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I'm fed up fannying around with my trolley jack and axle stands for a 10 minute oil change. Where can I get decent ramps from?

I had a decent old skool home made set lined up via eBay, but the zero-feedback **** pulled the auction with hours to go, probably in a panic that he was only getting a few quid for them :rolleyes: The need to collect kills most auctions though.

Halfrauds only sell ones up to 185-width and seem expensive to boot.

Machine Mart don't seem to list them.

Anyone else?
 

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Check they'll clear the front spoiler. I've got a set very similar to that in the picture, my VII wont go up them, my old Escort wouldn't either. I made up some low profile ramps myself out of 4 by 2 screwed together as a pair of oil change ramps, 4 inches off the ground was enough for the Escort, not tried it on the VII.
 

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I had a set of ramps for years but ended up giving them away as no car I ever owned would fit on them. Also dodgy getting on them in the first place !

There's nearly always some for sale for about £10 in the local Freeads / Admag.
 

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chunky said:
I'm fed up fannying around with my trolley jack and axle stands for a 10 minute oil change. Where can I get decent ramps from?
Chunky,
I know how you feel mate :rolleyes: I was spoiled in my last house with a 14ft long pit with awesome illumination :( Unfortunately no pit in my latest house, and any thing to do under the car is a real pain in the a$$. :blah:

If we could source some decent ramps, I wonder if weebl could sort a group buy? I'm sure there will be more than you and I, that want some ramps :confused:
 

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You can get a 3 phase converter from Machine Mart or buy a new screw type (ie non hydraulic) lift with a single phase motor for not much more than a grand. Hydraulic is better but not essencial for hobby use. I got a hydraulic that will cope with three tons so I can even stick my van on it :D
 

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Steve PH said:
You can get a 3 phase converter from Machine Mart or buy a new screw type (ie non hydraulic) lift with a single phase motor for not much more than a grand. Hydraulic is better but not essencial for hobby use. I got a hydraulic that will cope with three tons so I can even stick my van on it :D
Steve,

Have you got any pictures or web sites to have alook at these hyd or electric lifts.

I may be interested :cool:
 

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Try here.

They are more than wide enough for a 235 tyre. They are supposed to be for lowered cars, but if you car has been lowered then they might not fit under the front bumper.

On the VIIIs the front bumper over hangs quite a bit, so I cannot use them on the front of my car.

Cheers

Mark
 
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