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    Rhino Ramps with a 2012 WRX?

    I bought a pair of Rhino Ramps MAX - the strongest ones you can get. The front bumper doesn't hit the ramps before it reaches the tire. But I'm afraid as I'm moving up the front bumper will hit the "lip" at the end of the ramp where it's leveled (it keeps you from going over the ramp). It seems I may just clear it as the car is moving up and getting raised. But I can't be certain.

    Does anybody have a pair of Rhino ramps and a 2012 WRX (or similar model vehicle) that can tell me if these will work fine? Thanks.

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    Once the car is on the ramp, the front bumper,even with a lip, does not hit the edge that prevents the car from overshooting the ramps.

    The front bumper will clear the ramps just fine if you do not have a front lip. If you have a front lip,you need to get a little creative & make one of those mini ramps with studs.

    I once started a thread on the issue http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/suspen...-your-car.html
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    Nope, I don't have a front lip installed and the ride height is stock (I forgot to mention).

    So, I definitely won't scrape against that edge (as I'm moving up the ramp), right?

    Sorry I'm just paranoid and want to make sure as scratches on a white bumper even towards the bottom will be really noticeable.

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    Just looked at the ones you bought,the max. Incline is 17 degrees like mine. So it should clear without any problem.
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    Thanks, Rage.

    Then it looks like I now have everything I need to do my own oil change for the first time on this car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hung_Wei_Lo View Post
    Thanks, Rage.

    Then it looks like I now have everything I need to do my own oil change for the first time on this car!
    Just did my first change yesterday, it's a piece of cake. Biggest pain for me was a jammed bolt holding the plastic tray in place. You can access the drain plug with no issue while the tray is on, but changing the filter requires removing the tray.

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    We just put my buddy's 11 (stock height/no lip) on my rhinos last week to install a DP, and we had no issues. Yes, it is VERY close, but you're good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    Just did my first change yesterday, it's a piece of cake. Biggest pain for me was a jammed bolt holding the plastic tray in place. You can access the drain plug with no issue while the tray is on, but changing the filter requires removing the tray.
    I hope I don't run in to the jammed bolt issue. But yea it seems pretty easy to do. With this car I want to do as much as I can myself and learn a lot with maintenance and modding.


    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    We just put my buddy's 11 (stock height/no lip) on my rhinos last week to install a DP, and we had no issues. Yes, it is VERY close, but you're good.
    Nice. That's good to hear. It does look very close especially with how wide these MAX ramps are (which makes it so that the front bumper comes closer to the edge that keeps you from overshooting).

    And hopefully I'm safe with these since they're made for cars about 4-5 times heavier.

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    my biggest problem was getting the filter off. But then again, a screwdriver does many things lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    my biggest problem was getting the filter off. But then again, a screwdriver does many things lol
    Do you mean it was difficult to reach or whoever put the last one on screwed it on too tight? Because I didn't buy a filter removing tool thinking it would be easy to just take off by hand with some kitchen latex gloves for grip.

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    if it's your first oil change, then no (unless you have a decent amount of muscles). i changed mine at 1,000miles. had to use a breaker bar for the oil drain plug and a oil filter removing wrench cuz the filter was on so damn tight. now my future oil changes should be simple since they are torqued correctly now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hung_Wei_Lo View Post
    Do you mean it was difficult to reach or whoever put the last one on screwed it on too tight? Because I didn't buy a filter removing tool thinking it would be easy to just take off by hand with some kitchen latex gloves for grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hung_Wei_Lo View Post
    Do you mean it was difficult to reach or whoever put the last one on screwed it on too tight? Because I didn't buy a filter removing tool thinking it would be easy to just take off by hand with some kitchen latex gloves for grip.
    My filter spun off by hand, but it was pretty tight on there. It's very easy to reach when the tray is removed, but to be honest the pan gets in the way, so my filter wrench was pretty useless. Also, my drain bolt was ungodly tight - I used a rubber mallet to lightly tap my wrench and loosen it up.

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    Yeah,if it is the first oil change, the filter might be a bit hard to take off. Everything on the car is torqued by gorillas at the factory. You will be able to twist it off with considerable force.
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    Why would they do that I wonder. The manual says if you put the filter on too tight then you can cause a leak.

    How tight should I tighten the drain bolt when replacing it?

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    When the crush washer hits the pan, you can feel the crush washer getting crushed, then you'll feel it won't turn anymore. That's when I stop. For filter, once it contacts the top, 3/4 to 1 full rotation is good
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