I finally bit the bullet and ordered a set of Race Ramps made by BruteTechnologies and I thought it might be helpful to write this product review…
I’ve owned RedRock for 6 months – traveling some 4200 miles – and this weekend I decided to do an oil change even though the “Oil Life” indicator showed 45% remaining.
When I purchased RedRock last December, the dealer had done an oil change. However I had no idea what quality oil they used. Ditto for the oil filter. So I headed to the parts store and purchased 8 quarts of 5-30 Mobil1 oil with a matching K&N oil filter for the 2014 Camaro.
I quickly found out my trusty, home-made, wooden ramps were just not long enough and the slope was all wrong. I did some research and found Race Ramps. Race Ramps come in various sizes and slopes to fit just about any application; they also have all kinds of accessories. After further reading, I selected the two-piece, 67″ long version (RR-XT-2). The slope is very gentle and this allows proper clearance for the front overhang on my 2014 Camaro. They will also work perfectly on my S2000 and with bowtie6. A win-win on all counts!
The ramps arrived in a very large box, as shown (bought via Amazon Prime). You can also see they are made like a jigsaw puzzle: the “ramp” part is detachable from the part the car rests on. These ramps are also available in one-piece, but I selected the two-piece to make it easier to store. I am glad I did!
The ramps are made from very dense plastic material. The plastic material is lightweight and very easy to handle. The ramps are rated to handle 1500lbs and are also “grippy” – they did not slide at all when I drove RedRock on them. Working under the car while on the ramps was a good experience with enough room to place an oil pan. I was able to reach the oil drain plug easily as well as the filter. Finally, the ramps are wide enough to handle all but the widest of racing tires – in fact, I had no issues with the tires on RedRock.
The downside to all this awesomeness is the price: the Race Ramps are quite expensive. Unfortunately, these seem to be the only ones available that fit my needs and thus I suppose one must “pay the price”. The alternative would be to build a set of home-made ramps, but quite frankly I just decided to deal with it and get them. I’m glad I did and I must say, Race Ramps are made in the USA so I feel I am also helping the local economy.
Finally, I during my research I found the folks at Brute Technologies have a special offer (expires soon) that requires printing a form and filling it out. Then, attach the sales receipt and for this they will send a pair of wheel chocks made of the same material as the ramps. The condition is that this applies only to certain ramp models – mine being one of them. Hopefully soon, I’ll have a review of the chocks when the good folks at Brute Technologies receive my form…