Trying to get your car up ramps? - Page 2 - Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2008
davesss's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,838
Nominated 0 Times in 2 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 145 Times in 126 Posts
Mine never slip, I use a builders plank layed across and in front of the ramps which lifts the weight of the car onto the ramps so clamping them down.

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
Currently in davesss's garage:
2002 Laguna Sports Tourer 1.8 Dynamique Moondust VF1KGOB, Fiat Siecento Micheal Schumaker, Kawasaki KLE M/Cycle and a cheap Mountain Bike.
davesss is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2008
Still a Petrolhead but also like diesel
Truckbusuk's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,311
Nominated 0 Times in 2 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Similar to Macphil... 2 loops of old carpet/offcuts ... does the trick

Why is it the older I get .... the better I think I was ?
Currently in Truckbusuk's garage:
Clio2 1.4RT Phase1(VF1BB0S) + Volvo XC90 SE Lux D5 Geartronic
Truckbusuk is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2008
Veteran Member
Technical Supremo
Lagdti's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 40,429
Nominated 2 Times in 20 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 18
Thanks: 149
Thanked 1,103 Times in 942 Posts
To be honest I gave up using ramps a very long time ago.

A pair of axle stands and a good jack are much better and far safer.
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo
Lagdti is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 24th April 2008
grandtour's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 67
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Great tip! I have often experienced the problem you describe.

I usually place a spare wheel flat on the floor behind each ramp. It's not only to keep them from slipping, but I'm always scared senseless that I will somehow overshoot (shudder ). Having something to land on in case it goes wrong gives me confidence. I once witnessed a friend put a ramp through the bottom of his old rotten Mazda 323 by driving to far. Not pretty but very entertaining .
Currently in grandtour's garage:
Laguna Grandtour 1.8 16V Concorde '99
grandtour is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 24th April 2008
Platinum member
scatz's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,008
Nominated 0 Times in 4 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 5
Thanks: 59
Thanked 331 Times in 300 Posts
Great tip Macphil

Don't suppose you've got one to enable me to get the front of my car onto ramps.....I got a bloody bumper in the way

Currently in scatz's garage:
2004 Subaru Legacy GT Spec B, a 2013 2.0 TDCi Titanium X Sport S-Max and a 2001 Honda NSR125R
scatz is offline  

car , ramps

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome