Looking to buy a new car jack.

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  1. FreedomPenguin

    FreedomPenguin Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This will be my next jack purchase. With my car sitting as low as it does, and as far back as the engine cradle is, it's still difficult to get those first couple inches jacked up. After that, I have enough clearance to get a full stroke on the pump handle.
     
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    FreedomPenguin Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Anyone see any disadvantages to the husky vs the harbor freights?

    one note is I don’t own a truck or suvs and have no intention to ever own one. I just rent trucks when I need one so never wanted to buy one. Lol I had one when I was younger and I just don’t see me owning one again.

    so just need a Jack for cars/mustangs/my Scion or maybe another sporty car camaro etc.

    if the Daytona is 10x better than the husky I can cancel the order. It came out to 138 shipped to home
     
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    As CorkyE said. The long reach is a great advantage for low cars with a long front end.
     
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    Does it have a longer reach than the husky? Not seeing those stats
     
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    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've got a feeling most of those jacks are made on the same assembly line, despite whatever name is printed on them.

    My personal home jack is an 8000 lb Milwaukee that is nearly 35 years old. I've had the Horrible Freight and similar jacks and compared to mine, they suck.
     
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    Best jack I own is a Sears Craftsman I bought in late '79. Still works great to this day, getting ready to give it to my son as now that he owns his own house he'll need one there. Wife got me one of those 3 ton steel low profile jacks from Costco, works great but squeaks when you pump the handle. I have one aluminum HF jack, worst POS jack that I have ever used.
     
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    Here are the specs on the Long Reach Harbor Freight Jack.
    • Oversized item: cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.
    SPECIFICATIONS
    SKU(s)
    64781
    Brand
    Daytona
    Model
    EMPTY
    Color
    Black
    Handle Length (in.)
    50 in.
    Material
    Steel
    Maximum Lift Height (in.)
    24-1/4 in.
    Maximum Working load (lbs.)
    6000 lb.
    Minimum height (in.)
    3-1/4 in.
    Product Height
    9-3/4 in.
    Product Length
    34-3/8 in.
    Product Weight
    103 lb.
     
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    Think I will return the husky when I get it and check out the harbor freight lol pain returning a 100lb box
     
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    I'd make sure whatever you get that it has a removable lift piece,so you can put a soft pad in its place,a co-worker told me the "cheap" HF lowprofile has a fixed lift ring/pad so you can't put a different one in place-haven't seem it just something he mentioned I guess he has a home made trans cradle he puts in his jack so it can be used for that-Later Steve!!
     

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