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      09-23-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Car too low for ramps

Bought everything to change the oil, but the car sits too low to drive up my ramps,......hmmmmm. Besides jacking the car up with a floor jack and then putting the ramps under the tires, what are you guy's doing ?
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      09-23-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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i usually remove the side door of my house and drive it up that to get on my ramps. ill post a picture.

btw- are you lowered? if not you shouldn't have a problem

i guess i don't have a picture.
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put a brick or a 2x4 piece of wood under one of your front wheels and drive on.

let the car tire be parked on top of the brick or wood and now you just gained 1.5 inches for your jack
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Originally Posted by jvangel View Post
Besides jacking the car up with a floor jack and then putting the ramps under the tires, what are you guy's doing ?
Too funny, I do the exact opposite- I have a cheapo set of Harbor Freight Ramps ($35.00) that I don't trust (because they are Harbor Freight!) and use them to drive up so I'm high enough to get my floor jack underneath. I then jack it up and put my jack stands under it.
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I drive up on 2x8s so I can get the jack underneath. Then put jack stands on the sides.
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      09-24-2010, 11:35 PM   #6
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just ask Chuck Norris to hold it up for you?
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