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    Best Affordable Low Profile Floor Jack

    My harbor freight low profile aluminum jack finally died on me. Any recommendations on what to replace it with?

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    I have had a Sear's Craftsman 3 1/2ton for years... and its been great... dont know about low profile but its 6inches high to get it under to jack anything up... so it should work on most anything... I use it on my SupraTT all the time and from your pic we sit about the same.. I also run CCW classics too lol

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    I have a Craftsman Aluminum 1.5 ton low profile jack... its a good balance between being lightweight but also having good lifting height and not being too much work to pump.
    I think they're about $200 or so normally priced, but are on sale from time to time.

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    Costco sells a good low profile jack for less than $100. I've had it for a few months and it performs flawlessly. It is heavy, but rated at 3.5 tons and is a 'quick lift' type.

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    I remember few years back some company made a ultra low profile jack that was only about 2" high and when it all the way down it looked like a solid brick of billet, it was very nice quality and around $300,it wasn't hydralic though,it was made for some seriously dropped cars.

    don't waste your $$ on HF garbage, I bought one about 4 years ago and it only worked for a week before blowing seal or something, I put off trying to return it and never did,
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    I have a harbor frieght one been working fine, was only $70

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    Quote Originally Posted by rg42284 View Post
    Costco sells a good low profile jack for less than $100. I've had it for a few months and it performs flawlessly. It is heavy, but rated at 3.5 tons and is a 'quick lift' type.
    +1, it's pretty nice.
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    Before my AL jack, I had a Big Red low profile jack... it was heavy but it was solid as a rock and I am pretty sure it was only $100. Pep Boys sells them...

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    The costco 3 1/2 ton is nice and only about $95. I also bought an aluminum 3 ton at costco which is also very good. Check your costco to see what they stock at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rg42284 View Post
    Costco sells a good low profile jack for less than $100. I've had it for a few months and it performs flawlessly. It is heavy, but rated at 3.5 tons and is a 'quick lift' type.
    Quote Originally Posted by nautica2o3 View Post
    +1, it's pretty nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by 99TLC View Post
    The costco 3 1/2 ton is nice and only about $95. I also bought an aluminum 3 ton at costco which is also very good. Check your costco to see what they stock at the moment.
    These guys have had a similar experience to mine, my Costco jack is low and does a great job. Have had it for several years and haven't had a problem.

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    Costco JACK FTW! I have one at home and it has been great.

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    costco jacks are the way to go it seems. i have had one for a few years with no problems.

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    Costco it is then! They also have their "lifetime" guarantee on all their products...

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    We don't offer that on tv's/computers anymore! Too many people were bringing them back after ten years saying, "oh the color is off." Or other dumb bullshit like that. Hell someone brought back a 15 year old washer, said he didn't want it anymore, got his money back and bought a new washer! You can still do that though.

    But yeah the jack here is a pretty sweet one. Does suck it's heavy, but it's not heavier than my other 5 ton Costco jack! That thing is a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlxRSPTT View Post
    Hell someone brought back a 15 year old washer, said he didn't want it anymore, got his money back and bought a new washer!
    lol your joking right? thats to funny.

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    No, you can return anything for any reason there. They really did do that.

    Someone brought back an empty bottle of KS Vodka and his exact words for returning it were, "It gave me a headache." When you return something they print out a label with a reason for return (you can just say you didn't want it, but people never fail to amaze me with their real reasons) and we saved that one in the RTV cage.

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    I have one of these. They are BADASS. Reach is amazing and it's only 2.5" thick. Pricey at $399 but hit up a mato truck and you can always talk him down or have them find you a used one.


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    I'm not exactly sure what your budget is, but I recently purchased a Torin 2.5T aluminum race jack from Northern Tool. Paid about $170 plus tax. I also purchased a 2-year replacement warranty which was only like $35 extra. It is fairly light and has a minimum lift height of around 4". So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rg42284 View Post
    Costco sells a good low profile jack for less than $100. I've had it for a few months and it performs flawlessly. It is heavy, but rated at 3.5 tons and is a 'quick lift' type.
    i have this one also they have 2 types aluminum n steel.

    i had the alum vers not very durable

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    This thread is worthless until people post up the min height of the Costco jacks. I have a harbor Freight 3-1/8" min aluminum jack and its barely low enough. I have had my eye on the matco fancy one. It looks to be the best I've ever seen.
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    I just drive up on a piece of 2x4 and my jack fits

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    I have a lo pro steel jack i got from walmart about 3 yrs ago that fits under anything I have tried so far including my super low z06. I paid all of 40 bucks for it and its still running strong and I wish I could find another one but they dont seem to have them anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt granberry View Post
    This thread is worthless until people post up the min height of the Costco jacks. I have a harbor Freight 3-1/8" min aluminum jack and its barely low enough. I have had my eye on the matco fancy one. It looks to be the best I've ever seen.
    According to the manual it can go as low as 3.5" and as high as 21".
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    my friend has that alum low-pro racing jack from HF with the extended warranty and he's had it for like 8 months no problem.

    if it ever goes, he can just replace it with a new one.

    I would buy that matco one though if you got the $$$

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