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Ramp suggestions for oil change

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ncguy712003, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Aug 12, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    ncguy712003

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    I am going to start changing my own oil soon and need some suggestions about which vehicle ramps are best for the weight of the 2016 Tacoma SR5 2 wheel drive.

    I have looked at the plastic and metal ones and not sure what to get.

    The Tacoma will not be on concrete as my concrete parking pad slopes downhill. I will be changing on a gravel driveway or in the yard.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!
     
  2. Aug 12, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    Vbpiper

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    Mobtown Offroad

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    I just reach under and do it. Never needed ramps. I do have plastic ones for the wife's car.
     
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  4. Aug 12, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    Vbpiper

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    Yeah, maybe you fit underneath........:D
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    KaptainH

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    Just get a 6" lift instead
     
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    I'm far from thin, but have long arms haha.
     
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    LarsonFan

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    Straddle a ditch.
     
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    I dont like driving up ramps without the use of drivewheels. It has a tendancy to push them, I guess you could bury them slightly in the gravel.

    I've always used jack stands after my buddy (erroneously) launched a ramp.
     
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  9. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    With our ground clearance you really don't need ramps. I just drive up on some 2x4s to give me a tad more room. More than enough clearance to do an OC
     
  10. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    "I don't like driving up ramps without the use of drivewheels. It has a tendancy to push them, I guess you could bury them slightly in the gravel.

    I've always used jack stands after my buddy (erroneously) launched a ramp."

    I do put the truck into 4WD when driving up onto the ramps when they are on the garage floor. I don't believe that it would be a problem for the OP on grass or gravel. The only problem with being in 4WD is that it's a pain in the neck if the zerks are not lined up properly when I want to grease them.
     
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  11. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    I can do my 5-lug without ramps or a jack and I use a creeper, shouldn't be needed for your truck either.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:39 PM
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    Hire the crackhead across the street shell change your oil for a 5, just dont let her touch your truck
     
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    I just changed mine today, come at it from the sides of the truck and crawl underneath. I sometimes go from the front which is a tight fit as I have a rci skid mounted.

    Go-go-gadget arms definitely help for that dang oil filter location on the 2.7 hahaha
     
  14. Aug 14, 2017 at 9:29 AM
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    So you put all four down and and climb them all in 4wd? I'll be honest, I was considering doing the same thing to swap the exhaust, but I was worried about a safety a bit.
     
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    Hexagons & triplets.
    I have those RhinoGear ramps too. Work like they are supposed to. Haven't used them since the lift was installed though. :rolleyes:
     
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    how does one change oil without touching the truck
     
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    Hexagons & triplets.
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  18. Aug 14, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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    I have the rhino ramps and I love them. Never had a problem with them slipping. Bought them for my wife's car and I use them for the truck now just to have more room underneath.
     
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    I couldnt imagine needing ramps...

    before I got my truck I had a 2006 infiniti G35 coupe, I pulled over to the edge of the concrete to give me enough room to get under it.

    I feel like I could play a game of basketball under my taco its so high up compared to the G35.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    Yep, works great. But as I said, the down side is if you have zerks on your front drive shaft, you can't rotate it by hand while in 4WD to get them lined up to grease them. But it sounds like the newer models do not have the zerks, anyway.

    It's the closest that I get to 4 wheeling. :)
     

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