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Old 08-24-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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Best floor Jacks??

So I have gone through a few floor jacks and am looking again into buying new ones but so far I never found any I like. Three of the aluminum racing low profile jaks I bought have been terrible, fluid poors of of the piston and the jacks break way to quickly.

Two of my aluminum floor jacks have been crafstman and they were both horrible, they both started leaking and their is no warranty on them.

The only jack I have ever bought that has held up is a steel 3 ton crafstman jack that I bought like 8 years ago.

Does anybody know of any low profile, quality jacks? Or any brand of floor jack that they would recomend?
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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Good question...i would also like to know.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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Milwaukee Hydraulics Model 20 is the best there is.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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Those Milwaukee jacks are $615! I hope they're good!
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #5
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Look on Summit Racing's site. I've had good luck with their stuff.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:09 PM   #6
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Buy good stuff once, or offshore crap many times.

I like these for lowered cars.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...+floor+jack.do
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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I'd never pay more then $100 for a floor jack.. I bought mine from Harbor Freight last week, works great.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=67022

I toss stuff on jack stands so much that I only use a floor jack for about 15 seconds..
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:25 PM   #8
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Great price!! I like Griots, but they are Very pricey!!
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:17 PM   #9
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Buy good stuff one, or offshore crap many times.

I like these for lowered cars.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...+floor+jack.do

I'm leaning towards this one, anyone else have any experience with it?

Be careful with the harbor freight stuff its all made in china and some stuff is good and some isn't. The jacks are not, I bought one and it lasted about a month before dumping all its fluid in m driveway.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:34 PM   #10
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I have a couple Brunnhoelzl jacks that have been awesome. Use it for the stock car as well as my street cars. They have a couple models Warrior is 595.00 or you can get the real low ones for up to 1400.00
http://www.brunnhoelzl.com/WARRIORJACKS.htm
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:50 AM   #11
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Why is no one mentioning simple low-profile car ramps? That's the way I've always changed the oil in my cars. jack stands were for safety only. I haven't used the ramps since I've had trucks the past 6 years or so, but just ordered a cool low-profile set of ramps ;-)
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Why is no one mentioning simple low-profile car ramps? That's the way I've always changed the oil in my cars. jack stands were for safety only. I haven't used the ramps since I've had trucks the past 6 years or so, but just ordered a cool low-profile set of ramps ;-)
Because it's tricky taking those front wheels off when the car is still sitting on them! Lol
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:07 PM   #13
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I've got this
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00950188000P

got it on sale for $79.00 along with a couple other craftsman floor jacks and stands I picked up for about 20-30 bucks a set.

a friend of mine got one of these from his dad when the shop his dad worked for shut down..

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...2Bfloor%2Bjack
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:14 PM   #14
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I like these for lowered cars.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...+floor+jack.do
I got this jack and love it. . . thanks for all the input guys
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