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This is a discussion on lifting your car? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So, I need some advice. I've been trying to find a way to jack my car up to place on ...

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    lifting your car?

    So, I need some advice. I've been trying to find a way to jack my car up to place on jackstands in my garage but have not had much luck.

    My car has bmr springs for a one inch drop and subframe connectors along with 315 rear tires, so to lift the back I almost always have to jack it up from the rear. If I jack it from the subframes it seems like the jack will still pickup half the car, but in a less safe manner.

    As of right now, I have to drive up Rhino Ramps to jack my car up, but that means taking it out of the garage, since they slide on the smooth floor in the garage.

    I went to Sears and bought a badass 4 ton low profile jack (goes from 4 in to 20in), but that still cannot jack from the rear, and it also won't reach my subframe connectors to jack from there.

    Anyone else who has done car work in there garage, please give me some advice on how you handle these issues.

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    The only way you can is using the ramps, or if you have access to a shop then using their lifts. This is one reason why I never cared to lower my car.

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    i drove mine up on 2x4's and then jacked it up

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    ...yeah, you could do that too. But he has the ramps.

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    I might try the wood. I got ramps, but I have to get it out of the garage to use them. I can't back up on them as they slide in the garage on the smooth floor.
    I ended up taking that nice floor jack back and got my money back this morning.

    This looks pretty sweet, although I can't find any stores that sell it. Shippings more than the unit.

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    i use a lo provile jack under the SFC's and never had an issue. Even put the car on 4 stands all at the weld points for the SFCs and it stayed there for weeks w/out issues.


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    What's the info on the jack you used? I'm trying to find a better jack. The Craftsman I bought was low profile as well, but didn't make it all the way to the SFC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    What's the info on the jack you used? I'm trying to find a better jack. The Craftsman I bought was low profile as well, but didn't make it all the way to the SFC's.
    honestly don't know...it was a friends and he has it again. I recall it being blue and silver with a yellow logo though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    honestly don't know...it was a friends and he has it again. I recall it being blue and silver with a yellow logo though?
    Was it a NAPA jack? I've heard really good things about the jacks from NAPA.

    On the opposite end, I've heard tons of terrible reviews about the Craftsman jacks...

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    I use the 2x4 method too.

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    another one for the 2x4's. my car cant get any loewr and i can still jack it up from the diff. if you do this be careful of the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by side2000 View Post
    another one for the 2x4's. my car cant get any loewr and i can still jack it up from the diff. if you do this be careful of the cover.
    I know about this. I had to remove and fix it after the guys at Discount Tire jacked it up on the pumpkin cap. That kid ran from my car, because he was about 6 sec from getting a size thirteen permanently implanted in his ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by side2000 View Post
    another one for the 2x4's. my car cant get any loewr and i can still jack it up from the diff. if you do this be careful of the cover.
    i dissagree. I had my diff up with the floor jack, removed the stands in the picture, let the jack down only to crunch my muffler. had to get the spare tire jack out to lift her back up and pull out the floor jack.

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    if you can fit the jack in there to begin with you will never crunch your muffler. did you forget 2x4's comin down?>

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    costco has a prettys sweet low pro jack that worked great on my lowered sti. dont have a transam to test it on yet.....

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    I just priced out a awesome jack from my Matco tool guy.

    Lowest position of 2 1/4 inch and a max height of 24" !!! Thing was fucking badass.

    Now lube yourself up for the price.


    370$ .... Fuck that.

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    I need to go steal one of those jacks from discount tire. They make it to the dif no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLAUPLOW View Post
    costco has a prettys sweet low pro jack that worked great on my lowered sti. dont have a transam to test it on yet.....
    I saw this one the other day ...it looked good and was only 99 dollars and lifted to 20"

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1

    here is another one they have also

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...lang=en-US&s=1
    Last edited by 2001ws6; 11-22-2008 at 07:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    I just priced out a awesome jack from my Matco tool guy.

    Lowest position of 2 1/4 inch and a max height of 24" !!! Thing was fucking badass.

    Now lube yourself up for the price.


    370$ .... Fuck that.

    The specs on that jack are unbelievable! A min of just over 2" and a max of 24"....I want that jack!!! Not exactly the most inexpensive jack around though lmao...

    Still, if it's a high-quality jack, and you're going to be using it all the time, it'd be worth the price.....

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    use your factory jack to lift up one corner. Then when you have that up, you can easily jack up thr rest of your car with your floor jack. i had the same problem, but this worked great.

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