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Looking for new floor jack

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by K2e2vin, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Has anyone used this: Torin Extreme Jack — Low-Profile, 5-Wheel, 2-Ton, Model# T820028 | Floor Jacks | Northern Tool + Equipment

    Torin Low-Proile 2-ton jack. They're currently having a sale at a local store; $200 for that jack. They also have Arcan which looks VERY nice and has good reviews, but only goes down to 3.5". I'm not sure how low my old Harbor Freight jack went, but it eventually went out so I'm avoiding HF. Right now I'm using the smaller Torin Low-Profile jack, and it's barely low enough to get under some of our cars(low enough to barely get under a 1.5" lowered Evo9....won't go under many lowered Civics though).

    Omega/Blackhawk was my other choice but seems to have bad reviews. I'm also looking at ATD but those cost around $300, in which I would also consider AC and some other reputable brands...just right now looking for best bang for buck that can get down to about 2.5".
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    If you have problems with height you can always drive the car onto some 2x4s too...
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    Doesn't craftsman make a low-profile jack?
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i have a Central Hydraulics jack from HF and it works perfectly... its not the low pro one though
     
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    the biggest problem with the harbor freight jacks is they have no internal bypass
    so once its maxed, you can't put the handle down further

    and the handles on those things are so long, its very easy to try to get that little extra out of it and then you pop them

    the central hydraulic jacks has overload protection, and a lower profile, but its not aluminum

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=67022

    which HF jack did you have?
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    napa has a sick lowpro jack..looks to be 1.5 but i dunno..
    as chaz said you can drive the car up on something..we use 1 inch thick by 4 inch wide boards cut to about a foot long so they fit right under the tires
     
  8. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I had something like this but with the round saddle: - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

    Was barely low enough though(sometimes I'd have to take out the rubber saddle mat).

    The Central Hydraulics one looks pretty good. Has anyone had problems with them? I know some shops use them. I was really looking for something longer though since I have had plenty of problems where the handle would hit the car.
     
  9. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I think I saw that very same jack at pepboys for 129 or 149 check out pepboys before pulling the trigger. Still doesn't fit under my car =(
     
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