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Old 02-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #29
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Wow...thats the most expensive made in china jack i've ever seen....sad.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:01 PM   #30
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Any good floor jacks that fit under the front end?

I went to use mine on the camaro and realized the front end is too low. I had to pull the tire jack out of the back and do one side at a time.

I bought one from summit. It just squeezes under the front (my car has pfadt springs). I think the brand is "american forge"...made in china, but the company is actually based here in ny. It seems like a decent jack, i've had it for 2+ years, from what i remember it has a good warranty. Not a lightweight race jack though....it's big, heavy and takes some muscle to crank it up.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #31
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Here's a lift system you could use for other things as well..... expensive initially, but since it's so versatile, you may find it's worth it.

































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Old 02-13-2013, 10:30 AM   #32
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same thing happened to my craftman pos aluminum jack, used it twice a year for like 2 yrs. went to use it and it would not lift my car, seal had leaked and Sears would not replace.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #33
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Any good floor jacks that fit under the front end?

I went to use mine on the camaro and realized the front end is too low. I had to pull the tire jack out of the back and do one side at a time.
I just purchased one of these for that very reason... Works PERFECTLY!!! Heavy son-of-a-bitch, but that just screams "I might last a while" to me.

http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Desig.../dp/B000OUZVK0
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #34
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I had a Harbor freight transmission jack and I had the trans out of my Sonoma chained to it and it shifted and the trusses popped off and the trans nearly fell on me.

Turns out, they were JB Welded on the jack. They looked like good welds but
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #35
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I had a Harbor freight transmission jack and I had the trans out of my Sonoma chained to it and it shifted and the trusses popped off and the trans nearly fell on me.

Turns out, they were JB Welded on the jack. They looked like good welds but
dam that definatley take the cake haha glad you were not injured
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:02 AM   #36
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just take your cylinder to a hydraulics shop and have it rebuilt. they aren't exactly sophisticated.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #37
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This thread is relevant to my interests.

My craftsman is a POS and wont fit under the car anyways. In the market for something decent that wont empty my wallet.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #38
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FYI, napa, craftsman, corrnwell, Matco, Mac and snap-on jacks are all imported for at least the last 10 years or so. The only American jack mfgs that I know of right now is
US Jack and Gray Hydraulics, both very good as we are an authorized service center for all the mfgs I had mentioned above.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #39
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I bought a lightweight aluminium craftsman race jack from sears. It came with 4 jackstands and a nice work mat. Cost $400. It worked for less than half a race season. I took it back to the sears for them to warranty it and they said they only warranty hand tools. They couldn't even tell me where to get replacement seals for it. I went to Harbor Freight and bought their "Titanium" brand light weight race jack for $50. The "Crappy Chinese" jack hasn't failed yet in 5 years. I will never buy craftsmen again because of the sears here in town.
I went through 3 Craftsman floor jacks (in about 12 years), the last one being a heavy duty Professional model. They all failed. About 5 years ago, I dropped around $69 bucks on a Harbor Freight aluminum jack - if I'm going to replace them every 3-4 years, I might as well spend less. No problems so far... I really like it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #40
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Umm...that's like MORE than a down payment, mortgage payment, and first born child combined!

And it's STILL made in China? Geesh
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #41
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i bought an arcana 3.25 steel low pro jack at costco for 100.00. Its big enough to use for my SUV. Best if all you cant beat costco return policy.

i use craftsmand HD 3 ton jack stands aswell
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #42
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Where do you buy a quality non-chinese jack these days that isn't a down payment on a camaro?
It's hard to find. I would like a us made one also, but for $80 you can have 5 of them for the price of one.
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