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Old 11-15-2010, 05:12 AM
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Could you grab the back of the car & push it any way & have it fall off the stands? When you are under there wrenching, thats what you are doing.
I was once told that the width of the base of the stand needs to be at least 75% of the lifted height. That way it is stable.
Those ramps of yours even if rolled over by an earth quake would not let the car fall further.
Sorry if I sound like a PITA, I would feel like a real PR#CK if I saw something like that & didnt say anything, only later to hear it had toppled over.
Now if you had a good strong roof frame above the back of the car, you could have it hung up on a couple of chains with padding to protect the back. Then you could have clear space under there.
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