Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday December 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Service & Maintenance

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
chimchimm5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 88501
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Dark Grey

Default Ramps for the 3rd and 4th wheels

I have some Rhino ramps which I use for oil changes and whatever. However, sometimes you need more space. The only solution I've found are these:



Good product but expensive. Any other options?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
chimchimm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
williaty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 71092
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Delaware County, Ohio
Vehicle:
2005 2.5RS Wagon
Regal Blue Pearl

Default

NM, found it on my own.

Last edited by williaty; 01-13-2009 at 02:23 AM.
williaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 02:16 AM   #3
n2oiroc
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141952
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: milwaukee, wi
Vehicle:
03 emo 8/2011 wrx

Default

i jack it up under the rear diff and toss jackstands under the rockers.
n2oiroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 02:43 AM   #4
chimchimm5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 88501
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Dark Grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by n2oiroc View Post
i jack it up under the rear diff and toss jackstands under the rockers.
How do you get the jack under the rear diff if the front is angled up on ramps?

(BTW, I tried both sides... whenever you raise one end high enough, the other end is dipped so low you can get a jack underneath.)
chimchimm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 02:49 AM   #5
williaty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 71092
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Delaware County, Ohio
Vehicle:
2005 2.5RS Wagon
Regal Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chimchimm5 View Post
How do you get the jack under the rear diff if the front is angled up on ramps?

(BTW, I tried both sides... whenever you raise one end high enough, the other end is dipped so low you can get a jack underneath.)
Well it works just fine if you're car isn't slammed like a California ricer....




Seriously though, I'm actually not sure why you're having a problem. Even if the car is so low that the car has to be driven up onto boards to get the jack under the front, it's never any problem to get the jack under the diff after the front's in the air.
williaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 02:54 AM   #6
chimchimm5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 88501
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Dark Grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by williaty View Post
Well it works just fine if you're car isn't slammed like a California ricer....

Seriously though, I'm actually not sure why you're having a problem. Even if the car is so low that the car has to be driven up onto boards to get the jack under the front, it's never any problem to get the jack under the diff after the front's in the air.
I must be raising it too high. I dunno how you guys do it. This is with the STOCK suspension too.

Ah well whatever. I'll just bug my friend who has a lift; just was hoping to avoid that.
chimchimm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:49 AM   #7
n2oiroc
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141952
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: milwaukee, wi
Vehicle:
03 emo 8/2011 wrx

Default

my car is lowered and i can do it. get a low profile jack and try it from different angles. you might have to do it from under one of the rear doors.
n2oiroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 02:36 PM   #8
chimchimm5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 88501
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Dark Grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by n2oiroc View Post
my car is lowered and i can do it. get a low profile jack and try it from different angles. you might have to do it from under one of the rear doors.
I'll try this...
chimchimm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 03:10 PM   #9
vetteboi88
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 104575
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Eureka Springs
Vehicle:
2007 STI Ltd
UGM

Default

Low-profile racing jack. ~$100 from harbor freight tools. Go to their website and look for a store close to you. It will solve all your jacking problems. Quality is good too. I've had mine for five years now and no problems.
vetteboi88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:36 PM   #10
mikeythejew
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141672
Join Date: Feb 2007
Vehicle:
07' wrx
Mothballed until winter

Default

I got this LOW profile jack at wal-mart for like $70.00. It's made by Torin, which has been around 30 years and you can get parts if ever needed. Guys in vette forums like this jack.
mikeythejew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 06:17 PM   #11
leecea
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 37359
Join Date: May 2003
Vehicle:
2003 WRX

Default

A few feet of 2x12 and you could make something like that very easily. I'm sure I've seen a thread doing exactly that, but can't remember what board it was on.

I have done the ramps and stands thing, but I'm never 100% convinced it is as safe as four stands. I guess it's fine as long as the car is level.
leecea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: NJ - Initial D Box set DVD's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th stage and more GeLLo_Boi Non-Subaru Stuff 5 01-09-2009 12:30 AM
Need 3rd and 4th straight cuts, passenger door and rear quarter panel PLO-80Y Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 0 05-10-2007 03:28 AM
upper bushing cause the loss of 3rd and 4th gear? blackburn_wrx_2005 Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 4 07-05-2006 10:24 AM
went to roughton for the recall and VW wheels....... RS ING Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 5 10-19-2002 10:53 AM
squeak in 3rd and 4th gear (only 3,500 miles) bahboy20 Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 0 11-13-2001 11:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.