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Old 05-22-2016, 08:11 AM
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Default Another way of lifting your car: Autolift 3000

Anybody used the Autolift 3000? Whats-it like?

http://www.autolift3000.com/en/produkty/autolift-3000/
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:46 AM
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This is the first I've seen of this system. While I find it interesting, I'm not sure I'm ready to get under a car at a 45 degree angle with this system free setting on a floor... Just me.
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I'm happier with the Quickjack I used for first time this weekend
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That quick jack looks pretty nice
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Originally Posted by StratfordShark View Post
I'm happier with the Quickjack I used for first time this weekend
Porsche 928 S4 lifted by Quickjack BL-5000SLX - YouTube
My limitation is a low ceiling garage.
So is the max height ground to frame 21"? That's about what I can get with Porken lift bars and blocks. Quick jack looks like less trouble, but much more expense for the same lift height. The solution I would be looking for is one in which I get at least 6 inches more lift.
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Interesting idea... wonder how much it goes for. Any guesses?
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Originally Posted by mj1pate View Post
My limitation is a low ceiling garage.
So is the max height ground to frame 21"? That's about what I can get with Porken lift bars and blocks. Quick jack looks like less trouble, but much more expense for the same lift height. The solution I would be looking for is one in which I get at least 6 inches more lift.
Yup that's correct - I think from memory they claim 22.5" for this new version but I haven't measured yet. Less than I see achieved with liftbars in photos here and on PorKen's site.

For me the QuickJack is very convenient as even if I had liftbars, it would be very tight and maybe impossible to use them safely. When using a trolley jack on that tight side I need to lift at a very oblique angle to the car on the front left hand lift point. So this solution is less fuss, lets me store the ramps under car (though same could be said of liftbars I suppose), and cost-wise I would need to import liftbars to UK so shipping could be a big item! The Quickjack now has UK distributor (Liftmaster), so they import in bulk and offer "free" delivery in UK (though UK price is probably higher than US - it's too depressing for me to check!)
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Originally Posted by mj1pate View Post
.... Quick jack looks like less trouble, but much more expense for the same lift height. ...
This phrase isn't in my vocabulary when it comes to lifting the car so I can get under it. The cost of failure is incalculable. The system that I see here does not appear robust, and the "tilting" aspect of it would scare the crap out of me, Not what I want my lift to do. The Quickjack seems like a good system for those that do not have clearance for a 2 post or 4 post lift.
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Originally Posted by MFranke View Post
That quick jack looks pretty nice
I have the 5000 and it's amazing.

The Autolift looks interesting. It can tilt, so there must be some sort of pin system to hold the lifting pads at the correct angle. I'd really like to see that part of the design, but there are no good pics on the site.

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Still need stands with any of them for me to get under it. That autolift in particular.
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What about the "Velocity Lift"
For those with quick hands...

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Kidding aside, there is no more secure device than two or four post lifts or a solid set of jack stands and some low profile jacks.

Wrenching under a car remains an "athletic activity" with a small dose of "contortionist" thrown in. ;-)
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Still need stands with any of them for me to get under it. That autolift in particular.
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Kidding aside, there is no more secure device than two or four post lifts or a solid set of jack stands and some low profile jacks.
I've had a QuickJack for about a year, and I feel far better under it than under a set of jackstands.
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Originally Posted by Shawn Stanford View Post
I've had a QuickJack for about a year, and I feel far better under it than under a set of jackstands.
I'm a belt and suspenders guy when it comes to getting under a car. I also use a dead man just to be sure. YMMV
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I've used Ken's liftbars with the big orange jackstands from Harbor Freight for years now, and nothing is blocked underneath from being worked on. I can slide under the car without being blocked from the front, rear, and sides, as well as have lots of room underneath.

With those lifts, it looks like access is non-existent from the sides, and appears that access to the mid-underside is blocked, but I could be wrong on the last point.
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