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#4513335 - 09/11/17 02:35 PM Car Ramp Recommendation?
mbacfp Offline


Registered: 09/02/15
Posts: 837
Loc: California
Hello all,

Can anyone recommend a good set of ramps for oil changes, etc. Will be for a Mazda CX-9, Toyota Sienna, and Dodge Durango. Been driving front wheels on RV jack pads to give me enough clearance to crawl under...think it is time to invest in a good set of ramps. Any good ones out there or should I go the jack route?

Thanks.


Edited by mbacfp (09/11/17 02:35 PM)
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#4513352 - 09/11/17 02:46 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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Race Ramps. Get ready to pay, but you'll get what you pay for.

https://raceramps.com/
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#4513354 - 09/11/17 02:49 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Clovis, CA
I use the Rhino ramps, but it may take several attempts to get the tires centered on the ramps.

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#4513359 - 09/11/17 02:56 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
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I got a set from Walmart years ago and they've been serving me well.
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#4513362 - 09/11/17 02:58 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: Merkava_4]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I use the Rhino ramps, but it may take several attempts to get the tires centered on the ramps.


I have the Rhinos also, rated to 6000 lbs each. Just right for oil changing height.

I've found that if you take the time to line them up they're easy to get on and centered.
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#4513367 - 09/11/17 03:00 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
mbacfp Offline


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Thanks. Will look into those.
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#4513370 - 09/11/17 03:02 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
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I have Rhino ones too and they work good.
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#4513379 - 09/11/17 03:11 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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I've been using the Rhino ramp now for the last three OCI's I've done and they work just fine. Oh and they don't rust!

https://www.amazon.com/RhinoGear-11909AB...il+change+ramps


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (09/11/17 03:13 PM)
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#4513388 - 09/11/17 03:20 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
mbacfp Offline


Registered: 09/02/15
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Loc: California
Rhino ramps it is. Appreciate all your responses.
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#4513395 - 09/11/17 03:25 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
I bought Scepter ramps on Amazon because I didn't like the construction of the Rhinos.
Bad thing is that the Scepters don't stack and they are a pain to store...but, they don't stack because of the way they are constructed, which I like.
Lately I have been using a $30 floor jack and jack stands, so maybe I will sell off the ramps.
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#4513404 - 09/11/17 03:36 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
bobcatz Offline


Registered: 06/25/16
Posts: 10
Loc: Montana
Rhino makes a set with 16,000 lb capacity for full size SUVs and pickups. They have a slightly higher lift, which means they have a slightly steeper ramp angle. My old Hyundai Sonata would just barely clear the chin spoiler, but my CRV and RAM pickup have had no problem. Your vehicle list should be fine. Both versions nest when not in use, so they take up less storage space.

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#4513418 - 09/11/17 03:50 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
scurvy Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 2372
Loc: Chicago IL USA
When you get the ramps, take a minute and glue the rubber anti-skid puck into its holder with some RTV or whatever you've got handy. Without that anti-skid rubber in there, they can tend to scoot out from under a car attempting to drive up on them, which means you're going to have a Bad Time.

Too often it falls out and the ramps get thrown away. FWIW, if you lose the rubber puck, they will send you a replacement free.
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#4513427 - 09/11/17 03:59 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: Kuato]
raytseng Offline


Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 2333
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: Kuato
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I use the Rhino ramps, but it may take several attempts to get the tires centered on the ramps.

I've found that if you take the time to line them up they're easy to get on and centered.


I found you shouldn't try to line up ramps and attempt to drive on. you drive the car to where you want to start ascending with a strqight wheel, then you wedge the ramps up against the tires (like chocks). then no lining up necessary, youre fitting the ramp to the car not the other way around


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#4513442 - 09/11/17 04:21 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mclasser]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4395
Loc: The Midwest
Originally Posted By: mclasser
I got a set from Walmart years ago and they've been serving me well.


I bought Rhino ramps from Wal-Mart years ago and use them for every oil change on the cars in my signature.
While my VW isn't lowered, it's low enough that I need to stick a 2X4 in front of the ramp. No biggie.

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#4513444 - 09/11/17 04:24 PM Re: Car Ramp Recommendation? [Re: mbacfp]
copcarguy Offline


Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 333
Loc: PA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flotool-RhinoRamp-12-000-lb-Ramps-2-Pack-11909/151459334148?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&redirect=mobile

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