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Author Topic:   Aluminum jacks revisited
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted November 08, 2003 11:16 PM  
Wow, seems like everyone is selling an aluminum racing jack now days. I know Sears has one in the 44# weight range that runs about $179. I also saw the aforementioned Sam's Club jack that is about 38# and runs about $132. Now, I got an e-mail from Homier sales, they have one that's only $99.
And of course there's still the old standby at Harbor Freight for $139+.
Has anyone bit on any of the others? What are the opinions?
I liked the Sam's jack for the blue anodizing and the pad on the handle.

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posted November 18, 2003 08:27 AM  
Yes I have heard about the Sam's jack.

However I don't know of anyone that has purchased one.

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posted November 23, 2003 08:01 PM  
oh he got you there racer17j I never even thought of that....

they are rated at 3000 and cheap because they are made of cast alum not billet, drop your car on it or twist them too much and like any cast part it may break.

I like my harbor frt alum though...

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posted November 24, 2003 08:03 PM  
I have a Sam's jack on my mobile oil change business trailer and use it about 5-10 time per day and I love it! Light weight and easy to manage. I only use half of the handle because I don't have to lift the car all the way off the ground.

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posted November 24, 2003 10:00 PM  
the aluminum cheapy jack works great at the track and will jack up light loads, a big jack will still be needed for heavy stuff.
we have two 10 ton bottle jacks for the trailer and truck. and use the aluminum one at the track for easy use.

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posted November 25, 2003 09:45 PM  
I got a Sears sale flyer today. The Craftsman jack is rated at 4000# but also weighs a little more at 43#. Maybe it's a little better deal.

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posted December 11, 2003 09:25 AM  
We have the Sams jack also, works great for the race car but I also have to keep a good heavy duty one in the trl for blow outs on the trk/trl etc...I don't use it in the shop either.

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posted December 11, 2003 09:44 AM  
We have the harbor freight and works great for the car but other than that you need a heavier one. Dont even thnk about trying a loaded trailer or truck with it. We have the 3 1/2 ton iron jack from sams for the heavy stuff. Which is also a good deal for only 60$.

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posted December 31, 2003 02:39 PM  
we have one of the 3000# jacks and it leaked almost out of the box. Just got on Harbors sight and going to try and order replacement parts and rebuild. I have heard alot of the racers here like them with good results.

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posted January 08, 2004 08:46 PM  
I also have the 1 1/2 ton harbor jack....cant beat it!! My dad bought the sears 2 ton yes will lift more but is heavy compared to 1 1/2 ton and is bigger in size.I have seen the harbor on sale for $99 i think...was gonna get another.

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posted January 08, 2004 11:13 PM           send a private message to dirtracer14   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
yep my harbor frt jack has jacked up my one ton dually, and my 28 ft enclosed trailer with my furniture, and car parts in it twice last winter between Washington and Iowa.

my first one leaked right away and they replaced it, and sent a pick up tag for the old one to get back.

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posted January 15, 2004 08:45 AM  
Harbor Freight has an aluminum 2 ton unit now blue with white wheels outside of the frame and it works way better than my 1 1/2 ton model much more stable also only $159 on sale

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posted January 15, 2004 07:11 PM  
Today, in Cedar Rapids Iowa, they had one of those Homier Tool sales and they had the 1 1\2 ton aluminum race jacks for 79.99.....i think mod57 got one

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posted January 15, 2004 07:13 PM  
those dirty dogs at homier! they had a sale here in tulsa, ok. a few weeks ago and the jacks were 99.99!!!!!

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posted January 23, 2004 09:50 PM  
Last week I saw them at a flea market in NC for 80.00

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 27, 2004 01:40 PM  
I bought the Crewline Jack at Sam's Club for $132.00 and have been impressed with it.

It weighs 37lbs and has more quality built into it than I thought.

It is a good jack

my 2 cents!!!!

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