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Re: Service ramps (archive)

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Posted by Michael H. on January 03, 2000 at 10:46:01:

In Reply to: Service ramps posted by Karl on January 03, 2000 at 10:12:33:

: I always use drive on ramps for fluid services. The trick is to get some 2X10 lumber the appropriate length to allow your car to roll up to the ramps in a gradual incline to clear the front spoiler and rear apron. In my case, I use (2) 2X10 in 24" lengths on each ramp. You can also buy ramps and strips together which do the same thing but cost a little more. The 2X10's come in handy for other things. I use a floor jack to raise the appropriate end(s) and install jack stands when a lengthy and more stable work environment is necessary. You really need all the above unless you are my neighbor who just installed a pit and lift in his workshop. Boy what some guys get for christmas!

Good luck
Michael 89 525ia

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