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Old 10-13-2006, 04:10 AM   #1
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Car ramps that work

I found some ramps that will actually work for a non lowered C5 !!!! car In the 1st picture on the ascent the rubber air dam will hit the ramp but not badly. The total Height of the ramp is 6". I found these at Menards for $23. They are plastic and are a 3 piece design for easy storage.Now I can change the oil with out using my floor jack or driving up on blocks of wood.
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Nice pics and write up! The gray Rhino ramps that you can buy at Walmart for like $30 work on my lowered Z. As was mentioned in the thread starter, the side air dams hit on the approach and egress but hell, they hit on everything when you're lowered. I love me some Rhino ramps. The ramps that win the coolest ramp award are the Race Ramps but they cost like $200!
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Talking C/5 Ramps

Hey Punisher: Thanks for the info on the ramps for a non-lowered C5. On my way to Mernards.
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these are the best ramps i've found all my FRIENDS love them
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LOL, I was going to do that, but you beat me to it. Looks just like my lift, what brand is it.



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Ramps

I am new to this forum an I am wondering who is the maker of these ramps. I live in AZ and we don't have a Menards. I have Rhino ramps, but I need a new set since I loaned my ramps to my dad. Yup, he managed to loose the rubber bottom part. He always told me, never loan out you tools, I guess he was right.
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I am new to this forum an I am wondering who is the maker of these ramps. I live in AZ and we don't have a Menards. I have Rhino ramps, but I need a new set since I loaned my ramps to my dad. Yup, he managed to loose the rubber bottom part. He always told me, never loan out you tools, I guess he was right.

They are made by Cencor Plastics out of Wheeling Ill. They are the Auto Pro Ramp system part# 23405. They are better than the Rhino Ramps. They don't use any rubber pads on the bottom. I hope you can locate some. Good Luck
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Thanks, I found them @ Checker Auto parts for $30
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These look cool...unfortunately I had made a mold and produced my own out of 6 layers of fibergalss...Shell is very solid and if someone could even crack these babys ill hand over my pink...
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Parts America sells them for 29.99. Here is the link:

http://www.partsamerica.com/BrandCat...px?MfrCode=CPL

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Hey guys, i went to walmart and picked up 2sets of the ramps (front and rear) the cashier only charged me for one set. The ramps seem to work on the vette in the front but no way will they work in the back, so im going to go return them latter this week, how did you guys get the entire car up on these ramps? I guess il just stick with the ramps I made, theyre a pain to get up but i can atleast get the entire vehicle raised.
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I found some ramps that will actually work for a non lowered C5 !!!!

In the 1st picture on the ascent the rubber air dam will hit the ramp but not badly. The total Height of the ramp is 6". I found these at Menards for $23. They are plastic and are a 3 piece design for easy storage.Now I can change the oil with out using my floor jack or driving up on blocks of wood.
Ramps look great but I don't see how this saves you from using your floor jack to change your oil. I drive the front up on Rhino Ramps, start draining the oil, due to the placement of the drain plug in the front of the oil pan, you still have to lift the rear to get all of the old oil out.
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Made my own ramps from Plywood

Made my own ramps from plywood to allow a jack to go under front and rear. They weight less than 1/2 the weight of solid wood so they can be wide and long (so you don't run over the end!) Also found a way to avoid the ramps moving when you go on and off. Details too much to include. Put info on our commercial welding site. Check out www.NetWelding.com/Details_Vette_Info.htm
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These ramps work pretty well, and they're affordable:

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