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Old May 21st, 2018, 11:02   #1
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I find myself in need of a bottle jack. Does anyone have any recommendations? I know nothing about the things excepts they have a small footprint.
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Old May 21st, 2018, 12:09   #2
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Haven't used a bottle jack in ages. I assume you want to lift an SUV, right?
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I need it to use on my 4 post lift. I have a center rolling jack but its not able to reach the correct contact points. I want a bottle jack to have extra flexibility.
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Old May 21st, 2018, 15:13   #4
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I would try to get an adapter to use the rolling jack on the lift to reach the lift points on the car.


balancing a car on a lift, on a bottle jack seems like asking for trouble.


ever see a car that fell off a lift? not pretty.
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Old May 23rd, 2018, 07:31   #5
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Always use jack stands with any floor lift
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Old May 24th, 2018, 20:51   #6
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A bottle jack is like $10-25. Amazon has reviews. shouldnt be this difficult to pick one............
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