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Trigger Happy
08-24-2010, 06:05 PM
Princess Auto has a sale on aluminum jacks. $139.99. A must have if you want a good low profile jack to change tires at the track with that doesn't weigh a million pounds.

mike-nametaken
08-24-2010, 08:24 PM
ya guy.

Migs
08-25-2010, 02:30 PM
I love mine

yoshi86
08-25-2010, 03:55 PM
Is it the one?

http://www.princessauto.com/garage/lifting-devices/jacks/8074668-1-1/2-ton-aluminum-floor-jack

Trigger Happy
08-25-2010, 04:03 PM
Is it the one?

http://www.princessauto.com/garage/lifting-devices/jacks/8074668-1-1/2-ton-aluminum-floor-jack

Yup

KingSpence
08-25-2010, 11:33 PM
I love this jack. I find that with most jacks it either wont clear under my front lip, or it gets stuck under the gas tank before I can get it all the way to the rear pumpkin.

joey jo jo
08-26-2010, 04:21 PM
I need one soo bad! I'm no longer in the city though. . . that's one disadvantage to living in a small town.

JungleMatic
08-27-2010, 08:20 AM
Lift is like 20"
It's wicked for track days though.

They have the 3.5ton on sale right now too, lift is like 30". I'm going to go pick it up for the shop.

Warren
08-27-2010, 10:14 AM
I'm still rocking scissor jacks and those **** canadian tire little ****ers. Why can't there be a PA in Victoria...

666
08-27-2010, 11:24 AM
We should do a group buy haha!

Warren are you still going to van?

Warren
08-27-2010, 11:36 AM
no...

Hollister
08-30-2010, 03:00 PM
mine is 3 years old. its still like brandnew

mr e
08-30-2010, 04:38 PM
great investment, one might almost buy two!

Bangnscrape
08-30-2010, 11:46 PM
Thanks for the heads up. My x3 folded my scissor Jack so my friend gave me their old wind up bottle jack. Getting a bit sick of driving up on blocks just to get it under. So need one of these. Btw never ever buy a motomaster floor jack, it worked for 20-30 lifts max. Such garbage.

Brian
08-31-2010, 12:46 AM
Hey yall reminder to use jackstands with your jacks. Or at least throw your spare tire under the car when working so you don't get squished when the jack collapses.

Aluminum jacks aren't suitable for heavy lifting, but work great on lowered cars.

I have several jacks in the garage, we use two 3T steel jacks, and a 2T aluminum which also goes to track days etc. The aluminum is handy to slighty lift lowered vehicles, but we use the heavy duty steel jacks for actual lifting once we can tuck the bigger jacks underneath.

For track days, roadside emergencies, general LIGHT DUTY use, these things are great.

Always use with jackstands. Remember, it doesn't matter how cool your car is, or how fast it goes, if you're dead you can't drive it.

JungleMatic
08-31-2010, 07:07 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_29i8goE7m18/SwONVtA-MWI/AAAAAAAAAAY/Z8CiSor6hAE/s1600-R/buzzkill.jpg

Brian
08-31-2010, 07:24 PM
My x3 folded my scissor Jack


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_29i8goE7m18/SwONVtA-MWI/AAAAAAAAAAY/Z8CiSor6hAE/s1600-R/buzzkill.jpg


blah blah blah

If he didn't say his jack failed I would've probably not said anything lol.

Aluminum jacks are nice and light, but steel ones are much stronger and stiffer and better.

JungleMatic
09-01-2010, 07:03 AM
The massive 3.5ton on sale for $125. It's sick.
I've used it once and I love it already.

fliptuner
09-01-2010, 09:20 AM
The massive 3.5ton on sale for $125. It's sick.
I've used it once and I love it already.

This one? Looks decent.

http://www.princessauto.com/garage/lifting-devices/jacks/8002093-3-1/2-ton-shop-duty-floor-jack

There's also this one if you're really lowered:

http://www.kmstools.com/performance-tool-heavy-duty-2-ton-floor-jack-10398

Higher rest position but if you're into brand names:

http://www.kmstools.com/otc-2-1-2-ton-floor-jack-3837

Migs
09-01-2010, 11:12 PM
Hi, I'm here for the gangba....

oh...you mean you're all actually still talking about JACKS?

How embarrassing...

Will Garrick
09-02-2010, 01:08 AM
^lol hahahhahaha u make funni

Bangnscrape
09-02-2010, 01:22 AM
If he didn't say his jack failed I would've probably not said anything lol.

Aluminum jacks are nice and light, but steel ones are much stronger and stiffer and better.

Very true, I hadn't even gotten the wheel off before it creaked and folded, so no damage done. I like to have a friend around as well just in case something happens plus they can hand you stuff like wrenches, zip ties, joints, and beers. In that exact order of course.

Migs
09-02-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm actually using their 2.5T jack myself. I'd much rather go waaaaay up in weight limit if possible as extra precaution. It's solid as hell and still small and light enough to take with me to the track

Migs

jimmyhoffa
09-14-2010, 08:20 AM
I have the small one, 1.5 ton or something. No problem lifting my beast of a Cressida, got it on crazy sale for 89 or 99 bucks.

hashiro86
09-16-2010, 04:10 PM
the stores are anywhere through out canada except for quebec... wth?