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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 13, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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need suggestions for lightweight jack

I need a lightweight floor jack to keep in my trunk with the spare tire,
what do you think about this one ?
any suggestions or advice an what to avoid would be great.

http://www.amazon.com/Compact-Aluminum-Racing-Jack-Rapid/dp/B009SX8494/ref=sr_1_16?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1371422221&sr=1-16&keywords=aluminum+floor+jack

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Re: need suggestions for lightweight jack

Try Harbor Freight for the same jack but cheaper.
Why not a scissor jack? Less weight.
You only need to remove the weight from the tire.
My 6000lb. Dually scissor jack works just fine.

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YEP yep yep what Everett said Harbor Freight.They have allot of good stuff at good prices their hand tools wrenches sockets ratchets are as good as any other hi end overseas stuff and better than most . Power tools the dark blue plastic ones is their top of the line the maroon is the middle type homeowner stuff still pretty good and the Drill Master is the use and throw away when it burns out.That being said i wouldn,t buy a Bridgeport or any of that type of machinery off them. Alex
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YEP yep yep what Everett said Harbor Freight.They have allot of good stuff at good prices their hand tools wrenches sockets ratchets are as good as any other hi end overseas stuff and better than most . Power tools the dark blue plastic ones is their top of the line the maroon is the middle type homeowner stuff still pretty good and the Drill Master is the use and throw away when it burns out.That being said i wouldn,t buy a Bridgeport or any of that type of machinery off them. Alex
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Sorry for the double post i have been having a senior moment all day . Alex
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Re: need suggestions for lightweight jack

There's always a coupon out for that same jack at HF for $59. Takes up a lot of room in the trunk though. Everett is on it. Lots of scissor jacks at the salvage yard. Also there are smaller floor jacks that come with a plastic case.

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I keep a scissors jack from an 97 S10 in my Z. I modified the crank and made it shorter to suit me and it works just fine.

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YEP yep yep what Everett said Harbor Freight.They have allot of good stuff at good prices their hand tools wrenches sockets ratchets are as good as any other hi end overseas stuff and better than most . Power tools the dark blue plastic ones is their top of the line the maroon is the middle type homeowner stuff still pretty good and the Drill Master is the use and throw away when it burns out.That being said i wouldn,t buy a Bridgeport or any of that type of machinery off them. Alex
Do like work for HF or something? i don't think there's not one us here that doesn't have at least a couple of items from HF in their tool box. Plenty good for most of us DYI'ers.

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My jack is a "AAA" card.
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