12:07 AM   #13
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Seems like it so far. Seen a lot of Camaros too.
I live right off of Lakewood Blvd. And I see so many camaros it's crazy. There are also a good amount of challengers. Good luck with the driveway
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What about 2x8 or 10 one for each side. Cut a angle on each end for ease of driving on it. Probably about 6 feet long. One end at the crack in concrete at grage door entrance. As you drive up and the front wheels come off the boards the back will still be on the board and will give you about an inch clearance. This all depends on how much clearance you need.
The board will probably want to move as you drive on so you could attach it to the concrete with bolts.

Just a thought. A temporary fix at least.

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Old 09-02-2014, 12:59 AM   #15
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This is not my car...copyright. ..But I made a similar ramp to crawl up underneath. ..

12 feet long and cut for rear wheels to climb up and down into the garage...what do you think?
This is the direction I was headed in. Just need to stop just why of when I hit and see how much clearance I need. Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:46 AM   #16
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.. That is just an idea but build ramp long enough for the back wheels to"step-up-and-step-down" and into garage. .

Ramp should be length from back wheel to front (placed between both wheels) build steps..

As soon as front wheel hit the garage apex, then stage the wood step by tires

... u will need something to prevent wood slip...Keep us posted
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:17 AM   #17
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Makes perfect sense. I was thinking about slippage too. I'll have to see what's available besides just screwing it into the concrete.

Saw my neighbor the other day (the one directly across my driveway, we're on a corner) and he pulled out of his garage in a silver Camaro. looks like he had his driveway redone.
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Go get a sheet of 3/4" plywood. Cut it into 2-3' wide strips while you are at HD or Lowes. When you get home, drive the car into the garage until you are about a foot away from dragging. Put the cut ply wood in front of the tires and drive up on it. If you need to, stack them as needed until you no longer drag. I can't think of a cheaper way of doing it. You only need to keep the front raised up until the middle clears the hump.

After you get the right height, glue and screw the boards together. This should last you a very long time. I think the ply board was $15 per sheet last time I looked. Elmers wood glue and some short wood screws and you're all set.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:45 PM   #19
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Go get a sheet of 3/4" plywood. Cut it into 2-3' wide strips while you are at HD or Lowes. When you get home, drive the car into the garage until you are about a foot away from dragging. Put the cut ply wood in front of the tires and drive up on it. If you need to, stack them as needed until you no longer drag. I can't think of a cheaper way of doing it. You only need to keep the front raised up until the middle clears the hump.

After you get the right height, glue and screw the boards together. This should last you a very long time. I think the ply board was $15 per sheet last time I looked. Elmers wood glue and some short wood screws and you're all set.
Thanks!! I was leaning this direction, just don't have the time really to handle it, but I'll make the time. Maybe this weekend. I am on vacation a few more days and need to handle this before I go back.
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Looks like you guys have been working hard getting everything ready for the moving in.....not sure I'd call that a vacation. lol


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Old 09-03-2014, 08:19 PM   #21
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Hahah, vacation from work, but not vacation. We're getting there. Stove and microwave are delivered tomorrow. Cable guy is here now. My oldest son starts school tomorrow. More unpacking to do then I can try and fix this garage situation. My oldest also started soccer this week. First game is Saturday lol.
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Are you going to have a bunch of stuff stored in the garage right away? If not you may want to try to get a laser level and verify the floor in there is level. That is technically part of the foundation, so if there is an issue, your home warranty will cover it.


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My buddy had the same issue at his house. To say the least we tried being badasses and still drove his project car up. It ended up digging a groove in the driveway.
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The "RV" parking next to the garage behind the gate is much less severe of an angle. I could swing that easily, but a pain to deal with the gate and backing out at 4am heading to work.
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The "RV" parking next to the garage behind the gate is much less severe of an angle. I could swing that easily, but a pain to deal with the gate and backing out at 4am heading to work.
That would be the easiest route for now until you change up the driveway.
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