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I went to use the plastic ramps to install my front splitter and the car is too low for them. I then tried wood blocks but even after all that the front splitter would contact the stop at the end of the ramps. I ended up just using wood to get a few inches to do the splitter but are there any ramp products out there for this car? I need to figure out something for oil changes.
 

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I went to use the plastic ramps to install my front splitter and the car is too low for them. I then tried wood blocks but even after all that the front splitter would contact the stop at the end of the ramps. I ended up just using wood to get a few inches to do the splitter but are there any ramp products out there for this car? I need to figure out something for oil changes.
I use a set of Quick Jacks that work great for oil changes and swapping to my drag tire set up. Make sure you get the extended version if you order.
I don't see how you could use a ramp unless it was really long with very gradual pitch. Good luck storing that in your garage.
 

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Thanks. I saw those on another forum but they are more than I want to invest for a weekend car that will only need 1 oil change a year. All my other cars work good with ramps and/or jacks. I suppose I will just jack it up the old fashioned way.
 

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Didn't we just do this a few weeks ago?



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These are 4' long, made from 2x12s. They fit under a V2 lowered on Eibachs with a V2V splitter.

Each ramp would need (1) 2x12, 10ft long. $36 each at Home Depot here. You could use 2x10, 10ft long, those show $28 at Home Depot here. Plus some screws.
 

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I got these middle of the month....

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Stratus just delivered the single-post mobile lift I ordered last week. Took only 5 days to get here. I'm done having to fuck around with the geometry of how to jack this car up while simultaneously placing the jack stand under it on the same 4" of pinch weld. Worst part about working on this thing is getting it off the friggin' ground, especially when lowered with side skirts. FREEEEEEEDOOOOOOOM!!!!

 
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That's pretty cool. Future purchase although I might just get a bolt down one if I get to the point where I have room for one of these single post lifts. Nice that you could roll it if to the side though when not using it.
 

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Stratus just delivered the single-post mobile lift I ordered last week. Took only 5 days to get here. I'm done having to fuck around with the geometry of how to jack this car up while simultaneously placing the jack stand under it on the same 4" of pinch weld. Worst part about working on this thing is getting it off the friggin' ground, especially when lowered with side skirts. FREEEEEEEDOOOOOOOM!!!!

Mobile?
 

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Well, set up the moveable jack last weekend, and it's AWESOME. Can move it wherever I want, and can finally work in relative comfort. HIGHLY recommend!
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That just makes my insides pucker.
I have to agree. The engineer in me could work out the math and prove why it is not unstable, but psychologically still get the feeling I would be about to get pancaked if I pulled on something too hard.
 

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I hear you guys. It seems precarious, and I was overly cautious/hesitant at first. Trust me, I take extra care positioning the jack feet under the car to ensure it can't suddenly slide off balance and topple. I also figured out where to shim the jack stand based upon its location on my slightly undulating floor to make it perfectly level before hoisting anything. It only takes two minutes to roll it around and lift the car now that I know the varying slopes of the floor, the geometry of the stand, and the optimal distance to position the car from the lifting post. Surprisingly though, you really can pull, beat, and bang on stuff without worry. I suspect that part of that stability is due to the 1200#+ counterbalance the post itself provides.

Cool part is that I'm 6'3", and can walk underneath the car (but not underneath the jack legs or wheels) with no issue. Actually that's the second best part, because the BEST part is that I can move it to any part of the garage with ease, set it up without breaking my back having to assemble anything, store it out of the way when I'm not using it, or just drive over it like a speed bump when parking the car, even though I'm lowered.

They say these can lift Suburbans, but I'm going to go a step further and try to see if it can lift my diesel crew cab. Will let you guys know!



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How high does it lift?
72" I think. But you have to realize the car is 4" off the ground to begin with. So there is ample room
 
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