Thread: Jack vs Ramp
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Old 05-06-2003, 10:00 PM
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I agree that both ramps and stands have their place. I happen to have ramps/platforms that the ramps are removeable but am able to drive up them without hitting anything on the car. If I don't need to take the tires off, on the platform it goes, more room to move around. If the tires are coming off, on the stands it goes. Either way, usually the floor jack is rolled out to raise the car and always the wheel chocks. As added insurance, before crawling under any vehicle I always bump it to see if it wiggles any and fix that if it does (AIN'T havin' any car fall on me due to a stupid job of setting it on stands).
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