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Since I've been under the car so much lately, I wanted to run this solution by everyone. I've read about the trouble with getting the car off the ground and onto stands. Since I mostly haven't needed the wheels off, this is what I've done. I'm not a fan of driving up onto ramps without a spotter and even then the thought of running off the end, the ramps scooting or worse, shooting out from the car and badly damaging the car scares me. So...

Using jack point B near the rear wheels, I jack the car until the rear wheel is high enough to slip a ramp under. Lower, then repeat with the other side. If I need all 4 wheels off, I plan on getting another set of ramps and doing the same thing, using jack point B.

When I need wheels off (brakes, etc), I will simply do 1 wheel at a time. Fronts are no big problem as I can use the rear (point B) to get the front up and place the stand where it needs to go. The rear.... well, that still remains a mystery. I will probably have to use the jack and then set a couple of stands under the A arm as close to the wheel hub as I can. Since I won't be UNDER the car when the wheel is off, risk of injury is minimal, but I'd love a better solution and a LIFT IS NOT AN OPTION - I simply don't have a garage that will manage it.

Thoughts, suggestions, WTF are you doing comments, etc. appreciated.

James
 

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That is what quite a lot of people on here do instead of driving up onto the ramps. Just jack the car up and slide the ramps under the wheels.
 

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Jack Helper is your friend. Should come with the car.
 

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I just jack each side up so the ramps fit under the wheels. Then let them down and they are sturdy. I also use two pieces of what look like railroad ties cut into 12 inch lengths . I think they are really landscape ties. They work fine also. Just make sure you block the front tires both front and back so the car doesn't slip forward. ;)
 

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I've had a set of the heavy ABS ramps for years and they're great. I agree with the old metal ones with no traction. But as said above jack up and slide ramp under if needed. Then best of both worlds. Super safe and easy access.
 

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The jack helper works on the Evora? What exactly does it do? What's the procedure for jacking up one of these cars?

Also, here's a friendly reminder to always put jack stands or some other supporting mechanism underneath the car while they're on ramps. When ramps fail they do so catastrophically, buckling instantly.
 

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How about just buy 4 jack stands, 5 hockey pucks and a jack?
Cause where you are allowed to jack from is where the jack stand goes. You can get the front end onto jack stands as you can jack the car from the "B" point in the rear to raise the whole car. Not so with the rear. That is the issue that plagues Lotus owners.. LOL
 

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The jack helper works on the Evora? .
To my knowledge it does not, did not realize which car you are lifting.
 

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Yeah, I have no idea how to jack up an Evora but I've done just about anything you'd want to do to an Elise including removing the engine and I've just got a jack, 5 hockey pucks and 4 jack stands.
 

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These were recommended by the shop that built my Infiniti.

Kinda expensive but don't slip. Diff lengths available for various ride heights.


Depending on ur garage layout,,,,,, you could rig a cheap full length mirror, placed on its side, to see if you are approaching the end of the ramps.

May not be the best idea EVER..... But an idea none the less.
 

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I'm a big believer in race ramps. Just place them against the back of your tires and back up. impossible to miss and have a stop at the end so you don't overshoot. You can even slide the ramp part out of the way if you want after you are up on the plateau or the ramp.
 

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I'm a big believer in race ramps. Just place them against the back of your tires and back up. impossible to miss and have a stop at the end so you don't overshoot. You can even slide the ramp part out of the way if you want after you are up on the plateau or the ramp.

Yep - I may have to splurge on these. Was thinking Rhino Ramps to replace the 2 metal ones I have but like the race ramps better. Just have to swallow the 4 times the price.....
 

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Amazon has some for $203 shipped...but apparently I'm not allowed to post link?!?

Sure as heck would measure carefully, they have descriptions on how to measure angles.

Wouldn't changing your own oil twice balance out the cost?
 

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I have ramps that are practically the same thing, just not as long and they work just fine. And for way cheaper.
 

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Rhino ramps are great and maintain traction even with wet tires.
 

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Rhino ramps are great and maintain traction even with wet tires.
I actually believe these are what I have. I was about to buy some at autozone when a guy I work with said he had some he would give me cause he never used 'em. I jumped on that! Can't beat free!

Agreed, although not as fancy as race ramps, there are much cheaper options. Let's just say I've only been in a walmart once, and I now have ramps.
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