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

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  1. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have them. I use the frames. my biggest issue is my Z is too low.

    Its a compromise.
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The Quickjack only lifts the car ~ 18" Not very useful if you ask me
     
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    I guess I'm gonna see how it goes. He was using them on a Vette. Had a pic of the car on them. Looked pretty good to me.
     
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    Its better than nothing. I don't have the height for a lift. I just pulled a 4 speed from a 1st gen using it.

    $550 for a 7000 is a deal worth trying
     
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    These days, a lift for the garage is somewhat affordable. Even with the wooden block cribbing technique, you still have to jack the car up and progressively at that. What a PIA! but nice once its suspended.
     
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    Wheel cribs are totally functional and cheap to build. I do have a MAXJax lift but hardly use it anymore.

    wheel blocks.jpg
     
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    I have one of these. It's great for some things, but not so much for others

    Kwik Lift --> https://www.kwik-lift.com/

    If you're feeling bold, you can get creative with it to make it more versatile.......as long as your life insurance policy is up to date :eek:. I only did this once
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    In my case the issue isn't affordability, it's space. I would love to put a lift in my garage just don't have the height clearance :mad:.
     
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    Sucks, youll just have to live with the constraints. Im in the same boat...I move around alot. As much of a pain it is...I revert to floor jacks and stands.
     
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    it will work with Camaros between sub frame and rear leaf spring perch
    just remember when lifting it does not go straight up but will move forward or backward when lifting depending which direction it is set up
    if in average garage as lifting may hit door as it it rising and put air in cylinders for proper lowering
    I put magnets on locking arms to stay up when lowering
     

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