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Quickjack

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Acollin, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. Acollin

    Acollin Platinum Level Sponsor

    I typed quickjack into the search and found some concerns about the product and I would like to send some positive feedback on the product to the forum.
    I am getting older and finding some work on my series v a bit challenging. That said, I still love to do my own wrenching on most things— actually all things at this point.
    I read the threads on taking down the gearbox ( I have a leaker - blown front seal), and felt like getting the car at a usable height was more challenging than the process of taking the box down. I love the ingenuity of those who built this and that but it was simply more than I wanted to do. Believe me when I say I am truly in awe of the creativity.
    The long and the short of it is, I bought a quickjack and it arrived a few days ago and I think it is going to be my new best friend in the shop.
    It was packed beautifully — so well protected — and the assembly was easy. The manual was incredible and I followed it step by step to the letter and had no problems— no leaks — all good. I did email the company with a question and got my answer in less than 24 hours. I would state categorically that it is more stable than jack stands ( not even a tire wobble) and mine raises to a full two feet in height. I can’t imagine a better tool for doing brake work. The criticisms I read about were normal fears about crawling under a lifted car— which are all reasonable and there is nothing better than the wooden platform idea for keeping a car from crashing to the ground. When I pull my gear box this winter, I will have some back up for the quickjack but I truly believe it will not be necessary— just a normal caution when crawling under a lifted car. This appears to be built very well.
    At this point, I think this is a fantastic product. My only criticism is that when dropping the gearbox, I will not be able to approach any of the work from the sides. It will all be from either the front or the rear. That said there is a pretty wide path to the gearbox.
    I will post again on this product when I actually drop the gearbox but if you are getting tired of that floor jack and jack stands, you might consider this. I bought mine on sale through Costco. $1299- Delivered to my home. I know its not cheap, but I believe in my life this tool will pay for itself.
    Be well all
    Andrew
    Sandy, Oregon
    Disclaimer: I do not have any financial connections to the product, their business or to anyone or anything connected to the quickjack people
     

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  2. puff4

    puff4 Diamond Level Sponsor

    Which model did you buy? The 3500SLX?
     
  3. sunalp

    sunalp Diamond Level Sponsor

    Good to hear about this product. It's been on my short list of things I need (desperately!) and have
    been looking at all sorts of different lifts. I have a 9 ft ceiling and really can't use a standard type of
    lift. Not only that, but with the permanent type of lift, you have to dedicate a space where it will
    always be. (sometimes in the way) These can be moved around and used just about anywhere in the shop.
    Thanks for sharing your experience!
    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  4. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Diamond Level Sponsor

    Looks good. I still wouldn't go under the car without backup supports in place. But that's my mindset ...

    Mike
     
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  5. Acollin

    Acollin Platinum Level Sponsor

    I bought the 5000 TL. If the only car / vehicle you wanted to lift was a Sunbeam, you could get by with a 3500 and I considered the 3500 because the 3500 is more compact and more easily lines up with secure jacking places. i figured if it did not work out, I could return it for a full refund at Costco. Someone on the MGB forum pictured his car raised so I knew my BGT would be fine there. Our more modern car will also get lifted by the quickjack— heavier and longer wheel bases. The quickjack is portable and can also be stored flush to a wall on a “hanger” when not in use.

    Thanks for the concern Mike— I agree, but I would recommend a backup plan B if I were using jack stands and a floor jack too! The car was rock solid when lifted. The only issue would be if both locked in position independent safety bars failed simultaneity. I suppose that is possible— but very slim chance and would be wildly unlikely.
    Be well all
    Andrew
     
  6. Durhamguy

    Durhamguy Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the information guys as it is something I am considering as I need the Alpine raised to do some work.
     

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