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How-To: Build Homemade Car Ramps

These things are great!! Got the idea when my rhino ramps where just not cutting it. Did some research and found out lots of other people have done the same thing.



It did take a fair amount of wood though, but well worth it. I'd say all in all, I put down about $100 on these. I built these out of 2"X12"'s. I needed 7- 2X12X8' boards.

The lengths are as follows; 74.4", 66", 56.25", 46.5", 36.75", 36.75", 26.25", and 18".

I also put some 1"X4" in between the 2"X12" boards in order to make it more gradual.

After I built it, I realized these things weigh a ton! and decided to put some wheels and handles on them to make them easier to move around. I also screwed some boards on the back end so they could stand up and make them easier to store.





These ramps will lift the wheels off the ground about ~11". Makes for PLENTY of room under the car. I also put 2 spacer 2"X4" boards going in between them to make sure they're spaced apart the right amount, which makes me feel better as I drive up on them. Wouldn't want to drive off the side!!!

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Good idea. I've often thought about doing this but just too lazy to venture into it I guess. Might just have to make a trip to lowes here soon and buy some wood because as you said, my rhino ramps just don't cut it. I can't get them under the front without putting a board or something at the base of them and even when I do they sometimes move.

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Pretty cool. But the cost of all that lumber is still pricey.

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Only problem I see is the cross boards. You wouldn't be able to move around underneath if they're there.

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Only problem I see is the cross boards. You wouldn't be able to move around underneath if they're there.
the last pics shows they're removable. Good job. any issues with tire slippage/spinning going up?
I really should do this too as my ramps have chewed up my lower bumper cover
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you may be able to cut down on the price by using smaller sections of 2x12 on the longer lower pieces and filling in the space with 2x4? Should still be plenty sturdy.
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awesome work! I say $100 is stupid cheap. I have aluminum ramps and they costed me about $250.

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I haven't had any issues at all with slippage while driving up on these. In fact, they're a lot easier to drive up on than my rhino ramps! Partly due to their inclination angle is half (9 deg compared to 18 deg).

And as far as the cost, you could always make these cheaper... you don't have to go all out for one thing and buy the wheels and handles and everything... that was just me having fun!

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I haven't had any issues at all with slippage while driving up on these. In fact, they're a lot easier to drive up on than my rhino ramps! Partly due to their inclination angle is half (9 deg compared to 18 deg).

And as far as the cost, you could always make these cheaper... you don't have to go all out for one thing and buy the wheels and handles and everything... that was just me having fun!
I always hated pulling up on my rhino ramps. They move, tires always seemed to slip on them(wore the little grip things right off), and it really didn't get the car very high when all was said and done.

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Awesome job!
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Home made car ramps

hi there 2 quick questions would these home made ramps hold a 94 dodge caravan and second question once the car is on the ramp can the 2 by 4 be remove so you can work under it


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Good idea this is very cool. Never thought of it.
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wood ramps

I see these wood ramps i think they should hold my Mina van yesterday my daughter bought me rino ramps for fathers day i tested them out and they went right back they keep slipping and i felt very unsafe trying to drive up them i rather take the 50.00 she give me and put other 25 and build me these wood ramps also dam lowes will even cut the wood down to size for me
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They wont slide forward when driving up if you put some wood in between them and the wall.


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