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whippersnapper02

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I'm still looking for a way to get under my GTO. My current low profile jack isn't low enough to get under certain areas because the car is lowered which I will fix at some point. I also need jack stands. I've been thinking about getting a QuickJack system but currently don't have room for storing it. I really need to clean out the garage.
 

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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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Didn’t realize you were LT...gonna have to keep on the hunt for ya around town.
 

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Didn’t realize you were LT...gonna have to keep on the hunt for ya around town.
LT is what puts the "bro" in Bro-Truck.
Pretty sure @Blender is as broken as I am right now. Haha.

embarrassing but true. No progress made since my drunk poast damage list.

Bro Truck only leaves the garage to go wheeling, haul dirtbikes or get fixed. Fixing is what it needs most.
 

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LT is what puts the "bro" in Bro-Truck.


embarrassing but true. No progress made since my drunk poast damage list.

Bro Truck only leaves the garage to go wheeling, haul dirtbikes or get fixed. Fixing is what it needs most.
Ah bummer it sounds like I won’t be able to creep on a fellow bro. I couldn’t contain my bro and had to get emblems made.
 

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I'm still looking for a way to get under my GTO. My current low profile jack isn't low enough to get under certain areas because the car is lowered which I will fix at some point. I also need jack stands. I've been thinking about getting a QuickJack system but currently don't have room for storing it. I really need to clean out the garage.
This one has a long reach and is only like 3-1/4" lowest height
 

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I'm still looking for a way to get under my GTO. My current low profile jack isn't low enough to get under certain areas because the car is lowered which I will fix at some point. I also need jack stands. I've been thinking about getting a QuickJack system but currently don't have room for storing it. I really need to clean out the garage.
Also you can get some of those drive on ramps to get your car up off the ground high enough to get a jack on it. Even a 2x4 can work too depending on how much you need to get the body away from the ground.
 

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This one has a long reach and is only like 3-1/4" lowest height

I don't know how low mine goes but a longer reach would help for the car only. For the Runner, I wouldn't be able to use it because of all the crap in the garage.

Also you can get some of those drive on ramps to get your car up off the ground high enough to get a jack on it. Even a 2x4 can work too depending on how much you need to get the body away from the ground.

I got some smallish pieces from Lowe's but they aren't tall enough. I think the main problem is the reach of the jack so I can't get into the inner lift points and the lift point on the pinch welds are small so lifting and using jack stands is a bit of a pain. There are options for that but do I want to spend the money on that or just go for a lift.

Jackpoint jackstands. They may not be tall enough for the Runner and $319 a pair.

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This is what I'm using
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I got it in Costco a few years ago. Heavy af! I don't have a garage, so I'm carrying it out from the basement every time...
 

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Notice how they are out of stock.

Besides the investment, the only thing stopping me are the pads they use for taller vehicles. The contact patch looks small.

yeah i noticed the out of stock and so was wondering if they were just flying off the shelf or something..

Also - that 4runner is stock - so bigger tires and a lift with more droop might sit closer to the ground ( i think)
 

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yeah i noticed the out of stock and so was wondering if they were just flying off the shelf or something..

Also - that 4runner is stock - so bigger tires and a lift with more droop might sit closer to the ground ( i think)

I'm stock too and I don't want to go with much larger of a tire. I just want to be sure it will lift it enough.
 

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Thinking about the idea of getting an aluminum Harbor Freight floor jack for the 4Runner instead of using a Hi-Lift. There are a few different models to choose from. I am wondering which one would be the best option considering cost, weight, capacity, and lift height.

1.5 Ton - 33 lbs. 3.5"-13.875" Lift Height. $79.99 - https://www.harborfreight.com/15-ton-aluminum-racing-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-64545.html

2 Ton - 37.5 lbs. 3.5"- 15.875" Lift Height. $139.99 - https://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-aluminum-racing-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-64542.html

2.5 Ton - 54 lbs. 3.33"-18.625" Lift Height. $154.99 - https://www.harborfreight.com/25-ton-aluminum-racing-floor-jack-with-rapidpump-64543.html

3 Ton - 63.3 lbs. 3.75"-19.125" Lift Height. $179.99 - https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-aluminum-racing-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-64544.html


Whatcha guys think? I don't need the 3 ton. It's too big for a trail jack. Is the 1.5 ton too small for what we do? Sounds like it is since the max lift height is only 13.875". The two ton seems like it is small and light enough to get a tire changed, or a CV swapped.
 

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If you need more lift, make an extension to go into the hole where the lift pad fits.

My Costco special Black Jack has a 6" extension I can out on it to get extra lift.

You can see it here near the handle, where it is stored. The thing is adjustable and really damn handy.imageService.jpeg
 
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