Quickjack - Team Camaro Tech
Camaro Tech General Tech Area
For best results use specific forums

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
Probationer
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5
Quickjack

Is anyone using a Quickjack BL-5000SLX? I purchased one and it seems too short.
Parker93555 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 08:41 AM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,943
Re: Quickjack

By short do you mean the raised height or the frame length? I don't own one
but have been intrigued by them.

Al

my 67' build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
allanjs is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
Probationer
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5
Re: Quickjack

I mean the length. It will span from the front rear leaf spring perch to less than midway on the front sub-frame. I feel like it will be too front heavy and prone to tip forward. Iím hoping to find someone thatís using one.
Parker93555 is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 09:33 AM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,943
Re: Quickjack

Rico6983 posted in this thread says he uses his on a 1st and 5th gen.
You might try sending him a PM. He hasn't been on the site for 2 yrs.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/11-be...age-s4e10.html

Al

my 67' build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
allanjs is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 09:45 AM
DT
Gold Lifetime Member
Donny
 
DT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Rockland Cty/Melb bch Fla
Posts: 5,088
Garage
I think this special ends soon.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	5CB8C5F9-977A-4644-8D5E-C363885D48C5_1552153525234.png
Views:	203
Size:	1.79 MB
ID:	225547  

1969 X66 396 LeMans Blue, M20, 373 (Sold)
1969 Convertible LS3 TKO 600, 373
DT is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 09:45 AM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 575
Re: Quickjack

Don't have one but they make the 6000 model which is 11" longer frame

if you had sub frame connectors...you could position the 5000 further forward

They also make extension rails but they only get you 6" more in length and for the cost of those you would be better off buying the 6000 which is 11" longer than the 5000
SoCal805 is online now  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
Probationer
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5
Re: Quickjack

Thanks for the responses and suggestions to make additional purchases...Iíve considered those too. Subframe connectors are on the planning board. However, I own the 5000 and itís set up and ready to go. Iím hoping to hear from someone thatís using one now. I canít be the only person that has this lift and 1st gen.
Parker93555 is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 12:57 PM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,943
Re: Quickjack

Pat (ssrocket67) has one. He's active here on TC. Send him a PM.
Here's a thread where he talks about it. Post #6. I think there's
some here that would like to hear some first hand info about these lifts.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/25-te...kwik-lift.html

Al

my 67' build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
allanjs is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 19, 06:31 AM
Senior Tech
Bill
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: connecticut
Posts: 580
Re: Quickjack

I place it with hoses facing rear of car and put 1 large & 1 small rubber block at the front eye of leaf spring and ! large block under sub frame will be level when lifted , dont forget the vehicle will move forward when lifted
bills69 is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 19, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
Probationer
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5
Re: Quickjack

The rear of your car is higher too? Iím easily 3 inches higher in the back. I contacted Quickjack and ask how to lift when it wasnít level...they want pictures and measurements. So you use the leaf spring perch rather than the subframe just inboard of the bracket and put the front block on the subframe. Does it seem front heavy or is it stable?
Parker93555 is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 19, 05:36 AM
Senior Tech
Bill
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: connecticut
Posts: 580
Re: Quickjack

stable doing exhaust now
bills69 is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 19, 09:11 AM
Team Member
Pat
 
ssrocket67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 108
Garage
Re: Quickjack

Mine is a little higher in the back as well so I use higher blocks in the front which levels it out. I have a 7000 and use the SUV style blocks that they sell. Since I have subframe connectors, the rear blocks will rest on the connectors where they meet the forward spring eye, the front will reach the flat part of the front subframe, just rear of the curved portion.

The lift is very stable. The reason I bought a 7000, is because I also use it on my 2017 Colorado, the frame is even longer on that, and it supports it just fine.

Another way to place the lifts is perpendicular to the frame (one lift for the rear and one lift for the front). When lifting the car will move to the side.

1967 Camaro: True RS, Tribute SS, 350 290 HP, Muncie M20 4 SP, 12 Bolt Posi
ssrocket67 is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 19, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
Probationer
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5
Re: Quickjack

Thanks for the information. I think lifting sideways is going to be my best option until I can get frame connectors installed OR buy the longer lift. I bought this one for a couple of reasons; Bought at Costco for 1k and they back it forever, itís short enough that the lift wonít interfere when working on the front end.
Parker93555 is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 19, 12:40 AM
Probationer
NO
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 10
Garage
Re: Quickjack

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parker93555 View Post
Is anyone using a Quickjack BL-5000SLX? I purchased one and it seems too short.

It's not too short, as I have been using the same QJ model for a '67.


Rear jack point is on the shackles and the front jack point is on the rails.


Even if it was too short, which it's not, you just need to get the car up and with the lock arms and jack stands that you should always use, will keep the car up with no issues.


I use one jack stand in the rear on the pumpkin and 2 in the front under each control arm.


It does take some time to trust the QJ....but that will pass as long as you use jack stands. ALWAYS USE JACK STANDS

Last edited by VIVII; Mar 24th, 19 at 12:52 AM.
VIVII is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 19, 07:09 AM
Senior Tech
Lyle
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 130
Re: Quickjack

I actually went to the Costco website and had a look after reading this thread, but now I'm kind of wondering if you still need safety stands (and I'm not arguing that you don't) then what is the benefit? I can use my floor jack front and rear to lift the car fairly quickly to get the stands under it, so how would this be of benefit unless I didn't use safety stands?
thebat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome