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      02-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #29
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Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

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I have been using one of those lightweight aluminum HF jacks since 2006. I like it so much I bought a second one a couple of years ago. Has a low saddle height. They go on sale for about $59 regularly. I also have a big 3 ton Michelin steel jack from Sam's Club that has worked great since 2005. It cost about the same.

I do like those low profile jacks, with about 3 inch saddle height. HF sells one also. Had not seen the Costco one before. I think the HF one was $129 recently. I just don't really need another jack.

If you drive up on 2 x 12s, you can make do with a higher saddle height jack, which is probably sturdier and more durable. Steel is stronger than aluminum also.