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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a cheapo 'rally jack' (low jack) from Biltema which weighs a ton, but it works with just a few pumps, and I don't need to faff with ramps and so on.

I should probably get a lighter (more portable) one, and I'm hoping to find a long arm job that I can use to raise the car up high (80-100cm), so I can get underneath it (on stands of course). Best of both worlds.

Maybe there'll be some new year díscounts?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted a solid jack for use at home and finally settled on the Clarke CTJ2QLP from Machine Mart. Main reasons I went for it was the 2T rating, low profile and long reach plus it has the nylon wheels which tend to fair a little better than the metal or hard plastic wheels you get on most jacks.

They also do a few light weight aluminium jacks too - shout out to the Machine Mart in Worcester as they are very helpful guys and informed me that plenty of the Shelsley Walsh hill climb regulars use the Clarke jacks.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d read reviews on the machine mart ally race jacks - when I was looking a few years ago seals seemed to fail once out of warranty hence I went for the Arcan.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought this today. Worked a treat.


Very robust and heavyweight. Suspect I’ll have it a while thumbsup
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