Member Since: 27 Aug 2015
I bought some of the plastic ones (HILKA - Paid £50) as they were really wide. Didn't like the width of the steel ones in the same price range. Used them loads of times - recommend they are on a flat surface or use some ply or composite board underneath to provide stability.Happy to help with: Grill upgrade, LED Rear Lights/resistors, Side steps, Webasto timer, oils in engine, auto-box, diffs, transfer, Auxiliary belt & fan Fixed: gearbox pivot, leaking scuttle panel, A pillar clips, Bluetooth mod, boot handle switch, brake light switch, Upper tailgate latch.
16th Apr 2017 8:22 pm
Member Since: 02 Nov 2016
I drive up on mine & then use a pair of axle stands just to be safe.
16th Apr 2017 10:07 pm
geoff. Site Sponsor
Member Since: 24 Jan 2010
Location: West kent
I made my own a few years ago ,someone had left 4 very large wood pallets outside the camping site we stay on during the winter in Spain. I Stripped them down and made 4 long and wide ramps, I have been surprised at how many have asked to borrow them over the winter months. Good wood from pallets makes good ramps, if pallets can be found.
17th Apr 2017 1:50 pm
Member Since: 08 Dec 2017
Any pics Blackdog?
We've always got a load of pallets kicking around. When you say 4 I assume you got the front and back up which I'm keen to do.
1st Feb 2018 11:52 am
Member Since: 06 Apr 2016
I have some lighter duty plastic ones I use for the Elise and I love them, wish id bought them years ago. Those big plastic ones listed above look great. So much easier to use and load onto than the traditional metal frame ones.Disco 3: Lotus Elise S1: Ferguson T20
Sorry no pictures ramps are in the Uk ,I am in Europe until April.For what it's worth I made the bottom of the ramp from 3 peices of wood 40 inches long by 11 inches wide ,joined by wood fixed across them then the next level on top 32 inches long again joined across then another layer 24 inches long then 0ne more layer 20 inches long ,this will give the wedge shape if you cut the wood and place it all out before fixing you can make the ramp as high and as long as you like to suit your needs. The thickness of the wood used to join the long parts will determine the height of the ramps. The top of my ramp is only 8 inches but with car in off road height I can do all that I want under the car with one at each corner of the car. Between the bottom layer and the second layer I used 5 joining peices with spaces between each,3 for each of the next 2 layers, add wood to the ends to even out the height difference between the layers. I hope this is of some use. Regards, Denis.
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3rd Feb 2018 11:09 am
Member Since: 20 Jul 2010
The ones Geoff suggests are good, and lighter than steel ones
3rd Feb 2018 11:13 am
Member Since: 21 Oct 2016
also bought a set as per geoff. link and found they do what it says on the tin :
bonus with them being a lot easier and lighter to use than the metal ones MY 2005 -D3- TDV6-Java black -Auto
**** D3 - Sticker ****
T- Max Split charge system
3x indicator flash
Belts and upgraded oil pump cover
Retrofitted -Cruise control -Front electric seats- D4 steering wheel stalks
3rd Feb 2018 12:52 pm
Gareth Site Moderator
Member Since: 07 Dec 2004
I have 2 pairs of steel ramps. Often I put a ramp under each wheel and drive all 4 wheels up. Great for changing oils, inspecting, cleaning, painting etc.
I have no qualms about getting under it, they are stable and strong.
I think they pre date Halfords, so no idea where they came from.
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