DIY Wheel Chock / Raise height ?

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CZLoco

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Looking for some ideas to raise the front of my Bronco by ~2" or so.
My driveway is angled. As is the street out front.
So that makes it hard to check oil levels. :ugly1:

I put my rear (265x75x16) up onto my ~7" tall Gorilla ramps.
But the front is about 2" too far down. So I've still got an angle to fix!

Thinking about just jacking up each front side and dropping a 2" thick plywood deal under each tire.

But hey, maybe ya'll have some cool ideas where it could double as a safety chock? Something inexpensive to make?
A 2" lift + wheel chock all-in-one?
 
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why not build a level work area adjacent to your drive way??
 
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Well someday I'll be able to use my garage, which is level.
But I've still got too much stuff in it right now.
 
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Pull it inside garage like normal people do and check it there.

...or drive to nearest parking lot that's level, if you garage is used for storage of crap, instead of what it's designed for.
 
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Thread skimmers and people with lack of imagination.

Except Schiavo.
She got lots of mention tonight at the ZZ Top concert.
We talked about him most of the night.
He's got imagination.
We dunno what to do with it yet but it's there.
 
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I doubt 2” front to back would make any difference. Like others have said find a level surface and check it. Then after you get home see if it’s any different
 
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I doubt 2” front to back would make any difference. Like others have said find a level surface and check it. Then after you get home see if it’s any different
Yeah, if it bugs you that bad, put a floor jack under the rear chunk and use a level placed on the roof or hood, to see when it's perfectly level.
Check the oil level, let it down and check it again so you know where full enough is.
A little too much or too little isn't going to make a great deal of difference to the engine.

Don't make this more difficult than it is.
 
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Buy something that doesn't burn oil. I haven't checked the oil in my truck in a couple years. And there is really no need to check it after an oil change, if the thing holds five quarts, pour it in and it has the correct amount. But I guess since it's new to you, you have to see what it's doing...oil wise.

Got my lab report on the wife's Altima. The metals are finally cleaning up.
 
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Do you throw away the spare oil sample then?
 
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Why would you give a shit, is the bigger question. Wasn't her last car still practically new when you traded it in because the radio was broken?
 
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Why would you give a shit, is the bigger question. Wasn't her last car still practically new when you traded it in because the radio was broken?
He woullda shit if he saw inside the oil filter of my LS3 Camaro at it's first (500 mile) oil change.
 
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