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    in addition, I was thinking to put a rubber matt at the bottom of the ramp just to avoid it from slipping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsumi View Post
    in addition, I was thinking to put a rubber matt at the bottom of the ramp just to avoid it from slipping.
    That's exactly what I did. Sorta. I used tool box drawer liner and stapled it to the bottom.

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    I've used home-made ramps, Rhino Ramps, etc. They were all somewhat disappointing solutions. They slide on the garage floor, driving up on them can be challenging (especially in a manual transmission), and there's always the concern about driving over the edge.

    The primary reason I need to get my Mirage in the air is for oil changes. For a "normal" height car like the Mirage, I find that if I just roll the front tires up on a 2x6 scrap of wood, that extra little bit gives me enough room to slide underneath the front of the car to access the drain plug.

    The best all-around ramps out there are RaceRamps. But you guys may cringe because even the cheapest ones are $200+.

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    I've had my ramps for 5 years and not a single complaint about them besides their weight. Being LVLs, they're heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
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    The primary reason I need to get my Mirage in the air is for oil changes. For a "normal" height car like the Mirage, I find that if I just roll the front tires up on a 2x6 scrap of wood, that extra little bit gives me enough room to slide underneath the front of the car to access the drain plug.

    The best all-around ramps out there are RaceRamps. But you guys may cringe because even the cheapest ones are $200+.
    Initially, I want the RR-40 but now considering the RR-30 being cheaper. I prefer the Race Ramp over the seemingly cheaper wood ramps.

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    I have a set of steel ramps. I got them at some garage sale for cheap. I also use a 2x4 or 2x6 or some scrap I have laying around so it doesn't scrape.


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