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Old Nov 26th, 09, 08:25 AM
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What does everyone keep in there cars for a jack if you get a flat tire? I have the original bumper jack but I would not want to try to use it. I am looking for a small jack to keep in the car that will go low enough to fit under the car. I am thinking a small light floor jack or a sizzor jack of some kind.
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 08:31 AM
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I would find a small floor jack that comes in the plastic case. Hey good christmas gift.
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 11:41 AM
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I found a small floor jack that came in a canvas bag, which I like better since it is less likely to slide around like the plastic case would. Got it at Pep Boys for about $30. Time is right, as I think I got it on Black Friday.
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 12:15 PM
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Either of those is good, plus a bungee cord to hold it somewhere and a cheap 18" breaker bar with 3" extension and deep socket.

Personally, I just do the same thing I do for my motorcycle: a foot pump and self vulcanizing tire plug kit. If I have a honest to God blowout I'm screwed.
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 12:16 PM
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What do you think I could keep in this trunk...

If I do get a flat the spare won't fit anyway..
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 12:18 PM
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Dave, you could still put a spare on just to get home. It would just look like a Jenny Craig "before and after."
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 12:39 PM
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I don't realy have any space to fit a small spare..
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I don't realy have any space to fit a small spare..

Call a flatbed tow truck like I do................
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My car came with a space saver spare from a newer car and no jack. I don't carry either. But I do carry towing on my insurance (extra $1 or so a month I think).
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 01:28 PM
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I don't realy have any space to fit a small spare..
You can put like three inside each one of the rears you run now.
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 02:07 PM
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A quality Scissors Jack that you can slide under the front Lower Control Arms and Rear End. The OEM Jack SUCK's and will damage the bumpers.
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 06:38 PM
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I agree,comb the junkyards for a scissor jack.It should fit inside the rim of your full size spare.Way better then any bumper jack.Good luck.
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Old Nov 26th, 09, 09:07 PM
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I am staying with the original jack. I haven't used it in 42 years. I most likely won’t be driving more then 500 miles a year and beside that my insurance has free roadside service.

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Old Nov 27th, 09, 08:03 AM
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I got a Jack out of an 86 Pontiac 6000, wrapped it in a piece of Felt, and hid it behind the spare. Works great.
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Ive got the original jack and base but I also store a bottle jack in a box in the wheel well, with a 4 way speed wrench under my spare tire. Id never use the original jack either
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