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Old 08-03-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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What Low Profile, Lightweight jack are you guys using?

So I plan to lower the Camaro on some Pfadt drop springs, but my jack is already maxed out as far as being able to jack up the Camaro... so what kind of lightweight, low profile jacks are you guys using? I've looked around before and it seemed that most of the Craftsman's have a terrible reputation, and while I considered just going to Harbor Freight, I've always been a big proponent of you get what you pay for...

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Old 08-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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I personally use a scissor Jack
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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Harbor freight has great jacks. I have one of their aluminum 1.5ton jacks. That one is awesome! Wait for it to go on sale. I also have their steel low profile 2.5ton. Very heavy but nice as well. You really won't need a low profile unless you are really slammed.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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I have a harbor freight jack it outlasted my craftsman but some of their stuff is crap
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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Starting to consider the HF...
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:14 AM   #6
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I just bought the 4 ton HF jack. The thing is massive.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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I'm away from home right now but I think mine is a pittsburgh tools rapid-lift 3 ton low profile...works great only cost me $99..bought from HF
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #8
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I have an aluminum racing jack from OTC, but also some 3" race ramps that will allow a bulkier jack to be used.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #9
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No one really makes a "good" jack anymore. I don't have much trust in any of them... All Chinese made junk.

Anyone know if it's even possible to get a quality USA-made jack anymore? I hear even Snap On floor jacks are Chinese now.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:19 AM   #10
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I also have the Pittsburgh Tools low-profile, quick-lift 3 ton jack from Harbor Freight. $125 I think.

I've used it like 10 times now since October '12. One of the few I could find low enough to get under the car. Seems good.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #11
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No one really makes a "good" jack anymore. I don't have much trust in any of them... All Chinese made junk.

Anyone know if it's even possible to get a quality USA-made jack anymore? I hear even Snap On floor jacks are Chinese now.
I know you can get a USA built motorcycle jack...
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #12
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I got the 2 ton aluminum racing jack from harbor freight today... seems pretty solid. They had a low profile one, but it was heavy as sh*t and didn't look as stout.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #13
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I have a Sears one that's been getting it done for me for a few years.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:37 PM   #14
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I've got an old Craftsman 3 ton that's been working for probably 15 years. Never one single problem with it.
Unfortunately it doesn't fit under the ZL1, so I bought this 2 ton aluminum jack from HF. I think I paid $29 for a 1 year warranty too. So far so good with it, used it twice in the last month.
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