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Old 04-09-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Need a floor jack for a low car...

I have 3.5" clearance between the ground and the bottom of my rockers.

If I get lifting pucks, there will be even less. Maybe 2.5" ?

Other than driving onto wood all the time to raise the car a bit ... is there an affordable floor jack that can go LOW? Come across one?

I want to change the oil and dang if I can get anything to fit under this sled.
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Whether the vehicle is a low profile Tuner car, a race car or a street machine with limited clearance, this is the problem solver jack. Requires only 2-3/4in clearance, and will lift up to 20 inches. Features highly controlled release with universal joint controlled precision valve. Safety valve provides overload protection. One piece foam covered 50in long handle for maximum leverage. Wide stable stance with thick flanged side plates for increased strength and stability.

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Thumbs up! Floor jack for low car.

Check out Harbor Freight Tools that is where I got mine;good price fits under 2004 Corvette.
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Dig a hole in your front yard then just drive over the hole. The nice part is you don't need a catch pan, just fill the hole back up.
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You should have told Chris yesterday, he's been good at digging holes lately, maybe he could have helped you?
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You should have told Chris yesterday, he's been good at digging holes lately, maybe he could have helped you?
Chris is like the energizer bunny. He could dig a hole in my yard, plus holes for all my neighbors, without breaking a sweat.
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Dig a hole in your front yard then just drive over the hole. The nice part is you don't need a catch pan, just fill the hole back up.

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small aluminum jack

Harbor freight, has a small aluminum jack that you don't need the jacking puck with. It has a rubber pad in the top of the cradle and its fits in without touching the rocker panel, I think it weighs less than 3lbs. I paid 60 bucks for the one I got. I have it about a month so far working great I use a larger steel one in the back if going to lift whole end
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Anyone have specs on the harbour freight jack,so far theres not a jack made that will slide under my car,i have 2 1/2 inches from the ground to the rocker panel.It takes me along time to jack up my car.
Don't even think it.....raising the car is not an option..
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US GENERAL Item 91039., Lightweight Alum. jack, Lifting Capacity 3000 lbs.,min. saddle height 3" max 14 3/4" lenght 20", width (at rear wheels) 9". unless you lowered your car this will go under with room to spare, my z06 is at stock height and it will go under with no problem. I have it a month or so and I really like it, so light weight you coud pop it in the trunk with little effort, Harbor freight also had larger one but I purchased this on just for the vette,
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:07 AM   #14
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I'm just using two Craftsman jacks right now... A racing jack to jack up one of the front sides and then I use a standard jack to jack up the front center. Put in jack stands and swing around the back with the racing jack to finish the job. I really need to build some wood ramps to drive onto so I can just lift the car from the front with the racing jack, especially since one of my floor jacks is holding up my bed right now.
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