Among the things I've tried to help out with the slick floor .. one thing
that worked remarkably well was old bath mats.
The kind with the rubber backing on them. Stick a couple of those under
your ramps and they aren't sliding anywhere.
Second comment .. . when I jack a car up and lower it down on to ramps . . I
always stop once about half the weight is down on the ramps and get out a
dead blow hammer or a block of wood and give the ramps a couple of good
whacks to slide them outwards away from the center of the car.
As the suspension compresses . . the car essentially tries to put all its
weight on the outer edges of the tires.
Not problem on the ground, but on a ramp . . . I've actually seen cars let
down on to ramps and the ramps are literally balancing on their outer edge.
Kinda scary looking.
Same thing will happen at the rear of an IRS car.
Solid axle rears are no problem . .they drop straight down on the ramps and
don't have any tendency to try and topple them.
From: Dave Massey [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 8:22 AM
To: Scott Tilton
Subject: Ramps vs Stands
Message text written by Scott Tilton
>The Sears ramps also have nice little rubber feet on them.
These do help to keep it from sliding away from the car when you drive the
front wheels up on them.
It only helps though.
So, as Scott pointed out, it is important that the ramps remain stationary
when you attempt to drive on and off of them. They may work well enough on
a driveway where the surface is intentionally rough but certainly not on a
smooth garage floor.