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Old 04-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Rhino Ramps

Anyone tracked these down the UK for similar normal cost?

http://www.rhinoramps.com/

Or are they HSE banned in the UK?

Alternatives?

With a low car we need an economic way to lift, e.g. easy slope ramps, as to get a Jack underneath is impossible with GFX.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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I saw these, designed for our sort of cars. Reasonably priced too. Get a couple, plus some axle stands, and Bob's your uncle. http://www.sgs-engineering.com/tjl2-...e-trolley-jack
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Stray, :-)

I have a MachineMart 80mm to 330mm.

Do you have GFX on yours?
Have you tried these low profile Jacks on GFX?

I'm hoping for 350mm or more! 400mm :-O

I saw some kind of stacking jacking telescopic locking platforms that were built using a Jack, somewhere....
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:01 AM   #4
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Those ramps look a good idea.

I had to get ETyres to get my 22's on because I couldn't get my trolley jack under the car to reach the jacking points. I tried the scissor jack from my Dad's Subaru and whilst this cleared it wasn't a heavy enogh jack to lift the Camaro. Car is stock height with no GFX.

He used a low profile jack but had to go under the front bumper to jack the front wheels up and even then he stuggled as the handle was very close to the edge of the bumber. The rear jacking points were OK.

I'm going to try a 2 tonne scissor jack as the front scissor jack points are easier to reach.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:13 AM   #5
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No GFX on mine, but just bought a low jack to cover all eventualities. I see your machine mart jack is 9mm lower than the one I posted.
I used to use a set of 10" high steel ramps, when I had my Mustang, but will not use them again, after I tried reversing on to them, only to have the torque from the rear wheels spit both ramps forward, leaving my car balanced precariously on the jacking points. So trolley jack and axle stands from now on, or better still pay someone else to scrat around underneath.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
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http://forums.redflagdeals.com/costc...-99-a-1131343/

Saw this in Costco this morning for £89
I played around and stood on it and bounced up and down with my 15 st and it seems well sturdy and non-tip :-)
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
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Saw this in Costco this morning for £89
I played around and stood on it and bounced up and down with my 15 st and it seems well sturdy and non-tip :-)
Looks good. Plenty strong enough too.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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... it's not low profile at 108mm :-(
But the lift height at 464mm is good :-)

Guess I'll be out with Camera & Ruler in the morning ...
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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....or better still pay someone else to scrat around underneath.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:08 AM   #10
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Engines & Engineering stuff : yes
MODs : no

You leave your car with them for days, costs a lot, never 'right', always needs adjustment, more days back in garage, more knock-on random costs, still 1/2 a job, no ownership of knowledge, little pride gained.

But then ... I'm OCD with too high aspirations.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:21 AM   #11
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Engines & Engineering stuff : yes
MODs : no

You leave your car with them for days, costs a lot, never 'right', always needs adjustment, more days back in garage, more knock-on random costs, still 1/2 a job, no ownership of knowledge, little pride gained.

But then ... I'm OCD with too high aspirations.
For me it depends what I'm working on. Recently completely stripped down front and rear suspension on a new bike (well 1980). Didn't really know what I was doing but it all went well and I learnt loads. Wouldn't dream of doing that on my Camaro or any mechanical or bodywork jobs - just too precious.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:03 AM   #12
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I understand #hug
It's the 'Only ship in the Quadrant' syndrome #startrek.

But I see no difference from your motorbike skill base ... to car skills.
Only size and weight.
There is soo much tutorial info out there, and us! :-)

I figure :
How bad can it get? Ansa: take it to the garage like I would have anyway and bite the £$
OK, so, I may not do paint 100% :-( but nobody but me likes or sees my car close up but me. #grim.bleak.industrial North. Have you seen the bland dirty plain imagineless state of 99% of Porsches' Audi R8's, etc!!

Rant over ... for now .. onto more MOD challenges :-)
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:09 AM   #13
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... thinking different Plasti Dip full colour respray each year ! :-O #RickGMheadshake

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Old 04-10-2013, 05:58 AM   #14
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I measured my V6 for ground height, thought it might be a useful Reference for those that follow ...
I expect V8 will be different for weight & ride ...

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http://www.duxe.be/nl/race-ramps-147.htm
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