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      10-19-2018, 10:29 AM   #23
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there is a long thread elsewhere in the forum about the Quickjack

It's friggin awesome

I've had two post lifts in the past but currently have a garage that's too short for it to fit, so now I use a quickjack.

They're easy to operate, pretty easy to move around and get out of the way when you aren't using them, very safe, and allow me to do all the car work I'd like to do except rod bearings.
Looking through your sig I was surprised that someone tackled the rod bearing job with them. Seems like a tight squeeze. I'm wondering if that was the extended version.

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Whichever genius thinks this is in the same planet as a jack and stands, please post a video of how you raise your car to the height the QJ raises it in 30 seconds, which is what it takes me with the QJ in complete safety. I sense a Darwin Award coming up soon
Bingo. For those curious, even the slammed race car can drive in/out over these.
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they give plenty of space. I've done multiple full exhaust systems with mine in multiple cars

The two platforms have quick disconnects so you can easily separate the device. I've only done this once or twice, the rest of the time the quickjack sits slightly to the side of my car so I don't have run over them every day -- i don't think they're made be run over


Anyone who says this is similar to jack stands and a jack has absolutely no clue what they're talking about. In AER we have 10 guys and 4 giant jacks and we still take the QuickJack.
Jacking up a car to a proper height is quite dangerous and takes forever to do it right.

Whichever genius thinks this is in the same planet as a jack and stands, please post a video of how you raise your car to the height the QJ raises it in 30 seconds, which is what it takes me with the QJ in complete safety. I sense a Darwin Award coming up soon

In Watkins Glen, a nice big racetrack, the mechanic shop that's on site has the regular quickjack. They use theirs nonstop, for years, and it still works perfectly.

Thank you for confirming what i thought to be the case. In my shop we cannot have 2 post lifts, due to zoning restrictions and the building being historic, blah blah blah. I always hated to see my guys doing body repairs with cars on jack stands, i think i may have to grab one of these quickjacks and give it a shot.... working on my personal cars with the quick jack will be a nice bonus.
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Looking through your sig I was surprised that someone tackled the rod bearing job with them. Seems like a tight squeeze. I'm wondering if that was the extended version.

I rent out a full sized lift (at a shop) when I do rod bearing jobs. Other than that I can do everything at home in the Quick Jack.

Most people do not do rod bearings at home, so it should be a moot point.

People have done rod bearing jobs on jack stands and Quick Jacks, just not me.
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Are you seeing something im not? it looks like the quick jacks allow for alot of work space under the car, being as how they lift from the jacking points on the side of the car. Are you thinking of a scissor lift? those are completely useless for anything under the car...

Also why does everybody comment on how you have to lug these around? Cant you just leave them in one spot and drive over them into your parking spot? Are they not meant to be driven over on a daily basis?
The quickjack blocks the entire sides of the car. Sometimes you need to go under the car from the sides. Jackstands keep the sides open.
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The quickjack blocks the entire sides of the car. Sometimes you need to go under the car from the sides. Jackstands keep the sides open.
I can see where that would be an issue. Just installing the side skirts on the car would not have worked with the quick jacks, but I can tell you it was a PITA with a jack and jack stands.
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they give plenty of space. I've done multiple full exhaust systems with mine in multiple cars

The two platforms have quick disconnects so you can easily separate the device. I've only done this once or twice, the rest of the time the quickjack sits slightly to the side of my car so I don't have run over them every day -- i don't think they're made be run over


Anyone who says this is similar to jack stands and a jack has absolutely no clue what they're talking about. In AER we have 10 guys and 4 giant jacks and we still take the QuickJack.
Jacking up a car to a proper height is quite dangerous and takes forever to do it right.

Whichever genius thinks this is in the same planet as a jack and stands, please post a video of how you raise your car to the height the QJ raises it in 30 seconds, which is what it takes me with the QJ in complete safety. I sense a Darwin Award coming up soon

In Watkins Glen, a nice big racetrack, the mechanic shop that's on site has the regular quickjack. They use theirs nonstop, for years, and it still works perfectly.
Darwin, LOL.
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The quickjack blocks the entire sides of the car. Sometimes you need to go under the car from the sides. Jackstands keep the sides open.
Yes. They block the area between the jack stands

So unless you are installing side skirts or replacing the jack blocks, the quick jack works perfectly for everything
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