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I wanted to put my car on two ramps, but the black skirt under the fog light bumps against the ramps so that they are pushed away before the front tires touch them.

How easy is it to remove that skirt?

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You can buy ramp extensions, ramp for ramp so to speak. They are lower than the ramps so when the car drives onto the lower ramps, the bumper clears the higher ramp.

I have a set that hokes onto the ramp.

I do not know a better way to describe them but could look up the official name for it.

PS. Mine look like what is in this picture (the black part). The ramps in the picture, BTW, are not good. There is a version of these ramps with re-enforcing braces. You should be able to find something similar in auto parts stores.

http://images.craigslist.org/3n33m83ldZZZZZZZZZ93u43da5d6082e31996.jpg
 

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I'm with lou, the red ramps look like they're ready to fold up with weight on them.

I've used a 4x10 about 2' long with a bevel on the back edge laid in front of the ramp to get around this issue. But I still wouldn't use these ramps with the 210. It's a big, heavy car.

IMHO jackstands are better anyway. A bit more work but very stable and you can work around them more easily than you can the ramps. And you can't use the argument that's too much work, it's less than removing parts from the car to use ramps. :D

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
 

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I'm with lou, the red ramps look like they're ready to fold up with weight on them.

I've used a 4x10 about 2' long with a bevel on the back edge laid in front of the ramp to get around this issue. But I still wouldn't use these ramps with the 210. It's a big, heavy car.

IMHO jackstands are better anyway. A bit more work but very stable and you can work around them more easily than you can the ramps. And you can't use the argument that's too much work, it's less than removing parts from the car to use ramps. :D

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
I thought I could get more height to work under the car than with jackstands. Thanks for your warning of the ramps; I guess I better follow it and back to jackstands.
 

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