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    1. #1
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      Race Ramps for Oil Changes

      Anyone here using Race Ramps for oil changes? I am familiar with extractors but I have multiple cars and all need to be lifted to remove the filters anyhow. So, just want to see if anyone is using these? The review are good and they have a low profile option that will work for one of the cars I change the oil on.

      Looking at this one specifically:

      https://www.raceramps.com/garage-ser...ace/p/RR-56-2/

      Price is a bit high but with 4 cars that is 8 oil changes a year. As a result, I should recover my cost pretty quickly (I pay 25 for labor to have my oil changed in this area).

      Thoughts (ease of use, durability etc.)

      Thanks

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      I have a set of Rhino Ramps that I've had for a long time - 25 years maybe?

      For the lower slung vehicles that I service (Miata, V60P) I place a short piece of 2x8 just before the ramp to make the slope a little more gradual. That solution has worked for my cars and no scraping and I think they cost like $40.
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      I have the one-piece 56" Race Ramps. Very light and strong. They don't slide easily either.

      The only negative is the end stop would benefit from a metal reinforcement. It works fine but could inspire more confidence that I won't drive over the ramps.
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      $247... ouch, but starts to make sense if you do 8 oil changes a year, I'd probably get something nice that doesn't slide around when you try to get on them too then

      does XC90 even needs to be lifted at all to pull the filter, seems like there is enough clearance to get underneath as is? I am approaching 40K miles in a few months, doing the oil on my own then.
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      That is a good point. I will have to try to climb under the car to see. I figured it made sense given the number of cars I am dealing with either way, but, may be less hassle if I don't have to bother with the ramps for the XC90.

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      I like that 2 piece Race Ramp design so that if you need to come in from the side to work on something, you can slide that ramp piece out and get it out of the way

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      Good old ramps I got for free from my Tech friend at work. Looked around Craigslist for used ones and costs some 20-odd $.

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      I don't use ramps for the XC90.

      I built plywood ramps for our other cars (just many 2' wide pieces stacked upon each other to build up a slope.)
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      I have the two-piece Race Ramps. Bought originally for my Porsche 928, but work great with my XC90. Highly recommended.

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      I have the 67" XT Race Ramps and use them on the XC90 as well as my other cars. Just makes access a bit nicer.

      Very lightweight and are durable but more time needed down the road to see how they hold up, I'm sure they will past the tough test though long term. Also the 2 piece helps for ease of use by getting it out of the way for me to slide under easier.

      A little spendy but hopefully a 1 time purchase.
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