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Old Tue, Feb-20-2018, 07:03:22 PM   #1
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Default Help please. Featherlite and race ramps advice

Hey folks I use a Featherlite open trailer and I'm having have a splitter added to my car. I'm majorly concerned that I'm going to rip it off when I pick it up from the shop. I was considering adding race ramps but not sure which ones to purchase. Any advice is appreciated.
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Default Re: Help please. Featherlite and race ramps advice

alot of people at the track use these

http://www.jegs.com/i/Race-Ramps/101...SABEgJlJvD_BwE
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^ those should work. Look at their site they have a calculator you should be able to use.
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a cheaper option is to use 4'-6' pieces of 2"x6" and a couple blocks of wood.... I did this for about 5+ years when my race car had a huge splitter.
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a cheaper option is to use 4'-6' pieces of 2"x6" and a couple blocks of wood.... I did this for about 5+ years when my race car had a huge splitter.
This is all fun and games until it rains. Then you have no traction, or the wood goes flying if you have a tricky clutch.

Race ramps has an angle calculator you can use. I have the 72" ramps and still need to tilt the trailer to level everything out in order to clear, but my splitter sticks out like 8" at the corners.
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Hey folks I use a Featherlite open trailer and I'm having have a splitter added to my car. I'm majorly concerned that I'm going to rip it off when I pick it up from the shop. I was considering adding race ramps but not sure which ones to purchase. Any advice is appreciated.
I have the same trailer and a huge splitter. The ramps that come with the trailer, preceded by a couple of 12" x 2" x 6" pieces of wood worked better for me than the multiple sets of ramps I have tried. I run 18x10 BW wheels with 275 18 35 BFG R1S. 285 18 30s probably would not clear.

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a cheaper option is to use 4'-6' pieces of 2"x6" and a couple blocks of wood.... I did this for about 5+ years when my race car had a huge splitter.
Yeah did that for a few seasons but then had to load my car when it was raining, no thanks. Not to mention the ramps i constructed weighed like 48 lbs a piece. Race ramps are definitely worth it.

If you have a foam supplier in your area, you could potentially make your own out of high density foam, then take them someplace to get them sprayed with bedliner. That's really all they are.

I chatted with a guy who actually supplies the foam to Race Ramps a few years back. They have the "patent" on their design but no harm in trying yourself if you can get the materials.
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OP, how high is your deck off the ground? Beavertail or flat?
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Default Re: Help please. Featherlite and race ramps advice

Thank you everyone for your advice. I should have mentioned that I tried the wood plank method on a rainy day and I wasn't thrilled with the outcome.
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OP, how high is your deck off the ground? Beavertail or flat?
Need to measure height. Its flat
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