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Ramps for header install?

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    Ramps for header install?

    Has anyone ever use car display ramps to work under the car?
    I want to put my headers on but do not have a way to get my car up high enough.
    I can just about pay someone to do it for me for the price of tall jack stands and a floor jack.Ideas are welcome.

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    I used some rhino ramps, then jacked it up a bit more and used some jackstands with 2 blocks of wood. Did the trick.
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    Make sure you are on a complete level surface and give everything a nudge before you crawl under. I always leave the floor jack tight under some portion of the frame just in case. Also if get it up on ramps up front and jack stands in the rear you should be able to clear for headers R&R.

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    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...ageID=12827634

    This was what i used when i did my LT's
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    you're going to want mroe heighth than ramps can offer...

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    I think i had to get my car's front end up 26 inches to fit the headers in. Its possible.. and a little dangerous.. just make sure everything is stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonFastWS6 View Post
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...ageID=12827634

    This was what i used when i did my LT's
    YOU USED A TRACTOR??? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28LS1 View Post
    I think i had to get my car's front end up 26 inches to fit the headers in. Its possible.. and a little dangerous.. just make sure everything is stable

    I wish I had pics of my install...I had the car WAAAAYYYYY up there as well lol.

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    I used Rhino ramps, jack stands w/wood blocks and wood under the jack to get my Z about 22 inches in the air. Hooker Lt's went in without any problem.

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