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Oakvillez3
06-01-2008, 04:19 PM
Just picked up a 3.5 T floor jack thats on sale at Princess Auto for $110. Its a monster, must weigh close to 100 lbs. It lifts from 4" to 21" which is a pretty good range. I'm just not sure if its going to be too big/heavey for home diy. Cant beat the warranty/return policy.

Any other floor jacks out there in the $100 range with these type of specs i.e. 4-21?

98Dinan3
06-01-2008, 04:50 PM
Just keep in mind, you get what you pay for with jacks. That's why AC Hydraulics, and Brunnhoelz are so expensive. They really are great tools. With that said, I'm using a Michelin aluminum racing jack. It's only about 50 lbs, and gets under lowered cars without having to use ramps. The range is as high as my jackstandsgo, so it works for me. (18 -20 inces I think) Anyway, I paid $199.99 on sale, but I'm on my second one. They have a one year warranty...

Max_VQ
06-01-2008, 05:50 PM
What is the min height on your jack?
My current jack does not fit under the 530, so I jack up the front a little with the factory jack and then use my floor jack. This is a PITA.

Gamite
06-01-2008, 09:16 PM
still looking for an aluminum jack. Right now waiting for the michelin one to drop in price.

Arash
06-01-2008, 09:19 PM
still looking for an aluminum jack. Right now waiting for the michelin one to drop in price.

it dropped! I picked up the last one from the CT close to my house for $150, its an awesome jack, no more wood blocks under tires ftw!

Gamite
06-01-2008, 09:27 PM
wtf?? it's back at $199 again, musta been on sale last week.

archrival
06-01-2008, 10:36 PM
princess auto has the race jack go on sale...seems to work well and has lifetime warranty...walmart also has a red and silver one same thing goes down to 3 inches and comes with stands...goes on sale for about 100$ think it was on maybe a few weeks ago

Oakvillez3
06-02-2008, 10:22 AM
Just keep in mind, you get what you pay for with jacks. That's why AC Hydraulics, and Brunnhoelz are so expensive. They really are great tools. With that said, I'm using a Michelin aluminum racing jack. It's only about 50 lbs, and gets under lowered cars without having to use ramps. The range is as high as my jackstandsgo, so it works for me. (18 -20 inces I think) Anyway, I paid $199.99 on sale, but I'm on my second one. They have a one year warranty...

agree. the AC Hydraulics DK13HQL I think is +$500 but will last a lifetime. For my infrequent use, I just want something that is sturdy and most importantly gives me the lift range. having good jack stands is more important and for the PA floor jack its an open return policy if your not satisfied...cant beat that.

carmv4
06-02-2008, 10:58 AM
My dad got this jack at Costco.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n190/carm_starcv4/jack.jpg

6000 lbs lifting capacity
3 7/16" to 17"+ lifting height

For $70 you can't go wrong...especially with the Costco warranty. The only beef I have with it is I have to roll up on wood to get it under my car. It's a minor inconvenience IMHO.

Oakvillez3
06-02-2008, 02:49 PM
My dad got this jack at Costco.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n190/carm_starcv4/jack.jpg

6000 lbs lifting capacity
3 7/16" to 17"+ lifting height

For $70 you can't go wrong...especially with the Costco warranty. The only beef I have with it is I have to roll up on wood to get it under my car. It's a minor inconvenience IMHO.

how much does it weigh?

carmv4
06-02-2008, 06:30 PM
Not sure about the weight. It doesn't say anywhere on the jack. Someone in another forum was saying around 50ish lbs.

Gamite
06-02-2008, 06:55 PM
how much does it weigh?

it's really heavy, like 100lbs.

tig
06-02-2008, 06:57 PM
I have the michelin aluminum too, it was the only one that would fit under my car, bought it with the plan of throwing on my rims then returning the jack back to crappy tire since it costs $199, but the jack grew on me. its a really good jack, strong and lightweight, so i decided to keep it, now i can do oil changes on my driveway without too much hassle