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monkeykongking
03-15-2016, 10:17 PM
How many ton floor jack do we need for our van?

Which one do you recommend?

My van is lowered, so i am looking for a low profile jack.

Scissor jack sucks!

Vanner68
03-15-2016, 10:21 PM
I haz this:

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-Steel-Heavy-Duty-Floor-Jack-with-Rapid-Pump-68048.html

Works well, I've had mine for almost 10 years (mine was before the rapid pump) and it does not drift down.

timberwolf
03-16-2016, 07:30 AM
I haz this:

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-Steel-Heavy-Duty-Floor-Jack-with-Rapid-Pump-68048.html

Works well, I've had mine for almost 10 years (mine was before the rapid pump) and it does not drift down.

I use a similar one. Also from HF. http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-Low-Profile-Steel-Heavy-Duty-Floor-Jack-with-Rapid-Pump-61282.html

It's low profile, long reach, high lift. Bought it when I had a 77 vette to get under. It's served me well over the years

jrinaman
03-16-2016, 11:13 AM
got the same one. works well (so far) but wish I spent a few more bucks and got the aluminum one!

kookykrispy
03-16-2016, 11:38 AM
Look on Craigslist and get a quality older one.

If you find a good older floor jack and it works well, chances are it will continue working for years to come.

This is one area where the older stuff is sometimes better

Vanner68
03-16-2016, 08:32 PM
Look on Craigslist and get a quality older one.

If you find a good older floor jack and it works well, chances are it will continue working for years to come.

This is one area where the older stuff is sometimes better

I had a real nice older one for years, it started drifting and I tried rebuilding it but it was too worn inside. Damn thing weigh almost 80 pounds!

Wookee
03-16-2016, 10:49 PM
Are you wanting one to carry with you ?

Sears sells a small jack with smaller wheels and some even comei n a nice plastic case........

That's all you need to carry with you ....
Way better than a sissor jack .
They are pretty stable on flat gerund covered with gravel or firm dirt..

On a lower stance vehicle carry a small set of wooden wedge shaped Ramps..
They will lift the axle or a swing arm up high enough to get a jack under to a safe lifting spot.
I have a pair here in my shop when my lowered junk needs attention

26603

I have one living uder the bed of the "Beast" right now.....

Z-Machine (aka VanZack)
03-16-2016, 11:55 PM
Look on Craigslist and get a quality older one.

If you find a good older floor jack and it works well, chances are it will continue working for years to come.

This is one area where the older stuff is sometimes better

This is what I did. Got a 2.5 ton for $40-$50 (can't remember exactly). It cam with a transmission hoist adapter, too.

monkeykongking
03-17-2016, 01:12 AM
I'm thinking about something like this.

Floor Jack (http://www.amazon.com/Powerzone-380044-Aluminum-Steel-Garage/dp/B003UM7B98/ref=pd_sim_328_4?ie=UTF8&dpID=41--r1wcUCL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0XCC3BFZED2756XBP1HK)

$150 free delivery.

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Z-Machine (aka VanZack)
03-17-2016, 11:19 PM
I'm thinking about something like this.

Floor Jack (http://www.amazon.com/Powerzone-380044-Aluminum-Steel-Garage/dp/B003UM7B98/ref=pd_sim_328_4?ie=UTF8&dpID=41--r1wcUCL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0XCC3BFZED2756XBP1HK)

$150 free delivery.

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That will easily lift either end of your van. It would even lift the entire van if you could figure out how to balance it.

fustkarr
03-18-2016, 02:30 AM
I got an old jack off clist for 25$. It sorta worked but when I went down to get seals etc.,the counter guy told me about a place in Iowa?, they even had the castings that reached out from the body of the jack and held the casters. One reason I bought it was be cause it hab a higher lift then the other jacks of that size. Not much but on a 4wd or other high vehicle you could jack it up w/o spacers. Chk the ground to Axel clearance on the frt. And the rear( make sure it will slide under the ibeam)
Gluk,Randy

monkeykongking
03-18-2016, 12:53 PM
Are you wanting one to carry with you ?

Sears sells a small jack with smaller wheels and some even comei n a nice plastic case........

That's all you need to carry with you ....
Way better than a sissor jack .
They are pretty stable on flat gerund covered with gravel or firm dirt..

On a lower stance vehicle carry a small set of wooden wedge shaped Ramps..
They will lift the axle or a swing arm up high enough to get a jack under to a safe lifting spot.
I have a pair here in my shop when my lowered junk needs attention

26603

I have one living uder the bed of the "Beast" right now.....

The floor jack is for my garage. I'll go check out the sears jack for carrying in the van. I have a scissor jack in my van now but i really don't like those. They're a pain to use on the side of the road.

Thanks!

Vanner68
03-18-2016, 01:09 PM
The floor jack is for my garage. I'll go check out the sears jack for carrying in the van. I have a scissor jack in my van now but i really don't like those. They're a pain to use on the side of the road.

Thanks!

can be deadly, imagine what would have happend if the tire wasn't there.

http://media.2oceansvibe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/car-fell-off-jack-Custom.jpg

monkeykongking
03-18-2016, 01:23 PM
can be deadly, imagine what would have happend if the tire wasn't there.

http://media.2oceansvibe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/car-fell-off-jack-Custom.jpg

My worst nightmare!

Wookee
03-18-2016, 10:40 PM
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monkeykongking
03-20-2016, 09:57 PM
Ended up buying the Harbor Freight aluminum jack. This jack was recommended by a few members here and it had good reviews on Amazon. Pretty happy with it so far. $150

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Z-Machine (aka VanZack)
03-20-2016, 10:30 PM
Ended up buying the Harbor Freight aluminum jack. This jack was recommended by a few members here and it had good reviews on Amazon. Pretty happy with it so far. $150

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That'll probly do ya quite well. Is that a Mini?

monkeykongking
03-21-2016, 05:11 PM
That'll probly do ya quite well. Is that a Mini?

Yup, 1974 mini. Had it for about 20 years.