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    So i've gone full circle, and on closer inspection of both ramps at a local independent, i've concluded 4 post is what we need. 2 post is useless as to remove the CS under-trays would require jacking the car on the ground first

    Anyone know any commendable suppliers of 4 post-ers? There's loads out there, and quality is questionable!

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    Geoff @ Shiltech has just had a new ramp, he's used the same company many times - worth having a chat 01509 210630 they do used and refurb ramps as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkerSport View Post
    Geoff @ Shiltech has just had a new ramp, he's used the same company many times - worth having a chat 01509 210630 they do used and refurb ramps as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threesixtycs View Post
    So i've gone full circle, and on closer inspection of both ramps at a local independent, i've concluded 4 post is what we need. 2 post is useless as to remove the CS under-trays would require jacking the car on the ground first

    Anyone know any commendable suppliers of 4 post-ers? There's loads out there, and quality is questionable!
    NO!!! Get a two poster! You dont have to jack the car up, simply get on thhe floor with a 1/4 inch ratchet, undo the 5 or so 10mm bolts holding the undertray to the body, the it hang downorounf the jacking point, slide the ramp legs in and hey presto. Thats how the Ferrari main dealers do it ;)

    4 poster leaves you with massive spots where you cannot work on the vehicle. You cannot free wheel the car and any suspension work is made more difficult because you still need a bridge jack and then have a large steel ramp in your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VML View Post
    NO!!! Get a two poster! You dont have to jack the car up, simply get on thhe floor with a 1/4 inch ratchet, undo the 5 or so 10mm bolts holding the undertray to the body, the it hang downorounf the jacking point, slide the ramp legs in and hey presto. Thats how the Ferrari main dealers do it ;)

    4 poster leaves you with massive spots where you cannot work on the vehicle. You cannot free wheel the car and any suspension work is made more difficult because you still need a bridge jack and then have a large steel ramp in your way.

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    Both have good and bad points. Two posters give more access and are better IMWO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VML View Post
    NO!!! Get a two poster! You dont have to jack the car up, simply get on thhe floor with a 1/4 inch ratchet, undo the 5 or so 10mm bolts holding the undertray to the body, the it hang downorounf the jacking point, slide the ramp legs in and hey presto. Thats how the Ferrari main dealers do it ;)

    4 poster leaves you with massive spots where you cannot work on the vehicle. You cannot free wheel the car and any suspension work is made more difficult because you still need a bridge jack and then have a large steel ramp in your way.
    you can get wheel free on a four post ramp and you can also use a jacking beam and all mot stations test on a 4 post ramp

    also on convertables they flex on a 2 post ramp and sometimes the doors wont openshut correctly

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    Guys i'm totally confused now. I completely understand the benefits of both and cost advantage leans towards the 2 post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threesixtycs View Post
    Guys i'm totally confused now. I completely understand the benefits of both and cost advantage leans towards the 2 post.
    i have a 4 post ramp i wouldnt use a 2 poster but what do i know only been in the car job for 30 years how many cars have fallen of a 2 post ramp as i know of a fair few

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    With a 60/40 weight distribution the balance point is about just behind the seats. Its worth bearing in mind when you hoist a car on a two post lift.

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