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Shop talk

Unread post by Matt P. » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:14 am

Hello,

I am looking at buying a low profile jack for my personal use. I don't need anything fancy.

So here I was looking online and trying to find the perfect fit for my needs and came across a few options.

1. Omega 2 low profile magic lift for $422 (more expensive in the US than Canada.. Available at Costco.ca for $399.99)

2. Habor Freight Tools Low Profile Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®, 2.5 Ton Heavy Duty Steel for $84 (Really?? $84?)


Common sense would tell me option 1 is better in terms of everything but my pockets are telling me option 2. But for $84, I thinking it could be cheap.

Do you guys have any other options?
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Unread post by RacerTCI » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:45 pm

If you are putting the car on jack stands and not trusting the jack while you are under it and you do not jack up the car more than 4 or 5 times a year than option two is fine.

Just don't expect it to last more than 4 or 5 years.

the jack as with all things from the Harbor Freight eventually have one use...

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Unread post by Matt P. » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:15 am

Thank you Toni.

Duly noted! I don't plan on using it regularly. Maybe once or at the most twice a year. I wouldn't trust any of them without jack stands. So that pretty much answers my question.
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Unread post by SANDU002 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:39 am

Matt,

I have the harbor freight jack and use it quite regularly. It works great. Other than changing wheels/tires, it is always a good idea (for safety reasons) to use jack stands.
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H&R Front and rear swaybars
TMS front and reas strut tower mounts
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aFe Stage 1 Pro-Stock air intake
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Re: Shop talk

Unread post by Matt P. » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:28 am

I was going to buy it this past weekend but I didn't.

I will try to get one sooner than later. I Have the stands already, 4 of them.
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Re: Shop talk

Unread post by RobbyCamaro325 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:29 am

Go with a harbor frieght jack, I bought one for like $90 and i use it all the time. Easy up, easy down and it's fast. But yes, always use jack stands
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