Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Big Floor Jack!

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by Jason_25, September 20, 2002.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^
  1. Jason_25

    Jason_25 Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member

    Joined:
    November 26, 2000
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    New Bern, NC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '95 Explorer "Expedition"
    For all you lifted guys I want to know what kind of floor jack you use. I don't like the idea of using wood blocks to extend the range of the jack for safety reasons.

    I need one preferably with a tall range and a fairly big base.

    What do you all recommend?

    Edit: I already have the 2 1/2 ton SUV jack from advance auto. I need one bigger!
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


  3. VairKing

    VairKing Elite Explorer<br>Midwest-Xplorer Member

    Joined:
    January 10, 2002
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '97 EB V8 AWD
    Do you have a big lots near you?? If so, you may check there, that is where I picked up a huge floor jack for $100. Its kind of a cheaper one, ie generic brand, but the best part of it is it will lift my car a good 2 feet off the ground.
     
  4. Jason_25

    Jason_25 Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member

    Joined:
    November 26, 2000
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    New Bern, NC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '95 Explorer "Expedition"
    Cool, thanks. Yes I have a big lots near me. Lots of cheap tools there. 100 is cheap for these? Wow. No matter though, I just don't feel safe with what I have now, and if that's what it takes then so be it.

    Any other opinions are welcome.
     
  5. Flounder

    Flounder Owns 10,000 Marbles Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    October 12, 1999
    Messages:
    6,352
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    Pennsylvania
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '08 Sport Trac Adrenalin
    I have a Crasftsman 2 ton floor jack... but if it's going up I usually put it on the stands for safety. Have 2 6 ton, 18" stands
     
  6. MrMatt

    MrMatt Active Member

    Joined:
    September 11, 2001
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Minnesota
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    06 Mountaineer V8
    I bought a craftsman SUV highlift jack, Has a lifting range like up to 21", so far I love it, was only $50 and came with a free set of jack stands :)

    -Matt
     
  7. Jason_25

    Jason_25 Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member

    Joined:
    November 26, 2000
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    New Bern, NC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '95 Explorer "Expedition"
    Thanks, but I have that and it's still not nearly tall enough for my truck.
     
  8. Crankcase

    Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    September 29, 2001
    Messages:
    9,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    City, State:
    Vancouver B.C, Canada
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1992 XL Ex-Police
    Government/or industrtial bankruptcy auctions are a great place to get big used jacks for cheap.

    They are always kept in good shape, as they are moer than likely used up until the day the business closes, so they are not neglected....Just an idea.
     
  9. mrboyle

    mrboyle I Drive By Brail Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    February 18, 1999
    Messages:
    4,144
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    Montrose, CO
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '95 Bronco '80 Toy
    Here's what I use! :p
     

    Attached Files:

  10. toad

    toad Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    March 7, 2001
    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    City, State:
    Blue Point, Ontario, CANADA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2007 Sport Trac
    Very nice mrboyle,everyone should have one of those:) . What ceiling height do you need for that.
     






We Support Our Troops!