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Rhino Ramps okay?

Discussion in 'Civic Type R Forum (FK8 - 10th Gen)' started by EnjoyDriving, Sep 4, 2018.




  1. EnjoyDriving Senior Member

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    I am a pair of Rhino ramps, the ones for cars not for trucks, and I am wondering if the CTR would scrap the front lip when it goes up, either going up with the front or backing up with the rear?

    I don't have the car yet so I can't really tell. if people here can show me that it's doable, then I'd sleep better at nights ;-)
     
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    xRiCeBoYx Senior Member

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    Mine's not a CTR, but my sport hatch's front lip barely clears going up rhino ramps.
     
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    For the frontend will not work at all. The rear is fine . I have a set.
     
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    I use these tiny little ramps from Race Ramps to see where the front jack point is, then I use a long reach floor jack, then set the car on a couple wheel cribs also from Race Ramps, I’ll take a picture for you when I get home.
     
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    I ended up using some 2x4s to raise my car a few inches higher, this allowed the front lip to clear the ramps & it was an easy process from there. Just make sure to use the same 2x4s when coming down off the ramps ;)
     
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    Yep you'll just need a 2x4 to raise the front lip to clear.
     
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    EnjoyDriving Senior Member

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    So, backing up onto the ramps won't cause the front lip touching the ground???

    :feedback:

     
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    I used them yesterday when I was installing my yellow fog lights. I thought it was going to clear it perfectly but it did drag a little but nothing major. I was thinking of getting a front lip for my hatch but if I do then the ramps are out of the question for future work.
     
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    A little pricer but we utilize race ramps around the shop because of the flexibility in heights.
     
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    Could always do something like this. You could make the ramps much longer so that it gradually increases and should clear. Buddy of mine has this for his E36, etc.

     
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    EnjoyDriving Senior Member

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    If we have 2 jacks, would it be possible to jack up on the front center and then slide in the Rhino ramps? It kinda defeat the purpose of my ramps, but hey I already got them in garage, and it'd be better to have the car sitting on a pair of ramps than on a pair of jack stands, right?
     
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    No sweat getting on the ramps, at least on my hatchback LX (standard rhino ramps).
     
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    I use a couple 2X10s to raise it up enough for a jack to get to the front jack point. Then jack stands for me.
    I've not heard of ramps being better for the car than jack stands. A lift would use the same jack points that the jack stands hit. Also, I'm usually rotating tires at the same time I'm doing anything else so ramps wouldn't work for me. I am curious what's wrong with jack stands though
     
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