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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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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.

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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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Old 07-21-2009, 02:00 PM   #15
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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
Wow, those are nice. Bookmarked that link.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:13 PM   #16
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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
jeesh. $300.00+ thats mod money.

I've got a set just like the ones pictured here:
http://jalopnik.com/220504/and-you-w...sing-car-ramps

$30.00 at Autozone. as well as about 6 scissor jacks that I've amassed from the junkyard. along with one of these:
http://www2.northerntool.com/auto-re...tem-144795.htm

and a handful of Jack stands.

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cheap and easy. tho somewhat heavy and cumbersome.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:06 PM   #17
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Hers's 2 pic's of my $320 RAMPS($50 ramp next too them) i got off ebay shipped by the same place as the link i posted. It is a lot but the way i would of made them out of wood (a bunch of 2x12) it still would have been over 100 bucks and heavy as hell.. the main reason i got these is my storge rm floods from time to time and i needed my 275-40-17 to fit and still have a few inches to spare... These ramps are a pec of art

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Old 08-04-2009, 01:23 PM   #18
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Built mine from 2X10, using 2 steps up gradually, works excellent.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:43 AM   #19
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i have these http://www.discountramps.com/low_profile_car_ramp.htm
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:24 AM   #20
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Check it out, buy the $60 plastic ramps from autozone. I used those to install my HID foglights, and they dont scrape anything.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #21
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Check it out, buy the $60 plastic ramps from autozone. I used those to install my HID foglights, and they dont scrape anything.
Actually got mine at Wal-Mart and they are called rhino ramps but are for cars low to the ground they work great and are rated for 25,000 pounds, they are plastic also.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:14 AM   #22
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I used my regular ramps that i had. i just drove the front wheels onto 2 small planks 2'x2'x2" and up onto my ramps from there.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:56 PM   #23
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Actually got mine at Wal-Mart and they are called rhino ramps but are for cars low to the ground they work great and are rated for 25,000 pounds, they are plastic also.
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I used my regular ramps that i had. i just drove the front wheels onto 2 small planks 2'x2'x2" and up onto my ramps from there.

I have some Rhino Ramps too that I bought at Autozone a couple years ago. But when I got my Camaro, they didn't work, the front lip (lower fascia) touched the ramp before the tire got on the ramp. My fix was to buy a 2"x12"x8' board, cut it in half, and place my ramps on top of the boards. My tires now go up on the boards first which gives it enough clearance to get on the ramps. Works Great! And I didn't have to build the step-up ramps that weigh 200 lbs!!!
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Those Race Ramps are great! They weight next to nothing, are easy to store and i've gone up front and back with no issues!

Got em on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Race-Ramps-Low...4775151&sr=8-1
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I found these looking for a set of ramps. I prefer their 2 pc design to allow for more access and getting around under the car and this is the kind thing that made me search. They also have a complimentary product called Roll Ups to allow for getting front and back up. These look great for low ground clearance issues. I especially like the Pit Stop Ramp but I have no space for it.

If anyone is interested here is the link for their 67 inch XT ramps: http://www.raceramps.com/67racerampsxt.html
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