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Old 04-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Car Ramps or Lifts

I wasn't sure where to post this so I just picked General Tech...

Does anyone know where I can get a good and CHEAP set of sports car ramps? I'm also looking at cheaper lifts or display stands but most likely will be wanting ramps. I'm specifically looking for the sports car style that are longer so they will fit under the bumper of the car easily.

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Old 04-12-2009, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The ramps that most here are using are Rhino Ramps

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The GXP runs up the ramp without striking the bumper. If you do a search on the forums you will find more information from other members.

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Old 04-12-2009, 02:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The ramps that most here are using are Rhino Ramps.
The Rhinos are fine the 4-ton version are strong enough.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I use the 8000 as do most
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Rhinos work great for the little car. I have used mine on everything from an F-250 to the Solstice. I think I bought mine at Walmart many years ago.
If your garage floor is slick (like mine) an old set of rubber backed floor mats will come in handy to keep the ramps from sliding out when you try to drive up on them.
I put mine under the front of the ramp, with the mat sticking out so the tire drives up on the mat first.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just bought a pair of Rhino 8ks at Pep Boys for $35 - will break em in this coming weekend...
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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For a cheap solution I used 2 x 10 planks stacked on top of each other and screwed together. The first one is 6 feet long, then 5', then 4', 3' and 2' with one end cut at a 45 degree angle for driving up on. On the end of the top plank I screwed in a piece of 2 x 4 perpendicular to the ramp to prevent driving off the end. I then took a 2' x 3' rubber welcome mat and cut it into 4 equal pieces and attached them to the front and rear of the bottom of each ramp. Works good, won't collapse or shoot across the floor and only cost me $40 for the pair for materials and you get a good workout hefting them around...they weigh about 40 lbs each...but like I said, it's a cheap, solid solution.
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1 December 2012: O'Rielly has both the 8000 and 12000 lb Rhinos on sale right now for 39.00 I went with the 12's because they were out of the 8's. The car went right up, no problems, no scraping.
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