How-To: Build Homemade Car Ramps - SRT Forums - SRT4, SRT6, SRT8, SRT10 & Dodge Forum
 
 


Go Back   SRT Forums - SRT4, SRT6, SRT8, SRT10 & Dodge Forum > SRT-4 FAQ / How To > How To Forum

SrtForums.com is the premier Dodge SRT Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2010, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Member Number: 51967
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 10
Default 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!!!
__________________
MODS: MPx 3" turboback exhaust, S1 lowering springs, Flik 17" wheels, K&N shortram intake, Hotchkiss swaybars, MM inserts, transmission inserts, Bwoody catch cans, DCSports Front Tower Brace, Charge Pipe Mod, and more.
erobe05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-17-2010, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
OH5SRT4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member Number: 21866
Location: GPS Signal Lost
Posts: 3,708
Default

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.
__________________
AGP Powered - Turbo666 Tuned

Zeta 2.8
OH5SRT4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
 
evo77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Member Number: 1346
Location: Zion, IL
Posts: 13,295
Lifetime Premium Member
Default

Pretty cool. But the cost of all that lumber is still pricey.
__________________
OLD: 2003 SRT-4 is gone... thanks for the good times.

NEW: 2012 Chevy Cruze Eco... well, at least its still turbo right?
evo77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
dj-anakin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Member Number: 986
Location: ridgecrest, ca
Posts: 4,789
Default

Only problem I see is the cross boards. You wouldn't be able to move around underneath if they're there.
__________________
When I was your age, Pluto was a planet
dj-anakin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 11:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
KBzPTGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Member Number: 112
Location: Hagerstown
Posts: 1,026
Default

Quote: Originally Posted by dj-anakin View Post
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
KBzPTGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 11:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
KBzPTGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Member Number: 112
Location: Hagerstown
Posts: 1,026
Default

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.
KBzPTGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 12:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
morgantj13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member Number: 47175
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 3,269
Default

looks good!
__________________
morgantj13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 12:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
04PAcruz'n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Member Number: 8512
Location: Collegeville PA
Posts: 1,374
Default

awesome work! I say $100 is stupid cheap. I have aluminum ramps and they costed me about $250.
__________________
Mods:
FM E3, Stage 3 w/o toys, JMB Ported IM+PTP 55mm TB, PTP charge pipe, Thermal R&D exhaust w/cat, Mopar CAI, Spearco DF-IC, Samco IC hoses.
Mopar Stage 1 suspension (springs+sways), rear tension struts, Mopar front STB, Pwerks rear STB, mm inserts (street)
Mopar STS, Mopar BOV, JMB catchcan, Pwerks grounding kit
04PAcruz'n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 11:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Member Number: 51967
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 10
Default

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!
__________________
MODS: MPx 3" turboback exhaust, S1 lowering springs, Flik 17" wheels, K&N shortram intake, Hotchkiss swaybars, MM inserts, transmission inserts, Bwoody catch cans, DCSports Front Tower Brace, Charge Pipe Mod, and more.
erobe05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 01:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
OH5SRT4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member Number: 21866
Location: GPS Signal Lost
Posts: 3,708
Default

Quote: Originally Posted by erobe05 View Post
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.
__________________
AGP Powered - Turbo666 Tuned

Zeta 2.8
OH5SRT4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 02:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
4doorturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member Number: 1604
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 2,136
Default

Awesome job!
4doorturbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 07:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Member Number: 85125
Location: las vegas
Posts: 2
Default 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


thanks michael
stockups is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Member Number: 83060
Location: Cali
Posts: 80
Default

Good idea this is very cool. Never thought of it.
omar92337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 04:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
SRTforums Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Member Number: 85125
Location: las vegas
Posts: 2
Default 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
stockups is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 03:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
 
RUgoinUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Member Number: 181
Location: LOL, FL
Posts: 6,297
Lifetime Premium Member
Default

They wont slide forward when driving up if you put some wood in between them and the wall.

__________________
Ever lie, steal, dishonor your parents? Those are only 3 of 10 Commandments. Breaking 1 condemns U 2 Hell. If U want Heaven, admit your guilt, & ask God 2 forgive U based on Jesus' death on a cross. Then love God & people.
RUgoinUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:28 PM.



(C) SRTforums.com

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2