Best low-profile jack?

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  1. ElrodKTPQ_89

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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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    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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    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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    Thanks guys I'll look into them.
     
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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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    Harbor freight lambo exclusive!
     
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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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    Yeah I wait for the super coupons... they come out ever 6 months
     
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    This is the one I have. It has 2 pistons. (1 for quick lifting when there's no load on the jack, and 1 for lofting the vehical.
    It fits under mine easily enough but now that I have the chin spoiler I have no room to move the handle. couple of 2x6's cures that prob.
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1020/overview/
     
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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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    Yeah Idk, my aluminum harbor freight one was a piece of shit from day one. I wouldn't buy another one.
     
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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.