Floor Jack Recommendations

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In need of a new floor jack. For the past few years I've been using my brother's floor jack, but he recently took it back and I've been forced to use a shitty little 2 ton jack or my high lift for the past month. If I'm gonna get a new floor jack, I'd like to get a decent one rather than getting something that works good. One think I'd really like in a jack is height. It's the worst when you can barely lift your vehicle high enough to work on it. It would also be nice to have something that's light that I can throw in the truck/trailer when I go to the desert, but not a huge priority.
I've been eyeing the Harbor Freight Daytona jacks that have some impressive lift heights. I've used a couple harbor freight jacks before and they seem to be pretty good quality for the cost. I've also been considering the aluminum jack, but the lift height is 4-5" lower than the Daytona's.


3 ton Long Reach Low Profile Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump - $169.99 - https://www.harborfreight.com/autom...vy-duty-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-64241.html

3 Ton Daytona™ Professional Steel Floor Jack - Super Duty - $199.99 - https://www.harborfreight.com/autom...sional-steel-floor-jack-super-duty-63183.html

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump - $179.99 - https://www.harborfreight.com/autom...m-racing-floor-jack-with-rapidpump-62530.html


Not really sure what makes the Yellow Daytona any better than the Orange one, but the rapid pump on the orange one seems pretty convenient.

Thought's, experiences with these? Any other recommendations?
 

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I have the first jack you linked in my garage. Ive had it for a few years and never had an issue, but unless I choose my lift point carefully in the front it doesn't quite have enough height to fully droop the ifs out, like 1 inch short. I usually just toss a 6x6 on it and it works fine. My buddy has the Daytona one and its definitely more stout and overall better put together, it also has no issue dropping out my front end.
 

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I've got two HF aluminum 2Ton. One is on a skid and mounted in the truck full time. The other has stock wheels for garage use. The newer jacks have been costed down from the manufacturer, but still work ok.

both have a proeagle 8" extension. one is bolted directly to the saddle while the other has a pro eagle lift pad which was counterbored to fit the stock hardware.

either can fully droop my (small tired) LT truck when lifting from the front subframe

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I've got two HF aluminum 2Ton. One is on a skid and mounted in the truck full time. The other has stock wheels for garage use. The newer jacks have been costed down from the manufacturer, but still work ok.

both have a proeagle 8" extension. one is bolted directly to the saddle while the other has a pro eagle lift pad which was counterbored to fit the stock hardware.

either can fully droop my (small tired) LT truck when lifting from the front subframe

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Man I like that pro eagle extension but 4x6 block are mod budget friendly. I even have two bolted together for a 8x6 extension.
 

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Man I like that pro eagle extension but 4x6 block are mod budget friendly. I even have two bolted together for a 8x6 extension.

I looked up my order and I paid way less than current prices. I used to use a 6x6x5" chunk of aluminum scrap
 

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I have the 89 buck steel 3 ton. Can lift my truck from the front crossmember with a 4" extension. Rapid pump. Doesnt have a fancy name but works great. I put the extra 100 bucks towards beer and parts.
 

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I've got the harbor freight 3 (maybe 6 I forget) ton low profile so I can do the trucks or th cars. Needs a 6x6 or 4x4 on the front skid to get the front tires off the ground though.
 

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I’m a craftsman whore. Got it on sale and has worked flawlessly for four years now. Isn’t as fast as the rapid pump HF ones but it’s good for now
 

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Here my jack. 2 years, zero issues.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SVQVBY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here's my jack stands. 2 years, zero issues.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00026Z3DQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I want to fully droop out with the tires on I place some 6x12 under the jack stands and a 6x6 block on the frame. I've had my rig fully supported by 4 stands with the tires off to many times to count. lol
Wow that’s a good deal too. Only 2” less height than the Daytona but it’s $50 cheaper. I can use that $50 for jack stands or a 2nd jack for my garage rather than my dads garage.

One thing with Harbor Freight stuff though, is it’s easy to replace items if they ever break. I got 2 HF’s within 20 minutes of my house.
 

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Wow that’s a good deal too. Only 2” less height than the Daytona but it’s $50 cheaper. I can use that $50 for jack stands or a 2nd jack for my garage rather than my dads garage.

One thing with Harbor Freight stuff though, is it’s easy to replace items if they ever break. I got 2 HF’s within 20 minutes of my house.

I've been rocking the hf 3 ton jack stands for 3 years. Not a single issue.
 

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I've been rocking the hf 3 ton jack stands for 3 years. Not a single issue.
Yeah I feel like jacks are simple enough to not have many major issues with but there could be little nuances that could suck. Like my neighbors craftsman jack doesn’t hold very well unless you really tighten it down, which is annoying.
Some jacks take forever to jack up, which is also annoying.

So far everyone I’ve talked to has liked their HF jacks. Can’t reslly go wrong for the cost.
 

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Yeah I feel like jacks are simple enough to not have many major issues with but there could be little nuances that could suck. Like my neighbors craftsman jack doesn’t hold very well unless you really tighten it down, which is annoying.
Some jacks take forever to jack up, which is also annoying.

So far everyone I’ve talked to has liked their HF jacks. Can’t reslly go wrong for the cost.

My HF does lose pressure. I came out this morning to the Jetta sitting on the tire that I pushed under the caliper. Pretty sure it just needs a quick fluid flush or tighten the valve.
 

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My HF does lose pressure. I came out this morning to the Jetta sitting on the tire that I pushed under the caliper. Pretty sure it just needs a quick fluid flush or tighten the valve.
I left my buddy’s HF jack under mine all night and it never budged. I was impressed
 

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I left my buddy’s HF jack under mine all night and it never budged. I was impressed

It doesn't drop much typically but I was surprised this morning it dropped enough to land on the tire. I don't usually put the tires under the caliper either but for some reason last night I did.
 

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It doesn't drop much typically but I was surprised this morning it dropped enough to land on the tire. I don't usually put the tires under the caliper either but for some reason last night I did.
That some reason can probably be found in the "what are you drinking thead". Wtf no emojis at 3am?
 

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I’ve got a Low Profile from HF that has one of the higher max lift heights. Mostly pleased with it. I broke half the mechanism, so it’s slow currently.

Also got a Pro Eagle Big Wheel about a year ago. Nice quality. Pump speed isn’t the quickest. Pad extension is supposed to be inserted more that I did, oooops.

Jack Stands:
A few little ones good for working on axle outside of vehicles.
A pair of 6-tons are good for normal vehcikes
A pair of 12-tons are great for tall rigs like my stuff.

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I’ve got a Low Profile from HF that has one of the higher max lift heights. Mostly pleased with it. I broke half the mechanism, so it’s slow currently.

Also got a Pro Eagle Big Wheel about a year ago. Nice quality. Pump speed isn’t the quickest. Pad extension is supposed to be inserted more that I did, oooops.

Jack Stands:
A few little ones good for working on axle outside of vehicles.
A pair of 6-tons are good for normal vehcikes
A pair of 12-tons are great for tall rigs like my stuff.

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