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Old 12-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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we bought a jack from autozone, thing failed and the car dropped onto a jackstand.

here's the kicker: we went and returned it today and the manager actually told us that 1 out of 6 of those duralast jacks fail.... hmmm and they still sell them knowing that.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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how much did you pay for the jack?
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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i think it was $50
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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Good thing you didnt get hurt.. But if you did, Duralast could of bought you a new house. 1 out of 6 is ridiculous.
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duralast = 100% ****
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Yep I used to work there, I told my district manager they were junk and he didnt give a ****.
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built to last my ***. ive had a cheap jack from sears for well over a year now and its worked fine
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the shop I work for wont even buy parts from them.

The term we always use is DURAJUNK!
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Yep I used to work there, I told my district manager they were junk and he didnt give a ****.
+1 I ALWAYS tell people to stay away from those.
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All Duralast crap is made in China. So is the Big Red stuff at Pep Boys. Even Craftsman is chinese crap now. It's getting harder and harder to find decent tools.
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They make those jacks in different colors and brand, but they are all the same. They're all ****. Mine came from Pep Boys but it's the same jack as the one you returned (different paint/badging)... I stopped using it a long time ago.
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Scary **** man, that means one out of six idiots that are either too lazy or ignorant to use a jack stand will be seriously injured or killed.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:44 PM   #13
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Yea I got one of those as a presant once. The thing never worked. 1st time i tried lifint the car with it it started sagging. I didnt even have enough time to get a jack stand under. They are such POS's
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Duiralast=neverlast.
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built to last my ***. ive had a cheap jack from sears for well over a year now and its worked fine



your sockets are fantastic also
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I bought a 3 1/2 ton jack from Kragen, Proxone I think is the brand (orange/black), had it for about 6 months now, not the fastest lifting jack, but its durable and has worked well on numerous occations already. Kragen had a great deal on this jack with (2) 3 1/2 ton jack stands and a creeper so I jumped on it.
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Scary **** man, that means one out of six idiots that are either too lazy or ignorant to use a jack stand will be seriously injured or killed.
I have never got under a car that only had a jack holding it up. Change a tire, maybe do the brakes (with the wheel under the rocker panel btw). If someone is that careless to actually get under it with only the jack Sucks to be them when the car falls on their head. Never trust a jack when it could hurt or kill you
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I hate how a company can sell a product like this without a penalty
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I have never got under a car that only had a jack holding it up. Change a tire, maybe do the brakes (with the wheel under the rocker panel btw). If someone is that careless to actually get under it with only the jack Sucks to be them when the car falls on their head. Never trust a jack when it could hurt or kill you
Just consider it Autozone's effort to clean the gene pool...we really could use the help!
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i love my walmart jack, its been so good to me.
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