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Anyone ever use one of these jacks?

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  1. staatsof

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    One would work but is it low profile enough for exotics?
    They sure have a lot of products.
     
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    I don't know. I guess a call would be necessary. I'm not thinking of it for exotics though. Just a newer car where lifting and getting a jack stand installed is a royal PITA.
     
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    Half that price at your nearest Harbor Freight - and quite possibly made by the same Chinese manufacturer.
     
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    Look more closely at THIS jack.
     
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    Harbor Freight doesn't sell anything like that link by the OP, though they do sell decent floor jacks (I have one of them in my garage). The floor jack the OP shows in the link allows the jack and a jack stand to be positioned in exactly the same spot, i.e. there's no need to look for 2 lift points in roughly the same area of a vehicle. Play the vid in the link. It's pretty self explanatory, and a bit clever.
     
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    I don't think it would work with my tubular pressed steel jacks ... :(
    I have some of the other style at my remote garage but I'm not sure those would fit either. I think you have to count on buying some of their matching jacks?

    This is for my newish Jag which has the body seam lift points for tire changes but another set of support points which are unfortunately too far inboard in the front for this.
    I lift on the body seam points with two layer hockey pucks with one having a cut groove in it. It's an asinine design but that's what they did. One of the factory approved inboard support points in the rear has a wiring harness in that spot with a plastic cover over it! :eek: Worst car to lift I've ever had.
     
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    I bought a low profile jack for my F355, but once I've added a hockey puck cut to fit the shape of the standard jacking point, the jack is too high. Some parts of my car are only around 4 inches off the ground. That jack is 4.5 inches. I still have to drive my car onto some shallow ramps made by nailing two planks together to get that low profile jack under it.
     
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    That doesn't work out to be very safe with the car I need this for. It's why I bought a Quick Jack lift but it's busy under another vehicle at the moment.
     
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    Wow, that definitely sounds like a much easier scenario for placing jack stands..I’m intrigued if it’s low profile enough to fit under my 360 or z06

    Edit, it says minimum lift 4.5 in so probably not
     

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