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      12-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Can anyone suggest where I can pick up some plastic type car ramps.

Preferably a local Oz supplier.

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i think i saw a set of rhino ramps in the last sca catalogue
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i think i saw a set of rhino ramps in the last sca catalogue
Thanks Pav... Just noticed that AutoBarn have a set now for lowered cars also in their latest cattle dog.. Not bad either $99..

http://www.autobarn.com.au/catalogue#cat/show/2
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Can anyone suggest where I can pick up some plastic type car ramps.

Preferably a local Oz supplier.

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I have some Rhino ramps you can use.
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Considering my car is stock height like a lot of other cars here. Has everyone else had the issue of not being able to get up the ramp due to the front bar mashing in to it?

I've had to buy some lengths of wood and put them about halfway down the ramp and essentially extend the ramp out another 500mm so the angle of ascent isn't as steep.
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I have some Rhino ramps you can use.
Thanks Ian.. I have an old home made wooden set, which I want to replace..
thanks again for the offer mate..

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Considering my car is stock height like a lot of other cars here. Has everyone else had the issue of not being able to get up the ramp due to the front bar mashing in to it?

I've had to buy some lengths of wood and put them about halfway down the ramp and essentially extend the ramp out another 500mm so the angle of ascent isn't as steep.
What brand of ramps are those ?
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Considering my car is stock height like a lot of other cars here. Has everyone else had the issue of not being able to get up the ramp due to the front bar mashing in to it?

I've had to buy some lengths of wood and put them about halfway down the ramp and essentially extend the ramp out another 500mm so the angle of ascent isn't as steep.
My lowered 135i got up the rhino ramps without issues. The trick is that the ramps can slip on polished concrete surfaces as you drive up, so need to place the ramps on a rubber mat.
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I think this fellows selling his wooden ones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zmceWWmh-j8

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Thanks Pav... Just noticed that AutoBarn have a set now for lowered cars also in their latest cattle dog.. Not bad either $99..

http://www.autobarn.com.au/catalogue#cat/show/2
Nice, might pick one up.

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I think this follows selling his wooden ones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zmceWWmh-j8
Not as bad as this one

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My lowered 135i got up the rhino ramps without issues. The trick is that the ramps can slip on polished concrete surfaces as you drive up, so need to place the ramps on a rubber mat.
Thanks for the tip.

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I think this fellows selling his wooden ones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zmceWWmh-j8
Ha..Dumb as..
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      12-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #11
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Thanks Pav... Just noticed that AutoBarn have a set now for lowered cars also in their latest cattle dog.. Not bad either $99..

http://www.autobarn.com.au/catalogue#cat/show/2
I picked up a pair of these 2 weekends ago when I did my transmission service. They work perfectly although they tend to move around a little when you're up on them and jacking up one side of the car so gotta keep an eye on them and re-position them. Not sure if this is isolated to plastic ones or for all car ramps.

Other than that, they're easy to drive up onto and have little rubber grips on the bottom.

They're low profile so they fit under my stock E88 front bumper without any issues. They do contact the rubber mud guards but there's still a few cm of clearance.
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Looking at the picture above those ramps look lower than the ones I purchased from SCA. I probably picked up some heavier duty 4wd ones
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I tried the old "front on ramp rear on a jack trick"............... ONCE!

The car rolled down the ramp and pinched me between the handle of the jack and the garage wall, not a very good experience so PLEASE be very careful doing that.
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Looking at the picture above those ramps look lower than the ones I purchased from SCA. I probably picked up some heavier duty 4wd ones
They do.. The guy assured me they are fine for lowered cars..

Still, I will rock up with my car and put them to the test before purchase.
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Some good sh1t here--------------> http://www.raceramps.com.au/

This could be a good practical joke setup at one of the GTGs
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I tried the old "front on ramp rear on a jack trick"............... ONCE!

The car rolled down the ramp and pinched me between the handle of the jack and the garage wall, not a very good experience so PLEASE be very careful doing that.
Thanks for the warning.

I've done it twice so far over the past 2 weeks and both times have been ok. There's a fair amount of space on the top 'level' section of the ramp and I had it driven all the way to the back of it. Once I got it up on the jacks I even gave it a little shove and couldn't get it to budge so I figured I was ok.

I did think about putting some wheel chocks behind the front wheels but there isn't really any room.

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They do.. The guy assured me they are fine for lowered cars..

Still, I will rock up with my car and put them to the test before purchase.
They didn't allow me to test before I purchased them as they're zip tied together but I took some rough (really rough) measurements and they work fine for me.

To my understanding, the E88 stock is lower than an E82 stock due to the same springs being used but the increased weight.

If you are ever up near Newport I'm happy to let you test mine. Alternatively, we can compare car heights this coming Saturday to see whether it will fit or not.
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They do.. The guy assured me they are fine for lowered cars..

Still, I will rock up with my car and put them to the test before purchase.
I'd check as the approach angle of the 1M isn't good due to extended bumper overhang ....also yours is dropped
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I'm at stock height, and I got some red SCA ones, and my front bar scrapes underneath. I bought the tallest ones they had, for the extra clearance.

It's not bad, cause its right underneath the front splitters, but it still rubs

It was too late by the time I realised.

I just gotta get some extensions for the extra clearance.
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Grabbed these today from autObarn for $99.00... Cheap as.

http://www.myshopping.com.au/ZM--121...hicle_Ramp_Set
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Grabbed these today from autObarn for $99.00... Cheap as.

http://www.myshopping.com.au/ZM--121...hicle_Ramp_Set
Got mine today as well. Light, easy to use... just gotta figure out how to keep it still and not sliding around when driving the car onto it (thinking of putting some rubber tape underneath it). Have you tried it yet? The box says 200mm tyre width limit lol... yet 225s went on with ease. But my 255s were a no-go.
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just gotta figure out how to keep it still and not sliding around when driving the car onto it (thinking of putting some rubber tape underneath it).
Rubber tape might not be enough... I used a square rubber tile under each ramp and it kept the ramps from slipping as I drove onto them.

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Got mine today as well. Light, easy to use... just gotta figure out how to keep it still and not sliding around when driving the car onto it (thinking of putting some rubber tape underneath it). Have you tried it yet? The box says 200mm tyre width limit lol... yet 225s went on with ease. But my 255s were a no-go.
I used a cheap rubber yoga mat. Worked a treat. Rubber tape didn't work for me.
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