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Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby derf » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:46 am

I have a cheapo jack that I never should have bought in the first place and I'm looking to replace it.

I know I don't want to replace it with cheap junk but I don't know where to find a good one. Looking for a good range of motion to handle a lifted Jeep and truck (both on 35's). I'm more than willing to pay for quality but I don't want to overpay just for a name. What do y'all recommend? Am I better off shopping online or finding something locally?

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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby carnuck » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:29 pm

Local depends on local stores. I rarely have trouble with anything but the cheapest stuff. I have a 2 ton portable cheapie that I don't have to worry about if it's taken. I had a better one that I lost when we were moving from our old place to here. I almost lost my Jackall to the same person. The only time I ever want to see him again is when they haul his vehicles away and hopefully not even then.

Jackall for the trail is the way to go because you never know what you'll be sitting in/on.
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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby Stuka » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:14 pm

I have an "SUV Jack" that I got from sears about 10 years ago. Still works great, and the reason it is called an SUV Jack is because of how high it can lift. It also has the variable valving so its 1-2 pumps to raise it up with no load, then when there is load it jacks like normal. But its starting point is also really low, I can jack up cars no problem.

Looking at sears now though they no longer carry this one. The one they have on there now is junk.
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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby derf » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:46 pm

Yeah, Sears has basically tanked in the last 5-10 years. The one I want to replace is a Craftsman I got about 3 years ago. The handle has a hard time engaging to open or close the valve and the valve is really stiff and it's hard to crack it open without it popping fully open and dropping the Jeep fast. I just don't really feel safe using it. Also, it doesn't have the quick lift valving either. I miss that.

I suppose I'll shop around the local stores and see what I can find.
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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby MadMax78 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:33 pm

I'm in the same boat as you derf. I have a 2.5 ton from Harbor Freight and it sucks. It takes for ever to jack up and its not tall enough. It does the job but I need a much better/taller one as well.
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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby WT91 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:47 pm

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-low- ... 61282.html

I have that one. Works great on my SOA Wagoneer, my buddies 6" lifted 37" tire CUCV, and my other buddies 8" lifted 37" ZJ.

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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby jpswapmohn » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:24 pm

I have the same HF 3-ton. Other than it being HEAVY, it works great. I wouldn't take it on a trail run or camping trip, but great around the garage/driveway. And it is low profile enough to use on other vehicles (and roll up under the side of my rolling toolbox to be out of the way when not in use).
I don't really have a good one for trail. The highlight is there to help if stuck and such, but would love to have one that you can toss under an axle of the frame.
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Postby carnuck » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:43 pm

I have been considering using a modded engine hoist ram (there are some that can be pumped up with air or straight hydraulic) with ground plates similar to base plates for Jack alls and have a 4 corner mounting system like camper jacks. It can be used to lift and/or stabilize when you are on 3 wheels offroad, push you in the direction you want to go..
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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby motcat » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:27 pm

I just picked up the HF 3 ton Rapid Pump for just under $69. Worked fine today playing around with it. Not sure how long it will last, but if I get 3 years I'm happy based on the cost.

I keep a small light 2 ton in the Jeep when travelling, and a Jackall when wheeling.

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

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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby NoLaFSJ » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:16 pm

Did some research on this a while back and ended up purchasing this one for my dad:

http://www.norcoindustries.com/products ... 1202A.html

I don't remember much about my research but I do remember reading lots of reviews and researching the different designs of jacks. This one is able to be rebuilt with parts from the same company if it ever breaks, which was a big selling point If it malfunctions due to faulty manufacturing, it has a lifetime warranty. I got this one for my dad after his sears jack pooped out after 30+ years of service. We just couldn't find the parts or persons able to fix it... We have been very happy with this one the past couple of years. HEAVY and very well built.

Don't remember the price but I had to call the sales department just to figure out how to get one. They shipped it to a local company for me. Don't think it was much over ~$300 ??? Worth it IMHO. I expect it to last a long time. The new Craftsman one we bought didn't last 2 years.

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Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby wewillsurvive » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:28 pm

I have the 2 ton gray jack from NAPA and really like it


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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby rherndon » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:49 am

I know everyone is down on Sears but I picked up the Craftsman 4-ton low-profile high-lift floor jack and it has been great. Have had it for over a year and use it regularly. Super sturdy and dialed in. It works. You can look for specials at Sears and get this jack for well under $200. Very pleased.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-4-ton-lo ... ockType=G3
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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby Jeff from Iowa » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:34 am

craftsman has some great jacks as well as some cheap models
napa has a nice one for 225-275
harbor freight even has some really nice ones in the 200 dollar range or more
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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby Bostonbob » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:20 pm

Santa just left me a NAPA 3 1/2 ton jack , first new one for me and so far the best , I got tired of the 2 jack cummins lift

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Re: Floor jacks, whaddya got?

Postby ShagWagon » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:12 am

Craigslist.

$25-50 soooo many for sale there.
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