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Sep 8, 2017
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Unless you want to spend $1000+, they're all made in China and about the same quality. Just pick one with the features that matter to you. For me, that's maximum lift height.
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Kinda crappy, i hate the small jack point. The Costco options are better IMO. I wouldn't spend $100 on that CT one. Quicklift is also really nice so it doesn't take 100 pumps to raise the car.
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Dec 27, 2007
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Thanks, I also need 2 jack stands

Costco jack is in the price range I was aiming for so maybe I'll get that but no rush...
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Jul 17, 2009
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I have this exact Jack for 3 years, not great overall. It's heavy, mine makes creaking sound when lowering/rising, the pivot that push down the pump 'clicks' badly and it is very difficult to lower it slowly.
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subbed.

I'm not in a rush, but definitely would buy one if the price is right. Low profile is a plus for me and range must be enough to lift up SUVs as well.
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Dec 15, 2017
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Why the hell you guys spending over $100 for these and what the hell are you lifting? I bought the $40 Canadian Tire one 7 years ago and have lifted my car dozens of times with no problems.
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Jan 13, 2007
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I'm not crazy about those Big Red floor jacks. I've been using various MotoMaster floor jacks for years and have been very pleased with them.

My current floor jack is this 3-ton heavy duty Motomaster. It's squat, wide and very solid, with a large lifting surface. With the extension arm, a couple of cranks and the vehicle is raised. It is heavy though, so I wouldn't recommend you carry it in the trunk of your car or anything, but if you have the space to store it in your garage, it's a great piece of equipment.
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MusicBox wrote: Why the hell you guys spending over $100 for these and what the hell are you lifting? I bought the $40 Canadian Tire one 7 years ago and have lifted my car dozens of times with no problems.
Good for you.
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MusicBox wrote: Why the hell you guys spending over $100 for these and what the hell are you lifting? I bought the $40 Canadian Tire one 7 years ago and have lifted my car dozens of times with no problems.
The bigger the jack, the more stable it is and higher it'll lift (usually, of course).

I have a cheapie $30 CT 2ton jack, but prefer using my Costco Arcan 3.25ton a lot more.
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MusicBox wrote: Why the hell you guys spending over $100 for these and what the hell are you lifting? I bought the $40 Canadian Tire one 7 years ago and have lifted my car dozens of times with no problems.
The small jack can barely lift my car high enough to put the jack stands under and can't lift the SUV tire off the ground.
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redman248824 wrote: Good for you.
You still didn't answer my question.

To all the rest who respinded with good points, I never tried to see if ramps can fit with my jack at maximum height, but it beats raising my car with the stock jack with that 5mm thick "Z" bar that you have to twist 200 times to get the car 6 inches off the ground.
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Remember to use a hockey puck so it's easier on the pinch weld, and plus you gain like 1/2 inch.
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n0thing wrote: Remember to use a hockey puck so it's easier on the pinch weld, and plus you gain like 1/2 inch.
if u perfectly fine with dropping car sure..............

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qaz393 wrote: if u perfectly fine with dropping car sure..............

i didn't say to use two pucks. you can see in his video, during slowmo, that the slippage happened between the two pucks, and then the black puck slipped off while the blue puck was still on the jack.
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Yikes, good thing that dog didn't walk under the car.....
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The jack that the guy used is what I have myself. I highly recommend one of those if can spend the money. They will all work, but these big jacks you can lift a car by central mount points, making it easier to change wheels or whatever you need to do. Most important thing on a jack is the lift height, make sure you guy what will work with your vehicle. Some smaller jacks won't lift an SUV for example, or don't have the weight rating for some SUVs.

Here is mine, it's huge, but I love it:

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