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Hi all,

I'm writing to you from the service lounge of my local dealer. I'm in for my 2nd oil change, 7500 miles.

Both this and the last time, the dealer has encountered some issues regarding their ability to load the vehicle onto a service rack. The installation of the Romik running boards seems to prevent a standard rack from being able to be used.

More of a "heads-up" in case you were on the fence.
 

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Can they just, maybe, do it like the rest of us? Ramps or jackstands
 
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On my two post lift running boards sometime get in the way but it is easily solved. The pad on the end of the lift鈥檚 arms sometimes wont reach the lifting spot under the car before the arm contacts the running board. Almost all two post lifts have extensions for the pads that will allow the pad to reach before the arm from contacts the running board.
 

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Even Romik was "wtf?" when I brought this to their attention - below is their response back to my email to them.

FYI the dealership finally "figured it out" .... but with a special lift. idk what made their special lift special, but ... disaster averted.


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Matt,



We sell a ton of these to Subaru dealers all over north America and we made the protype on a 2 post lift. We also have a 4 post lift that we use. This is our best selling Subaru product and I鈥檝e never heard of a dealer that refuses to put the vehicle on a lift.



I would be surprised If the dealer does not have a good quality lift that can be adjusted
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Front jack points are far away from our front bracket please note the vehicle is on a 2 post lift you can see the yellow lift on this image
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Middle bracket is no where near a jack point

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Rear Jack points are far away from our brackets

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Thank you,



Romik Tech Department.
 

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Hi all,

I'm writing to you from the service lounge of my local dealer. I'm in for my 2nd oil change, 7500 miles.

Both this and the last time, the dealer has encountered some issues regarding their ability to load the vehicle onto a service rack. The installation of the Romik running boards seems to prevent a standard rack from being able to be used.

More of a "heads-up" in case you were on the fence.
On a slightly different subject, can you post a picture of yoru Romik running boards? Thanks!
 

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I don't think it's necessarily the pad. It could be the arm or the corner support bracing.


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This could be mitigated with changing the car pads to raised puck style inserts - assuming the service center has them. Since Subies don't need them, and Subaru dealerships generally virtually only service Subarus, they may not have them.
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I don't think it's necessarily the pad. It could be the arm or the corner support bracing.


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This could be mitigated with changing the car pads to raised puck style inserts - assuming the service center has them. Since Subies don't need them, and Subaru dealerships generally virtually only service Subarus, they may not have them.
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Ya I think you're saying the same thing Romik has said. Those are inserts, or those are adjustable pucks (screw in/out) that raise and lower the jacking point from the lift up or down.

To your point on Subaru shops not having these, yes I can completely see that. Up until me bringing in my vehicle with running boards, they're absolutely unnecessary for the dealership. To be brutally honest, I thought these extensions were packaged as part of the lift system when they were procured/installed, but I'm guessing they were an option that was opted out of.
 

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Yes, I have been finding them as add-on accessories. That is where I borrowed both pictures from. I would have thought they came with the lifts as well.
 
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