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Best Rhino Ramp model for the Elise?

Just wondering if they all will work, or if one model is preferred ?

Lotus Elise #134 - S O L D BOE REV400 street car built at BOE in KC. , Stock motor, low boost w/stock cat/mani, 292whp, (5.95 lbs/hp) passes all 50 states emissions/OBD, BOE ST exhaust, ACT HDSS, BOE Clam Hinge, BOE Oil Cooler Relocation, BOE Surge Tank/750cc injectors, BOE Race Links, MWR Rear Lift Kit etc. 0-100 = you bet!
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I have used the 8000 lb rated ones for years.

The first few times I had someone spot me but now I have no issues slowly backing on to the ramps by myself. You have to be careful that the ramps don't shift or slide. More importantly you need to make sure that do don't reverse over the stop at the back.

I would also recommend chocking both front wheels.

If you are going to crawl under your vehicle the safest method is to use a good quality floorjack and jackstands.

Where are you located in NH?
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I have the smaller Rhino ramps and they are just wide enough for our rear tires. If the price were the same I would have gotten the larger ones so I could use them on a vehicle with larger tires.
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The best ramps are Race Ramps - I have the 2 Piece 56" Low Profile Ramps - RR-56-2 and the Roll-Ups - RR-RU. This combination is great for the Lotus.

The 2 piece ramps "get out of you way" once the car is up. They do not slide like the Rhinos do, they are very light for easy storage, and you can chock the wheel on the ramp for safety.

When I want to service the Lotus I drive the front wheels on the ramps and the rear on the roll-ups. This lifts the car high in rear to remove the diffuser and then I can jack up the rear and use safety stands and now the car is high and safe.

They are sold by a Lotus Talk sponsor Fast Toys Race Ramps
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I have used the 8000 lb rated ones for years.

The first few times I had someone spot me but now I have no issues slowly backing on to the ramps by myself. You have to be careful that the ramps don't shift or slide. More importantly you need to make sure that do don't reverse over the stop at the back.

I would also recommend chocking both front wheels.

If you are going to crawl under your vehicle the safest method is to use a good quality floorjack and jackstands.

Where are you located in NH?
Hey Kevin - I'm up in Effingham, near Wolfboro , maybe 40 minutes south of the Mt. Washington Valley.

Lotus Elise #134 - S O L D BOE REV400 street car built at BOE in KC. , Stock motor, low boost w/stock cat/mani, 292whp, (5.95 lbs/hp) passes all 50 states emissions/OBD, BOE ST exhaust, ACT HDSS, BOE Clam Hinge, BOE Oil Cooler Relocation, BOE Surge Tank/750cc injectors, BOE Race Links, MWR Rear Lift Kit etc. 0-100 = you bet!
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thanks guys - plan was to use jackstands.

Lotus Elise #134 - S O L D BOE REV400 street car built at BOE in KC. , Stock motor, low boost w/stock cat/mani, 292whp, (5.95 lbs/hp) passes all 50 states emissions/OBD, BOE ST exhaust, ACT HDSS, BOE Clam Hinge, BOE Oil Cooler Relocation, BOE Surge Tank/750cc injectors, BOE Race Links, MWR Rear Lift Kit etc. 0-100 = you bet!
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Good man. Safest bet.

Maybe see you here? https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f110...er-2nd-106067/
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The Race Ramps we sell are WAAAAY better than Rhino ramps. They are light, they have a much lower approach angle, they get the car up higher and most importantly, they don't slip on the pavement as you drive up.

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