Looking for high lift floor jack

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by dr, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a quality floor jack to lift my car more than the standard 19-20". I got a deal on some summit foam race ramps that go under the tire. They are 12" and my jack is not tall enough. I guess I could put a block of wood between the jack and car but not keen on that idea.
    Thanks Reber
     
  2. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    I have an OTC 2 ton that goes from 3 1/2" to 24". I've had it 11 years and it's been great. It also has a life time warranty. I think that I paid around $400 for it.
     
  3. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'm an hour from Summit Racing an never thought of them until after I posted. 24" seems the limit before huge price jump.
     
  4. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

  5. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I picked up a jack at Summit Racing. I love it! My old jack would not lower a car slowly easily.
     
  6. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

  7. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rex. I have not seen those before. The 24" light is almost enough. I put a 2x6 between the jack and frame for the extra lift
     
  8. Schurkey

    Schurkey Silver Level contributor

    Sounds like mine. OTC #1717. Bought it in November of 2004. Paid $434 plus tax.
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    Has always been a little stiff to pump up. Last April or May, I popped the yoke the handle goes into. Non-serviceable, because the jack frame is a WELDED ASSEMBLY. I sent it to the OTC service station via truck freight. OTC allowed the warranty claim. OTC is supposed to send me a "similar" jack, but it's 1) imported, and 2) out of stock. I drove 160 miles round-trip, reclaimed my broken jack, brazed and bolted it back together. Looks like Frankenstein's Monster...but it works. Still waiting on the replacement. Thanks for this thread. I'm gonna "jack-up" OTC tomorrow and see when the hell my new jack is going to arrive.

    They've told me I'm going to receive a #5202 as a replacement. It only lifts to 18 1/4". I'm not enthused.

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  9. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    Is the one pictured with the goofy handle the 5202 replacement? That looks like a harbor Freight special that sells for $49. Mine is a 1525 and if it breaks, I wouldn't be happy with that for a replacement. I don't purchase a product because of the warranty because most companies now days are just a name that used to make quality products. Now they just import cheap crap from China. I sure hope that mine doesn't break.
     
  10. Schurkey

    Schurkey Silver Level contributor

    Yes.

    I like the longer frame. Not too sure about the plastic wheels. Lower lift height bothers me. I expect it's Chinese, but I don't know for sure...could be S. Korean or Taiwanese or even Viet Namese.

    I'm glad I reclaimed my 1717. I think the 1525 is the non-quick-lift version of what I have.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  11. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Block of wood.
     
  12. Mart

    Mart '71 350 GS, almost stock

    Craftsman 3 ton , lifts high enough to install hooker super comps from underneath on jackstands with no problems.
     
  13. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    Not to hyjack,but does your craftsman jack leak? I'm on my 2nd one that leaks!
     
  14. Mart

    Mart '71 350 GS, almost stock

    No, it's probably a 1980's vintage.
     
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  15. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    Back when they made quality stuff! Lol
     
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  16. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Dont buy cheap floor jacks. Surgery,plate& screws. 4 months off my feet. One of those Discount auto parts 3 ton jacks. Crack the valve to lower it and it comes down really fast. No time to get out of the way. I know Im partially to blame in this.
     

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  17. 67 pushin fast

    67 pushin fast Active Member

    Briz, what floor jack would you recommend.
     
  18. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    The quickest way to tell a good jack from a cheap unit is to look at the frame. If it's "C" channel it's decent. If it's simply flat stock it's cheap.
     
  19. 67 pushin fast

    67 pushin fast Active Member

    Thanks Briz.
     
  20. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I spent around 300.00 on a 3 ton from Napa. American made. Had it 4 years now and use it often. works perfect with very good lowering control. American made
    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NLE7916420
     

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