I had some tinkering to do under the car this winter so after dragging my feet (over the cost) for a couple of months I broke down and bought some Race Ramps with matching pedestals. I gotta say, these things are awesome. They get the car 10 inches in the air (from the bottom of the tires), allowing someone even my size (6'4 280) to get underneath it comfortably (sort of) to take care of some business. Most importantly, I'm chasing a slight drivetrain vibration at high speed. I can now swap out the poly transmission mount and check the drivetrain angles. I'm sure there are naysayers who would balk at the price and whip something up homemade, to each his own, I'm a happy camper!
69 Mach 1 H-code 418W/TKO600/Holley Terminator EFI/RMP Front Coil-Over/TCP Manual R&P/3.70 Auburn Pro/Global West SFC-5 Leafs-Del-A-Lum/Koni's/Magnaflow 2.5 X pipe
Nice! Over the weekend I set out to get some tall 10 ton jack stands. Sears didn't have them, only the shorter 4 ton. The salesman recommended to stack some 2x4's to get the height. I asked him would HE get under a car supported like that?
$500 plus/minus for the 4 of them is certainly a steep price. 1/3 of the way to a lift
I agree completely. I bought the ramps on Amazon over the holidays for just over $400. I actually have free access to a lift at my Dad's storage shop which has been invaluable. It's one town over though and I don't like storing the car there all winter. Getting the car from the main shop into the lift bay in the snowy conditions is problematic. I love having the car at home in it's cozy garage where I can tinker with it to my hearts content. Thanks for the kind comments on the car!
Last edited by chillininnh; 01-08-2013 at 11:33 AM.
Look nicer than my homemade versions, and probably easier to use. I like to show my wife how much extra work I have to do since she every year she filibusters my lift proposal in our annual budget negotiations.
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