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Matterhorn 02-02-2013 12:11 AM

Rhino ramps ok for a WK2?
 
I have set of Rhino ramps which are plastic, they were fine for my cars but will they hold the weight he GC? I believe they are rated for 2klbs.

HYTEK 02-02-2013 01:08 AM

I use mine when I change the oil and have never had any problems.

yoda42 02-02-2013 08:00 AM

Do they have a load rating stamped on them?, how does that relate to the GC, if no rating on them then don't use


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DirtyDuc83 02-02-2013 08:40 PM

Re: Rhino ramps ok for a WK2?
 
I would recommend throwing a couple jack stands under there too. Just a good precaution whether u are close to load limits or not.

RageOfFury 02-02-2013 09:22 PM

Re: Rhino ramps ok for a WK2?
 
I bought a pair of rhino ramps last year for my oil changes. I found that they buckled somewhat. Did not like that at all. I instead bought steal ramps. Way more expensive, but are rated at 12 000 Lbs per wheel.

Matterhorn 02-02-2013 10:15 PM

Thanks guys. They are rated for 2klbs but I never felt great about them with my Audi S4.
I guess I'll GWG some steel ones.

kkreit01 02-04-2013 11:44 AM

Re: Rhino ramps ok for a WK2?
 
As fas as I know, Rhino only makes the 8000 and 12000 set. You'd be fine with yours. WK2 weighs much less than 8000 lbs. The pair will hold 4000 -- which is more than what ha;f your Jeep weighs. I used to use the 8000 on my Aspen (heavier). I have since upgraded to the 12,000. Buy the 12,000 set online with AAP coupon codes, and pick up in store. Sell your old set on CL. That's what I did. I think I got $20 for my old set, and bought the new pair for <$30.

RhinoRamps | Product Info

Todd3.6 03-10-2013 12:31 PM

Re: Rhino ramps ok for a WK2?
 
The link kkreit01 provided states:
RhinoRamps® 8000
For vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating up to 8,000 pounds.
Weight tolerance: 2,000 pounds per ramp or 4,000 pounds per pair.

I have the 8000 and have already had my GC up on them with no problems.
Think about it...
You aren't supporting the entire weight of the truck, in fact some of the 'weight/force" is transferred to the tires not on the ramps due to the angle of the vehicle being up on the ramps. (Yes, I'm and engineer, but I won't get into the statics/dynamics of the situation.)

So the GC weighs somewhere between 4600-5000lbs depending on the vehicle, if you 'fudge' things and say each tire carries 1/4 of the weight, then each ramp would only need to support 1150-1250lbs. Well within the weight limits of the 8000 series ramp.

I personally have both steel and Rhino ramps. I got the steel ramps during college for free while working at a mini-storage facility (you would be surprised what people just leave behind). I bought the Rhino ramps when I owned my 2006 Ford Five Hundred because the front of the car was too low to get on the taller steel ramps.

I still have the steel ramps in my shed, but never use them. The Rhino ramps are lighter to carry, easier to store, and don't rust.


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