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Old 07-24-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Automotive Service Ramps

Hey Guys,

I'm looking for a good quailty service ramps that would work for both my jeep and my wife's car, but the other thing is that I need them to be able to work on a gravel driveway.

Here are the ones that I'm looking at, but I would love to hear an opinion from you guys.

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Come on guys no one has an opinion...

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Old 07-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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I think both would be OK if your ground is level.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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For the most part its level and thanks
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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I wouldn't put them directly onto the gravel. I would put a piece of plywood underneath if I were you.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
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I was probably going to do that anyways with the plywood.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #7
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2 piece ramps

I have 2 sets, one is the old metal 1 piece and the 2nd is a 2 piece set metal. I prefer the 2 piece set because I can pull the ramp and have better access undernead. If you are working on gravel there wouldn't be any problem. Working on asphalt with any of them can be a problem, especially in hot weather. Best to use some kind of pad under them anyway. Jacks also. Go ahead, ask me how I know.

Also, check the ramp angle. Some of the new cars will bind trying to drive up the ramp if they are too steep.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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I have a set of the plastic ones......made from recycled milk jugs I think..... They are STRONG !! But the problem I have with mine is getting up on em. They slide across the shop floor...... Yes, they have a rubber foot imbedded in the front bottom, but they still tend to slide.
So I put mine outside just on the entrance to the concrete so they have something t o butt up against, that way they don't slide around.
I like em, they come in handy.
Buy em, but use common sense with em like any other jack or stand, block the rear wheels. Work Safe !! "BH"
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Put it in 4wd and you'll walk right those plastic ramps. Works for me on my painted garage floor.

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