View Full Version : Help picking out floor jack, lowered car safe


fccs
11-20-2010, 03:27 PM
I want to pick up a new floor jack, but I don't want to pay $2-400 for one of the name brand low profile ones. Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations on a cheaper floor jack that does the job good and works with lowered cars? I'm sick of having to drive my car up on wood or something to be able to fit a jack under it everytime. Thanks

fccs
11-20-2010, 03:29 PM
-Also, I'm not looking for one of the small ones, I mean a regular sized one

Brando5641
11-20-2010, 06:48 PM
check harbor freight i got a lo pro one fore like $100 i think

Damian
11-25-2010, 09:10 AM
Agreed on Harbor Freight. I got a "low profile" 2 ton jack from them 2 years ago on a 69.99 special. I've used the piss out of it and never had a problem. Very useful for lowered F-bodies/Vettes.

Silverback
11-27-2010, 10:47 PM
there's an online coupon for the HF jack for $59 through tomorrow...

I want an Arcan XL35 for my next jack... seems like the best compromise between low profile, lifting capacity and price...

APG12
11-27-2010, 10:50 PM
there's an online coupon for the HF jack for $59 through tomorrow...

I want an Arcan XL35 for my next jack... seems like the best compromise between low profile, lifting capacity and price...

http://widgets.harborfreight.com/wswidgets/common/displayCoupon.do?hdr=mag&week=4710&campaign=b_retail&page=4710b_retail.html&cust=78150951281&keycode=0000

Got really good reviews. I asked for it for christmas. :nod:

Tally TransAm
11-29-2010, 12:25 PM
this is one of the best shop jacks i have used. too heavy to take places but works great if its not going anywhere

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200345429_200345429

bigj2717
11-29-2010, 04:49 PM
this is one of the best shop jacks i have used. too heavy to take places but works great if its not going anywhere

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200345429_200345429

I just bought that one and it's great. But yeah it's really heavy

bene
11-29-2010, 04:53 PM
The blue HF aluminum jack is what I use.

qwikz28
11-30-2010, 12:50 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Tool-Design-ATD-7325-Profile/dp/B000OUZVK0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291142859&sr=8-1

I have that one. It reaches to my k-member and I can lift the entire car with just two jacks, once from the k-member, and once from the pumpkin. It is heavy and difficult to roll around, but man does it make jacking up a lowered car easy. The minimum height is less than two inches.