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Old 03-26-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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How to build driveway ramps? Really, how? :)

Hey guys I have been having big trouble parking my car into my garage because my driveway is very steep towards the entrance. There's no way I can go sideways because my garage is not wide enough to be maneuvering. The side skirts of my car scrapes every time I get in/out even though I am not too low. I wanna be able to lower it because it looks retarded this way. The only thing that's holding me is that I can't make it into the garage. So, does anyone know how to build ramps? I also thought about just going over some wood but no way in hell they d hold up the weight.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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I think a BMW or any car for that matter looks retarded too low. How low are you? pic? But if you want to build ramps, GoingNuts did a tutorial. View his link if you want.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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Use wood. 2x6 times 2
Problem solved
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:49 PM   #4
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where is the problem?
in the street or in the driveway?
sounds like its in the street, if so, buy some asphalt at home depot and fill in some of the void in the tar.
they also sell a tool to pound it down.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:56 AM   #5
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Use wood. 2x6 times 2
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do you know how big a 2x6 is? Guess.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:32 AM   #6
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I have this problem too and I rent so its not like I can pour concrete. My suspension is stock but I have to creep just about everywhere that has an incline or decline

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:37 AM   #7
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Yep. Same here, I can just pour concrete cuz I rent. Wood is most likely not gonna hold the weight. Need sth legit.
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Post a pic of the driveway when you get a chance so we can see what you are working with.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:35 AM   #10
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1 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch. Why do I need to guess...?
Op, this should support the weight if you do this correctly. Possibly fill the gap underneath with bricks. But it'd be best to see some pics.
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Do you know how big a 2x6 is?

I bet you didn't know it's 1.5"x5.5"

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Yep. Same here, I can just pour concrete cuz I rent. Wood is most likely not gonna hold the weight. Need sth legit.
Yes, wood holds the weight. Get some 2x12 boards at the hardware or lumber store, and the store will usually cut them to length for you for a small fee. I've used them as ramps and even long term storage and they hold the weight of a 3 series just fine in most situations. Just keep make sure the board has support every few feet and it'll hold a lot.

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #12
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Here is a couple pictures.



This was before my suspension settled down, i could not fit a penny by my side skirts.

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This was before my suspension settled down, i could not fit a penny by my side skirts.

that's why. way too low. nothing you can do.
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Is there like a dip? Am I seeing that correctly? A couple 2x6 or 2x12 would work fine.
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Possibly put some wood blocks at the end of the concrete where it dips? I believe that should work but you'll definitely have to try different things to see what works best for you
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Barbaros, youre a cool person, I remember speaking to you once, and I dont live far from queens... so if you need help with this I can give you a hand;
anyway, here is an easy, cheap, non permanant solution:
buy a sheet of pressure treated plywood 4X8
have home depot cut it for you;
I dont know the exact size of you door width or the length of the dip, but lets assume its about 7 ft wide and the dip is 2 feet long (which is what I can judge by looking at the photo)
cut the ply wood into three pieces:
20" X 7'
12" X 7'
3" X 7'
then stack them on top of each other, screw them together, and lay it down in the dip.
also, buy either 5/8" or 3/4", but you have to determine that based on the depth of your dip. place a straight edge across the dip and mearsure down fron the center of the straight edge down to the center of the dip; 5/8" X 3 = about under 2" and 3/4 X 3 = 2 1/4".
Under $20, and you can put in your garage if you want to remove it.
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It amazes me what kids will put themselves through just to look cool.
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Do you think adult women enjoy wearing high heels???
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It amazes me what kids will put themselves through just to look cool.
Lol

I indeed think it looks cool but handling went out the window that low....and honestly I would of bought a civic if I just wanted to slam my car...Cheaper and would handle close to the same.

Never really understood why people drop cars that low...no way it can handle that well....
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