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Old 10-10-2016, 10:22 AM
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Hi-Lift Jack?

Anyone use these on their X3's? Trying to get my rear tires up on some 6" high platforms to match my Rhino Ramps on the front. Trying to change the Tranny fluid/filter and it has to be level. My floor jack barely gets the rear tires off the floor with the fronts on the ramps.

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Old 10-10-2016, 11:54 AM
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Do _not_ use one of those on the X3, and most other modern vehicles.

Sounds as if you need a bigger/better floor jack.

The one I bought from Sears almost 40 years ago, on sale for $99, is still going strong. A great investment that I've lugged all over the country with me.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:19 PM
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Hi-Lift Jack?

^What he said.

Spend the $40 and get a second set of ramps, and drive the whole vehicle up on them. Or make some yourself using a chainsaw and some 8x8s.
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Old 10-11-2016, 04:21 AM
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Since block and jack go together like birds of a feather, and you can't block on a ramp, two sets of ramps are the solution.

The new rhino ones nest so that you can store all four in a small space.

I do confess I once swapped the front ones around on one of the kids to test situational awareness. She passed
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:59 AM
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Think I'm going to try jacking from the middle rear jack point in front of the Diff (which I didn't know we had!) and then use stands on the side jack points.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:11 AM
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Block the front wheels while in the ramps. Have fun getting the jack under the rear bumper with the front raised.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:39 AM
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Block the front wheels while in the ramps. Have fun getting the jack under the rear bumper with the front raised.
LOL, go in from the side? May have to also jack from the center front and slide the ramps in.
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:45 AM
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Block and jack on ramps?? Make sure you Youtube that and share the content...
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