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Old 05-09-2021, 05:18 PM   #1
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Quickjack questions

Not sure if this belongs here or in the general discussion thread. Does anyone have the Quickjack that Pelican sells? I'm wondering how well it works. Most importantly, how easy is it to store away when not using? I have a two car garage but not a lot of room with all the workbenches and whatnot so not a lot of room to store things like that. I do have a shed that sits beside the garage so how much of a pain is it to wheel the whole assembly to and from the shed? As I get older, the whole jack and jack stand thing gets harder and harder.

My dream is to build a bigger garage out back and put in an actual lift but that will have to wait a while. The Quickjack looks like a great thing for lifting the car off the ground for oil changes, brake jobs, and even detailing.

I'm interested in hearing opinions.

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Old 05-09-2021, 06:06 PM   #2
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I have 2 of them. Next to the mini split I installed it's the best thing I have bought for my garage.

I just push them to the center of the car, disconnect the lines and just park over them if I need to. They are too heavy to just pick up and roll & store on the wall. You sure dont want to haul them out to the shed every time.
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Old 05-09-2021, 06:55 PM   #3
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As Stl says just leave them under the car. I have the 3500 which works for my Boxster and my 928. Like all of us I am getting older (and am likely further along than the majority here) and the Quickjacks really help.
I like the 3500 as it is the smallest and lightest, but it is too short to get to the Boxster lift points so I made some extensions that work both on my Boxster and my 928 (also used on my 924S, my girlfriends Yaris etc.)
This thread shows what I built... along with a lot of discussion on the other models and 928s.
https://rennlist.com/forums/928-forum/1064065-quickjack-3500-with-a-928-a.html
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:20 AM   #4
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I've got the 5000 set. i use them for everything. They have been a great alternative to a full size lift. You can slide them under the car or store them vertically in a corner and move them as needed.

Since everyone is listing what they use them on, Boxster, 924, 944 Turbo, 996, Mercedes GLK and bought the SUV extensions for my wife's Jeep Renegade.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. I didn't think about the ability to just park over top of them so that will prevent me from having to move them around and find storage for them. That settles it, I need to buy one! Costco has a good price on them, although I'm told that Costco oftentimes has them on sale...but I don't know if I can wait.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:50 AM   #6
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Wait, it is worth it. When they do a sale it's usually for a bundle. My last one I got the bundle which included the pinch weld pads and wall mount brackets (still in the box) and it was less then their normal price for the regular 5000. $1100 is usually the sale price.

Looks like they have the standard SLX5000 on sale for $1050 right now. That isn't a bad price. That one usually goes on sale for $999 a few times a year but it's still a good deal at $1050. The slx7000 is a better deal right now if you have heavier cars.
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:24 AM   #7
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Will the slx7000 fit under the boxster ?

I have a slew of different cars with the boxster being the smallest and a Chrysler Aspen being the largest.

Would love to find a quickjack that will fit them all.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:23 PM   #8
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Honestly, dont know. I think it will. Check the documents they have that walk through the measuring process. There is still plenty of room with the 5000 so I am leaning towards it fitting.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:25 PM   #9
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3500 is too short for the Boxster. Extensions will often make the collapsed height too high for a lowered car. 5000 probably the best bet
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:03 PM   #10
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I've got the 5000 and use it all the time on my 987 Cayman, haven't needed to use it yet on the Boxster, but every time I use it I wish I had gotten it sooner. I got it from Home Depot, free shipping, and it was on sale, I forget the price but around $1000.
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:00 PM   #11
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I have the quickjack slx7000. Bought from Costco on sale. Super great purchase. I just did the IMS bearing and rear main seal on my Boxster S, which required taking my tiptronic out of the car, and the QuickJack made it sooo much easier... It gets the boxster up high enough there's plenty of room to work underneath. There is even enough height to get the engine out. It has paid for itself many times over already...

I stand mine up against the wall of my garage when I'm not using it. When you store it this way it takes up almost no space.
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:42 AM   #12
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I'm interested in hearing opinions.
Hello Huey, you may want to check this, is not too far from you and the price seems right.. https://rennlist.com/forums/market/1250653

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