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Car ramps - how high?



  Clio182
I’m planning on buying some car ramps - the time has come to de-rust and sort out the underside of my 182! So here’s the question: can anyone recommend a pair which give additional height over the standard? Most seem to be about 20cm (8 inches) - is there anything out there that’s higher?
 

Nathan105e

ClioSport Club Member
I aren't sure what your budget is, a mate of mine has a set similar to this and we've Done some decent jobs on it!
 

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Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
I aren't sure what your budget is, a mate of mine has a set similar to this and we've Done some decent jobs on it!

i have one of there and struggle to the list the Front end up, always lifts the rear of the car. Am I doing something wrong? 😂
 

Nathan105e

ClioSport Club Member
i have one of there and struggle to the list the Front end up, always lifts the rear of the car. Am I doing something wrong? 😂
I believe some tilt and pivot and don't actually lock. So it's a case of lifting up, sticking an axle stand under the subframe or axle for the ones that pivot, don't blame me if doesn't work though 😬😂
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
They also really get in the way of stuff.

I did the underside of mine last year and honestly the best (unless you have a proper ramp!) Is 4 tall axle stands and a trolley jack which is able to lift the car high enough.

The stands only cover minimal parts so you are able to clean/derust/paint more in one hit.

Further, if you were thinking of more conventional ramps which you drive up... Your going to need to have the wheels off for most of any decent underside work which makes them a little useless imo. Majority of your work will be at the rear end so you can likely get away with just two tall axle stands.
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
i have one of there and struggle to the list the Front end up, always lifts the rear of the car. Am I doing something wrong? 😂
I did much of my Escort using one of these and I think I usually lifted the front (or jacked) and used axle stands to keep it up.

Then was forever wiggling through it, they look very handy on paper but in use they are a bit of a chore.
 
  Renault Clio 172 Cup
Thought I would chuck this on this old thread, rather than make a new one. I just ordered these ramps from Autodoc, they are currently £28.29 on the app, which I thought was pretty cheap:

www.autodoc.co.uk/yato/16371451

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Will need extension ramps (or bits of wood) to work with the Clio, or virtually any non-SUV modern car.

If they're s**t I'll update the thread.
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
I have a pair of these, much cheaper versions available but I wanted something I would feed safe putting the RR on, I've use them so much, 100% worth their money and super stable.

They worked fine for the Mini which was pretty low, the VX, RR so far, loads quicker than jacking up with stands.

 

JimF

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
I remember seeing some with a bottle jack under the flat section so you could really increase your chances of injury.
 

SharpyClio

ClioSport Club Member
Even with the "low car" extensions these ramps are no good for me, maybe my car is lower at the front than some but its not even close to going up these ramps without ripping the splitter off and damaging the bottom or the bumper. I shall be selling mine when I pull my finger out.
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
Even with the "low car" extensions these ramps are no good for me, maybe my car is lower at the front than some but its not even close to going up these ramps without ripping the splitter off and damaging the bottom or the bumper. I shall be selling mine when I pull my finger out.
I find it's fine if you drive onto a little bit of wood first, doesn't take much to miss the splitter. I did manage to wheel spin one out once which scared the s**t out of me.
 


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