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Old 06-27-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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Floor jack or ramps

I need to buy either one to do my oil change. Pros and cons for either? I have a feeling at some point I will have both, but for the sake of oil change only what would you buy?
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I have to use a low profile floor jack. Ramps hit my splitter b4 they even get to my tires themselves.

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That's what I was thinking. I eventually want lowering springs, at that point the ramps are a waste.
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I have to use a low profile floor jack. Ramps hit my splitter b4 they even get to my tires themselves.

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Put some smaller blocks of wood in front of them and drive up on them first. It will get you high enough that your splitter won't hit.
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Put some smaller blocks of wood in front of them and drive up on them first. It will get you high enough that your splitter won't hit.
Low pro jack alot easier

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+1 on the floor jack and some stands. If you want to do some DIY ramps later......check these out.

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My vote goes to a quality set of stands and a jack. I have an older set of ramps that are saddled and I cannot simply pull either of my mustangs up them due to the front wheels being too wide. They will literally push the ramps forwards once the wheels make contact.

+1 on front splitter clearance. You won't have that problem with a jack/stands.
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I got some free ramps from my father which my car is too low to drive onto so I got a few 10" wide boards, cut them in equal lengths and I just use them to extend the ramps. I can have the car up on the ramps in about a minute although a low profile jack and jackstands would probably be just as fast which I use sometimes as well.
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Cant change pretty much any suspension parts on ramps


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I use ramps for mine, but I also have a jack and stands. But I will say at stock ride height, the ramps I have there's maybe 1-2cm clearance between the front splitter when it sits at the bottom of the ramps. Once I get it up on them, there are no issues.

But as the others have said, once you lower it or get fatter tires, ramps may not be a great option.
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Low profile ramps for oil changes... I also have low profile jack/stands for other work.


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Cant change pretty much any suspension parts on ramps


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Correct, although OP was asking about oil changes.
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I had ramps they worked fine then got a chin spoiler and now it scraps so I use jack stands now
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Correct, although OP was asking about oil changes.

I guess i missed the first post but id still get jack stands over ramps if i could only have one


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Thanks guys, I'm going to get a two ton low pro jack from harbor freight.

I have a coupon for the 1.5 ton racing jack( 59 bucks). But the mustang just exceeds that jack rating.
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Thanks guys, I'm going to get a two ton low pro jack from harbor freight.

I have a coupon for the 1.5 ton racing jack( 59 bucks). But the mustang just exceeds that jack rating.
1.5 ton will be more than enough. Your not lifting the whole car up.

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1.5 ton will be more than enough. Your not lifting the whole car up.

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I have ramps and a low profile jack. I only use the ramps for oil changes however. It's just quicker for me instead of the jack and jack stands when doing something that simple.
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Thanks guys, I'm going to get a two ton low pro jack from harbor freight.

I have a coupon for the 1.5 ton racing jack( 59 bucks). But the mustang just exceeds that jack rating.

The 1.5 ton aluminum racing jack from harbour freight is the one I have . It works pretty good and it's very light. I took mine to NMRA with me last year and to autocross events when I want to switch tires.
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I have the low profile jack from HF as well. Half my **** is from that store. Yeah its chinese made... so is everything else. Its all lifetime warrantied and so far its all worked great.
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