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Old 10-09-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default eBay's version of Takata Low Profile Ramps

Anybody try these yet?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

They seem like the Takata ones without the name on them. I know there's the 2x4, 2x8, or 2x10 method, but these seem to be a bit cheaper - $85 shipped for four of them.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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seem kind of limited... i guess for storage they would be great, but if you need ramps to work on your car, these have less then 3 inches of lift which is about worthless.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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These aren't made so you can work on your car underneath. It gets lowered cars high enough so you can get a jack underneath.
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Personally, I'd say that going to Home Depot or Lowes and getting some 2x6's or 2x8's cut about a foot wide. Then build a "pyramid" out of them... glue 'em down and then run a screw through it. You could get 2, 4, 6-inches of lift for cheap. I've done this with some scrap wood and got the job for about nuthin'. I used 2x6's, but my "perch" at the top isn't very big so it's little weird getting up there--but like I said, it was free. Go with 2x8's at a minimum.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:56 AM   #5
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Anybody try these yet?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

They seem like the Takata ones without the name on them. I know there's the 2x4, 2x8, or 2x10 method, but these seem to be a bit cheaper - $85 shipped for four of them.
......ya can very likely pop by the local Lowes or Home Depot(or construction site) and ask to pick through their scrap and get 2x4's....2x6's or whatever for free

I do it all the time for misc. bits of FOD I need for projects..

FREE =
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:25 AM   #6
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Personally, I'd say that going to Home Depot or Lowes and getting some 2x6's or 2x8's cut about a foot wide. Then build a "pyramid" out of them... glue 'em down and then run a screw through it. You could get 2, 4, 6-inches of lift for cheap. I've done this with some scrap wood and got the job for about nuthin'. I used 2x6's, but my "perch" at the top isn't very big so it's little weird getting up there--but like I said, it was free. Go with 2x8's at a minimum.
+1 for this. I used a scrap green treated 2x10 that was left over from build our deck, and a 2x8 I had lying around. I cut each more or less in half at about 45 degrees to create a little bevel to make driving onto them easier. I cut the 2x8 pieces about 8 inches shorter, and screwed them on top of the 2x10s. Finally, I screwed on a block at the end of the ramp so I can feel when I shoud stop. They're not the prettiest ramps in the world, but they were mostly free, and they make oil changes on a lowered car much easier.
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