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steve1
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Trolley jack Reply with quote

Hi guys
Have been looking for a low level trolley jack (hope that's the right term ) that will get under a 996 to jack from the lower arm front and back.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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Magic919
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one that looks like this https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj1250ab-1-25-tonne-aluminium-racing-j/

Mine is red and a different badge. It’ll get under the jacking points with plenty of room to spare.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...I have an old low rise snap on trolley jack which is great accept it literally weighs a bloody ton! Must be 40kgs!!

I have a slightly less heavy Halfords which I use for quick and dirty jobs...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Halfords one is fine for handyman jobs. They do a bundle with a couple of car stands and chocks for £50 or so
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a few over the years and there is only one I recommend. The aluminium low entry one from Costco.
https://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/arcan-2000kg-aluminiumsteel-service-jack-model-hj2000eu-900930
Used to be all silver but looks like it is now a racy red colour.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
I have one that looks like this https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj1250ab-1-25-tonne-aluminium-racing-j/

Mine is red and a different badge. It’ll get under the jacking points with plenty of room to spare.

When I had my Caterham I had one of those and it was excellent. Wish I hadn’t got rid of it now.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGS engineering do some quality bits of kit, I have this one which is very well made.

www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks/tj2-5lp-low-profile-garage-trolley-jack
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clarke do some cheaper ones too, worth a trip to Machine Mart if it's local.

This one won Auto Express's test in October:

Clarke Strong Arm 2.25 Tonne Low Profile Trolley Jack CTJ2250LP
Price: £48
Rating: ★★★★★

Another win for this well thought-out jack which comes complete with a pair of double-ended sockets in common wheel nut sizes and a handle that doubles as a wrench. Sports car drivers or those with lowered suspension will love this jack because it’s a low-entry design needing just 80mm or so to get under the car. Despite this, it required 17 pumps to reach our 200mm test height – impressive considering the distance it had to travel. The saddle wasn’t the biggest, but it did feature a protective rubber insert. A winning combination.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the Costco/Arcan jack and a set of four jackpoint jack-stands
 
  
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ontheloop
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2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one I have, quality piece of kit......

http://www.weberuk.com/shop/high-lift-and-long-reach-trolley-jacks/wdk13hlq--%7C3069/
 
  
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2011 Porsche 997 Turbo S

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
SGS engineering do some quality bits of kit, I have this one which is very well made.

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


My recommendation too, I have the aluminium race version , low access ....

and recommend "Jackpoint jackstands" too........

great bit of kit , no garage should be without one ...!

(just spent an hour looking through their website for toys I need / don't need but want !)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Thefinn"]SGS engineering do some quality bits of kit, I have this one which is very well made.

Double post !!

Too keen..
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asterix_the_gaul
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Low rise ramps can give you the clearance if you have a regular trolley jack or getting a jack pad in as well if its super low, a bit nicer than blocks of wood. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Plastic-Car-Ramp-Low-Rise-For-Low-Sport-Cars-1-Pair-Heavy-Duty-Strong-Ramp/263237731385?hash=item3d4a310439:g:UZMAAOSw1pxZzziP
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ontheloop wrote:
This is the one I have, quality piece of kit......

http://www.weberuk.com/shop/high-lift-and-long-reach-trolley-jacks/wdk13hlq--%7C3069/


These are actually made by Compaq (Danish).

Same jacks can be bought more cheaply from Compaq (or agents).
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: jack Reply with quote

been using this for a while,seems good quality for the money,downside it's not the quickest lift,but not bad.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wolf-2-5-TONNE-Low-Profile-Trolley-Jack-with-Quick-Lift-360-Rotating-Handle/282777239635?epid=16011592689&hash=item41d6d64053:g:QTcAAOSwrslaew88
 
  
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bo_duke
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EGTE wrote:
ontheloop wrote:
This is the one I have, quality piece of kit......
http://www.weberuk.com/shop/high-lift-and-long-reach-trolley-jacks/wdk13hlq--%7C3069/

These are actually made by Compaq (Danish).
Same jacks can be bought more cheaply from Compaq (or agents).

+1 for the WDK13HLQ. It’s a great piece of kit, and was the one recommended by Pelican parts for lifting a 996 from the rear lower wishbone mounts/crossmember. Low enough to lift my 996T, which was pretty low at the jacking points once you include a puck.

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Suzuka


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
SGS engineering do some quality bits of kit, I have this one which is very well made.

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


I bought one too on the advice of Finn. Massively solid bit of kit that will survive alongside the cockroaches in the event of Nuc War.
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