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Good / Cheap Car Ramps

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callahan

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424 posts

103 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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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

148 posts

70 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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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

3,788 posts

68 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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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

105 months

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

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

myles1972

3,788 posts

68 months

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

callahan

Original Poster:

424 posts

103 months

Friday 21st September 2012
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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

188 posts

39 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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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

199 posts

96 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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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

46 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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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

406 posts

82 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

8,373 posts

169 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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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

25,830 posts

162 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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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

8,373 posts

169 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
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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

1,734 posts

130 months

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

R500POP

7,579 posts

107 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
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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_

9,211 posts

97 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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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

8,373 posts

169 months

Wednesday 24th October 2012
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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

25,830 posts

162 months

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

Oldred_V8S

2,728 posts

135 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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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

3,519 posts

82 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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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.