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Old 28 Jun 2004, 10:45 pm
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Default Jack and stands or drive up ramps?

Hi all,

Looking to see what is the best method to get under the PT. Are the drive on/up ramps a good choice or is a jack and jack stands better?

Looking to get to the bottom for oil changes, maintenance and inspections,

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Old 28 Jun 2004, 11:06 pm
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Ramps are cheaper and maybe a little safer if used properly. Myself, I use heavy duty rolling jacks, one on each side and I back them up with jack stands once it's up in the air.
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Old 29 Jun 2004, 04:19 am
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mine too low for regular ramps so i got a set of rhino ramps w/ 17 degree incline, problem is they arent too tall. Mostly up on stands here because usually I take off the wheels to clean the brakes and insides of the wheels. Sold the heavy duty jack and got an aluminum low profile racing jack 35lbs, love it. got it locally because it was a twin piston version of what they sell online.
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Old 29 Jun 2004, 08:17 am
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Rhino ramps are the way to go - about $20 at most major auto chains. They're plastic, light, good for 3 tons, and most importantly, have a gradual slope that allows you to drive the PT on - the steel ones I had were too steep, and the front valence would hit.. rear is okay.
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Rhino ramps was the best $20 I have EVER spent on a car...just don't understand why it took me 40 years to buy them!


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Old 29 Jun 2004, 10:06 am
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Rhino ramps (low angle) are the way to go, but if you already have ramps Walmart sells an adapter for them I think they were on sale for like 5 bucks. The day I gave my old ramps to my daughters boyfriend I saw the adapters at Walmart couldn't ask for them back.

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