ramps under $50...seeking recommendations

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I'm in a quandry...my fat [censored] is too big to fit under my leftover '18 dodge journey se and the oil drain plug is 6-8 inches out of reach; budget for ramps will be $50...looking to get myself a set as a 'Christmas present' for myself to use next year for DIY oil changes (dealership includes 2 oil changes during first year of ownership in sales package for new vehicles); what y'all recommend for ramps?
 
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I think there's really only two options, the Rhino versions available everywhere from Walmart to auto parts stores to Amazon, etc, etc or Harbor Freight has a set.
 
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Originally Posted by Elkins45
I recommend you make your own from stacked 2x8's. Cheaper than commercial and stronger. Solid wood ramps don't collapse.
Ditto. If you make it out of pressure treat you could store outside if space was an issue.
 
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What is the minimum height you need? I could run the 528e up on a single 2x8 (1 1/2" ) to allow me to slide in my drain pan. Rassen Frassen Camrys require a little more but its all free. I have a small collection of short 2Xs and blocks. I keep for eventualities. grin2
 
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$50 limit, I'd go with the Rhino Max Ramps (16k). If you act quickly, you can grab a set shipped to your door from Pepboys on ebay ~$44. Currently showing only 2 available. If you have a b&m PepBoys nearby you can pick them up for $41 and change, 25% off. https://www.ebay.com/itm/FloTool-Rh...47675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 https://www.pepboys.com/flotool-rhinoramps-max-16000-lbs-2-pack/product/554864 I've had the Max ramps for several years now, stored in garage. They been great, still look new. They are a bit wider than the more popular less expensive 12k Rhinos. Alternatively, the latter are currently ~$40 shipped to your door also Pepboys ebay, $37.50 at b&m PB with store pick up. Currently, don't think you'll find either Rhino less expensive elsewhere. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flotool-Rh...-11909-/151459334148?hash=item2343ae0804 https://www.pepboys.com/flotool-rhinoramp-12-000-lb-ramps-2-pack/product/9867916?quantity=1
 
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Originally Posted by WhyMe
Originally Posted by perfect_oil
Those look good, but then again, all they had to do is reverse engineer Rhino ramps which is exactly what they did. For that price, I'd just buy the real deal.
the webbing is different inside compared to the pix i have seen of rhino ramps
They look just like Black Widow Ramps. I'd wager they're probably manufactured for HF by them.
 
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I have Rhino Ramps, I think the slightly heaver duty 16K version listed above. One nice thing is that they nest on top of each other for storage. They're still big and take up space, but it helps a little. It doesn't look like the HF ramps nest.
 
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I have the cheap Rhino ramps. They work great. I put a jack stand under the car for insurance.
 
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I bought the steel Harbor Freight set a year or so ago and it works fine on a 17 Cruze, 94 F 150, 06 Elantra, 03 Accord, and a couple of others I have used them on.
 
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