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Old 22 Dec 2004, 12:28 am
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Driving up on ramps to do car work has always been a very nerve racking few seconds for me. The last time I put the cruiser up on ramps, my landlords car (freshly detailed) was so shiny I used the reflection to watch the position of my front wheel as I throttled the gas + clutch. And wow my Ramp Anxiety was cured. Now with the help of a garage sale mirror I'll never have ramp anxiety again.
Hope this helps other do it yourself types.

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Old 22 Dec 2004, 01:50 am
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I've never liked the idea, my friend was driving his lancer up my ramps one time and i guess it was to low, did a little damage to the front, not to noticeable but he had the car for like 3 days and we were putting undercar LED's in so he wasent the happiest, ive never put my pt on them myself, my dad usually drives it up, but i'll admit my butthole is always tight when im watchin
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Old 22 Dec 2004, 09:08 am
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Not my favorite activity, but I've got it down pretty good. Stop car with wheels straight. Jam the ramps under tires. Ease on. Helps that the Rhino ramps have a good lip at the end - my steel ones don't.
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my sisters first oil change in her new car and my dad wants her to be able to pull it up on ramps plus its a stick. well she got up ok but i guess forgot to hit the brakes and went right over. surprisingly it didnt crush the rocker panel as i expected. huh.

my old metal ramps were too steep for the lowered cruiser so i got rhino ramps as a gift. 17* incline is good but they just dont get it all that high.

terrific idea with the mirror. i think ill do that in the garage to keep my mother from crashing into my motorcycle nearly every time she pulls into the garage. i think she's got something against it.
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Old 22 Dec 2004, 11:49 am
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terrific idea with the mirror. i think ill do that in the garage to keep my mother from crashing into my motorcycle nearly every time she pulls into the garage. i think she's got something against it.
My wife would always misjudge - I finally pulled the car in just right, got out a ladder, put an eye hook in the ceiling and hung a tennis ball on string. Then I told her - when the ball hits the windshield, STOP!
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Old 22 Dec 2004, 12:36 pm
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A section of 4X4 is great for stopping in the garage, and can be used with ramps, too. Set the ramps against the front wheels, and grab the measuring tape. measure from the center of the front wheel to the center of the dip on the ramp. Put the 4X4 against the front of the rear wheel, then mark from the back of the 4X4 forward the same amount. move the 4X4 forward that much. Once you do it, it's easy.
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Old 22 Dec 2004, 12:47 pm
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My wife would always misjudge - I finally pulled the car in just right, got out a ladder, put an eye hook in the ceiling and hung a tennis ball on string. Then I told her - when the ball hits the windshield, STOP!
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had one but it really gets in the way, ripped it down and fired it out the door.
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Been up on them so many times no problem now,but mirror a good idea.
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Piece of cake. Ease up and stop. People are too worried about what could happen and not what should happen.
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 02:25 pm
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Hey, I just bought a pair of Rhino ramps this weekend ($19.99). They work as advertised. The only time I'm pulling out my jack (and jackstands) anymore is if I have to drop the suspension.

I did have to overcome "ramp anxiety" as well, but I'm over it.
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