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Old 10-22-2010, 02:51 AM   #21
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Holy crap those ramps are expensive

M Shark your car is perfect
Thanks man! and to those who commented as well.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:08 PM   #22
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In it for the sweepstakes! Rhino ramps are a disaster...sorry but I would not trust my life to these after buying them and bringing them home to discover that they were cracked? I quickly returned them.

I would do wood over Rhino ramps or even old school metal ones. I tried building some smaller version than MShark's, but the price of the just the wood seems to add up quite a bit--to that half the Trak-Jax's price. I could have just thrown in an extra $50 and called it a day.

http://raceramps.com/trakjax.html
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:30 PM   #23
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ive got race ramps those things are awsome.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:49 PM   #24
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They look pretty nice to me...

They are not cheap but neither are BMW parts
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:52 PM   #25
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Just entered the contest. Those things looks nice.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:07 PM   #26
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They look very nice. I would love to get them when I get the money
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:00 PM   #27
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They look good and strong.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #28
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In it for the sweepstakes! Rhino ramps are a disaster...sorry but I would not trust my life to these after buying them and bringing them home to discover that they were cracked? I quickly returned them.

I would do wood over Rhino ramps or even old school metal ones. I tried building some smaller version than MShark's, but the price of the just the wood seems to add up quite a bit--to that half the Trak-Jax's price. I could have just thrown in an extra $50 and called it a day.

http://raceramps.com/trakjax.html
If that's true then you obviously bought a defective item. If I brought an alternator home and it didnt work I would return it too. Stupid reason to call something crap. A smarter person would have inspected his purchase before he brought it home. I've used my rhinos a bajillion times since I bought them 3 years ago and have had 0 issues whatsoever with them holding up. Still working as good as day one.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:17 PM   #29
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Ive got the rhino ramps and i can get up them no problem and they are 1/4 the price of these.

btw. where is the signup on that site? I cant seem to find it.
I don't see how rhino ramps compare.

Rhino Ramps 12000
Angle 17 degrees
Height 6 inches
2-piece No
Price $56

Race Ramps 56/68
Angle 10 degrees
Height 8/10 inches
2-piece Yes
Price $233/$342

If you need the lower angle, want the higher lift, want to work from the side of the car, or want a safer product then Race Ramps is a better product. If you don't need those features then Rhino Ramps are fine, but they still don't compare.

Me, I'll use jack stands until I can afford some RR-56-2 or RR-68-2 ramps.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:40 PM   #30
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I love these...will make great addition to the lightweight NASCAR jack I just received for my bday. How much and where do I get a set or two?!!!
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:43 PM   #31
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Would a lowered car with a lip make it up these?
The ramps are specially designed for low ground clearance vehicles (10 degree incline). If the car is really low, we have Xtenders to supplement the ramps and reduce the incline to 6 degrees.

There is a means to measure and see if Xtenders are needed. Go to: http://www.raceramps.com/56raceramps.html and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:52 PM   #32
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Hmmm... I knew I'd seen that logo before. Hope Penske's attorneys aren't members here.


edit- maybe it's affiliated somehow- Penske Corp. has many diverse interests. Not trying to stir anything up, I just couldn't help noticing the similarity.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:33 PM   #33
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My rhinos have done the job perfectly for 3 years.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:41 PM   #34
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My rhinos have done the job perfectly for 3 years.
Yeah, my car won't make it up a pair of rhinos.

Nice product, but as you can see, e46fanatics has turned into a lot of cheapasses.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:45 AM   #35
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Im new here, and dont have posts, but wanted to share my experience with the company.

Long story short, had the ramps for less than a day and I noticed a crack in the product. Called the company and asked what my options were. They told me to pound sand and they could do nothing since it wasnt purchased through them. Keep in mined it was bought from one of their vendors and drop shipped by Raceramps.com.

I had already contacted the seller (Amazon) and they told me I have to ship back the whole item. Contacted UPS and it would cost me over $100 to ship (due to size, not weight). I mentioned this to raceramps and she tells me she cant do anything and to live with it. I even offered to pay for FULL amount for a replacement part. Again she tells me to pound sand.

Well just want to spread the word.

Cliff Notes: Good Product, horrible customer service.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:59 PM   #36
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Anyone crazy enough to try this??? Looks scary as hell but if it worked well for only $130. The possibility of death and or destruction of your car if it were to break is enough to scare me off though

Anyways the guy who made it said he found the idea in an old Popular Mechanics Magazine

thread here: http://www.classic1800.com/ramp-pit-plans/
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:18 PM   #37
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YIKES, you guys that have $350 for a pair of plastic ramps have a lot more discretionary spending than I do. That's just flat crazy.
Seriously, what does that $350 buy you -vs- a couple of 2x12s and 45 min of spare time to build your own long ramps?
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:56 PM   #38
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Ive got the rhino ramps and i can get up them no problem and they are 1/4 the price of these.

btw. where is the signup on that site? I cant seem to find it.
This ramp is a great idea, but needs the safety feature of the "tray" in a Rhino ramp. I once watched an e30 roll off the lip of the Rhino and will never allow a tire to be on a flat surface again (as in this design).
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:01 PM   #39
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Anyone crazy enough to try this??? Looks scary as hell but if it worked well for only $130. The possibility of death and or destruction of your car if it were to break is enough to scare me off though

Anyways the guy who made it said he found the idea in an old Popular Mechanics Magazine

thread here: http://www.classic1800.com/ramp-pit-plans/

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. You just need to get some wood stress data information and overbuild it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:01 PM   #40
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This ramp is a great idea, but needs the safety feature of the "tray" in a Rhino ramp. I once watched an e30 roll off the lip of the Rhino and will never allow a tire to be on a flat surface again (as in this design).
Are you talking about the Race Ramps design? They have a stop at the end so you can't "over shoot" them -

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...6&d=1287623791

The stop at the end is huge, you'd have to real not be paying attention to go over that.

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