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Old 04-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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What jack rating are you guys using?

Hey guys, what jacks are you guys using to lift your Z?
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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I dont have a Z but i use a 1.5 or 2t low profile jack and 3000-6000lb jack stands. Hope that helps!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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I dont have a Z but i use a 1.5 or 2t low profile jack and 3000-6000lb jack stands. Hope that helps!
I have a 1.5 Ton low-profile jack and it seemed to struggle lifting the car. I couldn't fit my jack stand underneath to secure it, hence why I put it back down.

Thanks for the reply though.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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Hey guys, what jacks are you guys using to lift your Z?
I got it on Amazon I think it was 175 bucks
It lifts the car with out any problems.
I tried the impact for ha ha's and it worked good too! I still use a torque wrench, and it all runs off the car battery (or 12 volts)
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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I got it on Amazon I think it was 175 bucks
It lifts the car with out any problems.
I tried the impact for ha ha's and it worked good too! I still use a torque wrench, and it all runs off the car battery (or 12 volts)
You are braver than I. I tend to use floor jacks not scissor jacks.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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1and 1/2 is all you need

You wanted to know where to put the jack stand. Here is a good place for the front.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #7
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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You are braver than I. I tend to use floor jacks not scissor jacks.
4000 lb rating
Would not even attempt if the ground was un level!
Let me see you throw a floor jack in your trunk ...
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #9
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I got it on Amazon I think it was 175 bucks
It lifts the car with out any problems.
I tried the impact for ha ha's and it worked good too! I still use a torque wrench, and it all runs off the car battery (or 12 volts)
Do you have a link/URL to it ? Thanks !
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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Low profile floor jack my wife got me for Valentines Day. From Harbor Freight. Slides completely under the car.



http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...uty-68050.html
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #11
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Low profile floor jack my wife got me for Valentines Day. From Harbor Freight. Slides completely under the car.



http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...uty-68050.html
That's great ....for the home or garage ... on the road?
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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I'm running into this with my 1LE... Looking to pick up a floor jack and that one from Harbor Freight caught my eye... I'm not in the mood to buy another $300 jack from Sears.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:32 PM   #13
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Low profile floor jack my wife got me for Valentines Day. From Harbor Freight. Slides completely under the car.



http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...uty-68050.html

How's the quality on this thing?
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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Low profile floor jack my wife got me for Valentines Day. From Harbor Freight. Slides completely under the car.



http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...uty-68050.html
I am still laughing and I read this 10 minutes ago,,,,,,,what a great woman you got!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #15
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I have a low profile 2.5 ton with jack pads from skylane. Four 2.5 ton jack stands and I put them in the same place as pictured. Get the lowest stands you can find though, and dont freak when the whole side of the car comes up.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #16
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How's the quality on this thing?
It's pretty good for the price. There are some really high dollar ones out there.

And it's for the home/garage. Way to big to carry in the car. Had to bring it home in my TBSS.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #17
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I have a low profile 2.5 ton with jack pads from skylane. Four 2.5 ton jack stands and I put them in the same place as pictured. Get the lowest stands you can find though, and dont freak when the whole side of the car comes up.
I just bought two 2.25 ton jack stands with a fully lowered height of 10 5/8"

Tomorrow I will try and find a decent 3 ton jack.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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It's pretty good for the price. There are some really high dollar ones out there.

And it's for the home/garage. Way to big to carry in the car. Had to bring it home in my TBSS.
That's good to know I was thinking about getting it tomorrow in the 1LE gonna have to get my S-10. I'll go Wednesday then.

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #19
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Low profile floor jack my wife got me for Valentines Day. From Harbor Freight. Slides completely under the car.



http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...uty-68050.html
I have this same floor jack. My car is lowered an inch and this still fits under the car. Only used it a handfull of times, but never a problem.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #20
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I use 3 ton torin jack, 3 ton jackstands as an intermediate step to 12 ton jackstands. It makes it a whole lot nicer to do things underneath when the car is 30" in the air.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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I have this same floor jack. My car is lowered an inch and this still fits under the car. Only used it a handfull of times, but never a problem.
Cool, I'm lowered too and this answered most everything. Looks like you also have GFX. I usually lift the entire front end. Any issues getting the handle to pump doing that? With my current jack, I have to be on ramps.
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