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    Where to buy ramps

    Anyone know where to buy a cheap SAFE pair of ramps for my car.. Kinda tired of jacking it up and putting jackstands under it for little small things..

    Walmart probably?

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    the rhyno ramps are good but a lil on the expensive side..i got mine at a carquest store since family owned i kinda got a good deal but they where only 30 shouldnt be too much more for ya good luck

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    I think I got mine from AutoZone or Advanced Auto but I'm not sure if you have those in KY.

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    Make sure they're not to steep, or you wont be able to drive up on them. Especially if your lowered. Most newer brands should be fine though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Anyone know where to buy a cheap SAFE pair of ramps for my car.. Kinda tired of jacking it up and putting jackstands under it for little small things..

    Walmart probably?
    Shucks if your close enough to Cincinnati you can have mine. I hate those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Shucks if your close enough to Cincinnati you can have mine. I hate those things.
    I have 2 sets that I hate.

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    haha an autozone is about 8 miles away and an advance is about 35.. all we gots round hur is those squalmarts

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    wal-mart carries rhyno ramps

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    Cool. Im really thinking about custom welding some jackstands so they cradle the subframe perfectly..all of mine want to slide to one side or rest dangerously on them.. maybe subframe connectors will help.. but I was thinking ramps would be an easy fix.

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    I almost destroyed my car season before last on ramps. It was pure operator error but it scared me enough that my car will never be on ramps again. I had the front on ramps and the rear on stands when I was pulling my rear out. When I was dropping the rear the springs made the rear twist and when it did it almost rolled the car off the ramps. I had to put my truck against the back bumper to hold it on the ramps so I could lift the front to put stands under. 100% my fault but it wouldn't have happened if I would've just had it on stands all the way around.

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    ug. Im really thinking about saying screw ramps now and use custom jackstands.

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    prolly not a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
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    I put the ramps in place where I would drive the car up. Then i put a 1" x 2" board about 15" long right on the front edge (tall end). I then anchored the boards to the concrete floor. This way the ramps would have a physical barrier to bar them from sliding.

    The boards stay there. They are short enough ( 3/4" tall ) as to not pose as a trip hazard. I also know where to set my ramps every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    I put the ramps in place where I would drive the car up. Then i put a 1" x 2" board about 15" long right on the front edge (tall end). I then anchored the boards to the concrete floor. This way the ramps would have a physical barrier to bar them from sliding.

    The boards stay there. They are short enough ( 3/4" tall ) as to not pose as a trip hazard. I also know where to set my ramps every time.
    I've heard of a couple variations of that. The best one I've probably heard is mounting one of those bolt locks like you use on a door to the back of the ramp and then drilling a hole in the floor to push the bolt into to hold them into place and it also makes you put the ramps in the same place everytime. Kinda hard to explain if you don't know the type of lock I'm talking about.

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    That's a good idea, too. I thought of drilling hole and putting posts in the floor. But I figured the holes would fill up with floor sweepings (oil dry) and stuff, while the posts and ramps were stored.

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