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Old October 11th, 2018, 14:18   #31
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I think the floor in floor jack means keep on the same story as you use it.

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Old October 11th, 2018, 17:20   #32
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I need an offroad one that doesn't sink in the dirt.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 05:59   #33
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No problem. Pick out your favorite floor jack. You know, the one that rolls around nicely on your garage floor. Then get 2 4 foot lengths of 2 x 6. When you need the jack, just put the wood down to make a suitable platform and jack away.

If this doesn't work, you'll need a 6 man inflatable raft. Slide that under the vehicle, put the wood platform on top, then inflate.


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Old October 14th, 2018, 21:02   #34
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This is a long-overdue item in my garage. Sure, at $1400, it's a bit pricey, but the ease of use is incredible.

I bought one about 3 months ago, but it's already paid for itself versus what the maintenance would have been at a garage.

I have the 5000 lb model, and it works great. I would recommend the extended length in order to get the jack to the right lift points on the car.

My car has been lifted overnight for 2 days (locking bars in place) with no issues. Just make sure you bleed the system properly and put the lifts exactly in the same place on each side of the rails, otherwise you'll lift it unevenly.

Very stable, very secure. and they can be used with a battery pack for off-road/track use.
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