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Old 05-01-2015, 09:16 PM   #81
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You're joking, right?

They're only like 11" wide, and they lift at the pinch welds. That is one main reason I got them; total access to the underside all the way from front to back. There isn't much out there that gives better access than these. The biggest limitation is that they only go up 22". Even that is more than most jack stands.

Edit: don't take the pic above as true to how they would be positioned under the car. I just had them on the cardboard to play with and bleed the cylinders. In reality, they would be centered under the sill of the car, giving a lot more room in between them.
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This is a pic from underneath. Note that you could even install frame rails. Getting to the entire underside is no problem at all.



I have both stands pushed under the car so as to be flush with the outside of the wheels/tires, which pretty much centers them under the pinch seam. Rubber blocks support the car right at both jacking points, and it's very stable. I can rock it, but there's no way I could push it over, unlike jack stands.

Height is damn near perfect for use with a creeper. It's almost too high if you're just laying on your back. The lower position would be enough if you just needed to slide under to get to the oil drain plug, but it is a tight squeeze for doing much else underneath.
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I used mine to change the slave cylinder on the NB yesterday. Total job from driving the car in to backing out took only 30 minutes.

Both of my cars are high enough to drive over them. I store them under the car and just pull them out to the pinch welds when I want to use them.

Pics of the new style connectors?
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Ask and ye shall receive:

Connected:


You have to line up the notch with the ball bearing to disconnect. Sort of a safety, but I really can't see them coming apart accidently.

Disconnected:



I did not wipe them off, this is how they look. A slight film of oil on the end, but not enough to even drip. The hose hung in my garage overnight, and not a drop on the floor in the morning. I think they've fixed any leaking issues.
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Awesome. Thank you. I'll be hunting some of these down. Maybe a call to quick jack / ranger.

I've been leaving mine plugged in for now because of dribbles.
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Awesome. Thank you. I'll be hunting some of these down. Maybe a call to quick jack / ranger.

I've been leaving mine plugged in for now because of dribbles.
Yeah, I definitely need to upgrade the quick disconnects on mine.

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From what I've read, they will swap out all the quick disconnects for $100. That might sound like a lot, but it costs them something like $300, so it's still a pretty good deal.

Alternatively, there are cheap ones on ebay for about 30 a pop. Might as well try Ranger and see what they say.
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Ran into my first real issue with the jacks. There are 6 rubber feet on the bottom of each section. Pushing them under the car on asphalt pavement scrubbed the hell out of a couple, and made one foot on each section come off. After spending the time to put one back, it promptly came off again while dragging that section out from under the car.

My solution was to buy a short length of black UHMW plastic (ebay), and I will make new feet from that on my lathe. Not too happy to have to fix all the minor crap that the factory should have sorted out.
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My solution was to buy a short length of black UHMW plastic (ebay), and I will make new feet from that on my lathe. Not too happy to have to fix all the minor crap that the factory should have sorted out.
Well, the rubber feet work nicely on concrete, which is probably more common in garages than asphalt.

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Oh yeah. I already broke 2 feet off. Well one was pre damaged in shipping.
I was going to use polypropylene. We have a ton of it at work, just need to find time. I don't think I'll even make them round, maybe just smooth the corners.
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