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Old 10-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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im looking for a good cheap low profile jack that get good height, any suggestions ?
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #2
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Harbor Freight makes a couple of low profile steel jacks for under 100 bucks. I'm not a huge fan of aluminum jacks as I end up lifting a lot of random stuff from tractors to trucks. I use the jack to lift a lowered Camaro and on a 72 Chevy pickup. Also get jack stands.
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Costco has a really good low pro jack for less then $100. I've had mine for 3 years now with no problems. I forgot the name but its red,low pro and heavy duty.
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Harbor Freight makes a couple of low profile steel jacks for under 100 bucks. I'm not a huge fan of aluminum jacks as I end up lifting a lot of random stuff from tractors to trucks. I use the jack to lift a lowered Camaro and on a 72 Chevy pickup. Also get jack stands.
Yep HF jacks are about the best you can get at low cost.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:21 AM   #6
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #7
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if you're wanting to just raise the car, get any of the cheapo one's. if you want to raise the car high enough to get under it and work, invest in something better.
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I have this one and it works great,

http://www.harborfreight.com/rapid-p...ack-68048.html
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I bought a one from Sam's Club about 4 years ago for $69. I want to say it's a Goodyear one? It's blue, and has the name of some big tire company on it. It's worked great for me. I do a LOT of work in my garage. Probably lifts a car 10-15 times a month and hasn't failed me yet.
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I've always liked the high end (if you can say that) duralast jacks. Been using a low pro aluminum one for awhile. No problem yet. It can get the car up there pretty high too.
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I've got the 3 ton HF jack and I like it and I like that I got it for 59.99 with a coupon out of HOT ROD. I do wish it was a little lower profile since if I want to jack the front up I have to drive on a couple 2x8's
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:05 PM   #12
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Default I'm looking at one of these jacks

I'm tired of crap jacks as I have now tossed 2 (blown seals and mechanical failure - never even close to the load rating) of them in 5-6 years of light usage. I've never had a nice jack and think I'm due for one. American made and spare part available.

http://www.asedeals.com/automotive_floor_jacks.html

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Old 10-25-2011, 04:42 PM   #13
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most people wouldn't spend this kind of money on a jack, but imo there isn't a better one on the market.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...ACHyd1_pg1.htm
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bought my 3 1/2 ton jack from sams club, its a michelin. been using it for 4 years now, work's flawless everytime.

if i remember right i payed $70

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:34 PM   #15
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Default That's a nice jack but unless you have a Porsche you don't need one

Do you really need to lift your car almost 3 feet? A rear engine Porsche owner does if they want to do an engine swap. I had a hell of time getting my 914 up high enough with my crap jack to get the tall air cooled POS engine out of the car - the new Subaru that is replacing it is much shorter so I don't an extreme jack like this one.
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most people wouldn't spend this kind of money on a jack, but imo there isn't a better one on the market.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...ACHyd1_pg1.htm
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yes I need it to go that high actually. I can't get a lift in my garage and a max jax setup would take up too much space. So this thing I can raise the car off the ground high enough so I don't have to be a contortionist under it and work on different things. I'm 6'3" so all the height I can get helps me greatly.
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Arcan XL35 is an awesome jack. Very low profile too, which comes in handy on Fbodies.

edit: sorry, didn't see the "cheap" part by the OP. These are ~$140
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Do you really need to lift your car almost 3 feet? A rear engine Porsche owner does if they want to do an engine swap. I had a hell of time getting my 914 up high enough with my crap jack to get the tall air cooled POS engine out of the car - the new Subaru that is replacing it is much shorter so I don't an extreme jack like this one.
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I have the DK13HLQ AC jack too. I didn't buy it because of how high it gets but becasue of how low it is, less than 3.5". I can fit it under just about any vehicle out there. I also love the way it works when letting a vehicle down. It won't let it just drop like it fell off a cliff like some "cheap" jacks do. It also has wheel O-rings that keep it from scratching up a nice floor. I bought mine in 2006 and it was about $200 cheaper than it is now.
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My Harbor Freight jack has been awesome...
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After all the craftsman, sams club, and harbor freight style crap try the NAPA 3 1/2 ton jack.
- It is leaps and bounds better than those other cheap crappy offerings.

Yes, it is quite expensive, but is smooth and safe. A very high quality piece that will last.

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...425_0006396327

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