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Old 01-30-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Raising car

First timer on this forum -

Just purchased a 2002 S and want to do the oil change myself. I seached the forum and it sounds like there are two ways to raise the car: 1) jack and 2) ramps

I already own some ramps. How hard is it to use these with the Boxster? Do you need to place them on an incline so the car is level?

Or, is using a jack easier?

Thanks for any advise.
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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Its earsier to use the Jack, be sure you have an Axle stand just incase the car goes down(you'll never know whats gonna happen).
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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Way easier to use a floor jack. Oil changes? Jack up one side....get in there and do your biz then lower it back down so it can drain. Lift back up and button it up. 30 min job.
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:25 PM   #4
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I use the ramps - I like the security and the free height to work in. Had to make some "lead-in" boards to get the car to clear the ramps and not rub - 2x10 sections about 1.5 feet long, with a couple of lag bolts on each that fit into the tread holes on the ramps to ensure they stay in place while I back the car onto the ramps. I've had no issue draining the pan completely with this set up.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:40 AM   #5
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I tried the floor jack...

but rhino ramps are wayyyyyyyyyy easier.
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:13 PM   #6
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Nope....THIS is easy!

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errrr -- how costly to make it that easy?
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:13 AM   #8
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errrr -- how costly to make it that easy?
$15-$1600. It's a Bend-Pak MD-6XP. Awesome piece of gear! Pretty easy working under the car with it....I just sit on a roller stool and scoot around...

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Old 02-02-2006, 01:26 PM   #9
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Dear TTschwing
can you tell us how you bought it, how you installed, what additional constractions you made. That will be very interesting for all of us.
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:41 PM   #10
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can you tell us how you bought it, how you installed, what additional constractions you made. That will be very interesting for all of us.
thank you

Bought it on line. $1488 shipped (1,000 lbs!) when I got it . They may be a bit more now. The outfit I got it from is out of business, but a Google search on Bend-Pak wiill get you lots of hits and retailers. It's a very reputable brand. Had it for about 4 years now with no problems or issues. Here's my other car in the air!

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Old 02-02-2006, 02:03 PM   #11
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Hi,

Is it freestanding or secured to the floor in some way? Is it infinitely adjustable, or can you only raise it to preset height(s)? Do the Arms extend making some underside access difficult? TIA...

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Old 02-02-2006, 02:13 PM   #12
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It is freestanding and has a lift of 48". No garage prep needed other than some approach ramps for low cars. It is very versatile and will lift a wide variety of cars. I happen to have 5 so this was important. There is a separate electro hydraulic unit that operates the hydraulics with safety locks at several points. Hit this link and scroll down to "shack shots" to see more pics ...
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:45 PM   #13
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If I hadn't already built my shop with a 12 foot ceiling, I'd consider this type of lift. I wanted a lift I can walk under, and that gives me good access to the underside of an old car I'm restoring. While the best at that is a two-post lift, I'll end up with a four-post and a jack tray for the enhanced safety and the ability to do exhaust work.

That's a great lift, though. Ideal for most anything you'd want to do in your garage!

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