Get a pair of Rhino Ramps
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I have my stock suspension and Rhino ramps. For me to get on them I either have to take off my stock lip or jack the car up to get the ramps under them. :P
As for the Darwin Awards: ...2003...
"New Zealand: Phil needed to make repairs to the underside of his car. But when he jacked it up, there wasn't enough room for him to work. So he removed the car's battery, placed the jack on top of it, and set to work again, this time with plenty of elbow-room.
Unfortunately for Phil, car batteries are not designed to carry much weight. The battery collapsed and the jack toppled, trapping him beneath the car. Unable to breathe due to the weight on his chest, he quickly expired in a pool of battery acid.
This incident is illuminated by two additional facts: First, Phil's occupation was Accident Prevention Officer at a large food processing plant. And second, ten years previous, he had been working under a car when the jack collapsed, trapping him and breaking one of his legs. Some people just don't learn -- even from their own mistakes."
Hawk-Eye Alliance #081
I'm the only person born a Pirate and trained as a Ninja; I sometimes don't get along with myself..
2007 UGM WRX STI Ltd. #081/800
I like using ramps, but first I have to lay down some 2x6s, then bricks, then the ramps, and even then it'll scrape a little.
Actually, I was googling for the video of a kid that goes to hide under a car that's up on a jack and the car falls on him. I couldn't find the video, but I did find a couple of news articles. Someone was actually crushed to death the day before yesterday when their car fell off a jack.
Well, I found a good place to park on the curb to change the oil. But I can't get the damn drain plug off!!! I'll just end up striping it if I try anymore. Looks like I'm going to have to take it to a mechanic to change the oil after all.
Are you using a 17mm 6 pt socket and turning it counterclockwise?