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Using Ramps safely (Humour)

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Using Ramps safely (Humour)

Post by abscate » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:26 am

If you are really stuck and can't find a way to block your car using ramps, you can take a tight radius turn and do this.

Rs can't do this, of course, too slow and not agile enough.
VOLVO AC TIGHT RADIUS TURN - 2.jpg


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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by 850 LPT » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:20 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:26 am
If you are really stuck and can't find a way to block your car using ramps, you can take a tight radius turn and do this.

Rs can't do this, of course, too slow and not agile enough.

VOLVO AC TIGHT RADIUS TURN - 2.jpg

Very interesting - I'm sure that object between your right head light and the turn signal played some role in this :o


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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by matthew1 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:24 pm

This has me so confused.
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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by abscate » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:28 pm

Maybe this can clarify..
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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by crlande » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:31 pm

My guess for the headlight object is a tie down.



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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by scot850 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:42 pm

I jack the car up and lower it onto one ramp at a time on all the P80's we have owned. My ramps are taller. Otherwise I use axle stands.

That is an impressive piece of driving skill by the way!

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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by abscate » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:51 pm

scot850 wrote:
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I jack the car up and lower it onto one ramp at a time on all the P80's we have owned. My ramps are taller. Otherwise I use axle stands.

That is an impressive piece of driving skill by the way!

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I wanted to confuse Matt for at least another week...

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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by matthew1 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:13 pm

It’s like the MC Escher of Volvo maintenance. I don’t know where it began, or ended.


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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by abscate » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:12 pm

matthew1 wrote:
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It’s like the MC Escher of Volvo maintenance. I don’t know where it began, or ended.
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Re: Using Ramps safely

Post by LOB » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 am

abscate wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Maybe this can clarify..

IMG_4342.jpg
Do you put a kayak directly on the roof? Can't see any bars on that roof rail. Either I'm blind or your reckless with your 850... Don't know what's worse...😀



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