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Old 07-08-2003, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question Which Floor Jack To Buy?

Looking for some advice here. Can anyone suggest a high quality, low profile, hydraulic floor jack? Suggestions of where to pick one up would be good as well.

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Old 07-08-2003, 08:01 PM   #2
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$149 from Harbor Freight
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47246

or, if you really want to spend some cash....


$450 at Griots
http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=77744
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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Since you've evidently got the information at hand

Do you know where to get those urethane "pucks" with the cut in them so that you can use the floor jack on the stock lift points?
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:59 PM   #4
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Since you've evidently got the information at hand

Do you know where to get those urethane "pucks" with the cut in them so that you can use the floor jack on the stock lift points?
This I would love to hear the answer to also.

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Old 07-08-2003, 11:35 PM   #5
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Decent jack pads here: http://www.protechproducts.net/images/JACKPADS.asp

Here's a nice jack:



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Old 07-09-2003, 12:40 AM   #6
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These things?

Ah, missed the above post the first time...

I cut a disk out of some plywood (mdf actually), then cut a slight slot in the top of it. Works pretty good, and easy to replace.
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Old 07-09-2003, 03:20 PM   #7
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Old 07-09-2003, 04:38 PM   #8
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This one works well. Low saddle height (3.75") and height to 20". It has a universal joint, so release works easily everytime and it has one pump lifting to operating height.

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Old 07-09-2003, 05:44 PM   #9
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im looking at buying the DK20's.
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:25 AM   #10
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I use an old hockey puck for a jack pad it works great and I have enough around. The harbor freight one is pimp but I have to warn you the jack plate is aluminum and the edge has snapped off on three sides. It scares the hell out of you when you are jacking it up and you the loud breaking snap. Then I thought of the hockey puck idea and it's all good.
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:42 AM   #11
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I have personally snapped/broken many cheap so called 3 ton jacks. (Working on large 4x4's). Very scary, I am very quick to put jack stands under the vehicle. Usually the seals goes bad after a year and they leak and lower when using or not raise at all.

BUYER BEWARE.

I picked up last year an OTC/SPX jack, made in America, Weighs like 60 pounds. The pad goes down real low so it works well on cars. I paid close to $300, but worth every penny.
OTC JACKS

I was told that Lincoln jacks are no longer made in the USA and there build quality has gone down.

I got mine a New Way tool on the El Camino @ Calaveres in Santa Clara, CA. They can order them for you, takes like 3-4 days.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-11-2003, 01:03 AM   #12
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Old 07-11-2003, 03:47 PM   #13
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Thank You Jon Bogert and Oddmonkey!

That is exactly what I was looking for. I like to work one side at a time (for those directional tires) and those pucks let you use the standard jacking points on the edge.

By the way -- who's Carrera in the pic?
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Old 07-11-2003, 11:12 PM   #14
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Not a real Carrera RS--pure rice! Got it from a fellow NASIOCer.

www.rallystuff.com/pcar.html
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Old 07-14-2003, 04:53 PM   #15
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Nice ride. Back when Porsche's were known to have bad manners if not treated with respect
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Old 07-14-2003, 09:20 PM   #16
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I would recommend against getting the Harbor Frieght jack. I've seen the lifting pad break of all of them that I have seen. It's a very bad and scary experience to be lifting your car only to have it crash down a few inches. Scares the hell out of you.

Anyway, just my two cents...
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Old 07-20-2003, 01:00 AM   #17
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$149 from Harbor Freight
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47246

or, if you really want to spend some cash....


$450 at Griots
http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=77744

Those harbor freight jacks are only rated to 3K Lbs. Our cars are slightly heavier.
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Old 07-20-2003, 05:12 AM   #18
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Those harbor freight jacks are only rated to 3K Lbs. Our cars are slightly heavier.
Surely you are not trying to lift the entire car?

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:00 AM   #19
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Surely you are not trying to lift the entire car?

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Duh, of course you're not, what was I thinking?
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Old 07-30-2003, 08:04 AM   #20
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I have one of the harbor freight jacks and it's been great. Only thing I'd recommend is getting some lock washers for the bolts that hold the front wheel in. Mine came loose a few times, but after the lock washers, no problems. Wasn't too upset considering what I paid.
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Old 07-31-2003, 08:14 AM   #21
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Old 07-31-2003, 02:10 PM   #22
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Now that's a cool jack. The price seems kind of low, is this jack any good.
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:44 AM   #23
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I think that jack is the same as the Harbor Freight jack.
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Old 08-01-2003, 08:06 AM   #24
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The jack is the same, but the total price is $26.95 different.
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Old 08-01-2003, 08:46 AM   #25
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Dude, go to SAM's club. They sell a three and a half ton floor jack for around 90 dollars. I have had it for a few years and use the hell out of it. It is a really sturdy piece.
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