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I didn't have any problem with a normal ramp from any autoparts store. They are only $25. No approach angle issue esp since it's the rear that needs to go up. I'd say it's much easier and faster than jacks. The tire also sits fine on the ramp. I'd recommend it big time. Best tool for the money!

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For oil changes you don't even need ramps. I use 2 x 10s -  three per side.

More than enough clearance.

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Loren...

Looks like an option...I have a protection plate which reduces my clearance about 3/4 of an inch...

Do you lift the car and set the boards under it or do you drive the car over the boards?

Thx

Thx...

Jim

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You can try those plastic low profile rhino ramps. There are now 2 types according to weight ratings. Good if you have a sloped driveway since the engine will be level.

99.% of the time we just use a jack on one side since it is so easy to change the oil and most of the times we are on flat ground. Then lower the jack while the oil drains into the pan.

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You can try those plastic low profile rhino ramps.  There are now 2 types according to weight ratings.  Good if you have a sloped driveway since the engine will be level.

99.% of the time we just use a jack on one side since it is so easy to change the oil and most of the times we are on flat ground.  Then lower the jack while the oil drains into the pan.

Thx for the info...

Jim

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I drove on the boards (backed on in this pic). The bottom board is about 6 inches longer than middle board which is about 6 inches longer that the top board. So there is a stair steep effect.

Loren,

A question that I can't answer by staring at your picture. Are the 2x10 ramps full length, i.e. under both front and rear wheels?

If not, do they leave the car level enough for adeqate oil drain?

Thanks,

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