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Old 09-06-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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high lift low profile floor jack

What do all use for a floor jack? My race jack has let me down and I need a replacement pronto! It does not have the lift to get the car up on my ESSCO stands safely. I didn't really want to get lift bars and four new shorter stands....

I know there are a lot of options for all south of the border but up here it is harder to get specialized products. I am looking for low low profile with very high lift at least 20"

I like the Danish Compact ones but of course you cant get them easily in Canada.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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I use this one:
Low Profile Floor Jack - 2 Ton, Rapid Pump® Jack

Goes up to 24" and I use lift bars.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:32 AM   #3
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I use this one:
Low Profile Floor Jack - 2 Ton, Rapid Pump® Jack

Goes up to 24" and I use lift bars.
Thanks that looks like the ticket but will they ship to Canada??

This might warrant a trip down into NY!
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Have you checked Princess Auto? http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/Floor-transmission/3-1-2-Ton-Low-Profile-Floor-Jack/8002093.p
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Have you checked Princess Auto? 3-1/2 Ton Low Profile Floor Jack | Princess Auto
Yes thanks am heading there Monday to have a looking at all the options and hopefully avoid the import hassle...have you used this model? I was.actually looking at a different one
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I use this one:
Low Profile Floor Jack - 2 Ton, Rapid Pump® Jack

Goes up to 24" and I use lift bars.
Really like the lift bars but not sure they would work well with flat top Jack stands ......I believe they have rounded sections to fit and rotate inside a jaw type of stand
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Yes thanks am heading there Monday to have a looking at all the options and hopefully avoid the import hassle...have you used this model? I was.actually looking at a different one
No i haven't, I have a cheaper Canadian Tire model, but i don't think it has anywhere near 24" lift. Princess auto catalogue shows quite a few to choose from.
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I picked that HF one (2T Low Profile) up for $82..... look for the Super Coupons in Autoweek, R&T, etc. They generally have better deals than the ones you receive via email.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:19 PM   #9
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I vote for the Harbor Freight race jack too!

I have only had mine since last Christmas but love it so far...friend has had a slightly larger one for years without issue. They seem to sell the exact same jack at TSC for about $130 under a different name.
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If you have Costco's near you and have a membership they usually carry a version of an Arcan jack that is low profile, 2.5 to 3.5 ton capacity for around $100. I am on my second one in 20 years and have great luck with it.
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I really like the AC high lift jack. A bit pricey but I have never regretted paying for quality tools.
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