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floor jack- anyone tried this company?

http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=2256&itemType=PRODUCT&RS=1&keyword=ALUMINUM%2CFLOOR%2CJACK

or these guys:

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=156884&prmenbr=361

Griots sells one that looks very similar for $500! I think I'd rather spend $130ish unless someone tells me otherwise. I need to do this soon, cause its time to get my car on the road! (need to change rotors, pads, and fuel filter) (oh, and I guess oil and trans fluid too)
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I got mine from costco..worked wonders
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Mine was $40 and barely lifts the car enough to get it on my jack stands, but i still managed to change my transmission with it.

Rammstein drop me a line and i'll come over and help you, I'll bring my top quality tools too :>
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I'm not too thrilled with using an aluminum jack , those are made for a quick tire change, thats it!. Not for your average mechanical work. They are narrower and not as stable. For that price you can get a good Craftsman floor jack.

Also, I try to avoid any tools painted orange or with flourescent handles!
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These aluminum racing jacks are "full size" with good footprints, and one piece front wheels. I prefer them over the regular steel floor jacks, which weigh A LOT and are hard to work with if you have a lowered car.
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i got a 3 ton w/2 adjustable jackstands from sears for $130
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I'd have to agree on that. no matter which steel jack I've used, it never was low enough even at the stock ride height. the aluminum single-wheel types are ideal for the lower ground clearance. the only drawback in some cases is the long jack handle. it can be a little awkward if you are forced to work within tight confines
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Got a winner of a jack here

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=42614&item=7906459899&rd=1
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More that $150 but looking VERY nice and less than $500:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/TOOL/POR_TOOL_ACHyd1-detail.htm

and

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/ShopCart/TOOL/POR_TOOL_CAT015-detail.htm
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I got mine from costco..worked wonders
Me too! Good year racing heavy duty, right?

I havent had any problems with it thus far, and it was only like 60 bucks.
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I'd have to agree on that. no matter which steel jack I've used, it never was low enough even at the stock ride height. the aluminum single-wheel types are ideal for the lower ground clearance. the only drawback in some cases is the long jack handle. it can be a little awkward if you are forced to work within tight confines
haven't seen you post in a while.
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I'm baaack

it's been one hell of a busy spring with work and finals in school. that's all over now. last saturday was the first day in months where I had time to play a little with some of our "airheaded" brethren on the board! check out the results
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Thanks for the input!

Do I have to pay to join costco? There;s one pretty close to me, and I'll definitely check it out if I don't have to join a cult to shop there.

I originally bought a heavy duty sears jack. Heavy was the operative word there. Man, that thing made my nuts pop trying to lift it (yes, I am feeble but I keep my weight down for the car ) . I measured, my jack point is only about 4.3 inches off the ground. So its gonna have to be pretty low profile.

I am getting excited about my upcoming projects to get running. Everyone will be holding my hand (as usual).

Ronin- Nice pics on that other thread.
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Got the Griots catalog a while back. I had to laugh in amazement at the outrageous prices on some of their items! I wonder if there is ANYTHING there that is worth the money. Maybe something like a Porsche keychain.

As far as aluminum jacks, I'd have no reservations as long as the listed capacity didn't come close to the corner/side I was lifting. Unlikely, our cars are lighter than the norm. And lighter jacks are really convenient as Ahmet pointed out. As for cost-effectiveness, hard to beat a beefy steel $59 PepBoys-type jack.

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ain't they though? I had a blast! those guys were superb

you do have to join to buy at Costco. it's not too bad though. less than $40 a year iirc
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