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Old 12-28-2017, 05:26 PM
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Does the Quickjack 5000 SLX work on a 2001 or newer 911. The new 5000SLX frame is 70" long. Is it possible that the frame is to long, and the jack could rub the tires?

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Old 01-05-2018, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ahuesca View Post
Does the Quickjack 5000 SLX work on a 2001 or newer 911. The new 5000SLX frame is 70" long. Is it possible that the frame is to long, and the jack could rub the tires?
I read a thread the other day that said that the 5000 slx would work on all the 996 997 991 986 987 981 cars. The first design 3500 and 5000 would was not long enough to reach the 54 inch jack point spread. I assume the SLX is adjustable? up to 70 inches?

I had researched all the small low height lifts for my 1 car garage and have decided to just use the Lift Bars and jack stands for space saving reasons/
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:54 AM
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Look at the EZCarLift. Much more stable and better made than the Quickjack. I have had my car on a Quickjack, I would be scared to work under it beyond just swapping tires because it's not very stable.
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Originally Posted by Nickshu View Post
Look at the EZCarLift. Much more stable and better made than the Quickjack. I have had my car on a Quickjack, I would be scared to work under it beyond just swapping tires because it's not very stable.
I 2nd the EZCarLift. I've had mine for about 7 years. It has been used for my past projects to include a VW Vanagon (close to the weight limit), MGB GT, VW Superbeetle (Subaru powered), Crossfire SRT6 and my '99 996. The versatility is great. I bought both sets of width bars and it will work on a variety of cars. Also I got the casters which allow you to lower the car down onto and move it around the garage. Another option which is great is the motorcycle adapter which I also bought and have used on my 1974 CB750K. This option allows you to bring both ramps close together with a ramp and chock in the center to roll the bike onto. The casters can be used here also allowing you to store your motorcycle out of the way in your garage. When not in use, it breaks down into two small sections which need very little space to store. Lastly it can be easily loaded into the back of an suv or pick up by one person should you want to use it elsewhere. EZCarLift is powered by a corded power drill. They recommend at minimum, a 7amp drill.
If there is some interest in this thread, I can try to post some photos. Presently I'm not at my pc.
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I 2nd the EZCarLift. I've had mine for about 7 years. It has been used for my past projects to include a VW Vanagon (close to the weight limit), MGB GT, VW Superbeetle (Subaru powered), Crossfire SRT6 and my '99 996. The versatility is great. I bought both sets of width bars and it will work on a variety of cars. Also I got the casters which allow you to lower the car down onto and move it around the garage. Another option which is great is the motorcycle adapter which I also bought and have used on my 1974 CB750K. This option allows you to bring both ramps close together with a ramp and chock in the center to roll the bike onto. The casters can be used here also allowing you to store your motorcycle out of the way in your garage. When not in use, it breaks down into two small sections which need very little space to store. Lastly it can be easily loaded into the back of an suv or pick up by one person should you want to use it elsewhere. EZCarLift is powered by a corded power drill. They recommend at minimum, a 7amp drill.
If there is some interest in this thread, I can try to post some photos. Presently I'm not at my pc.





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^^^ Nice! I love my EZCarLift and have used it on various vehicles too.
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On the Ez Car Lfit, does the cross bar get in the way of lowering the engine or trans? If not, this does look like a superior product.
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Does anybody use these lifts on a 996 with side skirts?
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Originally Posted by jandackson View Post
On the Ez Car Lfit, does the cross bar get in the way of lowering the engine or trans? If not, this does look like a superior product.
I have done engine drops on mine in two cars and no it has not been in the way at all.
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Originally Posted by jandackson View Post
On the Ez Car Lfit, does the cross bar get in the way of lowering the engine or trans? If not, this does look like a superior product.
The lift has no front or rear. You can lift the car with it one way or 180 degrees the other way. There are two cross bars. One end has the gear reduction transmissions on each unit with a driveshaft which ties the two together mounted to that crossbar. Once you set the car up and lift it a bit and are are happy with the lift points, you can then lower the lift and remove the non driveshaft end crossbar.

I've always had excellent customer service. I've always spoken directly with Boytcho Manev the inventor of the lift.
When I bought the motorcycle option for my lift, it was about 6 years after my initial purchase. I was putting it together on a weekend and found some of the mounting holes didn't line up with the ramps. I sent Boytcho an email, expecting to hear back during the week. He called me with in 30 minutes. It turned out, he had made some revisions since my lift was built. Later that week I received the revised parts at zero cost.
Here's an old EZCarLift marketing video, but there are other youtube videos available.
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Originally Posted by essjayarr View Post
The lift has no front or rear. You can lift the car with it one way or 180 degrees the other way. There are two cross bars. One end has the gear reduction transmissions on each unit with a driveshaft which ties the two together mounted to that crossbar. Once you set the car up and lift it a bit and are are happy with the lift points, you can then lower the lift and remove the non driveshaft end crossbar.

I've always had excellent customer service. I've always spoken directly with Boytcho Manev the inventor of the lift.
When I bought the motorcycle option for my lift, it was about 6 years after my initial purchase. I was putting it together on a weekend and found some of the mounting holes didn't line up with the ramps. I sent Boytcho an email, expecting to hear back during the week. He called me with in 30 minutes. It turned out, he had made some revisions since my lift was built. Later that week I received the revised parts at zero cost.
Here's an old EZCarLift marketing video, but there are other youtube videos available.
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Very helpful. Thank you sir! I know what my swear jar money is buying!

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Originally Posted by NYoutftr View Post
Does anybody use these lifts on a 996 with side skirts?
​​​​​​I can't answer your question exactly as it is asked, but I have run into similar situations.
I believe you are concerned with the lift platform coming into contact with the side skirts.
You can use some sort of spacer between the lift pads and the cars lifting points. I have been using used hockey pucks. A friend is a youth league hockey ref and he the used ones to me by the bagful. They are excellent for floor jacks also.
Here are some pics I took today, as I have them in use on my 996 presently. They are also useful if the vehicle is not level and you want the lift to hit all the chassis lift points at the same time.
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Originally Posted by essjayarr View Post
​​​​​​I can't answer your question exactly as it is asked, but I have run into similar situations.
I believe you are concerned with the lift platform coming into contact with the side skirts.
You can use some sort of spacer between the lift pads and the cars lifting points. I have been using used hockey pucks. A friend is a youth league hockey ref and he the used ones to me by the bagful. They are excellent for floor jacks also.
Here are some pics I took today, as I have them in use on my 996 presently. They are also useful if the vehicle is not level and you want the lift to hit all the chassis lift points at the same time.
That's what I was thinking, thankyou for the pictures.
Does the car in photo have side skirts?
These are the skirts mine has
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I always thought I was going to by a shortie maxjax...then I saw the Ezcarlift. Looks perfect for my California 2 car garage! Looks to be far faster to get the car in the air versus the maxjax.
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