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Old 04-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #26
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Can I ask why ramps would be the choice over a floor jack?
Because you never work under a car that's only held up by a jack.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #27
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #28
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I have a set of Discount Ramps Aluminum two piece car ramps. The best part is it has a 6" removable ramp so you can really get under the car. It has also has a low approach angle, which is perfect for the Camaro.

http://www.discountramps.com/car-repair-ramps.htm
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #29
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I use a nice floor jack and four Goodyear 10 ton jack stands, ya a little bit of extra work each time but well worth the stability and safety to me
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #30
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When I use the ramps I also position the jack stands where I'm working. You never know if one might decide to give out. My wife would bitch for a week if she had to jack the car up to free me.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #31
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Because you never work under a car that's only held up by a jack.
Which is why jack stands are a good idea lol
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #32
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lol rhinoramps look great. Are they high enough to change oil and such?
X2 I even use mine with a mechanics creeper and still have room.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #33
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Because you never work under a car that's only held up by a jack.
You don't need jack stands. You only use them when you are using a hydro floor jack. With the ramps you use a wheel chock.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #34
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #35
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Gotta love the people that feel the need to showoff. The OP asked about ramps, so the pictures of your lifts aren't needed.
Someone is a little butt hurt! There is also no need for post police. So if you want to get technical, I use ramps to get on my lift.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:39 AM   #36
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You don't need jack stands. You only use them when you are using a hydro floor jack. With the ramps you use a wheel chock.
Exactly. If you look at the post I was responding to you'll see the member asked why use ramps over a floor jack.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:51 AM   #37
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Yep sorry re- read it and see what you were saying . But non the less it's good info for the beginner backyard mechanic.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #38
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Yep sorry re- read it and see what you were saying . But non the less it's good info for the beginner backyard mechanic.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:49 AM   #39
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Here are my ramps

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #40
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Race ramps are nice...but too expensive...and is too narrow for my rear tires.

I made my own ramps using wood - strong, cheap, and tailored for my cars.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:12 AM   #41
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RaceRamps for the Win!!! I bought mine on Ebay, $20 rebate going on right now!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #42
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I back on to a set of rhino ramps and then use a floor jack to raise the front and put it on jack stands. That gave me enough room to do anything I wanted under there easily, just installed LT headers with the car up like this and it was no problem at all.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #43
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