Is there a better way than jacking up your car to work under it?

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  1. slayer021175666

    slayer021175666 Veteran Member

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    Short of a lift, is there a less expensive option to ditch the old floor jack? I thought about building some long ramps to drive it up on but that blocks access under the car from the sides. Any suggestions? Pics of what you've done or seen?
    Thanks
     
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    Cribbing... built from 2x4's.
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    If you don't want to raise the car...
    Dig a big hole and park over it.

    I think the automotive industry calls it a "service pit". ;)
     
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    quick jacks I guess?
     
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    Service pits are now illegal in Canada. To many cars drove into pit, people walking into pit, heavy fumes in pit. I drove by a garage 5 minutes before it blew up because of a service pit filled with gas fumes. Transport truck drove over pumps, fumes collected in pit of garage. Five people were killed happen Jan 4 1974.
    I also use cribbing, wish I had made mine 2 short pieces instead of 1 tall.
     
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    I guess you have to jack it up in increments?
     
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    Well, sometimes I guess I do have some pretty darn good luck! I was looking through my local facebook market place and found these! Guy took $550 for them and I really appreciate it! Like NEW! He used them twice! Big smiles over here! Not in my hands until tomorrow but, I gave him the payment, already. He says I can get them tomorrow night.:D:D:D
    https://www.quickjack.com/car-lifts/bl-7000slx/
     
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    Sort a... the cribbing are actually in two sections, jack the car and then place the first section under each tires, jack again and stack the second section on top of the first one.
     
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    Is there a good location on 2nd gens to place “quick jacks”.

    I don’t think you want to use them under the rocker panels and the subframe isn’t a continuous rail that runs back far enough for a good balance of the front and rear weight of the car... Is it?

    I’m thinking they would work better on a full frame vehicle.

    I guess the real question is...
    Has anyone here successfully used Quick Jacks on a 2nd gen?
     
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