whilst rolling around under the car fixing the exhaust I got to thinking about making the process of getting the car off the ground easier. I've thought about adjustable height car ramps before, like these ones that CJ autos sell. Has anyone used anything like this and are they any good? I assume a drill or impact driver could be used to raise the scissor lift up, and they seem a quicker way to get one side/end of a car in the air than moving a trolley jack around. I've no space to store anything bigger and these adjustable ramps shouldn't take up any more space than my current ramps (in theory!).
I also have the hydraulic jack type, extra wide too, enough for the wheels of my Vxr8. I bought them from ebay with a voucher eBay had emailed to get some money off and only paid £77 I think, absolutely a bargain.
The problem with them though is that none of my cars would go straight on due to long overhang and low suspension, so I made some extensions. The overall finished job is great, loads of room under the car, safe to easy to use.
I did previously have some more like scissor effect ones and had a nasty accident due to them travelling in an arc. It's documented in the thread about my Carlton.
I brought an old pair second hand that have a scissor jack type mechanism and are quit low so had no problems with lowered cars and go higher than the average none adjustable ramps probably one of the best crap auction sight purchases I've made.
Maybe something a bit different, but I made a hoisting cradle in my garage from RSJ and strong box tubing to lift my car in one go using a 1-tonne electric winch. Being as my car is lightweight, that's not an issue, but you could build something similar relatively easily either in situ (in the garage as I did), or to wheel into place and lift up one end of the car in one go and onto axle stands.