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Old 01-14-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Low Profile Jack

I'm looking for a low profile jack that will reach from the rear bumper to the center section of the differential, and the front bumper to the cross member. I think the AC Hydraulic DK13HLQ 2800lb High-Lift Floor Jack will work. I'm wondering if anyone is using one and what they think of it.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...Hydraulic3.htm
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a low profile jack that will reach from the rear bumper to the center section of the differential, and the front bumper to the cross member. I think the AC Hydraulic DK13HLQ 2800lb High-Lift Floor Jack will work. I'm wondering if anyone is using one and what they think of it.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...Hydraulic3.htm
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This will definitely work, at 940MM (37") length. It is pricey though at over $500. I have the one below from Harbor Freight that is 34.5" and it gets me to the center section just fine. Its lifting point starts at 2.625" versus 3.2" for the one you are looking at. Also it is only $130. It is made in China though. Has been very reliable for me so far.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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I have the 2.5 ton low profile jack from HF, it's on sale now for 79.00. I've used it several times now, it works great. No problem with car clearance and lifts the car quickly.



  • Lifting range from 2-3/4" to 20"
  • Extra-wide steel casters for stability
  • Minimum saddle height: 2-3/4"
  • Maximum saddle height: 20"
  • Pumps (under max load) to max height: 5
  • Overall dimensions: 29" L x 13-1/8" W
  • Tool weight: 71.7 lbs.
Also picked up 2 set of these with a $14.99 coupon:
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses, I haven’t had much luck with Chinese made jacks, I have a couple of cars and do most of the maintenance myself so they get used quit often and as a result they start leaking after about a year. So I was looking to spend a little more and hopefully get a better service life.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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not too many jacks not made in China.

this is the only one I've seen...made in spain.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/2-ton+floor+jack.do
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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I have the BigRed jack that is sold at PepBoys. Its a 3ton lowpro jack with jack stands. I had the camaro up about 15" with no problem. I could have gone higher but with the pavement a little sketchy i was being cautious.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6598_200326598

I paid about 30 less at pep boys.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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I have the 2.5 ton low profile jack from HF, it's on sale now for 79.00. I've used it several times now, it works great. No problem with car clearance and lifts the car quickly.



  • Lifting range from 2-3/4" to 20"
  • Extra-wide steel casters for stability
  • Minimum saddle height: 2-3/4"
  • Maximum saddle height: 20"
  • Pumps (under max load) to max height: 5
  • Overall dimensions: 29" L x 13-1/8" W
  • Tool weight: 71.7 lbs.
I bought this jack a few weeks ago and used it over the weekend. It was a squeeze under the front air dam (my car is stock height). Next time I do it I'll drive the car up on a 2x6 first (that you can use on top of the jack stands). It worked pretty well.

One thing that you might not think about is that in rear, the jack points (the frame points behind the wheels) are higher up. The 15" may not give you enough clearence (without using a bunch of wood. I was worried about squeezing under the 6" in the front that I didn't think about the rear. This jack reached both
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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HF is the way to go cheap and a good low profile jack.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #9
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Granted I have only used it a half a dozen times, but the Tirerack model that I picked up from Rudy is working well for me.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #10
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Get this: http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performan...80006/10002/-1

Cheap, very durable and light. I use it every day.
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