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[Princess Auto] Princess Auto 2.5ton Low profile jack $60

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Nov 23, 2019
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[Princess Auto] Princess Auto 2.5ton Low profile jack $60

Pretty good deal for a low profile jack. I have the same one I bought from parts source when they had their $20 GC when you spend $100 promo in late 2019. Their price was $89.99 IIRC.
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Trolley jack.
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Does this work with non low profile vehicles?
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mobbie wrote: Does this work with non low profile vehicles?
yes that would work, all you need to make sure is that the max lift height of 14 1/8" fits your needs
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hiker007 wrote: If you don't need the low profile and it's for sedan, the 2 ton version will be ok. It's also on sale for $21 dollar now. It's lighter and easier to move: https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -p8036709e
For another side of this. Buy the best jack you can afford. They arent tools you change every couple years. There is never a case I would have a jack cause damage to a car and me say thank god I saved $23.14 in 2005.

You will have a jack for a LONG time. Buy a decent one that you can trust for a long time on a variety of cars. Absolutely do not buy the cheapest 2* rated $20 jack. These things can tilt, have a narrow base and can leak, improper use compounds all this which is probably much more likely for people buying $21 jacks.
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Mendes wrote: For another side of this. Buy the best jack you can afford. They arent tools you change every couple years. There is never a case I would have a jack cause damage to a car and me say thank god I saved $23.14 in 2005.

You will have a jack for a LONG time. Buy a decent one that you can trust for a long time on a variety of cars. Absolutely do not buy the cheapest 2* rated $20 jack. These things can tilt, have a narrow base and can leak, improper use compounds all this which is probably much more likely for people buying $21 jacks.
Would this 2.5 ton jack work for a Honda odyssey tire change?

I assume I'll need a few more items:
- jack stand
- torque wrench
- breaker bar
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Mendes wrote: For another side of this. Buy the best jack you can afford. They arent tools you change every couple years. There is never a case I would have a jack cause damage to a car and me say thank god I saved $23.14 in 2005.

You will have a jack for a LONG time. Buy a decent one that you can trust for a long time on a variety of cars. Absolutely do not buy the cheapest 2* rated $20 jack. These things can tilt, have a narrow base and can leak, improper use compounds all this which is probably much more likely for people buying $21 jacks.
I agree with your point if you need a jack frequently. But I only use the jack for tire change.
MUST using the jack stand if you go underneath of car, even recommend it for the tire change too, if you don't have one, at lease use the scissor jack that comes with the car as the secondary support, also throw a spare tire under in case both fail.
If the jack leaks, just take it back to Princess Auto, they will fix it for you or refund.
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Jan 1, 2020
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I would save the money and buy a higher quality jack. This one and another smaller 1.5 ton one go on sale at Canadian Tire all of the time. They're kind of pieces of crap.
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1theguy1 wrote: Would this 2.5 ton jack work for a Honda odyssey tire change?

I assume I'll need a few more items:
- jack stand
- torque wrench
- breaker bar
Didn't work on 2012 Odyssey back in the old day. It was 18 inch wheel. I assume it's not high enough for the newer model either.
If you work on bigger vehicles, better spend a bit more to buy 3-ton ones. for most of the sedans, 2-ton is fine, 2.5-ton looks awkward to me.
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hiker007 wrote: Didn't work on 2012 Odyssey back in the old day. It was 18 inch wheel. I assume it's not high enough for the newer model either.
If you work on bigger vehicles, better spend a bit more to buy 3-ton ones. for most of the sedans, 2-ton is fine, 2.5-ton looks awkward to me.
Got a 2014 with 17 inch wheels.

Very little room in the garage so not trying to cheap out in dollars, but definitely need to cheap out in terms of Jack weight and space, hence bare minimum to get tire changed...
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Keep in mind this jack only lift 14 inches. Not high enough to work under the car. Of course you can lift from the side, but you are risking crushing the frame when dropping the car onto a jack stand.
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So anyone recommend a decent jack at a fair price? I like my stuff to last. Smaller or with a case probably better since it'll likely only get used twice a year until it expires
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You gonna trust your $60k+ vehicle to this $60 jack, or heaven forbid that $21 CT disaster? The rationale that you only jack the car to change tires seems compelling but these tiny cheapy disposable jacks require more care and due diligence to operate safely.

Do yourself a favor, buy the heavy Costco 3-ton jack that goes on sale every so often.
https://www.costco.ca/arcan-3-ton-profe ... 17470.html

What does safe and careful operation look like? The opposite of this...
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Jun 27, 2018
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Thanks OP. I trust this brand and very good price now.
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Mendes wrote: For another side of this. Buy the best jack you can afford. They arent tools you change every couple years. There is never a case I would have a jack cause damage to a car and me say thank god I saved $23.14 in 2005.

You will have a jack for a LONG time. Buy a decent one that you can trust for a long time on a variety of cars. Absolutely do not buy the cheapest 2* rated $20 jack. These things can tilt, have a narrow base and can leak, improper use compounds all this which is probably much more likely for people buying $21 jacks.
Lol I agree...I've tried a cheap trolley jack in the past and it felt like it would tip over...

I find it funny how people will spend $50k+ on a car then try to buy crappy $20 jack.
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imclumzy wrote: You gonna trust your $60k+ vehicle to this $60 jack, or heaven forbid that $21 CT disaster? The rationale that you only jack the car to change tires seems compelling but these tiny cheapy disposable jacks require more care and due diligence to operate safely.

Do yourself a favor, buy the heavy Costco 3-ton jack that goes on sale every so often.
https://www.costco.ca/arcan-3-ton-profe ... 17470.html

What does safe and careful operation look like? The opposite of this...
Is there another good quality jack that is lighter? 60lbs seems heavy to move around. I wouldn't mind paying more for something just as good, but lighter.
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really bad idea by adding a hockey puck to raise the height !

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