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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Car jack system setup? Reply with quote

Looking to get a decent trolley jack for the garage, but before I do thought I'd ask for feedback on anyones setup used to raise the car enough and set safely to remove all wheels.
Any recommendation on a jack and adaptor pads/spigots?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony, my only input on this subject is, if your planning on lowering the car at some point make sure you get a low profile lift or you wont get under to the jack points.
if you want all the wheels off together you will need a few decent stands as well . Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Tony, my only input on this subject is, if your planning on lowering the car at some point make sure you get a low profile lift or you wont get under to the jack points.
if you want all the wheels off together you will need a few decent stands as well . Thumb


Cheers Phil,
Many years of risk analysis stays with you. I want to be able to lift the car and set so I can remove all wheels and avoid ignoring RA and doing it safe n secure. I do not prefer to be doing one side only if I can do it on both with a good option without being silly.
I will not be lowering modifying the car, I have PDCC 4WS and the extra lowering, so not an issue.
I have seen some Americans have come up with good setups (common for them), some risky too, but looking nearer home for what jack and stands etc people may have and use.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know how much you want to spend but I recently purchased a quickjack system,not cheap I must say,but makes life so much easier than messing about with jacks and stands. To be fair I will get use out of it as I am a mechanic.
 



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ianth wrote:
Don't know how much you want to spend but I recently purchased a quickjack system,not cheap I must say,but makes life so much easier than messing about with jacks and stands. To be fair I will get use out of it as I am a mechanic.


Are you helping me or just showing it off Floor
It looks a neat bit of kit and I do recall seeing that at some point in the past. Can you share some information on it for me please Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully helping you !
https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk

Like I say,they aren't cheap,but it definitely makes life easier,there was a slight online discount a few weeks ago,so I took the plunge at the discounted price,so glad I did now though as it's so much easier than messing around with jacks,also a bit safer if you are like me and try balancing the car in the middle with one jack Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ianth wrote:
Hopefully helping you !
https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk

Like I say,they aren't cheap,but it definitely makes life easier,there was a slight online discount a few weeks ago,so I took the plunge at the discounted price,so glad I did now though as it's so much easier than messing around with jacks,also a bit safer if you are like me and try balancing the car in the middle with one jack Smile


Thank you very much, I will check it out. What is cheap these days? Everything almost, but that's because its Chinese. I am more for "Good value" than cheap, its easier to justify paying the extra at times. Makes me feel less like I'm being screwed Floor
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For decent quality home scissor lifts try Strongman - the seem to have a decent range if you want to spend that kind of money. Don't have one but I'm told by others that they are better quality than most

http://sm-t.co.uk/product-category/vehicle-lifts/mobile-lifts/

If you are looking for a decent floor jack and axle stands then Machine Mart is as good as anywhere - we use their high lift 2 tonne and their tall axle stands in the farm workshop and they have stood up well. The longer chassis on the "professional" range is way more stable than the shorter ones but it is a bit bulky if space is an issue. Pricing seems pretty much Ok as well. Obviously you don't need the high lift if its just for wheels but with the tall axle stands it will get you 80cm in the air if you want to do exhausts etc - just check the clearance for the min saddle height though

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/ctj2glc-2-tonne-hd-high-lift-trolley-ja/

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/draper-expert-6-tonne-axle-stands-pair/

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fairly mundane 1.25t Clark low entry aluminium trolley jack and a set of Jackpoint stands is what I use when I want mine in the air.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ian and Colin Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this one from SGS engineering its a quality bit of kit for the money and i had no issues getting it under my lowered car as its only 75mm closed height

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks/tj2-5lp-low-profile-garage-trolley-jack

they also do a package with stands as well but i can't comment on these as i don't have them, but i am sure they will be good quality as the other products i have purchased from them have been.

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks/tj2-5lp-jsr-low-profile-garage-trolley-jack-axle-stands
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for SGS stands and jacks, very good quality in a sexy gloss black if you are into that sort of thins. Great value for money and the after sales is spot on
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be a bit extreme, or out of budget but this is the bomb for working on the car.
All wheels can come off, oil changes, brake work etc etc.

I had to make the extra pads for the car to sit on so I could get the jacking pads underneath. The car lives on the lift all the time it`s at home.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to the above recommendations on SBS, they do look good, low profile too.

chaser wrote:
May be a bit extreme, or out of budget but this is the bomb for working on the car.
All wheels can come off, oil changes, brake work etc etc.

I had to make the extra pads for the car to sit on so I could get the jacking pads underneath. The car lives on the lift all the time it`s at home.



Thanks for showing me your setup, but just the pic doesn't doesn't tell the story. Be interesting to know if OK to share?.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These look promising, currently being refined before full release. Allow you to jack & then support the car at the jacking points.

http://www.rennstand.com/[/url]
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ianth wrote:
Hopefully helping you !
https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk

Like I say,they aren't cheap,but it definitely makes life easier,there was a slight online discount a few weeks ago,so I took the plunge at the discounted price,so glad I did now though as it's so much easier than messing around with jacks,also a bit safer if you are like me and try balancing the car in the middle with one jack Smile


This looks good, I like the way there's nothing obsuring the middle of the car and it looks to be easier to store than other lifts.
Which model did you go for?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went for the 5000kg model,storeage isn't a problem as they just sit in the middle of the garage when not in use,can park over them.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steve r wrote:
These look promising, currently being refined before full release. Allow you to jack & then support the car at the jacking points.

http://www.rennstand.com/


I actually contacted Rennstand for a possible group buy and got a promising reply, however they are not in full production stage yet and still fine tuning the design to get the costs down. So I envisage a few monthS off yet before they become available. I also contacted Jackpoint Jackstands but they are not interested in offering any incentive and they are very expensive already ($300 for a pair) then paying import duty etc I do not think it's a viable offering.

I too am now warming to Quckjacks and after contacting them they would offer a group buy but only if the items were delivered to one place which does not make it viable as well due to the cost and storage etc.

These group buy offering was

The amount of discount will depend on the number of QuickJacks purchased. Also we would be able to deal with individuals regarding payment. Please see the discounts below –

* Purchase 3 – each one less £30.00
* Purchase 5 – each one less £50.00
* Purchase 10 – each one less £80.00

(Delivery must be made to one location for quantity discounts) Orders would need to be via email rather than the website and your name/club would need to be quoted.

The price for QuickJacks lift suitable for a 911 is £1,113.00 plus VAT (BL-5000SLX Car Lift)

I am no urgent rush as I do need one until need to swap to winter tyres however if these was another discount offering for Quckjacks I would buy one. However the advantage with QuickJacks they are portable and are in and each side are separate modules so storage is more convenient.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alpinaB3 wrote:
steve r wrote:
These look promising, currently being refined before full release. Allow you to jack & then support the car at the jacking points.

http://www.rennstand.com/


I actually contacted Rennstand for a possible group buy and got a promising reply, however they are not in full production stage yet and still fine tuning the design, to get the costs down. So I envisage a few month off yet before they become available. I also contacted Jack Stands but they are not interested in offering any incentive and they are very expensive already ($300 for a pair) then paying import duty etc I do not think it's a viable offering.


I read the 993 thread with interest covering the Rennstand designer's development work and manufacturing search. It appears reality has struck in terms of cost and his product is edging close to that of the Jack Stands. Really like the concept but, for someone who would use them on the odd occasion, I can't justify £500+ (for two pairs) by the time you include postage and customs.

Hopefully a more cost effective UK alternative will appear.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a SGS low profile, not the lightweight ali version as I found the pump lost pressure but the b45tard heavy 2T version. Together with jackpoint jack stands it's easy enough to get the car in the air...
 
  
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