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If I wanted to put all four wheels (car) on ramps, how would one go about getting the rear wheels onto the ramps? Front wheels; you would simply drive up the ramp.

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00Psst said:
jack up the rear and slide the ramps underneath but why not just use jackstands?
Im doing the lower control arms and need to have the control arms in a relaxed position while bolting everything up.
 

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Cheese, ramps aint gonna do it for ya. There great for oil changes but your gonna need jack stands for suspension work. There cheap, but you also need a floor jack as the stock jack is too unstable to put your car on stands.
 

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Cheese, ramps aint gonna do it for ya. There great for oil changes but your gonna need jack stands for suspension work. There cheap, but you also need a floor jack as the stock jack is too unstable to put your car on stands.
I hear you. I have the car on stands now and am doing all of the disassembly and assembly while the car is on the stands. When Im getting ready to tighten the lower CA's the suspension needs to be loaded as I tighten the bolts on the CA. If the car (with the wheels on is on the ground, I cant get under the car. Therefore, I would like for the car to be on ramps.

Can just the front tires be on ramps and not all 4 in order to do the lower CA's?
 

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Loaded, oh I get it. I dont see why you cant just drop the front on ramps, that sould get you what you need. By the way, how long did replacing the CA take. Did you use the Haynes manual? Give me details man as I know I am going to have to do this someday. Your going to have a alignment right?
 

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dsk64 said:
Loaded, oh I get it. I dont see why you cant just drop the front on ramps, that sould get you what you need. By the way, how long did replacing the CA take. Did you use the Haynes manual? Give me details man as I know I am going to have to do this someday. Your going to have a alignment right?
Im using the bentley. Im taking my time doing the job since I have a motorcycle to ride now that the weather is good. It all depends on if you have nuts and bolts that are frozen, then it will take you much longer use (PB Blaster) to un freeze the rust. If I would work on one side non stop it would take me aprox. 4 hours. The uppers are easy. The lowers are a little more difficult because of were the nuts and bots are and the dificulty getting to them (compared to the uppers). If you have good mechanical skills then you should be good to go.
 
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