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Old 12-18-2017, 03:09 PM   #1
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Jack spacer

Due to some particular problems with my condo, I can’t use my ramps to drive on, however I can drive off. But my jack that I have (Harbor freight 1.5) won’t go high enough to seat them properly on the ramp as if I drove on.

So none of that that is really important, LOL.....

the question is: has anybody found a spacer to use on their Jack? Or made a safe one? I need about a 4 inch spacer, in addition to my frame Puck.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:28 PM   #2
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Something like this.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:29 PM   #3
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A bit Bigger...
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:34 PM   #4
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Bigger in terms of longer? I do those on request . They have a magnet as well.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:39 PM   #5
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Buy a 2x4. Cut as many spacers as you need.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:44 PM   #6
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Nice...need 4 inches I think
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:45 PM   #7
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Buy a 2x4. Cut as many spacers as you need.

Not that again, had two 2 x 4’s split on me on my C7 doing this… Need something stronger .....

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Old 12-18-2017, 03:46 PM   #8
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I see what you mean. You have to lift the frame a long way to pull the tires high enough to put a ramp under them. Can you lift the car high enough to slide the ramps partially under the wheels and then drive the rest of the way up on to the ramps?
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:50 PM   #9
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Piece of steel pipe ,thick wall or round stok material ? Be careful of tipping
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:51 PM   #10
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I see what you mean. You have to lift the frame a long way to pull the tires high enough to put a ramp under them. Can you lift the car high enough to slide the ramps partially under the wheels and then drive the rest of the way up on to the ramps?
Not really, but thanks for your message, the condo Floor we are on is extremely slippery and it pushes ramps ahead and there’s no way to anchor them to the floor… Coming off is no problem they don’t scoot out , but going up is ifffy.....And I need the height of my ramps, to really get under the car , as I stopped being skinny along time ago......
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:56 PM   #11
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My Rhino Ramps have a rubber foot that helps keep them from sliding. As soon as I get the weight of the car on the front of the ramp it seems to plant them pretty well.

Would there be a way to make a rubber foot for your ramps to help keep them from sliding?

Or maybe a way to safely put a piece of lumber between the tall end of the ramps and a curb or other solid object to prevent them from sliding?
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:57 PM   #12
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Piece of steel pipe ,thick wall or round stok material ? Be careful of tipping
Yup, gonna go cruise Lowe’s for this, cut two notches for frame
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:59 PM   #13
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Or maybe a way to safely put a piece of lumber between the tall end of the ramps and a curb or other solid object to prevent them from sliding?
Excellent idea......
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:17 PM   #14
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I use a lift puck from Amazon and then an additional hockey puck. The height is perfect.
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