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Old 06-08-2004, 07:29 PM   #1
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Well as I have said before, my last car was a lowered 2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ. It was so low that I had to drive up on 2X6's just to get the stock jack under her then use it to lift it alittle then switch to a regular floor jack. Well now my floor jack doesn't look like it will even go high enough to lift the Vue. Anyone have one they use that is a decent price. Maybe something from Sears? I love Craftman Tools.

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Old 06-09-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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So everyone just uses the stock jack?

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Old 06-09-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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I have a couple of 3 ton full size floor jacks, not those miniature floor jacks, don't like those. My jacks are 100 pounds themselves but I feel better using something like that. I put a block of wood on them so I don't mar up the under carriage.

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Old 06-09-2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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Sear has got a 3 ton SUV jack on sale right now for $59.99. It is suppposed to get the lift pad up to the SUV frame in two pumps of the handle. I my self have a 3 and 5 ton jack.

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Old 06-09-2004, 01:14 PM   #5
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I recently bought a 2 1/2 ton high-lift floor jack for around $60. Pro-lift I think is the brand. It's not a one-pump type jack, which I used to have. Liked and disliked it. Go to re-position the handle and the thing is lifting sky-high. The one I have now has a permanentlymounted handle that you twist to release the pressure, rather than a removable handle that you have to use to unscrew the little bleed screw thing.

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Old 06-09-2004, 02:09 PM   #6
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I'll mirror what others have offered...no small portable hydraulic jacks will work. Also consider spending a bit less than $30.00 for a set of Rhino Ramps. They're worth every penny.

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I used an el cheapo 20 dollar floor jack to put a spare on. I don't think it would have gone much higher though

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Old 06-09-2004, 05:00 PM   #8
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I used an el cheapo 20 dollar floor jack to put a spare on. I don't think it would have gone much higher though
Thats what I have. Wal-Mart Floor jack and stands for like $29.95.

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I use a Lincoln floor jack. Pricier than those no name jacks sold everywhere, but the seals won't blow out just as I'm lowering or raising the vehicle. Ask the techs what they use.

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Old 06-09-2004, 06:43 PM   #10
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I will probably look at Sear tomorrow for a Craftman Jack. Maybe the wifey will get it for Pappa's Day...

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