We here at Rescars are always looking for products that makes things a bit easier for car guys. One of the main problems I have been having with all of the improvements that I have been making to the Rescars Firebird is that the car is so low that getting a jack under the car is quite difficult. In order to jack up the Firebird, you have to slide the jack under the one side and spend a couple of minutes making sure that that jack is lined up with the middle of the car.
There was a product that I became aware off a couple of weeks ago that would be perfect to solve this issue. Race Ramps, are a simple solution to a simple problem. As the name would suggest, Race Ramps are ramps that can used to lift your car off the ground. While you could purchase similar ramps to these in the past like the rusted-steel ramps that my father has had for years, the Race Ramps are a bit more substantial. Race Ramps promise portable, lightweight construction that can be used on any surface without skidding out from under the car. The ramps are primary made from a “space age” foam and will survive any outdoor conditions. The ramps are also designed to be modular so that you can basically build the ramp you want. Race Ramps where originally developed to work with Corvette’s meaning that they would be perfect for any low sports or super car.
Race Ramps provide a wide variety of products for just about everything you might need to lift a car. They offer a couple of different types of maintenance and service ramps that come in a couple of different sizes. These range from you basic two-wheel service ramps to a full vehicle ramp system. Race Ramps also offer trailer ramps, display blocks, and other custom products. The prices for the different systems are not as much as you might expect. It appears as though the prices have to do to the size of the ramp that is being purchased. For instance, one of the shorter services ramps costs around $200 while the full lift system costs around $2000.
For full details on the race ramp line, you can go to their website: http://www.raceramps.com/. They are a US company, but the ramps are available though a bunch of major retailers including Amazon and Summit Racing.