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Old 02-06-2013, 09:44 PM   #231
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and now...a car wash.
The car 24 hours ago, after a wash. Plus there's a storm coming tomorrow

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:11 AM   #232
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Did you have to lift the car up to do an oil change? That might be the only factor if I do it or not, previous car I was able to fit underneath it.
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Did you have to lift the car up to do an oil change? That might be the only factor if I do it or not, previous car I was able to fit underneath it.
Unless you have a very small head, you will need it lifted to do this comfortably. Ramps would be easiest, but you can do it with jacks. This is how I did my first with a jack and axle stands, but jacking the car is a bit of a pain.
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Unless you have a very small head, you will need it lifted to do this comfortably. Ramps would be easiest, but you can do it with jacks. This is how I did my first with a jack and axle stands, but jacking the car is a bit of a pain.
Crap. I was hoping not to have to drive my car on ramps. I don't know if I want to take the risk of driving the car on ramps.
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Did you have to lift the car up to do an oil change? That might be the only factor if I do it or not, previous car I was able to fit underneath it.
I drove it onto ramps that I have. It wouldn't clear them now that I'm lowered so I had to put a 2x12 in front of it to get the at up to clear the ramp.
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Did you have to lift the car up to do an oil change? That might be the only factor if I do it or not, previous car I was able to fit underneath it.
I've done this car twice without lifting it. And I have a big head. Biggest challenge is the rear center screw holding the engine bay cover in place. Had to hold the screwdriver with the tips of my fingers.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:32 AM   #237
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Crap. I was hoping not to have to drive my car on ramps. I don't know if I want to take the risk of driving the car on ramps.
I was worried about doing that in the beginning. I have the 5 speed and you have to be on your game with the clutch. The first time with this car I did it myself with no problem. A few days later my neighbor was out and walked over to 'help'. Messed it up, probably because I had someone watching. Nothing bad, just revved a little higher than I would have liked and I hit the stops a little hard. I have the 10,000lb ramps, these are very big compared to the tire, so they give you quite a bit of wiggle room.

The ramps give you a lot of room to work. I am getting to the age where the floor is pretty far away. The next purchase will be a creeper. Wiggling around the driveway makes for an achy next day.
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It's harder than u think to drive off a set of ramps. Just take your time and you'll be fine. They're safer than laying under a car on jacks stands for sure. Whatever you do please use more than just a jack. Very dangerous.
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Here is something: $1700 though. Less expensive than a permanent 2 post.

http://www.ezcarlift.com/index.html
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Here is something: $1700 though. Less expensive than a permanent 2 post.

http://www.ezcarlift.com/index.html
That would make things a lot easier! I could build a computer and do a headlight mod with that kind of money. :P lmao
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