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I ordered a set of these ramps called race ramps so that I could shimmy underneath the bottom of the SSR to work on it and service it. Makes it pretty slick and easy. They are super light.

https://raceramps.com
 

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I ordered a set of these ramps called race ramps so that I could shimmy underneath the bottom of the SSR to work on it and service it. Makes it pretty slick and easy. They are super light.

https://raceramps.com
Which set did you select?? Just had to pull out the old hydraulic floor jack and a safety jack stand to raise the front end on mine to fix an intermittent loose wire to my "angel" lights around the fogs.

Pain in the azz to do all that just to get the lowered R high enough to get under it. Years ago, I had an old set of steel ramps..........long gone now.

These look like the deal.......Have you tried them out yet?:smile2:
 

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Bought 4 Race Ramp units about 3 years ago. Used them for undercarriage work on our 1956 T'bird. Much more comfortable working with car up on raised Race Ramps rather than perched on jack stands.

Lightweight and easy to use. Two thumbs up!!

Ken, Vancouver Island
 

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I'm in for getting a pair of these........A little (stunned) at the price point shown for the long set.

I suppose that longer ramp up gets the whole front end higher than the later post shows

As long as I can get on my creeper and get under it front/back and maneuver, that is all I need.:|
You got that right. I love the longer ramps. The height is perfect. SO easy to Change the oil!
 

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I have used Rhino ramps for years with all my cars and I have to agree, plastic ramps are very light, handy and a great addition to the garage.

A few thoughts if I may......
The current Rhinos are rated at GVW of 12,000 pounds.
The Race Ramps 1500 pounds each.

So if you use 2 Race Ramps you are theoretically covered for 3000 pounds. Our trucks are in at 5000 with 52% of the weight being over the front end. Doesn't leave too much extra room IMHO. If you use the Race Ramps, you might want to place a jack stand under the truck just to be safe. I do this often with the Rhino ramps I use.

The Rhino Ramps are around $40 and I have no issues getting on or off them with the R or any other vehicle I have. The R tires are a little fatter than the ramps but that is no biggie as long as you are centered.

Just some things to think about..... there are many alternatives in the market depending on what and how you intend to use them.
 

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I have used Rhino ramps for years with all my cars and I have to agree, plastic ramps are very light, handy and a great addition to the garage.

A few thoughts if I may......
The current Rhinos are rated at GVW of 12,000 pounds.
The Race Ramps 1500 pounds each.

So if you use 2 Race Ramps you are theoretically covered for 3000 pounds. Our trucks are in at 5000 with 52% of the weight being over the front end. Doesn't leave too much extra room IMHO. If you use the Race Ramps, you might want to place a jack stand under the truck just to be safe. I do this often with the Rhino ramps I use.

The Rhino Ramps are around $40 and I have no issues getting on or off them with the R or any other vehicle I have. The R tires are a little fatter than the ramps but that is no biggie as long as you are centered.

Just some things to think about..... there are many alternatives in the market depending on what and how you intend to use them.
I understand completely the concern about weight because I had the same thought before I bought them. My final thought was that the truck is not completely load bearing on the front wheels with a full 2500 lbs given the angle when parked on the ramps. They work so amazingly well and break down super easy to store. Love them!
 

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Rhino Ramps for me too. Mine are shorter than the Race Ramps, so it takes a little more oomph to get up them but not too much so you don't go over the edge (hasn't happened yet!).

Don't recall the price, but I don't think they were that expensive.
 

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How do you keep them from sliding on the concrete floor when putting the front wheels up? Last time I used metal ramps I had to use lumber against the foot plate of the garage to hold the ramps in place, or they just slid across the floor.
 

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How do you keep them from sliding on the concrete floor when putting the front wheels up? Last time I used metal ramps I had to use lumber against the foot plate of the garage to hold the ramps in place, or they just slid across the floor.
That’s why I bought rubber ramps, made from recycled tires!
Well now I use the lift!!:grin2:
 

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How do you keep them from sliding on the concrete floor when putting the front wheels up? Last time I used metal ramps I had to use lumber against the foot plate of the garage to hold the ramps in place, or they just slid across the floor.
Rhino Ramps have a rubber block at the beginning of the ramp to keep it from sliding. I have had mine for over 15 years now and they show a little wear now. Should last another 15 years or more.
 

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I have used Rhino ramps for years with all my cars and I have to agree, plastic ramps are very light, handy and a great addition to the garage.

A few thoughts if I may......
The current Rhinos are rated at GVW of 12,000 pounds.
The Race Ramps 1500 pounds each.

So if you use 2 Race Ramps you are theoretically covered for 3000 pounds. Our trucks are in at 5000 with 52% of the weight being over the front end. Doesn't leave too much extra room IMHO. If you use the Race Ramps, you might want to place a jack stand under the truck just to be safe. I do this often with the Rhino ramps I use.

The Rhino Ramps are around $40 and I have no issues getting on or off them with the R or any other vehicle I have. The R tires are a little fatter than the ramps but that is no biggie as long as you are centered.

Just some things to think about..... there are many alternatives in the market depending on what and how you intend to use them.
I Agree with Dragon on this one. I have Race Ramps that I use for my Corvette and Rhino ramps that I use for other vehicles. Race Ramps ARE available with a higher weight rating which I would do if I had to do it over again and the extra cost for the higher weight rating is quite reasonable.
 

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Maybe not so safe

:surprise:

I googled car ramps and then went to a site that had (reviewed) several brands and had a list.

At the top of the list was the Rhino ramp MAX rated at 16,000 GVW. Reasonable price, but then I decided to look at the "customer reviews".

Check out the first two replies and you may just have second thoughts as to just how safe these plastic ramps...........are or are NOT.














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Rhino Ramps for me too. Mine are shorter than the Race Ramps, so it takes a little more oomph to get up them but not too much so you don't go over the edge (hasn't happened yet!).

Don't recall the price, but I don't think they were that expensive.
I've never had then slip, but I do have epoxy floors.
 
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