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Invest in a set of race ramps. I bought two of the craftsman sets for black friday two years ago and the work pretty good. One of them has started to leak.


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I was looking recently and found some positive reviews of "Big Red" jacks. Might want to look into those as it seems that a lot of the reviews on Craftsman says they're leaky piles of junk...
I have a pretty hunky (gets the job done) Torin Big Red 3 ton jack that's a beast. The descent is so precise and it's worked flawlessly over the years. Not necessarily low pro but my way around that is 2"x10" wood ramps I've made, stacked 3 together sawed an angle to roll up on, to get me the clearance for the jack/stands. Works perfect.


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The Arcan XL35R? Yes apparently that's a sweet, cheap jack... Which is no longer available! Bah.
That is the exact jack I bought over the weekend several on the shelves at the 2 local Costco's I have been to...not sure why it would not be available, although it is not on their website.

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That is the exact jack I bought over the weekend several on the shelves at the 2 local Costco's I have been to...not sure why it would not be available, although it is not on their website.
Only have Sams club's locally to me. Don't wanna buy a costco membership just to locate one in store. Shame! Looks, and sounds like a fantastic deal! I'm going to run down to harbor freight this weekend and check out that low profile one.

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This is exactly what I need. Do you have the exact model number for it?
sorry its 24"...still thats crazy tall and its on sale for 129.00

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-l...ump-68050.html

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I second (or third) the Harbor frieght unit. I have both the 2.5 ton low profile (Floor Jack With Rapid Pump, 2.5 Ton Heavy Duty Steel)

And I have the lightweight aluminum racing jack (Aluminum Floor Jack - 1.5 Ton Aluminum Racing Jack) to take with when I got to the track, or need to take some where.

You can usually find them on sale for 59-69 bucks, you just have to wait until those models go on sale.
ive heard mixee reviews on the aluminum ones as some have said there is some flex in them as opposed to the steel...but damn they are so much lighter...lol...but it sounds like they arent your main jacks...

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I have a pretty hunky (gets the job done) Torin Big Red 3 ton jack that's a beast. The descent is so precise and it's worked flawlessly over the years. Not necessarily low pro but my way around that is 2"x10" wood ramps I've made, stacked 3 together sawed an angle to roll up on, to get me the clearance for the jack/stands. Works perfect.


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They make a low-profile one IIRC. Thinking about grabbing one for my dad (C5 owner) since his craftsman is just about crapped out.

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