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I have seen DIY info for oil changes, but I have not seen anything about the type of ramps being used. Does anybody have any recommendations? I have recently seen the racing ramps, but I am not confident that they will work, even with the extensions.
 

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I notied those online, just was not sure if I needed the extender or not. Thanks for input.
My apologies for the dual posts, just noticed DT's similar post...DT what did you end up getting? While I may end up installing the jacking rails, I'd like to start with the ramps...

Update: DT/Michael P, been researching and am looking at the Race Ramps 2 piece ramps...either the RR-56-2 (56" ramps) or the RR-XT-2 (67" ramps). Which did you end up getting? Of course I'd prefer the shorter ramps (from a storage perspective) but if I need the 67" ramps I'll get them...
 

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Unfortunately, I still have not committed to the ramps. But I know I need some. Like you, i want something shorter ramps, but I don't think shorter ramps would work. I will keep checking.
 

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I went with the shorter ramps with the extensions. They work perfectly. The ramps and extensions will be about $400.00. But they will also work with our Corvette.
With the extensions it makes the approach angle 6.6% and it works fine with the 350.
 

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I use 2X6s. Yeah. Pine boards. Cut different lengths, in 2 foot increments. One end on each sawed at 45 degrees.

Works fine in my standard home garage. Up to three boards (4.5 inches). I'm not trying to get the car
way up in the air. Just high enough to get a floor jack under it. Can't be done in front without some lift (350R).
Can slide lift in under the back, but there is no room to lift the handle!

So, I set the long board in front of a tire, and drive up on it. Stop, get out, put a shorter board on. Drive up
on it. Place another, even shorter board on, and drive up. If you have big garage, you might do more
boards than me. But at some point, you need to worry about how stable your stack of boards is.

Two boards is enough to get my new floor jack under the rear. Never done the front.

Depending on what you are planning on doing, once you can get a lift under it, you can raise it and
put it on jack stands.

Yeah, I'm Scottish.
 
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