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      02-11-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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Race Ramps 40" VS 56"

Will the 40" Race Ramps work for our cars?

http://www.amazon.com/Race-Ramps-RR-...8944352&sr=8-4

Significantly cheaper than the 56" version:

http://www.amazon.com/Race-Ramps-RR-...8944352&sr=8-3
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I have the 1200 lb rhino ramps. The front lower dam touches when driven up the ramps but does no damage. I have also used these on my Lightning truck.

http://www.amazon.com/RHINO-RAMP----...8948152&sr=8-2
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      02-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #3
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I have the 1200 lb rhino ramps. The front lower dam touches when driven up the ramps but does no damage. I have also used these on my Lightning truck.

http://www.amazon.com/RHINO-RAMP----...8948152&sr=8-2
Are you lowered or stock height?
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What if you have the ZCP Competition Package with the lowered height?
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      02-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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My car is stock and I use Scepter PRO Ramps 2300kg a pair. I did my last oil change using them. Cost me AUS$90 from a local automotive shop. They look very strong and a lot of clearance. A lot cheaper than the expensive Race Ramps that cost nearly 3-4 times more.

http://www.scepterconsumer.com/new_products/
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I have Race Ramps 56" (2pc) style and they work very well...plenty of clearence. I have no experience with the 40" model (didn't even knew they existed) but did check out raceramp.com. I think it will be close; it will really come down to the setup on your car. I recommend cutting some cardboard triangles to the profile of the ramps (technical specs are on their website) and test fit to be sure. I know Race Ramps are expensive, but they are Just so perfect! Light weight, easy to store, good traction (both on the floor and for the car). I toyed with making my own version with 2X lumber, but by the time I bought enough pieces, it wasn't a whole lot cheaper and they weigh a ton. Good Luck
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Yes they will......

I have both sets and pop the ZCP on with the 40's up front and the 56's at the rear. Installed my Performance Muffler in this manner, was comfortable with the car at the perfect height. If you can swing it buy both sets, this is really a quality product that will last forever if not abused.
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I went back to their site and they have an easier test method using a yard stick and ruler towards the bottom of the page.

Race Ramp 40"
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I also own the 56" ramps and love them. Did my exhaust as well with no complaints. Don't let people tell you otherwise. These ramps are quality and will last!
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I have both sets and pop the ZCP on with the 40's up front and the 56's at the rear. Installed my Performance Muffler in this manner, was comfortable with the car at the perfect height. If you can swing it buy both sets, this is really a quality product that will last forever if not abused.
Awesome! Thanks for chiming in ... will pick up a set of 40s since they're a little cheaper and then decide if I should get another set to lift the entire car. Thanks!
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Are you lowered or stock height?
I am stock.
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am just starting to get into DIY and wonder what these would be good for other than oil changes. Would you use these then jack stands for wheel/brake maintenance? Honestly curious as am most likely going to buy these, just trying to figure out the best setup.
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Why not just get the RhinoRamps if you're getting the 40" version?
They should be pretty similar.

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am just starting to get into DIY and wonder what these would be good for other than oil changes. Would you use these then jack stands for wheel/brake maintenance? Honestly curious as am most likely going to buy these, just trying to figure out the best setup.
You could probably also do diff fluid changes, exhaust work, perhaps fuel filter maintenance, antifreeze flush, and anything that does not involve the brakes or suspension. I've used the ramps at the front, then jack up the car at the rear and use jack stands for the rear, and then lift the front and use jack stands on the front. Then you can work on all four corners of the suspension/brakes.

Best think would be a two post lift if your garage can accommodate it. There is one short lift that can also be stowed away with ease. But I think it runs around $2.5k (Danmar MaxJax).
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Why not just get the RhinoRamps if you're getting the 40" version?
They should be pretty similar.

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The Rhino Ramps will not work for a ZCP equipped car. The felt covers beneath and slightly behind the bumper touches the ramps. I have the 56" Race Ramps for the front and use the Rhino Ramps for the rear.
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Why not just get the RhinoRamps if you're getting the 40" version?
They should be pretty similar.

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They look similar but are very different in construction. Rhino ramps are a molded plastic, RaceRamps are a solid construction, raceramps will not slip under the wheel or be pushed along the ground by the wheel.

If you get the two piece ramps you can remove the 'slope' part of the ramp once the car is up to give you extra access under the car.

I have the 2-pc ramps - http://www.raceramps.com/2-piece-56-...ice-ramps.aspx
An older version of the roll ups (great for getting jack clearance on my S2000) - http://www.raceramps.com/roll-ups.aspx
And two sets of flat stoppers for winter storage of my summer cars - http://www.raceramps.com/flatstoppers.aspx
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