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Old 10-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #861
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Not the HF ones, but I put a "garage in a box" (10' x 10') over the hot tub. Stayed outside and held up to Western NY snow for 2+ years. Cost me about $175 shipped. I would stick with Shelter Logic, as I think they will hold up better. HF tarps disintegrate within 2 years if left outside.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:54 PM   #862
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a friend used one to paint his airplane in. the one to get is this: 10 ft. x 17 ft. Portable Garage.
the tubes are bigger 1.34" as opposed to 1.27 for the other two. when i got mine they only charged me 6.99 shipping, even though now the website says overweight charges might apply.i think the fabric would stand up to ultraviolet for 4 or 5 years anyway.
Thats the one I have too. I think it went on sale for $180. Its lasted through like 4 new england winters so far, one zipper has been broken for a couple years and the velcro to hold it open didnt last a summer. Its starting to look long in the tooth, probably need to be replaced soon.
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Just measured my truck. 19 feet long. Won't work :/
I think costco had one earlier this year that was 20 or 21ft. My local stores are out.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:21 PM   #864
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So I'm looking for a jack that I can fit into the fourth drawer of this tool cart: Stanley 27 in. W 5-Drawer Tool Cabinet, Blue H5TRSBL at The Home Depot - Mobile

Anypony know if either the HF 2 ton trolley jack or the 1.5 ton aluminum compact racing jack are worth a ****?

2 ton Compact Trolley Jack

1.5 Ton Compact Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®

The former has the advantage that the handle will fit into the drawer, and at stock ride height it should fit under the pinch weld (gotta measure that tomorrow morning.)
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:35 PM   #865
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So I'm looking for a jack that I can fit into the fourth drawer of this tool cart: Stanley 27 in. W 5-Drawer Tool Cabinet, Blue H5TRSBL at The Home Depot - Mobile

Anypony know if either the HF 2 ton trolley jack or the 1.5 ton aluminum compact racing jack are worth a ****?

2 ton Compact Trolley Jack

1.5 Ton Compact Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with Rapid PumpĀ®

The former has the advantage that the handle will fit into the drawer, and at stock ride height it should fit under the pinch weld (gotta measure that tomorrow morning.)
I used the 1st one for a year and it jacked up one side or the other no problem. No experience with the second.
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I'm wondering if I'll be able to jack up one side, drop a jack stand under the knuckle, and then jack up the other side. Will probably have to use the scissors jack to test that before I buy, as I'm assuming that no compact jack will reach all the way to the diff / front subframe.
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I'm wondering if I'll be able to jack up one side, drop a jack stand under the knuckle, and then jack up the other side. Will probably have to use the scissors jack to test that before I buy, as I'm assuming that no compact jack will reach all the way to the diff / front subframe.
I was able to Jack up one side and put jack stands under the pinch welds then jack up the other side. If I needed a bit higher I put a pc of 2x8 under the jack as it had plenty of clearance in the collapsed state.

It doesn't reach but you can slide it under the cross members and still reach the jack handle by laying on the ground.
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Big fan of the 1.5t racing jack. It goes to every track day with me, and is my secondary jack at home.

Just chop up the handle if it doesn't fit.
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I have the 1.5 model as well.
I'm pretty sure they all have a two-piece handle. I can measure the pieces in the morning.
I was able to reach the cross member if I pushed it under the car with the handle down.
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I think costco had one earlier this year that was 20 or 21ft. My local stores are out.
OK I'll take a look. I can always hang the front of the truck out, but if I can close it completely that would be preferable
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OK I'll take a look. I can always hang the front of the truck out, but if I can close it completely that would be preferable
Amazon has them as well. Prime eligible.
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Joe, all the aluminum jacks should have a removable handle that separates into two pieces. The top half of the handle often fits a craftsman 1/2 ratchet handle to make a perfect 2 foot cheater bar.
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My HF 1.5 ton is my go to for everything. Has outlasted two crapsman (read much more expensive). My pinch weld hits the highest point on the jack. I have to park it on a 2x10 if i plan on reaching passed that point.

Anyone using their pressure washers? Columbus day sale extension has the 2500 psi on sale for two fidy. Other than no replacement parts available, reviews seem pretty consistent.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:18 AM   #875
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I have the 1.5 model as well.
I'm pretty sure they all have a two-piece handle. I can measure the pieces in the morning.
I was able to reach the cross member if I pushed it under the car with the handle down.
Same here - jack reaches front cross member OK. FWIW - I have the FM springs that are around 3/4" lower than stock.
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I do not like the jack with the single long wheel at the front. It's wobbly as hell.
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https://www.amazon.com/Caravan-Canop.../dp/B0032UY0C4

Doesn't look to bad. Has walls if I want to add those later. Also looks easily repairable.
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The two jack pieces are just a hair under 19 3/4"
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The two jack pieces are just a hair under 19 3/4"
Thanks.
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WIN - for removing stubborn axle!!! I see ZX-Tex tried one of the regular kind. This is nice because there is no twisting torque.

FAIL - to me for mushrooming the end of one of my MSM axles that you I don't think you can buy before I went and bought this. Luckily I think I can file/grind it down a bit and get the nut on.

5 Ton Three Jaw Hydraulic Gear Puller
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