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    Ramps or Jacks Stands?

    So for those of you who do your own oil do you use ramps or jack stands? I have some old ramps and was wondering if it is easy to use those on the WRX. I also have my wife's new '04- Mazda 3 to consider.

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    I use jack stands just because I don't have any ramps. Either one is fine; both is better. It's never a bad idea to have multiple ways to hold the car up. Ramps are pretty easy to use if your car is stock heigh or slightly lowered. Some of the lower cars have issues with jacks, too.
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    I love using ramps, but it isn't an option with my rex.

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    stock, i couldn't get up my parents standard ramps. luckly i'm pretty skinny otherwise changing my oil would be a btich.
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    ramps, makes it easier,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quack
    ramps, makes it easier,
    Only if the ramps fit under your bumper

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    good point,
    my ramps don't fit under unless i a piece of wood in front of it to get it up just a little

    fwiw, i have the gray Rhino ramps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quack
    good point,
    my ramps don't fit under unless i a piece of wood in front of it to get it up just a little

    fwiw, i have the gray Rhino ramps
    I have a nice set of diamond plate steel ramps. My car doesn't stand a chance of getting up them. I have to drive up on small wooden ramps I made just for me to get a jack under the jack plate. I can't even use the lift at my work because I would kill my side skirts.

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    was watching the WRC and want a set of low ramps that they use to get the car high enough to get the jack under the front.

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    neither. its all right there! that is if your not lowered.
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