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prelude wood ramps diy

I know this has been covered here or elsewhere, and on the mustangworld site[....], but after I began planning the build I realized the bottom most 10 x 2 is unnecessary for prelude owners, especially since there is no way to fit the mustang ramps in a 5th gen. not sure what length i ended up at [58"?].

I had the 10 x 2s cut at home depot, except for the stoppers used little circular saw. used elmers [think stack of pancakes and syrup], then buried screws into all layers, deep enough to not worry about giving myself a flat or two.

let dry overnight, then torque the screws in a nother 1/4 turn. DONT crack the wood.

they work great for me, I have used the rhino ramps and hated them, they buckle and are very lightweight. these are only 6" off the ground [then add in ride height and thats head clearance], shortened low wood ramps are 100 times more stable, not too heavy without the bottom stack. and they fit. perfect for oil changes, i dont get scared my head will get crushed anymore either.





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Re: prelude wood ramps

and [bump] those rhino ramps will scrape or come way too close even on stock ride height ludes. too high off the ground. sell yours to someone with suicidal tendencies.


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Re: prelude wood ramps

i almost did something like this. then i figured out to just drive on a single layer, jack it up, and slide regular ramps under
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Re: prelude wood ramps

ya I had my rhinos buckle on me with my old ek civic [lots lighter than 5th gen ludes], under the car wedged in between sidewalk. if i didn't have superhuman reflexes I could have crushed my skull, and no one to call the ER for me either!

as far as these ramps go, I just drive right on them one layer at a time, stopping everytime to line up tires. once you get to the last layer just let it drift until you nudge the stoppers, and pull the e brake. chock rears and you're done, no need for jacks or anything like that, just gravity.

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That looks pretty ****in dangerous I'm not gonna lie.
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how..wood ramps work great
true, it's how I have to get my car on the trailer.


although at first I just stacked the boards and didn't screw them together, I ended up trashing one of my volks while backing off the trailer the first time.... my cursing could be heard from miles away.
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Re: prelude wood ramps

yea screws. the whole point of me making the wood ramps was because rhinos are dangerous, like car drop on your head dangerous. I've had my lude up on wood ramps so many times, its definitely the safer route vs rhinos. these are shorter and much much more sturdy. and the lude will scrape on rhinos or metal ramps, too low.

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Re: prelude wood ramps

I use rhino ramps....great investment if you are gonna be under her a lot! I don't trust Jiffy Lubes so I do all my own oil changes and they make it easy-breezy!
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Re: prelude wood ramps

The point of this thread was to show people how to make safe ramps, i.e. not rhino. I've had RHINO ramps buckle on me while under my prelude and even my little civic, VERY VERY unsafe and dangerous trust me. and scary as all hell when you hear and see your so called "support" ramps start giving way inches from your head. I don't even have a creeper, so I can't just slide out either.

and I'm still wondering how you got your lude on them without scraping the **** out of it. I have lo profile tires but stock height, and I SCRAPED MY LUDE every time [I stopped after my third attempt] on rhinos. I'm definitely not the only one either, I know a few guys with different make cars who won't come anywhere near Rhino or any brand ramps, they just use jackstands or my wood ramps.

make sure you have life insurance if you have to stick with the Rhinos, again I don't know why you would want to kill yourself. When that heavy ass SH drops on your noggin don't say I didn't warn you. I'll stick with the homegrown wood ramps, absolutely the cheapest, safest, and best way to go. cost me 20 bucks total? prolly not even that, and they still work.

and damn if this thread isn't dead already.....

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Re: prelude wood ramps

just an update, its been however many months since i built these, still work great. I ended up making a couple pairs for friends as well, they all are happy with em, i havent had any incidents or anything even close to dangerous happen.
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Re: prelude wood ramps

no suprise. they used to build covered bridges, train tressels, out of wood. safe, reliable, long lasting.
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Re: prelude wood ramps

I would think you should glue some sandpaper or thin cork sheet...rubber, whatever to the bottoms to make sure they don't slide on smooth concrete like mine. Thanks for the tip on these. I have a bundy jack and jackstands, but this would make oil change a snap.
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Re: prelude wood ramps

I use my friends rhino ramps, dont scrape and im at stock height with a lip kit, my friend has used them on his truck that weighs twice as much as my lude with no problems, you must have gotten faulty rhino ramps.
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Re: prelude wood ramps

maybe. either way im not getting under plastic ever again. no way. but if they clear then cool i guess, i had the regular black plastic rhinos, not sure what model or whatever. either way, i like the wood better, nice and cheap and low profile.

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I would think you should glue some sandpaper or thin cork sheet...rubber, whatever to the bottoms to make sure they don't slide on smooth concrete like mine. Thanks for the tip on these. I have a bundy jack and jackstands, but this would make oil change a snap.

i didnt think of that, but skateboard grip tape or something would be perfect. my spot is pretty grippy pavement, so im good for now. i just got the idea from the mustangworld post, its been covered other places. those ones just didnt fit in the car
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i like the idea, cant wait to see it in a ick of yours , while working on your bb(-)
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never. my car is a little shy, budget a lil too low to show off anything. Ill send you a copy of my bikini calendar tho, 29.95 with tax:)



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boo , i wanted it for free lol
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awww. thats a discount price nah mean? gotta pay for these car parts somehow...

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here my greenie. shes camera shy with all them wrinkles and keymarks from prev owner. but shes a good car. good car.

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sweetness, got anymore icandy ?
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we'll see. my money is short right now, but i have some idears.

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So what are the lengths of each board on these homemade ramps?
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I have Rhino Ramps. I really wish those things gave me a few more inches of clearance. I really want to build a set of these.

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^poor mans car lift! I love it. I will be doing this, for sure.
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