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      02-04-2019, 03:52 AM   #45
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That looks like a good solution, what's the product?
QuickJack but down here it will set you back $2500 Had been thinking about one but yesterday watching the Bathurst 12HR saw the Supercheap Auto sale & I've picked up a ToolPro low profile 3ton trolley jack & 4 stands for $260 (all half price), a saving worth the extra work.
Yeah they're super expensive and seem to be backordered as well.

It will be great if you can report back on how well the Toolpro works with our car, in terms of accessing front and rear centre lift points?
I really need a solution to take to track to change between road and track wheels.

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Yeah they're super expensive and seem to be backordered as well.

It will be great if you can report back on how well the Toolpro works with our car, in terms of accessing front and rear centre lift points?
I really need a solution to take to track to change between road and track wheels.

Thanks
Just tried the Toolpro low profile, access to rear cross-member is easy, the jack has a built-in rubber pad which seemed to provide a secure & stable grip on the cross-member (contact point was roughly midway between middle & edge of the rubber pad).
Lifting the front (stock suspension), the back part of the jack catches on the underside of the bumper, I drove the car onto 30mm timber pieces which gave 10mm clearance at the lowest point where the bumper joins the undertray. Reaching the centre jack point was then easy and lifting quick with the dual-pump jack.
Jack weighs 45kg (if you're loading it into the boot).
If you get the jack, the half price deal is for the jack & bottle of Gulf Weston hydraulic oil (all up $185)

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Yeah they're super expensive and seem to be backordered as well.

It will be great if you can report back on how well the Toolpro works with our car, in terms of accessing front and rear centre lift points?
I really need a solution to take to track to change between road and track wheels.

Thanks
Just tried the Toolpro low profile, access to rear cross-member is easy, the jack has a built-in rubber pad which seemed to provide a secure & stable grip on the cross-member (contact point was roughly midway between middle & edge of the rubber pad).
Lifting the front (stock suspension), the back part of the jack catches on the underside of the bumper, I drove the car onto 30mm timber pieces which gave 10mm clearance at the lowest point where the bumper joins the undertray. Reaching the centre jack point was then easy and lifting quick with the dual-pump jack.
Jack weighs 45kg (if you're loading it into the boot).
Thanks mate, this is exactly what I needed to know.
I think this is going to be the solution for me.

I wonder how I'll go transporting 4 wheels, jack and stands to the track in my car
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Thanks mate, this is exactly what I needed to know.
I think this is going to be the solution for me.

I wonder how I'll go transporting 4 wheels, jack and stands to the track in my car
If you’re just changing wheels at the track I think you could leave the stands at home
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Thanks mate, this is exactly what I needed to know.
I think this is going to be the solution for me.

I wonder how I'll go transporting 4 wheels, jack and stands to the track in my car
If you’re just changing wheels at the track I think you could leave the stands at home
you make a good point
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If you are talking about this one, yes.

After Pyrat 2 put this up and people cleared on how to lift the back I have used those points to lift with jack and then just place jack stands on the lift points in the corners.
Sorry if someone has already answered this, but what length jack is needed to reach the centre front lift point?

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Karl, it's not so much the length, as what you do with it. Just saying.

More seriously, the total height is going to be more important. And not just because being the Lock Forward will make you more popular than being the Scrum Half - you have to be able to get the jack under the car.

So, if you own a low jack with a big lift you're always going to get the job done...
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If you are talking about this one, yes.

After Pyrat 2 put this up and people cleared on how to lift the back I have used those points to lift with jack and then just place jack stands on the lift points in the corners.
Sorry if someone has already answered this, but what length jack is needed to reach the centre front lift point?

Cheers,

Karl
For reference this is the one I use on my car:

https://m.harborfreight.com/3-ton-lo...ump-64264.html

Both the M2 and the M2C were lowered. Reaching the front center point was a painful process because on top of being lowered I had a carbon front lip.

Pretty sure if the car was stock height and had no lip you could reach the front center mid point no issues with a jack like mine.
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If you are talking about this one, yes.

After Pyrat 2 put this up and people cleared on how to lift the back I have used those points to lift with jack and then just place jack stands on the lift points in the corners.
Sorry if someone has already answered this, but what length jack is needed to reach the centre front lift point?

Cheers,

Karl
For reference this is the one I use on my car:

https://m.harborfreight.com/3-ton-lo...ump-64264.html

Both the M2 and the M2C were lowered. Reaching the front center point was a painful process because on top of being lowered I had a carbon front lip.

Pretty sure if the car was stock height and had no lip you could reach the front center mid point no issues with a jack like mine.
Thanks Ban, I'll check out the link to see if that jack is available in the UK
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Thanks Ban, I'll check out the link to see if that jack is available in the UK
You are welcome! Might not be available but check something similar specs, as long as it's a low profile jack with similar length it should work!
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Thanks Ban, I'll check out the link to see if that jack is available in the UK
You are welcome! Might not be available but check something similar specs, as long as it's a low profile jack with similar length it should work!
Looking at the dimensions of that jack it gives me good information to go on in the UK market. I won't be lowering my car with coilovers any time soon and I don't think I'll add a splitter so hopefully I'll have no issues with whatever I go with.

One other question I wanted to ask: as the car is well under 2 tonnes are there any benefits of having a jack that can lift 3 tonnes over one that can only lift 2? I've found some highly rated 2 tonne jacks similar to the one you have listed.
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Looking at the dimensions of that jack it gives me good information to go on in the UK market. I won't be lowering my car with coilovers any time soon and I don't think I'll add a splitter so hopefully I'll have no issues with whatever I go with.

One other question I wanted to ask: as the car is well under 2 tonnes are there any benefits of having a jack that can lift 3 tonnes over one that can only lift 2? I've found some highly rated 2 tonne jacks similar to the one you have listed.
A 1.5 tonne jack will safely lift the car as you are never going to be trying to lift the full weight even using the centre lift points discussed here. Even then, that's the SWL, so it will lift a lot more but at the risk of damaging the jack.

It might be easier to lift with a higher rated jack, but that will depend on the design.

Hence, a 2 tonne jack will be fine.

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Looking at the dimensions of that jack it gives me good information to go on in the UK market. I won't be lowering my car with coilovers any time soon and I don't think I'll add a splitter so hopefully I'll have no issues with whatever I go with.

One other question I wanted to ask: as the car is well under 2 tonnes are there any benefits of having a jack that can lift 3 tonnes over one that can only lift 2? I've found some highly rated 2 tonne jacks similar to the one you have listed.
A 1.5 tonne jack will safely lift the car as you are never going to be trying to lift the full weight even using the centre lift points discussed here. Even then, that's the SWL, so it will lift a lot more but at the risk of damaging the jack.

It might be easier to lift with a higher rated jack, but that will depend on the design.

Hence, a 2 tonne jack will be fine.

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Thanks Fifty.

I have found this one, which I think I'll buy:

LiftMaster 2.5 Ton Aluminium and Steel Low Profile High Lift Floor Jack (Gold) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07G8NB4..._YoayCbXY3G886

It's the lightest low profile jack I could find at 29kg/64lb, with an entry point of 75mm. Reviews on this outside Amazon seem good it'll lift 2.5 ton.
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That won't reach the centre middle point, fyi.
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That won't reach the centre middle point, fyi.
Hi, why not?

I am looking at a different jack now:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...KL5A1OLE&psc=1
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For reference this is the one I use on my car:

https://m.harborfreight.com/3-ton-lo...ump-64264.html

Both the M2 and the M2C were lowered. Reaching the front center point was a painful process because on top of being lowered I had a carbon front lip.

Pretty sure if the car was stock height and had no lip you could reach the front center mid point no issues with a jack like mine.
I have the same jack, and mine is stock height with no lip. Still need to drive them up some wood to get it underneath to reach.
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