Raising a low vehicle by 2”

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Old 09-21-19, 06:11 AM
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Raising a low vehicle by 2”

I am looking for some suggestions as to how best to raise my vehicle by about 2 inches off the ground. I bought the Quick Jack hydraulic system for my car, but my vehicle is a little too low to place these under the side rails. I would like to get / make something that I can drive onto that will raise my vehicle by about 2 inches so that I can slide these hydraulic jacks underneath my vehicle. Ideally I would like something that is self made and must not too bulky that I can easily store away. (I do not weld). I am not aware of any rubber mats or something similar on the market that might serve this purpose. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated !
 
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Old 09-21-19, 07:58 AM
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I would assume the vehicle came with a tire jack, you could use that to raise one tire up at a time. Or you could just make yourself some platforms (double thickness, beveled like a ramp) out of a 2x12 that you could lay down on the ground, then drive up onto them. (Or jack up one tire at a time and slip them under the wheels.)
 
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Thanks for reply. Jacks won’t work, because the hydraulic lift needs the entire side between wheels free (both jack points). Also, I do not have a low profile jack. (Car does not come with jack.......... run flat tires to stealership). Probably will do wood thing, unless nice rubber option
 
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Old 09-21-19, 06:23 PM
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Get a 2x10x12 cut 4 into 2 foot lengths Cut 4 into 1 foot lengths and stack them like a ramp. will raise car by 3 inches.Use one stack at each wheel.
 

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Thanks! Using lumber seems to be consensus best option.
 
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