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Old 06-17-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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drive on ramps for oil change?

hey "do it yourselfers" is anybody using ramps to change oil?
or is that too "old school?"

of so, what did you get that is low enough?

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
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Tried my drive on ramps yesterday to install my skip shift eliminator. The ramps hit the front bumper area about 6" - 8" from the wheel. I have the set from NAPA. Had them for 7 years now. But a floor jack worked just fine. Just use jack stands for safety.

Or build yourself a set of step ramps. The ramps step up gradually. Just use 2x10's for the ramps. But I feel that these style ramps will be long and heavy. But, if your under your car alot it might be worth the expense, time and backpain, rather than going to the dealer.
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:39 PM   #3
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This is the ramps i got no problem at all on my 2010..
http://www.discountramps.com/car-repair-ramps.htm
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:26 PM   #4
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This is the ramps i got no problem at all on my 2010..
http://www.discountramps.com/car-repair-ramps.htm
now thems some RAMPS!
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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This is the ramps i got no problem at all on my 2010..
http://www.discountramps.com/car-repair-ramps.htm
yeah, those are nice...bookmarking that url fo sure
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:38 PM   #6
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Are there designated jack lift points along the frame rails?
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:42 PM   #7
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My ramps have removable extensions, I am eager to see if the front will clear. I also wonder if those 245's will fit on the ramp...
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:49 PM   #8
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This is the ramps i got no problem at all on my 2010..
http://www.discountramps.com/car-repair-ramps.htm
The site still says to use jackstands if someone is working under the vehicle, just thought that was funny. They are nice ramps though.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:10 AM   #9
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I did the 2x10 step ramps, works perfectly and used them for yrs. Cars just drive right up.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:23 AM   #10
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Low Profile Ramps

I am looking for some low profile ramps that the Camaro and Corvette will clear without dragging any part against the ramp. Any ideas?

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #11
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:02 AM   #12
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hear ya go.

http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/...amps/index.htm
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #13
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The site still says to use jackstands if someone is working under the vehicle, just thought that was funny. They are nice ramps though.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #14
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