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Old 02-27-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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BL-5000SLX Quick Jack

Assembled my Ranger Quick Jack yesterday in prep for installing extensive suspension mods. Model BL-5000SLX. This thing works great!
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:35 AM   #2
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Looks awesome, I've been considering one. Please let us know what you think of it after you use it for a while.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:38 AM   #3
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quick jack

Mine is being delivered Tuesday, and can't wait to use it.

Any problem finding a good lift point on the car?
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:11 AM   #4
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I was real careful where to lift it. Note the position of the jack in relation to the car's underbody. Use the "Tall" Blocks. 1st pic is the front, 2nd is the rear (if you look carefully you can see the rubber block). Position the jacks just inside the rocker. Kinda hard to see the rubber blocks in these photos since they are on top of the jack in the pockets. I suggest you take your time assembling, and don't cut any corners. Heed the warning on not stopping the rise once engaged to the body and ready to lift, as none of these lifts are designed to hold the load until you get it at least 1/2 way up. So raise it until you get the blocks to just seat, check they are positioned correctly, and then raise it up 1/2 or full until the lock bar engages.

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Old 02-28-2016, 03:28 PM   #5
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:08 AM   #6
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Quick Jack

Thanks for the info and pictures. I'll be trying it out this weekend.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:19 AM   #7
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Bump from the dead...can you provide anymore follow up feedback?

I'm looking into the 5000 Series for both my 2000 & 2012 SS's. You mentioned using the Tall rubber blocks, which would be the 3" high ones as seen on their site.

I'm tired of having to use one floor jack to raise the 2000 high enough to then use a second to raise the car to place on floor ramps/ jack stands (car sits to low to drive up ramps without catching the front bumper causing damage). I'm under both a lot for oil changes, tires changes, exhaust work, suspension, etc. These look to be a very simple remedy.

Also, are there any safety locks, in the event of a hydraulic cylinder failure to keep things from getting ugly?

I guess I'm looking for additional thoughts before moving forward with a possible purchase. Thanks for your time. Cheers!
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:11 PM   #8
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Yes, they have safety locks in two different height positions. For simple things like oil changes I'll just use a set of Race Ramps. They sell extensions for lowered cars and they work well. Exhaust work I use jack stands. The Ranger takes up all the space on the sides of the vehicle between the front and rear wheels making side access impossible. Suspension work, brake jobs and tire changes the Ranger is the way to go.
The Ranger Jack is nice, but takes a bit of time to position it correctly under the car to lift it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:35 PM   #9
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So it goes under the floor area and none of the pinch welds are used, correct ? Thnks for any info
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