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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Any suitable ramps for C4S? Reply with quote

Sorry if this has been done before, but I’d like a set of ramps so can get underneath, obviously need low entry height, seen the plastic ones but not sure. The 305 Tyres probably mean steel ones won’t work.
Anyone use any?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump


When you get it up and running would you be able to write a little thread on it with pics and your experience of using it?

I’d like your feedback on it as one of these is on my shortlist for my garage along with a mid rise scissor lift like the one below.

http://www.gemco.co.uk/product/bradbury-h8101memk2-3-tonne-mobile-mid-rise-scissor-lift/
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toffeeman wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump


When you get it up and running would you be able to write a little thread on it with pics and your experience of using it?

I’d like your feedback on it as one of these is on my shortlist for my garage along with a mid rise scissor lift like the one below.

http://www.gemco.co.uk/product/bradbury-h8101memk2-3-tonne-mobile-mid-rise-scissor-lift/


Will do, I met a guy in the 996 FB Owners Group at Simply Porsche who lives in the USA and uses them for his car and it was he (and the fact that I then visited the importer in Alton, Hants to have a look at them) that got me wanting a set.

The two main reasons these suit me better than any of the scissor lift solutions is that 1) I can only work outside on my drive which has a 5% downward slope (Quickjack limit is 7%) and 2) they are relatively easy to store flat up against a wall which I don't think any of the scissor lifts can.

I should be ordering the Quickjack before the end of this month and will try to do some pics and a write up some time after that.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
toffeeman wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump


When you get it up and running would you be able to write a little thread on it with pics and your experience of using it?

I’d like your feedback on it as one of these is on my shortlist for my garage along with a mid rise scissor lift like the one below.

http://www.gemco.co.uk/product/bradbury-h8101memk2-3-tonne-mobile-mid-rise-scissor-lift/


Will do, I met a guy in the 996 FB Owners Group at Simply Porsche who lives in the USA and uses them for his car and it was he (and the fact that I then visited the importer in Alton, Hants to have a look at them) that got me wanting a set.

The two main reasons these suit me better than any of the scissor lift solutions is that 1) I can only work outside on my drive which has a 5% downward slope (Quickjack limit is 7%) and 2) they are relatively easy to store flat up against a wall which I don't think any of the scissor lifts can.

I should be ordering the Quickjack before the end of this month and will try to do some pics and a write up some time after that.


That’s great, thanks. Thumb

I, too, am pondering the aspect of storage but I have a double garage so a permanently setup scissor lift is an option for me. I’d just have to drive over it every time I park my car away. The ability to store the quickjack away is also tempting. I saw one on a car build channel on YouTube called “B is for Build”. Very useful bit of kit.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:

I should be ordering the Quickjack before the end of this month and will try to do some pics and a write up some time after that.


Of course I saw this and immediately looked on fleabay! Very Happy

Did you see this PeterG?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quick-jack-/272868349787
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyC911 wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:

I should be ordering the Quickjack before the end of this month and will try to do some pics and a write up some time after that.


Of course I saw this and immediately looked on fleabay! Very Happy

Did you see this PeterG?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quick-jack-/272868349787


Nice find, that is an excellent price. You might get that for £850.

So tempted to put an offer in but I have other stuff to do first around the house.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump


I've been looking at these, what size are you going for?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cunno wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump


I've been looking at these, what size are you going for?


I love the idea of it but it just looks like it would go sideways pretty easily? The footprint width is a bit narrow?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senoj wrote:
Cunno wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump


I've been looking at these, what size are you going for?


I love the idea of it but it just looks like it would go sideways pretty easily? The footprint width is a bit narrow?


That is answered in their FAQs, watch this video:
https://www.facebook.com/QuickJackUSA/videos/640416479430147/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toffeeman wrote:
TonyC911 wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:

I should be ordering the Quickjack before the end of this month and will try to do some pics and a write up some time after that.


Of course I saw this and immediately looked on fleabay! Very Happy

Did you see this PeterG?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quick-jack-/272868349787


Nice find, that is an excellent price. You might get that for £850.

So tempted to put an offer in but I have other stuff to do first around the house.


I hadn't seen that, been a bit busy selling my GT86 and buying a practical runaround to go alongside the 911, which has ended up being a Honda Jazz - yes it's OK, I am over 60 Floor

Anyway, I've put an offer in as it is the right size (BL5000 is the one for 911s) so if you could all just hold fire please Hand
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
Senoj wrote:
Cunno wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
I'm not sure there are any for tyres that wide, even the fronts will struggle with most ramps...

I'll soon be ordering a set of these, expensive I know but I don't want to be using a trolley jack and stands with the 911 out on my drive and they raise the car higher than ramps as well

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk/#hydraulic-pump


I've been looking at these, what size are you going for?


I love the idea of it but it just looks like it would go sideways pretty easily? The footprint width is a bit narrow?


That is answered in their FAQs, watch this video:
https://www.facebook.com/QuickJackUSA/videos/640416479430147/


Thumb i wish they’d make that more obvious in their marketing.. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well thank you for pointing me at that one on eBay, they accepted my offer of £825 so I've saved £510, happy days! and I owe you a virtual pint or two Clap thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well thank you for pointing me at that one on eBay, they accepted my offer of £825 so I've saved £510, happy days! and I owe you a virtual pint or two Clap thumbsup


Congrats, Peter. I’m really pleased for you. Thumb

I look forward to an update thread when you get to grips with it. That’s a hell of a good price as well.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toffeeman wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
Well thank you for pointing me at that one on eBay, they accepted my offer of £825 so I've saved £510, happy days! and I owe you a virtual pint or two Clap thumbsup


Congrats, Peter. I’m really pleased for you. Thumb

I look forward to an update thread when you get to grips with it. That’s a hell of a good price as well.


Yeah, it's very good price and he's offered to deliver it as I'm only 10 miles away and he has an empty work van going out next week. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
toffeeman wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
Well thank you for pointing me at that one on eBay, they accepted my offer of £825 so I've saved £510, happy days! and I owe you a virtual pint or two Clap thumbsup


Congrats, Peter. I’m really pleased for you. Thumb

I look forward to an update thread when you get to grips with it. That’s a hell of a good price as well.


Yeah, it's very good price and he's offered to deliver it as I'm only 10 miles away and he has an empty work van going out next week. thumbsup


The planets certainly aligned for you on this deal. Good spot by Tony.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Any suitable ramps for C4S? Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Sorry if this has been done before, but I’d like a set of ramps so can get underneath, obviously need low entry height, seen the plastic ones but not sure. The 305 Tyres probably mean steel ones won’t work.
Anyone use any?


I use these - http://raceramp.co.uk

Their design allows wide types to straddle the ramps a bit. Not a problem.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got beaten to the Ebay Quick Ramps, good price you got them for Peterg be interested on seeing pics with Porsche up in air!
Karl which Race ramps you actually use, there seem to be a lot of types ( and they’re expensive) ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
...Karl which Race ramps you actually use, there seem to be a lot of types ( and they’re expensive) ?


I bought the RR-56-2 56" Ramps:



They're not cheap. But their key advantages are:

1) Very light weight
2) Because they can be split apart (each ramp is a 2-piece assembly, for a total of 4 pieces), they're easier to store
3) When I had a BMW 135i, if I recall correctly I could carry 3 out of the 4 pieces into the boot, and the last piece in the cabin (never tried getting them into the 997.2...)

This article will help you chose the a given ramp angle:

http://www.onallcylinders.com/2017/02/09/race-ramps-car-and-trailer-ramps/

But I can tell you that the above model works just fine (front & rear) on my 2010 C2S with standard PASM.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
Well thank you for pointing me at that one on eBay, they accepted my offer of £825 so I've saved £510, happy days! and I owe you a virtual pint or two Clap thumbsup


Glad to hear you got a bargain!

Look forward to the photos of them in action! Thumb
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