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Anyone got a trick to keep my garage ramps from sliding?

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    Anyone got a trick to keep my garage ramps from sliding?

    I have some ramps that you drive the car up on to do oil changes and stuff. The work great on all my cars except the 02 V6 Camaro. When I try to pull the Camaro on, the tires make contact and the ramps just slide along the floor.

    Anyone got a method they use to keep the ramps from being pushed along by the tire?

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    I'v had the same prob, There should be lil rubber pads on the bottom if those are missing i would just buy some non-slip tape or rubber padding for the bottom.
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    Pieces of rubber off cuts would work under the ramps. I have also seen equal lengths of 2x4 timber layed out in front of the ramps to the back wall of the shed (or something firm in front of where you're working) to stop forward movement.

    Another guy had some 3 inch wide snatch straps attached to the front of the ramps and layed out in front. Drove the car so the back wheels remained on the straps and the ramps couldn't move. Worked a treat.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebug View Post
    Pieces of rubber off cuts would work under the ramps. I have also seen equal lengths of 2x4 timber layed out in front of the ramps to the back wall of the shed (or something firm in front of where you're working) to stop forward movement.

    Another guy had some 3 inch wide snatch straps attached to the front of the ramps and layed out in front. Drove the car so the back wheels remained on the straps and the ramps couldn't move. Worked a treat.

    Hope this helps.
    The straps are a great idea! I've 2 or 3 old busted ass cargo tie downs that I can cut the turn buckles off of. Then I'll screw the 15 foot strap to the bottom of the ramp, lay it out in a straight line so the front and rear tires run it over. The rears should no let the strap move, which should hold the ramps in place.

    The rubber pads are in place on the bottom of the ramps, but the floor is painted in the garage so I don't think they are doing much good. Thanks for the tips guys!

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    you could try putting a small piece of wood or something down right in front of the ramp so by the time the tire hits the ramp it is already on top of the ramp in stead of trying to push it.

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    I just lay two small towels on the ground, then just put the ramp on top. This stops the ramps from moving forward.

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    stop using the ramps and a good jack and a pair of stands

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    that is a brilliant idea with the straps and teh tire and the ramps and the kliving!

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    i HAD the same problem till i read this post,thanks.

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    if ya have some old carpet laying around that works too, like the towels. I just leave the carpet on the garage floor so I dont have to keep moving it around.

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