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[Canadian Tire] CT: Pro Ramp (12,000 LBS) $29.99

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[Canadian Tire] CT: Pro Ramp (12,000 LBS) $29.99

Got my oil changed last week and paid $35, so decided my next change I would do myself. Was recommended these in another thread and lucky for me they are on sale this week for $29.99 :D

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... ?locale=en


Also gonna pick these chocks up as well which are also on sale for $6.99

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... ?locale=en
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Saw that too, but didn't want to post the whole Canadian tire flyer up, lol. Thinking of getting the 2 ton as backup to the ramp. These have good reviews, but Princess Auto has the 3 ton on say for $13 from another brand. Anyone have the Princess Auto one?
m3gz wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 10:45 am
Certified Axle Stands Pair is also 30% off

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... ?locale=en

2ton $17.49
3ton $24.49
6ton $41.99
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Jump on these if you need them. Perfect for doing Volkswagen parking brake cable changes.
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atl5 wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 10:34 am
Got my oil changed last week and paid $35, so decided my next change I would do myself. Was recommended these in another thread and lucky for me they are on sale this week for $29.99 :D

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... ?locale=en


Also gonna pick these chocks up as well which are also on sale for $6.99

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... ?locale=en

Same ramps also on sale for @$29.99 at PartSource (page 7 on their flyer) http://www.partsource.ca/_pdf/flyer_march13.pdf
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You guys need have extra safety when you are using plastic or metal ramps. If you google around, you will find cases of ramps collapsed.
There are no other ways around it, the safest ramps you can get is to build it yourself.

Also for jack stands, pin-style stands are a lot safer than the cheap ratcheting stands.If you are going to use ratcheting stands, you will need to have something else (other than your face) for the car to fall on to in case the stand fails.
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Good find, PartSource is own my Canadian Tires, so their sale is similar. But gonna get the Choke from PS, 2 for $10 instead of 1 for $7 at CT. Can give a set to my dad :lol:

second2 wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 11:48 am
Same ramps also on sale for @$29.99 at PartSource (page 7 on their flyer) http://www.partsource.ca/_pdf/flyer_march13.pdf
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mucat wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 12:06 pm
There are no other ways around it, the safest ramps you can get is to build it yourself.
Agreed, but similarly the most dangerous ramps you can get is also to build it yourself.
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Putting your vehicle on ramps to do an oil change isn't a great idea unless your drain plug is on whichever end of the oil pan that oil will be collecting. Drain plug locations are decided by automotive engineers with a level surface in mind.
dirtmover wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 12:35 pm
Agreed, but similarly the most dangerous ramps you can get is also to build it yourself.
Not saying you're wrong, but how can do-it-yourself ramps be unsafe? We're talking 2x10 construction, right? Unless the builder forgets to use fasteners or staggers the boards or something ridiculously dumb like that, I don't see how it can be unsafe.
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dirtmover wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 12:35 pm
Agreed, but similarly the most dangerous ramps you can get is also to build it yourself.
Your comment is so wrong I don't know how to response to it.
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Like I said, google around. If you are getting under your car, you don't want to just play percentage, you don't want the ramps to work 99% of the time, you want it to have zero chance of failure. Or if it fails, you want to have a fail-safe.
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mucat wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 12:40 pm
Your comment is so wrong I don't know how to response to it.
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Like I said, google around. If you are getting under your car, you don't want to just play percentage, you don't want the ramps to work 99% of the time, you want it to have zero chance of failure. Or if it fails, you want to have a fail-safe.
I believe he is saying that with all the people out there who "think" they know what they are doing, they could just as easily build something that is far more dangerous than anything you could buy in the store.

Don't think for a second that there aren't people out there trying to make car ramps out of paint cans.
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SizzleChest wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 12:39 pm
Putting your vehicle on ramps to do an oil change isn't a great idea unless your drain plug is on whichever end of the oil pan that oil will be collecting. Drain plug locations are decided by automotive engineers with a level surface in mind.


Not saying you're wrong, but how can do-it-yourself ramps be unsafe? We're talking 2x10 construction, right? Unless the builder forgets to use fasteners or staggers the boards or something ridiculously dumb like that, I don't see how it can be unsafe.
You just answered your own question. It can happen. And does.
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SizzleChest wrote:
Mar 1st, 2013 12:39 pm
Putting your vehicle on ramps to do an oil change isn't a great idea unless your drain plug is on whichever end of the oil pan that oil will be collecting. Drain plug locations are decided by automotive engineers with a level surface in mind.
Good point. Both my vehicles have the drain plug facing the rear of the vehicle, so I've had no issues. However, when refilling your oil, make sure you check your dip stick for the correct oil level while parked on a level surface. There's no better way to under- or overfill oil while up on ramps or a sloped driveway when using your dip stick as a guide.

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