Best low-profile jack?

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For all you lowered guys, what do you recommend? I don't own a jack and the one I'm borrowing will barely even fit under the rear of my car, so this is gonna be an investment for me soon. My buddy has a blue point he got from Snap-On that works pretty well and is super lightweight but I don't wanna spend the snap-on price for one like that unless I have to.
 

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well since your asking for the best and not the cheapest I can give my opinion. Ridetech makes a great one that I picked up! I hit #3 on my car to air it up, then stick the jackstands under it and let all the air out and BAM I am done. At that point any jack will fit, even the stocker.
 
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well since your asking for the best and not the cheapest I can give my opinion. Ridetech makes a great one that I picked up! I hit #3 on my car to air it up, then stick the jackstands under it and let all the air out and BAM I am done. At that point any jack will fit, even the stocker.
Lol I was waiting on your or Tony to say something like that. Must be nice though.
 

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I'd say don't get a harbor freight one, spend a little more to get something reputable. my trick is I just drive it up on a couple of 2x4s if i know I'm going to jack it up, that little extra space makes a big difference.
 
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I'd say don't get a harbor freight one, spend a little more to get something reputable. my trick is I just drive it up on a couple of 2x4s if i know I'm going to jack it up, that little extra space makes a big difference.
After posting this I saw whippy's thread down below and saw how many of you suggested just using 2x4's so for now that's probably what I'm gonna wind up doing lol.
 

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My $59 Harbor Freight jack has help up for 4 years now much longer than the Craftsmen that it replaced that was 3X the price.
 

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Im with him^… Im on my second Harbor Freight jack. First was there aluminum low profile 2.5 ton. Worked great for about 6-7 years and then didnt like to jack anything higher than 3/4th of the way up. Replaced it with their low profile steel 3 ton and love it. Has no problems lifting my 02 Explorer or my Mustang. Cant beat em for the price.
 

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I've never had any problems with mine from Harbor Freight either.

I actually just used it 2 days ago to lift my buddy's Nissan Titan. So from lifted trucks to slammed cars it covers the whole spectrum.
 

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I had my first harbor freight for years, it started sticking when letting it down. Instead of rebuilding it I just bought anew one and gave it away to anther member here

Still lifts cars perfectly and can't beat them for the price
 

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I hear about all those HB tools that everyone seems to never have problems with. Are they delivered by a unicorn? Hell I have even had problems with their hammers so there is no way in hell I am going to have my car suspended above me for even a second by them while I slide a jackstand in place.
 

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My cousin has the low profile harbor freight 3 ton in his garage and ive not had a problem with it. Some things from them are garbage, but some aren't. Its a crap shoot.
 

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Harbor freight 2.5 ton here. Works great but is getting squeaky after less than a year of ownership. Lifts great thought. I still have to ride up 2 stepped 2x4s thought to fit the jack under the sub frame connectors.
 

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I checked em out online today. I think that's definitely gonna be my next tool purchase now. Theirs was $92 for a steel 3 ton.
 

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Sign up on HF website for the coupons, it's a must if you are going to buy something.
 

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I use the harbor freight one. Its a total piece of shit but I still use it. Broke on my yesterday but who cares, its harbor freight.
 

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