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So going to bite the bullet and pick up a floor jack so I can do more work myself and save some coin.

Wondering what kind of rise is good for our car to enable an average person to get under and do some work?

Also, anyone think a low profile jack is worth the extra money? I'm not lowered (yet), but is that something that is just nice to have in certain situations. I'm a firm believer in spending a little extra to get something that is worth it in the long run, but if it's completely unnecessary, I'd rather put that extra money towards something else that is needed.

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I have a low pro 3ton jack and I still drive my car up on bricks (1 per tire) prior to jacking up.
 

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What's the advantage for the bricks?

Are you that low?
 

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Well, basic home building brick, so its slightly thicker than a 2x4 (which is only 1 3/4 inch thick) so I get a little more clearance using the brick. I keep 4 of them at the inside edge of my garage, out of the way.

No, I'm not too low and I'm not lowered, just the way it is. I do think my car is lower stock ride height than other stock ride height cars, its been discussed on the boards before that many cars does not seem to have the same ride height.

Found a pic, basic pic, no special angle or reason for picture:
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You'll also notice how my rear wheel gap is minimal, still there, but not as bad as I have seen in others. Also, I'm on 20" wheels, when on stock 18" I'm 1" lower.
 

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On eibach springs my car needs a jack that can lower to 4 1/2 inches to slide under the car.
 

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Dougy,

This is the exact jack I was looking into when I started this thread. Didn't know if I could get away with their super saver one that is less fancy. My eyes did bulge this week when I read how much this thing weighs. Cant wait to lug 105 pound thing up and down three flights each time I go to use it. :)
 

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Dougy,

This is the exact jack I was looking into when I started this thread. Didn't know if I could get away with their super saver one that is less fancy. My eyes did bulge this week when I read how much this thing weighs. Cant wait to lug 105 pound thing up and down three flights each time I go to use it. :)
you'll like it ...I have it for about 2 years now...got rid of my Michelin 3 ton jack for this one just so it clears my R's front.
 

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same pump, higher ratings. Unless you plan to lift all 4 tires off the ground at once, there is no reason to get into a tonnage debate.

If you want the real deal holy field of jacks, Compac makes a 3.15" to 31" 1.5 ton jack. Super low profile with a very narrow angle on the lift arm. It's not made in China, so its going to cost more than a hundred bucks. It can be found @ asedeals.com

Most 2 ton service jacks will have about a 20" lift height.
 

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I have a Arcan 3.5 ton jack that sits at 3" off the ground, so clearance is not an issue. Take my advice: get an aluminum jack. You'll thank me later in life when you pay a lot less to your chiropractor.
 

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I have a Arcan 3.5 ton jack that sits at 3" off the ground, so clearance is not an issue. Take my advice: get an aluminum jack. You'll thank me later in life when you pay a lot less to your chiropractor.
that's a very good point ...the secret is to pull or push the jack around once it is your garage instead of lifting it to and from a vehicle...;)
 

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I doubt there is only one...the jack above is 3 inches low and goes 20 inches deep " that is the lowest point" it goes deeper...how low and deep can yours go?
I mean all but one that I've used, not that exist!
 

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that's a very good point ...the secret is to pull or push the jack around once it is your garage instead of lifting it to and from a vehicle...;)
When I first bought it I had to load it into my R... And of course, after the first purchase, the rolling should be fine haha.
 
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