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    QuickJack, anyone have one?

    Costco has the 5000SLX for $999 right now. I've been thinking about one for a while now just to make my life easier while working on the cars or detailing with the wheels off. Anyone here have one that can give some feedback?

    https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-s...-car-lift.html

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    I don't have one but they swear by them over on corvetteforum. There will be a bunch of threads over there on these

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    that thing doesn't fill me with confidence.

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    $1k would go a long way towards a proper lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hawk View Post
    $1k would go a long way towards a proper lift.
    a) I don't have room for a post lift in my garage.
    b) quickjacks are portable
    c) a good, new bendpack 2 post lift will be at least $4k with installation

    This fits my needs at this time better than a 2 post. When I get a shop, I'll get a 2 post lift.

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    I've thought about it but I'm not sure how much of a void it would fill. If I wanted to lift the car high enough to pull the wheels/tires I guess I might save a small amount of time moving those around versus moving a jack and jack stands, but then it's blocking me from getting under the car on the sides. They also take up more space, unless you just leave them under the car all the time. I'd love to have a hoist but I don't think I have room for it, and doubt my garage was poured thick enough to support it.

    I wish there was an easier solution since I need to pull the trans out of the Z in the coming months.

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    I would spend a little more and get a maxjax two post

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    I have the SLX-5000. I don't have the height for a proper lift (next house will....) and the max jax didn't see like a great option. The minimal height of the max jax means I will likely be on my back anyway so again, no pt for me. The quick jack is a great value and was invaluable when I was removing my headers and sent them off to get coated. I had a good amount of room under the car at max lift and left it on the quick jax for most of the winter while I did other things to the car. I had issues with my starter so the thought of jacking everything up and back down seemed like it would lead to me setting the entire car on fire. With the quick jack, I would drop it down until the tires touch, hit the key and if there was an issue, bring it back up in a few seconds. I got their wall hangers to keep the main components out of the way and put the hydraulic pump, lines, etc on my craftsman shop cart so I can wheel everything around with ease.

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    I've got a BL-5000 and I love it. I'd love to have a real lift, but we're in a split-level house and that puts some major constraints on my space. It works great on my C7, my wife's 3000GT VR4, and her Mazda CX7. I probably need the 4x4 frame adapters to lift the H3 we just bought, but the weight shouldn't be a problem. It takes a few more minutes to set up, but the end result is higher and a lot more stable than I can get with a jack and jack stands.

    I would just leave them in the middle of the space where I park the C7, but I don't want the heat from the exhaust to damage the seals on the lift cylinders.

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    Guys at the track use them, last month I saw 3-4 of them with cars lifted up on them. Seems like a good piece if you want portability, take your tires off often, need extra room under your car for a part swap or don't have room for a lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrivingZiggy View Post
    Out of stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Griswold View Post
    I would spend a little more and get a maxjax two post
    Correct choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdWS6 View Post
    I have the SLX-5000. I don't have the height for a proper lift (next house will....) and the max jax didn't see like a great option. The minimal height of the max jax means I will likely be on my back anyway so again, no pt for me. The quick jack is a great value and was invaluable when I was removing my headers and sent them off to get coated. I had a good amount of room under the car at max lift and left it on the quick jax for most of the winter while I did other things to the car. I had issues with my starter so the thought of jacking everything up and back down seemed like it would lead to me setting the entire car on fire. With the quick jack, I would drop it down until the tires touch, hit the key and if there was an issue, bring it back up in a few seconds. I got their wall hangers to keep the main components out of the way and put the hydraulic pump, lines, etc on my craftsman shop cart so I can wheel everything around with ease.
    You can literally drill the maxjax pillars to add safety stop locations if you want to work under while laying down for some odd reason.

    I'll take my near 5' of ups in normal height garage please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87f383 View Post
    You can literally drill the maxjax pillars to add safety stop locations if you want to work under while laying down for some odd reason.

    I'll take my near 5' of ups in normal height garage please.
    Crouching under a car sucks and is more uncomfortable than laying down. Granted the max jax would allow the ability to remove an engine/trans easier but for most of the work I'm doing, the quick jack just works better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdWS6 View Post
    Crouching under a car sucks and is more uncomfortable than laying down. Granted the max jax would allow the ability to remove an engine/trans easier but for most of the work I'm doing, the quick jack just works better for me.
    I sit on a rolling chair and chillax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87f383 View Post
    I sit on a rolling chair and chillax.
    with the AC on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Griswold View Post
    with the AC on

    and the system up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Griswold View Post
    I would spend a little more and get a maxjax two post
    I've now watched videos of both and would agree. The Maxjack 2 post seems to be a far better solution for actually working on a car. The Quickjack is more of a fancy portable jack for doing tires and brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    I've now watched videos of both and would agree. The Maxjack 2 post seems to be a far better solution for actually working on a car. The Quickjack is more of a fancy portable jack for doing tires and brakes.
    Portability is the main reason I want the Quickjack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87f383 View Post
    I sit on a rolling chair and chillax.
    That must be one low rolling chair to get under it comfortably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdWS6 View Post
    That must be one low rolling chair to get under it comfortably.
    Or stool. I have choices.

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