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      06-17-2019, 01:27 PM   #23
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Have used one for over four years without issue, it is a well built mechanism. I know many others who use them successfully as well

I always inspect the jack frame, mounting area and lockout bars before working near or underneath the car. As i assume one does with jack stands, ramps, etc. as well.
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I think OP is just looking for a reason to "justify" the fact that he wont be buying a quickjack, because of one story that it failed on someone
I got the same feeling!

I love mine. Say what you will, but it is quick, effective, and safer for me as I have issues resting the car on the jack stands as they don't quite fit the jack pads.
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QJ specifically states that the jacks are not designed for people to work UNDER the vehicle. It states that you must supplement with jack stands at vehicle lift points (oxymoron?).

It's a big CYA statement.
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QJ specifically states that the jacks are not designed for people to work UNDER the vehicle. It states that you must supplement with jack stands at vehicle lift points (oxymoron?).

It's a big CYA statement.
My Rotary 2-post lift DOES NOT say that.
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QJ specifically states that the jacks are not designed for people to work UNDER the vehicle. It states that you must supplement with jack stands at vehicle lift points (oxymoron?).

It's a big CYA statement.
My Rotary 2-post lift DOES NOT say that.
Nor should it since your 2-post lift has a different audience.
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Have had my 135i, RX350 (4400 #) and Colorad (4300#) up in air and felt much more comfortable under Quick Jack than with 4 jackstands. And much easier to move around than working with 2 stands.
In addition, it takes me 10-15 min to screw around with jack and jack stands to get 135i up in the air. So much plastic and the jacking points all cause concern.
I think it is clear in pictures, but the hook on the end of the arm in contact with tabs in the rails are what hold things. Cams are simply to aid in getting arms released when you want to to go down.
Assuming one honors the weight limits Quick Jack specifies, each arm is only holding up 2500# or 3500# on each side. Not hard to engineer with high strength or regular steel.
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