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      07-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Floor jack advice

I'd like to get a floor jack to make seasonal tire changes easier and just give myself a better way to get under the car (I know... jack stands if I'm getting under it for any reason). I've looked at some of the jacks available at Sears, Napa, Pepboys, Autozone, and Harbor Freight (the stores I'm aware of locally), and thought about ordering from somewhere like Norther Tool + Equipment.

I found this jack at Harbor Freight. Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with their products like this? I don't want to spend a fortune, but I also don't want to buy cheap only to have to buy another in a couple years. Is this a good or bad idea?

Also, are there any downsides to the aluminum racing jacks aside from cost? I the aluminum for its lower weight and not being susceptible to rust, but I was looking between these two at Napa and was surprised at the difference in warranty coverage.


Any advice would be appreciated.

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      07-15-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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Usually the hydrolic piston fails long before the rest, so the difference in warranty would rather indicate a cheap hydrolic system rather than any defective design in the aluminum.

I have bought the cheapest O'Reilly model. It served its purpose for 10 times honorably (required lot of pumping, but it was the cheapest right), then failed miserably. Got my money out of it, so to speak, but would not buy again. I had a pretty cheap Torin for my motorcycle and it did a better job over time.
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