Is there a better way than jacking up your car to work under it?

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  1. rocket dawg

    rocket dawg Veteran Member

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    The ramps work nice with front wheel drive vehicles for sure. They work great with rear wheel drive cars too, just have to take an extra precaution if you plan on doing it the way I did.
     
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    1978 Z/28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    When using ramps and jack stands, I always place car on jack stands then use ramps
     
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    Well my spoiler does not clear the ramps so that is out. i do raise the front of the car first to take advantage of the rear of the car to keep it from rolling.
     
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    1978 Z/28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I do not drive up on ramps, place jack under front cross member lift high enough to place ramps under tires. I have seen to many ramps fly out from under cars or people drive over other edge of ramp
     
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    Yes, and then i dont really need a ramp. With all that hustle, i can just use my jack and my jack stands.
    I will make som more googling to see. But the homemade wood versions people posted here seems worth trying out.
     
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    1978 Z/28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have the wooden ones also, they are great, nothing in the way. My son and I installed an engine and transmission into my Camaro over top of fender. I have casters on my shop crane so it can move both forward and sideways. Wooden stands under front wheels, axle stands under rear axle
     
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    I purchased some plastic ones that will not move as you drive up.. Seem to grab more and not slip like the old metal ones....
     
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    race ramps have low profile ramps , pricey work great, light weight and I hang on the wall for storage out of the way
     
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    Agreed - I have a pair as well (the 56" long, two-piece ones) and they work extremely well. They're not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
     
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    I'm very pleased with my race ramps also. They are very sturdy.
     
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