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Old 07-20-2018, 12:06 AM
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Just got a C6 Coupe and Iíve been eyeing up these QuickJack things for a while. Also have a couple of other cars I would like to use it on(67 Mustang, 2017 Ford Edge, 2003 Ford Escape)but mainly the Corvette. Anyone have one of these? Which model would be best?
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Just got a C6 Coupe and Iíve been eyeing up these QuickJack things for a while. Also have a couple of other cars I would like to use it on(67 Mustang, 2017 Ford Edge, 2003 Ford Escape)but mainly the Corvette. Anyone have one of these? Which model would be best?
This is something I've looked at too. I currently don't even have a garage but I'm hoping that changes soon. If and when I do have one again a lift will be one of my first acquisitions. My issue with the Quick Jack even though they are compact and really handy they are only low rise with a maximum lift height of 20 to 21.5 inches which means that my stiff achy aging body still has to work on my knees and on the floor.

Attached is a picture of a portable medium rise BendPak 6,000 lb. scissors lift with a lift height of 48 inches that is more practical since you would spend more time on your feet than on your knees or back and be able to sit upright underneath. This scissors lift is also designed so that it has an open throat on one end so there is no obstruction of cross members on one end. Depending on how you position the vehicle you would have unobstructed access from underneath.

The collapsed height of the unit is 4.75 inches and garages with an 8 or 9 foot ceiling would permit many vehicles to be lifted to near the maximum 4 feet, the Corvette for sure even with an 8 foot ceiling.


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Hoping to find a catch all to do the vette, and my wife’s Edge. I don’t have the room really for a regular lift and these look like a great alternative.
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I have the 5000SLX. I use it for the C6, my daughters Honda Civic and my wife's Cadillac SRX. I have the SUV adapters for the SRX.
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Am considering one of these also but not sure about the stress/load they may put on the concrete which i'm sure they poured the minimum thickness in our garage.. Once loaded seems like a lot of weight distributed on small areas. Anyone have any experience with this issue ??

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Am considering one of these also but not sure about the stress/load they may put on the concrete which i'm sure they poured the minimum thickness in our garage.. Once loaded seems like a lot of weight distributed on small areas. Anyone have any experience with this issue ??
I would not have any concerns.

I would have concerns about using on on a blacktop driveway.
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Am considering one of these also but not sure about the stress/load they may put on the concrete which i'm sure they poured the minimum thickness in our garage.. Once loaded seems like a lot of weight distributed on small areas. Anyone have any experience with this issue ??
The only lift you would need to worry about would be a two post which has to be anchored to the slab and has minimum slab thickness requirements and might require the pouring of new footers. My four post lift was professionally installed with no special slab requirements. I feel sure the quick jacks or scissor lift would be the same way. No more stress than lifting a car floor jack
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I only use mine for the vette, got the 3500 model for 900 bucks free shipping last year and love it.
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I only use mine for the vette, got the 3500 model for 900 bucks free shipping last year and love it.
Where from? Direct from them or was there a sale here on the forum?
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Where from? Direct from them or was there a sale here on the forum?
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Yes, direct from them.
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Occasionally they run a sale. $900 for the 3500 is a good price. I have also seen the 5000 being offered for $1195. I think last year they were at Corvettes at Carlisle offering special pricing but were honoring it for phone orders if you mentioned it, according to a members post last year. Corvettes at Carlisle is coming up August 23-26.
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I have the 5000SLX also and it works great. Use it with no problems on my C6 and C3, and wifes 2017 Colorado Z71. I keep it stored under one of the Vettes so it's out of the way.
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
Am considering one of these also but not sure about the stress/load they may put on the concrete which i'm sure they poured the minimum thickness in our garage.. Once loaded seems like a lot of weight distributed on small areas. Anyone have any experience with this issue ??
Each jack is approx. 11" wide and 5' long or so. It is heavy and well made so there should be no problems on concrete. Like mentioned above, I would stay away from blacktop. They are also tested way above the limits with a lot of videos posted.
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BL-7000SLX with the frame extension kit. Works with the cars I have now and most anything I'll have in the future. The BL-5000SLX would have been fine for the curb weights I'm dealing with now.

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Originally Posted by SixAddict View Post

I only use mine for the vette, got the 3500 model for 900 bucks free shipping last year and love it.
Just going skimming down this thread, I too want to pick up one of these, but it needs to be able to pick up a Miata race car plus the Corvette plus a Yukon. I can get two out of three with the small one and may just go that route. If the Yukon needs anything it can go to the dealer plus it has enough ground clearance for oil changes.

I saw this picture and thought those garage floor looked outstanding, must be an Arizona house (I have a home in Surprise), Cave Creek is a nice area. The builders pour post-stressed concrete floors as most homes I saw there were on slabs. Post stressed flooring is consistently the best I've seen.
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Originally Posted by mikeCsix View Post
Just going skimming down this thread, I too want to pick up one of these, but it needs to be able to pick up a Miata race car plus the Corvette plus a Yukon. I can get two out of three with the small one and may just go that route. If the Yukon needs anything it can go to the dealer plus it has enough ground clearance for oil changes.

I saw this picture and thought those garage floor looked outstanding, must be an Arizona house (I have a home in Surprise), Cave Creek is a nice area. The builders pour post-stressed concrete floors as most homes I saw there were on slabs. Post stressed flooring is consistently the best I've seen.
Spanning a Miata to a Yukon does add a wrinkle to this. There are reports on the Miata forums of the 5000 and even the 7000 working, although it's tight - you'd have to confirm it based on your specific model year. If the main reason for going with the 3500 is weight and cost then sure.
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I'll have to check theMiata forums again, I didn't find any references to Quick Jack.

I measured a friends car on my last trip to Surprise, the 3500 was short enough to fit between the wheels. The other issue would be weight of the unit. Easier to muscle around a 3500 than a 7000. Very tempting to go with a 7 if it would work for all three.
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My buddy Chris sells them. He'll be at Carlisle Vettes if you're there. Or private message me your contact info and I'll be glad to pass it onto him so you can talk to him directly.
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I was seriously considering a QJ but don't have room in my garage to get the QJ in on the side facing the wall. So I went with raceramps instead. If I need to get all 4 wheels off the ground I'll rent a lift bay for the day so I can stand up under the car. Those guys on Garage Squad are obviously more agile than me!
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