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  • #8919
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    can’t believe this hasn’t been done already….

    what you got, how much it cost and would you get it again? pic or links would be useful.

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    #8922
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    have to say I have a cheap as pos I bought years ago, and its never let me down.  Maybe had it over 20 years.

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    I got some Arcan one I think it is called given to me as a present, it’s a really good jack looks something like this but blue.

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    ^ wow I like the look of that, nice :good:

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    .. I have a couple of workshop rated Armstrong jacks, a Total Tools ‘truck’ high lift jack

    and an alloy low profile ARCAN jack for race days at the track

    Can never have enuff good jacks  ( I stopped buying crap from Kmart years ago)

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    I stopped using jacks once I got my lift B-)

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    Omega 3T, expensive but good, even with the TuffLift Hoist it still gets a bit of use.  :yes:

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    I stopped using jacks once I got my lift

    Smart Ass B-)  hahaha

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    I stopped using jacks once I got my lift

    Smart Ass hahaha

    guilty as charged officer  :yes:

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    I got some Arcan i thInk it is called given to me as a present, it’s a really good jack looks something like this but blue.

    I also have this jack but red. Its an awesome bit of gear. Twin pistons means 5 full pumps from lowest to highest. And at 2 hunge its great value. However I’m also in the market for a hoist…

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    i’ve got 2, i have a Alloy Kincrome 1000kg one, but the main one i use is my Kincrome 3500kg one (Steel type),  i actually find it fits better under a lowered car, reaches under most jackpoints on the car, where i find the alloy one can be a bit short to get to, normally just out of reach.

    cant remember what they cost, were a kincrome dealer at work, so normally get a very good price on them. i’d defiantly buy the 3500kg one again if i could, but now its discontinued.

    1000kg alloy one i’ve only had for about a year so haven’t used it much, as the VS has been off the road before i bought it.

    will get used a few times in the next month or too as start getting the VS back together.

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    Just thinking last night I need a new one. What I’ve been using all my life now does have the capacity to lift my cruiser off the Ground. ????

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    Well if everyone happy, why don’t we also add “what hoist” to the discussion?

    Height

    For me I have a regular height shed so I couldn’t go a a full height hoist.  I ended up buying a MaxJax.  It raises the car to 1.3m, which although you cant stand under it is great if you sit on a  wheelie stool to get in under it.  I also like the fact the pillars are movable, so I can just unscrew the 5 bolts holding it down, unplug the coupler for the hydraulic hose and wheel the post out of the way if needed.  I reckon though if you have the height def go a full height lift hoist.

    2 or 4 Post

    For me the main things I wanted the hoist for was to work around the wheels are, so brakes, suspension etc so a 2 poster was the go.  One day I plan on maybe getting a 4 poster so that I can keep the Senator underneath and the rod that I one day plan to build above it.

    This is mine in action

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    I have this

     

    Previously I had cheapies from K mart but I had one fall over on me, fortunately the axle stand wedged the car up just enough to let me breathe and give my boy enough time to jack the car up off me.  Took a fair while before I got under a car again and not until I got the above jack and now use multiple axle stands as extra security.

    The only issue is it won’t fit under my Senator  because it’s to low.  Going to get something like this soon

    That should get it high enough to jack it up.

    Also considering some higher steel wheel ramps.

    One day, once I get my house renovations done I’ll be looking at a hoist, something similar to what you have because it’ll be used in a garage and I won’t have enough height unless we move to a new place with a much larger man cave for me to work in.

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    I ended up getting this one from Total Tools for $230, it does look sexier in real like. Will take another pic.

    Costco do have Alcan 1800kg low profile trolley jacks for $170 but it’s $60 to be a member..

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    Nice, yep pics of it in action required :)

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    Geez, used it, thought i would take a pic, but didn’t think to take an action shot! :wacko: next time

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    I’ve got a steel jack I bought off eBay. 3000kg lifting capacity and is 75mm-505mm. Twin pump. Long handle with padding. It’s a good jack.

     

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    good thread all, some nice shed addtions there :)

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    Well if everyone happy, why don’t we also add “what hoist” to the discussion? Height For me I have a regular height shed so I couldn’t go a a full height hoist. I ended up buying a MaxJax. It raises the car to 1.3m, which although you cant stand under it is great if you sit on a wheelie stool to get in under it. I also like the fact the pillars are movable, so I can just unscrew the 5 bolts holding it down, unplug the coupler for the hydraulic hose and wheel the post out of the way if needed. I reckon though if you have the height def go a full height lift hoist. 2 or 4 Post For me the main things I wanted the hoist for was to work around the wheels are, so brakes, suspension etc so a 2 poster was the go. One day I plan on maybe getting a 4 poster so that I can keep the Senator underneath and the rod that I one day plan to build above it. This is mine in action

    Hi Gary, where did you get this from?

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