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callahan

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353 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Any recommendations for a pair of ramps (the metal static type, not hydraulic) for an X Type Jag estate, must be decent enough not to crush me, but the cheaper the better too?

This kind of thing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/YWWH-2000kg-Car-Ramp-Pair/...

Thanks

Throttle Body

146 posts

57 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
I can't make a recommendation, but I must say that I would only buy ramps of a reputable brand, or from a reputable supplier. I don't fancy climbing under a car knowing that it is supported by ramps of unknown quality.

myles1972

2,793 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
I got hold of a set of halfords ramps for a very cheap price but find that they are too tall, or the angle is too steep to put either my impreza or 206 on.
Youd do best getting some of these long ramps to futureproof your purchase.

DaveV6

238 posts

92 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Machinemart do some extensions for ramps for lower than normal cars

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/...

myles1972

2,793 posts

55 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for that Dave, Ill be getting a set of them!
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callahan

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353 posts

90 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
I borrowed a pair of ramps from a friend a few years back and my C36 caught on them - those extensions look far better than the paving slabs I ended up using....

What about the matching ramps - http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/... - would they be good enough?

Thanks

misteradz

164 posts

26 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Ive been looking for the same thing myself. Just spoken with a mate of mine who does all his own servicing etc and said he gets alot of his tools etc from Machine Mart.

Think I'll pop down there today and take a look

Adam

Cooper1999

194 posts

83 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Don't meet the 'Cheap' criteria, but definitely the 'Good', I bought a set of Ezup's a few years ago:
http://www.restorationramps.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supp...

marcus85

152 posts

33 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
I have some wooden ones, I find the metal ones are a pain to drive on as they slip. Mine are pretty low due to the wood used. I might make some higher ones from some oak gate posts I have.

Lunja

387 posts

69 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
callahan said:
I borrowed a pair of ramps from a friend a few years back and my C36 caught on them - those extensions look far better than the paving slabs I ended up using....

What about the matching ramps - http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/... - would they be good enough?

Thanks
May be a bit late to the thread but I have a set of Machine Mart ramps and matching extensions. They've been fine so far and I can get my lowered Eunos onto them without a problem. They also do a low hydraulic jack and axle stands which may be of interest.

Pupp

7,609 posts

156 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
Just had the first try-out today of a set of hydraulic ramps. Not cheap but very good in use with the Chimp. Easy as pie and rock solid once aloft - loads of height; almost couldn't reach the diff filler! smile



Edited by Pupp on Tuesday 16th October 22:50

Wedg1e

24,774 posts

149 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
Pupp said:
Just had the first try-out today of a set of hydraulic ramps. Not cheap but very good in use with the Chimp. Easy as pie and rock solid once aloft - loads of height; almost couldn't reach the diff filler! smile



Edited by Pupp on Tuesday 16th October 22:50
They haven't thought that out properly; it'd make more sense to have unequal length hoses so you could put the pump to one side for easier access.

Pupp

7,609 posts

156 months

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Thursday 18th October 2012 quote quote all
Wedg1e said:
They haven't thought that out properly; it'd make more sense to have unequal length hoses so you could put the pump to one side for easier access.
The pump/hose couplings are QD fittings if you need the pump out of the way

ch427

1,148 posts

117 months

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Thursday 18th October 2012 quote quote all
they look the bks,im going to invest in a set soon.

R500POP

6,905 posts

94 months

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Thursday 18th October 2012 quote quote all
Cooper1999 said:
Don't meet the 'Cheap' criteria, but definitely the 'Good', I bought a set of Ezup's a few years ago:
http://www.restorationramps.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supp...
That's bloody good value in my opinion.

Crafty_

7,279 posts

84 months

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Tuesday 23rd October 2012 quote quote all
Pupp said:
Just had the first try-out today of a set of hydraulic ramps. Not cheap but very good in use with the Chimp. Easy as pie and rock solid once aloft - loads of height; almost couldn't reach the diff filler! smile



Edited by Pupp on Tuesday 16th October 22:50
Do they have any sort of mechanical lock ? I wouldn't be getting under there if they don't.

Pupp

7,609 posts

156 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Crafty_ said:
Do they have any sort of mechanical lock ? I wouldn't be getting under there if they don't.
Yep, a substantial device on each ram that locks it out. Paid very close and careful scrutiny to that!

Wedg1e

24,774 posts

149 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Pupp said:
The pump/hose couplings are QD fittings if you need the pump out of the way
Sound idea smile

Oldred_V8S

2,301 posts

122 months

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 quote quote all
Pupp said:
Just had the first try-out today of a set of hydraulic ramps. Not cheap but very good in use with the Chimp. Easy as pie and rock solid once aloft - loads of height; almost couldn't reach the diff filler! smile



Edited by Pupp on Tuesday 16th October 22:50
Do you have a link for these please?

944fan

3,034 posts

69 months

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myles1972 said:
Thanks for that Dave, Ill be getting a set of them!
Be careful with them. The extensions are not that strong. I used them once and they were slightly uneven. Drove an Audi A6 onto them and bent them.
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