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New Member, question about Quick Jacks

Hi! My name is Mark, and I am new to the Porsche world. I recently picked up a '99 Boxster.
I am a life long mechanic, and do as much as I can on my own. I have plans for some upgrades to the car, some cosmetic, others functional. I have done a couple of basic repairs that were required when I bought the car, including all four brakes and pads (which was the easiest brake job I've ever done...Porsche planned that out very well)

The first question I have is about lifts. Neither of my existing jacks are appropriate for this car, as I can't reach all the way to the inner lift point. I've been looking at the AC jack, as it has the reach. The cost is high, but I'm not going to worry about that right now. The other option I'm considering is a set of Quick Jacks. Even at twice the cost of the AC jack, they look to me to be a better value. Only lifting once, no jack stands, easy storage.

So, my real question is, how well do they work with a Boxster? Is it easy to get to the proper jack points? Can anyone name any serious cons that make them impractical for this car?

Thanks in advance!
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Welcome to the board and Porsche ownership Mark. I can't comment on the boxster use, but I'm saving my pennies for a quick jack as lift (without a two or 4 poster) on these cars is a chore.

I haven't heard any negative comments about the product so I'm going for it.

Post pics if you get one
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For anyone that may be interested, the 5,000 Quick Jack is the perfect fit. I got it set up this evening. I installed new brake ducts and a Techno Brace, and have never felt safer under a car. Money well spent.
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Good to hear, my strategic plan is to get one of the BL-5000 SLT units. It would be great to see some pictures.
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There's an hour or two of setup work, but nothing too complex. The QD hose connections are great. They make it easy to break everything down and store. It's a tight fit between the wheels, with only a few inches to spare. I only lifted to the first stop as I didn't really need to go higher than that to do the work I wanted. This will be great in the spring when I do the suspension.





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Thanks for the images, really like that floor treatment. Epoxy?
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Thanks for the images, really like that floor treatment. Epoxy?
Yup, it's a four layer epoxy coating. This is my dad's garage...we went halfsies on the car and it lives at his place. I shudder to think what would happen if I kept it my neighborhood! I'm having a similar finish done on my workshop floor soon, I can't wait!
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Side to side stability doesn't look all that great.
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Side to side stability doesn't look all that great.
Actually, it's quite stable.
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