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      04-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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whats your favorite jack

I have been using the cheap jacks that I bought at pep boys and while it works, it's not that great. takes about 10 pumps to lift my car and the lifting pad is about 2 inches wide.

I want to upgrade to the rapid pump ones, nascar style. does anyone have recommendations? I am looking at a couple at harbor freight (i know their product quality is questionable). I checked sears but they only have craftsman which are very expensive.

1. which ones do you guys use?
2. is 1.5 ton jack okay? I know our cars weigh over that but figured since it's only lifting one corner of the car, it's not supporting the full car weight
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      04-30-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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I just saw a really nice low-profile jack yesterday at Costco for about $110. The brand was Arcan, they claim it only takes about 12 pumps to get to the top lifting height of 21". It's also super low, about 4".
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      04-30-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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i have a motomaster aluminum lowprofile jack. got it for around $200. looks and works great! i just made sure to get the jack adapter from bms as well
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I have this jack. It worked so well that I have two of them now.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...4&blockType=G4

It's on sale today on Sears.com.

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oh nice find!!

do you think 1.5 ton is enough for our cars?
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1.5 ton is plenty for a E9x. Craftsmen's jacks have gotten poor reviews lately, but mine has always been fine. The Arcan from Costco has good reviews. Personally I wouldn't trust a HF. AC Hydraulic is the ultimate one. Can easily jack form either the front or rear jack points and get plenty of lift.
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i got a 1.5 Ton AL jack - low profile. It works fine.
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+1 on the jack from Costco. Works great with only a few pumps to lift. I got it a couple of years ago for $100.
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my friends also recommended the costco jack so I went and got it. 3.25 ton capacity woo! looks heavy duty and low profile
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Doesn't look like Costco sells that one anymore, or at least I can't find it on the site.
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i have otc jack and stands...love it

low enough for low cars and lifts a SUV with just a few pumps
also drops the car smoothly
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Doesn't look like Costco sells that one anymore, or at least I can't find it on the site.
Same thing for me. I went to the local costco and it was there. $100. Great jack!
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I have a HF non-rapid pump one. Works fine for me.
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