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well I bought it so when I get it in about 2 weeks I will let y'all know

Yes, but where would I hang all the rest of the sh*t I have!!! Good info though, thanks. 

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I believe Hemikiller just bought the 7000 lb version. Might want to PM him.

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How much space do you have?  A traditional 2 post lift is much cheaper.

 

 

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I have the space but really do not want a permanent lift in my garage, I would have to put it in the 3 car garage and space between cars is tight now.  I keep my 2014 Mustang, 2015 Explorer and 2017 Edge in there and have to keep bumpers between the cars to ward off dings so a post is not what I really would like to do.  The 2 car garage where I do the work has a lower ceiling so that would not work well and the same problem arises when I stick two cars in that one as well.   I don't do a lot of work under the cars either, and not sure if I would trust a 2 post that is under $1,000.

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I wouldn't trust a 1000.00 lift either,  I put in an Atlas 11000 two post in the shop I work out of and I think it was about 2200.00 bucks delivered to a freight depot.  Install was not as hard as you might think.  I was thinking of a different portable jack system.  That price is pretty good

 

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I bought two sets of these to go under the wheels. I use them whenever the wheels are still on the car and don't have to worry about jack stands. I do still use stands when I have to. They are a little pricey but cheaper than an emergency room visit.

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Before I got the quickjack I made a set of these (pic from internet), the poor man's version of yours.  Not sure if I will use them or not but they are off to the side if needed.

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On 11/24/2020 at 10:27 AM, SteveO_71 said:

do you feel comfortable sliding under there and do you use jack stands also?

I do and have, if for some reason it was to collapse the wheels are still attached so it will not fall to the ground.  With that said when I start to do work and will be under it for a while I will indeed put jack stands in place.  Might very well put jack stands on all four spots and take the quick jack out to allow more side movement.  it is a work in progress to see how to use it best.  But right now I am not in the "car mood" so I  have been putting it up now and then, doing a little work, evaluation and then lowering it so in the case it is great, easy up, easy down.

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Have lifted and lowered the car about 20 times since purchase, everything working perfectly.   I do not leave it up when unattended and when I begin serious work underneath will put on jack stands and remove the quickjack for easier access.

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Got my QuickJack all set up and running. Mine was missing the schraeder valves on the air assist cylinders. Not a big deal, picked a couple up and fixed the problem. Now I have several of the quick connect hydraulic fittings that are leaking. I'm going to re-seal the threads this week and if they continue to leak, will be calling QJ for some replacements. 

Just a couple observations...

If you live in a cold climate, use the thinnest hydraulic oil they spec (ISO 32) or ATF. I used some for my tractor that's ISO 64 and it's a bit slow to lower. 

Consider getting the SUV adapter posts. I noticed that due to the design of the front torque box, I have to pull the QJ out just far enough to clear the vertical flange, and that puts the rubber block on the inside edge of the unit. I might machine up some taller aluminum pucks with slots for the pinch weld so I can center the QJ under the lifting point. The SUV adapter posts should accomplish the same thing if you don't have access to machine tools. 

Also, the car moves horizontally at it's maximum lift point. If you're putting the car on jackstands, be aware that you'll need to chase the stands until they begin to take the weight of car. 

It might make a useful undercar jacking system, such as for a transmission. 

 

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it and feel it's a good investment. As with any tool, it has it's plusses and minuses, and take some use to determine best practices. 

 

 

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On 11/24/2020 at 2:43 PM, jscott said:

Before I got the quickjack I made a set of these (pic from internet), the poor man's version of yours.  Not sure if I will use them or not but they are off to the side if needed.

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Nice Z ). This has been a great maintenance and restoration addition to my garage. I was not convinced with the long term storage of a vehicle on the quick jack. This is a Bendpak scissor jack and I have had the Z on it since August and the J Code Vert spent months on it during its restoration, as well... My opinion...

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32 minutes ago, 7173Vert said:

Nice Z ). This has been a great maintenance and restoration addition to my garage. I was not convinced with the long term storage of a vehicle on the quick jack. This is a Bendpak scissor jack and I have had the Z on it since August and the J Code Vert spent months on it during its restoration, as well... My opinion...

A friend of mine has one of those that we used in a shop we shared, his was a Snap On branded unit, bought it circa 1995 and still uses it today. I used it a ton, saved so much time for typical car maintenance, restoration work, etc. I would have gotten one of those as I feel it is a more robust unit. However, it wouldn't work well in my tiny garage, where I need to be able to move things around. They are extremely heavy and not all that easy to move on a less than perfect floor. 

If things go as planned, I'll be building a garage this spring, and there will be multiple lifting options present. 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Hemikiller said:

A friend of mine has one of those that we used in a shop we shared, his was a Snap On branded unit, bought it circa 1995 and still uses it today. I used it a ton, saved so much time for typical car maintenance, restoration work, etc. I would have gotten one of those as I feel it is a more robust unit. However, it wouldn't work well in my tiny garage, where I need to be able to move things around. They are extremely heavy and not all that easy to move on a less than perfect floor. 

If things go as planned, I'll be building a garage this spring, and there will be multiple lifting options present. 

 

 

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True. Actually, It’s one of the reasons I got it originally as I did not have the space for a 2 or 4 Post hoist. I like that they can be moved if necessary, but not something you want to do on a regular basis.... I used my engine hoist to lift it into my trailer to move it to my new place last year. I had a car partially fall on me in the late 70’s, a Gremlin... I had lifted it with the bumper jack and went underneath it. You can guess the rest. Now, it has to be substantial before I’ll go under a car...

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