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Low rise ramps vs low rise jack

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3 hours ago, World Citizen said:

Ian, save your money, why not use a few pieces of wood, a cut up scaffolding board works well 😉 

Ha ha I’ve been using bits of wood for years and fancied something slightly easier as the wood ramps are a steeper angle than these, often take 2-3 attempts and sometimes slip.

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I also just use old timber joists, a stack of three. Cut the ends at an angle with a circular saw and drill aligned holes to drop in a pin to keep them from slipping. Can also wall hang them from the holes. Works fine and can’t ever collapse.

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What are you going to do with the car 3" higher?  I know you're slim but you're not Flat Stanley.

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You could make those out of timber. 2 x 2" stacked and screwed and then electric plane a slope onto them. Half hours work for the cost of the timber. (Screw after planing obviously ;) )

Doh, like wot MiG said.

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53 minutes ago, Nige said:

What are you going to do with the car 3" higher?  I know you're slim but you're not Flat Stanley.

Haha, it’s just to allow enough space to get my current jack under.  Okay I’ll keep the bits of wood......

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9 hours ago, World Citizen said:

Ian, save your money, why not use a few pieces of wood, a cut up scaffolding board works well 😉 

just reread my post, epic man math fail 😲 suggesting wood,

have you thought about buying a 2 post lift or flush floor mounted scissor lift ??

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14 minutes ago, World Citizen said:

just reread my post, epic man math fail 😲 suggesting wood,

have you thought about buying a 2 post lift or flush floor mounted scissor lift ??

I don’t have the ceiling clearance in the garage really so the best option is jack and stands. 

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2 hours ago, Leicestershire said:

For the sake of £58 get both.

A high lift low profile jack is almost a must for any workshop. 

This. The decent low level Jack's not only go straight under, but are large and generally lift the car very quickly and easily with large leverage :)

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Or this one which is 10kg lighter than the SGS and a few squids cheaper.  I also think that as my trusty old jack was bought in 1991 it could be time for a new one.  https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj2qlp-2-tonne-quick-lift-low-profile/?da=1&TC=GS-020111820&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg-X6w6e73gIVh4jVCh2iDw5WEAQYAyABEgJvdvD_BwE

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I have got one of the SGS jacks and its a very good bit of kit, double pistons which you dont get on all of the jacks and is well made. Fits under most cars or if too low a scaffold board lifts the car enough.

Baz

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Check out the Arcan trolley jack at Costco, really like my one.Arcan 2000kg Aluminium and Steel Service Jack - Model HJ2000EU

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