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Daniel Jones
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posted 04-05-2002 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm in the market for a quality low profile but high lift floor jack. Any leads? I need something that will fit under lowered cars and lift them high enough that you can actually work underneath them. Something that won't bleed down is good too. A casual search of the web revealed this:

http://www.geocities.com/genidude/hydraulicjacks2.html

The DK13HLQ model looks interesting at $379. Made in Denmark.

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Dan Jones

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-07-2002 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't ask me, I'm still using the same $20 used jack I got 25 years ago.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 04-08-2002 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've decided to go with the DK13HLQ jack. It looks like a quality piece. Unfortunately they don't have any in stock but are expecting a shipment from Denmark by the end of the month. The 3.1" saddle height and 29.2 lift height should be just what the doctor ordered.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-08-2002 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is quite a range.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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Daniel Jones
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posted 05-30-2002 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The DH13HLQ jack finally came in from Denmark. It is very nice. Only 3.1 inches tall at the saddle and the height stays low for the first 16 inches then tapers up. Should fit under all my cars. I'm going to need a set of taller jack stands though, since this jack will lift to nearly 30 inches. No more being cramped under the car!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-03-2002 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be shopping for a jack soon. Mine just committed hari kari.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 06-04-2002 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The one I got is pricey but it sure is nice. All my cars are lowered and are real pains to get in the air. The new lack is such a pleasure to use. It just slides right under the car with the low saddle and lifts the car so high I need taller jackstands.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-04-2002 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How many pumps?

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Daniel Jones
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posted 06-05-2002 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you mean how many pumps does it take to get to maximum extension? I'll have to count but it lifts the car higher on each stroke than other jacks I have used. The foot pedal is nice, too. You use it to lift the jack until contact is made, then use the handle for mechanical leverage. Also, the handle has a foot wide grip that helps to modulate the descent rate when you're lowering the car.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-05-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. My friend was telling me about 'Nascar' style jacks that only use 3 pumps for full extension.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 06-06-2002 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those jacks don't have the range of the the one I have. The fewer the pumps, the greater the force to move the handle (less leverage).

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