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Old 03-17-2009, 05:46 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by eightsandaces
For oil changes?? I'd get a good quality floor jack and a set of stands, I think these tools are superior to ramps.
For a lot of jobs, I'd agree with you on that. But for oil changes, I can have the job well under way by the time you get your car jacked up and onto stands. The pictured ramps are really easy, quick, and secure.

Two other points: When I do my oil changes, I drive UP the sloped driveway, then back onto the ramps. That way, the car is level when I go to drain oil. Secondly, with my setup with the 2 X 8s, the climb is gradual enough that it works well (ie clears everything) in front as well.
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