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Truck lift-ramps

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by shooters1380, May 14, 2020.

  1. shooters1380

    shooters1380 Junior Member

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    Just curious as to what you guys are using to raise your trucks up for maintenance issues.

    Looking at some drive up ramps that are rated at 16k but had numerous complaints stating that they collapsed or weren’t safe. I’ve got jack stands but even those make me nervous. Some of the truck ramps can get up into some serious cash so I wanted to see what you guys recommend?

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    I use Rhino Ramps, not sure if they are the 12k or 16k versions(would need to look at them). I use them to back up onto and level my enclosed trailer so I can get car out into shop easier. Current ones have plenty of reinforcements and such. Plus the ramp part is a stronger design verse older ones. I had an older design and they started to crush doing same thing I do now with newer ones. Only reason I use these ramps as my trucks are normally lifted so it's easy to get under them for maintenance.
     
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    Yeah that sure would blow to be underneath the truck and the ramps start to crumple. I want them primarily to lube the front drive shaft. What did you pay for those ramps?


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    Actually I just checked and it was the Rhino Ramos people were claiming had the failures. You haven’t had any issues with the new ones?


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    Can't you use the ramps to drive up and raise the front end, then put Jack stands down also as a safety?
     
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    Yep. Which is probably what I’ll end up doing


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    These things sit so high I rarely need to put it up on stands. Now my daughters little Pontiac G5 is a whole other story. :D
     
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    Yeah I don’t raise it to change the oil but trying to lube that front drive shafts another story


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    I use the Rhino ramps as well (16K version). I think I paid about $50 a pair on Amazon (got two pair for stuff that needs the truck level like filling diffs). I've left the truck on them overnight with no issues.

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    Copy that. Thank you sir for the info


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