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      03-25-2014, 06:43 PM   #23
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I've got a pair of steel ramps that are too high for the 335i to drive up.

So, I just used a floor jack to lift both front wheels up using the center lift point and placed the ramps under the wheels to install my Mishimoto FMIC and I'd do the same for anything other work that I need to do under there.

The ramps are extremely strong (they'll hold up my F250 w/a 2 ton camper in the bed) and much more stable than 2 jack stands would be.
Might just end up lifting it with a jack and then placing the ramp under the tire. Seems the most effective way without damaging the car
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      03-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #24
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I would tell you to use a oil extractor but e90 don't have the dipstick for one..
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      03-25-2014, 06:53 PM   #25
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Ramps are dangerous. I've seen a driver high center a car on ramps one time. Play it safe, use a jack.

Edit: and jack stands.
That is not true. With a 2nd pair of eyes, it's rather safer than a jack. I have the same ramps as well and it requires cheating wood to get the car up the ramp without scratching the front bumper. After a couple of times, you can do it yourself without help.
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      03-25-2014, 07:02 PM   #26
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Get 2 2x8 2' to drive up the ramps and add a jack stands for extra safety. That work for me.
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      03-26-2014, 08:43 AM   #27
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I wish the dealers here had 80 dollar oil changes.. Everywhere here charges 100+.. Even the Indy
Not sure which part of Commiefornia you are in but:

Pacific:
http://www.pacificbmw.com/value-service.htm

Sterling:
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Riverside: ($99)
http://www.bmwofriverside.com/specials/service.htm

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Long Beach: ($95.87)
http://www.longbeachbmw.com/specials/service.htm
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I recently bought a pair of rhino ramps as well and as soon as it is warmer outside I'm gonna use it to do an oil change...my question is do i need to buy wheel chocks as well?
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I recently bought a pair of rhino ramps as well and as soon as it is warmer outside I'm gonna use it to do an oil change...my question is do i need to buy wheel chocks as well?
Use a brick.
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Use a brick.
Buy wheel chocks. Your life is worth it.
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      03-26-2014, 11:54 AM   #31
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Buy wheel chocks. Your life is worth it.
Its only like 30 bucks or less dude, its worth it
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So now your lifes worth it when your on ramps where it can potentially kill you but you need a stopper...

I'm against using ramps period. Jack stands and a jack and tire underneath method is the only method you should use or a damn lift. Its worth it dude. Its your life.

On many cars hell you don't even need to anything. Get underneath and do your business there is always enough room. Im talking about cars that are higher than our cars. On my X5 you dont even need anything. On an E46 XI you dont so much clearance under that.
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So now your lifes worth it when your on ramps where it can potentially kill you but you need a stopper...

I'm against using ramps period. Jack stands and a jack and tire underneath method is the only method you should use or a damn lift. Its worth it dude. Its your life.

On many cars hell you don't even need to anything. Get underneath and do your business there is always enough room. Im talking about cars that are higher than our cars. On my X5 you dont even need anything. On an E46 XI you dont so much clearance under that.
Ramps + jack stands + wheel chokes = winning
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      03-26-2014, 02:00 PM   #34
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So now your lifes worth it when your on ramps where it can potentially kill you but you need a stopper...

I'm against using ramps period. Jack stands and a jack and tire underneath method is the only method you should use or a damn lift. Its worth it dude. Its your life.

On many cars hell you don't even need to anything. Get underneath and do your business there is always enough room. Im talking about cars that are higher than our cars. On my X5 you dont even need anything. On an E46 XI you dont so much clearance under that.
Do you think the ramp will just magically collapse? I don't understand why you think a jack & stands is inherently safer. I use ramps for maintenance that does not require the removal of a wheel, and jack & stands for everything else. Both methods are perfectly safe, in fact there is way less margin of error using the ramps, just drive on, set brake, chock wheels
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Do you think the ramp will just magically collapse? I don't understand why you think a jack & stands is inherently safer. I use ramps for maintenance that does not require the removal of a wheel, and jack & stands for everything else. Both methods are perfectly safe, in fact there is way less margin of error using the ramps, just drive on, set brake, chock wheels

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You have to be fucking me.. When ever I was checking for the oil changes here I always clicked specials. It showed no specials.. I never even notice the value service tab. Oil changes here are 79.95.. I want to say I paid my indy last time around 90-100 bucks
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I consider jack and jack stands to be more unsafe than ramps. I will get under a car up on ramps. I usually avoid getting under a car on stands unless it is absolutely necessary and even then a will usually put a wheel or a cinder block under the car on stands so i won't get completely crushed. Not sure how ramps got a bad rap. The modern ramps are probably the safest way for a shade tree diyer to get a car off the ground when you don't have to remove the wheels.
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      03-26-2014, 05:40 PM   #38
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I just bought a set that are rated for 12,000lbs.... I don't think they are going collapse. They also have a 17 degree ramp angle that if you can go over a speed bump, you can easily drive up these.
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I recently bought a pair of rhino ramps as well and as soon as it is warmer outside I'm gonna use it to do an oil change...my question is do i need to buy wheel chocks as well?
I do not have chocks. My ramps have a rubber shoe that prevent them from moving/sliding. In 10+ years they've never moved.
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This is how I change my oil.
Rhino ramps (12,000 lbs.) with wood planks in front of them so my bumper will clear and wheel chocks behind the rear wheels.
Wood planks are attached to the ramps via locking pin/bolt.
This way the ramps won't slip away.
I also have a spotter when I drive up the ramps just to be safe.

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This is how I change my oil.
Rhino ramps (12,000 lbs.) with wood planks in front of them so my bumper will clear and wheel chocks behind the rear wheels.
Wood planks are attached to the ramps via locking pin/bolt.
This way the ramps won't slip away.
I also have a spotter when I drive up the ramps just to be safe.
I think this is the safest method.
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      03-27-2014, 08:32 AM   #42
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This is how I change my oil.
Rhino ramps (12,000 lbs.) with wood planks in front of them so my bumper will clear and wheel chocks behind the rear wheels.
Wood planks are attached to the ramps via locking pin/bolt.
This way the ramps won't slip away.
I also have a spotter when I drive up the ramps just to be safe.

Did you just make a holy into the ramps to attach the wood ?
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      03-27-2014, 10:33 AM   #43
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I have not seen it mentioned but why not go with Race Ramps? They are more expensive but it is really a lifetime purchase as they do not degrade...mine are probably 8 years old and get used for everything including lawn mower oil changes!

Also, I have not seen it mentioned but if you ever have the car up on jackstands and the wheels off always place them under the car along the frame / unibody line. If the car ever "falls" they can help save your life as they can hold up much more weight then your body!
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      03-27-2014, 12:22 PM   #44
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Rhino Ramps are very safe and I have been using them for years. I prefer them to jack stands for most DIY projects (just as safe/easier and quicker to get the car up and down).

That said, I wouldn't have bought them if the car's clearance wasn't high enough. You're forced to circumvent the proper way of driving up the ramp by putting a piece of wood in front of the ramp, which I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with. I have an XI so it barely makes it up without scraping. I'm sure others here would have workarounds as well.
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