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Anyone do their own maintenance at home? I’m use to doing my own oil changes and general up keep, but I don’t have ramps that the Z will fit on bc of height. Looking for suggestions. I currently do not have a garage or shop space to put a lift in. So, Ramos are my only option.
 

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What about a jack and stands? This is how I do my cars.
You only need to get the front up to get to the oil drain plug.
 
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What about a jack and stands? This is how I do my cars.
You only need to get the front up to get to the oil drain plug.
That is an option. I’ve always used ramps, and feel safer with them.
 
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I use Race Ramps. Each ramp is 2 pieces that fit together. They are long, with a low angle of incline. I originally bought mine for my 2014 370Z and they work perfectly with my ‘23 Z.
 
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I use Race Ramps. Each ramp is 2 pieces that fit together. They are long, with a low angle of incline. I originally bought mine for my 2014 370Z and they work perfectly with my ‘23 Z.
Do you happen to remember the length and approach angle?
 

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QuickJacks, they wont take up much more space than ramps.
 
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QuickJacks, they wont take up much more space than ramps.
Can the be left outside? I’m limited on storage space bc I don’t have a garage/shop to store them in.
 

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Can the be left outside? I’m limited on storage space bc I don’t have a garage/shop to store them in.
I wouldn't leave them outside. I thought you may have closet space or something to put them in. Heck you can slide them under a bed.
 

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Do you happen to remember the length and approach angle?
I've included a diagram with the dimensions. Not sure of the angle, but a little Trigonometry should be able to calculate it. The weight limit is 1500 pounds per ramp. So, not an issue with the Z. The 2-piece ramps are easier to store, IMHO. Here is a link to the website:

https://www.raceramps.com/c/ramps/sb/price/

Hope that helps.

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Can the be left outside? I’m limited on storage space bc I don’t have a garage/shop to store them in.
What Mr.&Mrs. said, I wouldn't leave them outside. They are somewhat fragile.
 

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I have the oil changed done at the dealership. Cheaper than doing it at home. My dealership charges around $47.00 for an oil change, with filter. Full synthetic! 😊
 

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I have the oil change done at the dealership. Cheaper than doing it at home. My dealership charges around $47.00 for an oil change, with filter. Full synthetic! 😊
 
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I wouldn't leave them outside. I thought you may have closet space or something to put them in. Heck you can slide them under a bed.
Yeah maybe a month ago. Got married Saturday before last and we are in a small house for me, much less another adult. No space. Even the shed is full. 🙄😂
 
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I've included a diagram with the dimensions. Not sure of the angle, but a little Trigonometry should be able to calculate it. The weight limit is 1500 pounds per ramp. So, not an issue with the Z. The 2-piece ramps are easier to store, IMHO. Here is a link to the website:

https://www.raceramps.com/c/ramps/sb/price/

Hope that helps.

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Thanks. I’ll look into these.
 
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I have the oil changed done at the dealership. Cheaper than doing it at home. My dealership charges around $47.00 for an oil change, with filter. Full synthetic! 😊
That’s super cheap. It cost me that in oil and filter for my maxima.
 
 





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