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Old 12-05-2008, 03:05 PM   #21
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I'm needing a jack too. Low profile Aluminum is absolutely the way for me to go since I'll be throwing it in the trunk to take to the track.

Harbor's cheap model is $99. What does Walmart get for theirs?
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I always just drive my car over a piece of wood to get that extra few inches of clearance. Never really been enough of a pain to warrant buying a new jack.
this is what i do


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Driving the car up on a peice of wood helps, but it is not always easy to do in my garage. My jack is juuuust to high, so it will not fit under the motor to lift the car on the cross member behind it. But... I know I will be getting a motorised sissor jack by my GF for christmas and I hope it will fit under the car.
use more wood ,
make a staircase,
take picture and repost lol
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:31 PM   #23
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Matco Low-Jack
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This looks slick:
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I've had good luck with Harbor freight stuff... just get an extended warranty on it and they replace it without question.

It looks like the first posted in this thread from Summit.. but blue.
I also had the other HF one in here... it got stolen but worked well for a long time.
So yah... i have this one now.
Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
This one looks just as low, but less capacity (not that we need much) and silver, for less.

Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

or this one, .5 inch less min height and only $90, a little less on max height though.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91039
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The black walmart one in the handy carry case has done me wonders and gets under more cars than a few of the "racing" jacks I've encountered. Really smooth action and cost very little. I have thought of buying a pinch weld adapter for it though.

I forgot hot good the prices at Harbour Freight were, might have to make a visit there again some time soon.
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This looks slick:
Id like to see that one in action before I would buy it. How do you lift both sides to get a jackstand underneath?
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Seems a bit gimicky. Maybe if it had a smiley face on it.
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Heh, I just got back from Harbor Freight with my $90 jack and $20 extended warranty in hand, thing looks low enough to fit under the Miata.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:10 PM   #30
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I use this one from Craftsman:
Craftsman 2-1/4 ton Floor Jack - Model 50523 at Sears.com

Im thinking about picking one of these up though:


Automotive floor jacks, hydraulic jacks, floor jacks from ASE

I have been using the craftsman for about 4 years. Its been good, but the saddle is small and sketch when it comes to jacking up the crossmember.
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