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

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  1. Bills69

    Bills69 Veteran Member

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    check for lift point measurements , might be long enough for some cars and not others . You may want another model to accommodate your other vehicles as well
    the 5000 works for camaros but not my every day car
     
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    My daily driver is a Silverado. Driving it up on ramps is quick and gives plenty room to service it.
     
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    I use these and they work very well, My concern is the way they are being used in the 1st pik they on the pinch weld BUT at one edge which makes it unstable ,I work in the pipe fitting business for 45 years and I WOULD NOT go under that car the way they are placed
     
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    just a heads up . that is a good price
    I have the original 5000 which is a little smaller and can not use the extenders you can get now
     
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    I went ahead and ordered it from Costco, hopefully it works as it should. Have you tried lifting your Camaro with the Quickjacks turned sideways as show in the video? If so, where did you place them?
     
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    Corky

    I have not and don't think I would want/need to. If I did, I'd probably use the same lift points as the normal way.

    Remember if you do that, the car will move east/west instead of north/south.
     
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    as in post #3

    dig a pit fka "grease pit" ... shovel, bucket, elbow grease, determination & time.
     
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    I think a grease pit is a surprisingly underused idea. Much easier than building up in limited height buildings. Probably not legal in some areas, but "why invite the government into your life?" is my personal motto.
     
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    Grease pits are a bad thing, cars drive into them, people fall into them and they can be come a dead air space for heavy fumes to collect
     

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