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      07-24-2010, 04:14 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by garek View Post
while we're starting fights, I'll continue. Here's another 2-ton low profile aluminum jack that's $160 compared to the $420 for the above jack.
I own one and I'm happy with it.
Well OT we go...

I recently bought a aluminum racing style jack myself. I did TONS of research based on the enormous price range you can find for identically appearing products. My research led me to find a plethora of horror stories about jack longevity and the availability of replacement parts. Cheap jacks tend to develop main seal problems REALLY early in their life and then have to be tossed. Harbor Freight is known for throw away tools as well. I'd never buy a jack from them and would be darn sure to use jack stands if using one and crawling under the car.

I went with the cheapest jack I could find that had a lifetime warranty AND oofered a full set of replacement parts. OTC - SPX 1532 Aluminum Racing Jack - 2 Ton. You can get one for about $250. Some OTC jacks are made in the USA but I am not sure about this one in particular. However, with the warranty and replacement parts I don't really care where is was made.
E92 M3 | Space Gray on Fox Red | M-DCT | CF Roof | RAC RG63 Wheels | Brembo 380mm BBK |
| Vorsteiner Ti Exhaust | Matte Black Grilles/Side Gills/Rear Emblem/Mirrors |
| Alekshop Back up Camera | GP Thunders | BMW Aluminum Pedals | Elite Angels |
| XPEL Full Front Wrap | Hardwired V1 | Interior Xenon Light Kit |