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Quickjack car lift - opinions?
#1
Hi All


Has anyone got or used one of these car lifts by Quickjack? If so what do you reckon? What size is the correct one for our cars - the 70" or 75" frame length? (5000lb weight would be fine I'm sure). 


Seems to be quite a good system from the reviews I've read in general and from you tube video's. Price is reasonable, it's quick to actually use and, with the rubber blocks, gives almost 2 feet of lift height for working under the car. What makes it appeal especially is that there would be open access underneath the car, no bits getting in the way like there is with most other similar lift systems. I've already got ramps, axle stands and trolley jacks but set up time and, more importantly, the clearance is not so great for a car this low. Wish I could get a 2 post lift but space means that's not gonna happen sadly.

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I would not trust this while under the car... I bought something beefier as i could not fit a 2 or 4 post in my garage and get the necessary lift height. I bought a Babco scissor lift which I trust. In fact, i completed my recent vert restoration using one of these with no issues. Obviously, can't get under the center of the car, but most of the work is either at the front or rear of the car and there is lots of room. I researched this unit you posted, maybe good for quick tire changes, but I don't think it is built to last and to trust long term under a car. My 2 cents...


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#3
Not familiar with them.
I did not have space limits in my garage so I have a 10,000 lb. two post Danmar lift. There price was great and three year warranty. I put it up by myself using a engine hoist. Had to rent concrete drill only too 30 min. to drill all the holes.
They do make compact versions of two post that can be moved also. Here is a link to where I bought mine. They have lots of different brands.
https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/Dan...st%20Lifts


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(11-22-2018, 12:16 PM)7173Vert Wrote: I would not trust this while under the car... I bought something beefier as i could not fit a 2 or 4 post in my garage and get the necessary lift height. I bought a Babco scissor lift which I trust. In fact, i completed my recent vert restoration using one of these with no issues. Obviously, can't get under the center of the car, but most of the work is either at the front or rear of the car and there is lots of room. I researched this unit you posted, maybe good for quick tire changes, but I don't think it is built to last and to trust long term under a car. My 2 cents...

Cheers. Yes that certainly looks more sturdy. I'm really after an open centre lift though. I'll keep looking.
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#5
I don't know if I would crawl under it, but that being said :

When the QuickJack Portable Car Lift is used according to our instructions (vehicle frame’s lifting points properly engaged, weight capacity not exceeded, etc.) the lift is safer and more stable than any jack stand on the market. In fact, QuickJack has been awarded EC-Type Examination Certificate. Safety systems, strength-of-design, manufacturing quality and electrical compliance are just a few things that these third-part testing laboratories investigate rigorously before awarding certification.


http://www.quickjack.com/why-quickjack/q...ck-stands/

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(11-22-2018, 12:20 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Not familiar with them.
I did not have space limits in my garage so I have a 10,000 lb. two post Danmar lift. There price was great and three year warranty. I put it up by myself using a engine hoist. Had to rent concrete drill only too 30 min. to drill all the holes.
They do make compact versions of two post that can be moved also. Here is a link to where I bought mine. They have lots of different brands.
https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/Dan...st%20Lifts

Thanks David. I've had a look but, with the room I have in the barn, and the rough concrete floor that it has (itself on a bed of clay - no proper foundations at all in older houses in France!) they wouldn't be suitable either I'm afraid.

I've come across some other open centre, scissor jack type lifts, much more sturdy but the weight of them is like 500kg, therefore not really portable so I'd have to regard them as fixed. Which would mean having to drive over them every time I took the car out and put it back. Yes space is at a premium!
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(11-22-2018, 01:24 PM)mudbilly Wrote: I don't know if I would crawl under it, but that being said :

When the QuickJack Portable Car Lift is used according to our instructions (vehicle frame’s lifting points properly engaged, weight capacity not exceeded, etc.) the lift is safer and more stable than any jack stand on the market. In fact, QuickJack has been awarded EC-Type Examination Certificate. Safety systems, strength-of-design, manufacturing quality and electrical compliance are just a few things that these third-part testing laboratories investigate rigorously before awarding certification.


http://www.quickjack.com/why-quickjack/q...ck-stands/

Thanks mudbilly. Yes the specs do seem more than sufficient for these cars, with over a tonne of spare lifting capacity. They are quite light really at 100kg so plenty portable at least.
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#8
Quick jack has a locking arm to be safe. I’ve heard great stuff about them



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