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    Quickjack

    I thought I could share my experience with others. I cannot install proper 4 point lift in my garage due to its height. Whenever I had to do anything under the car I had to put it on jack stands - it's a real PITA if you have to do it often... Couple of years ago I came across a Quickjack page in US but cost of import was ridiculous. Until now - they have few distributors in EU (Holland, Germany and Estonia). I bought it and I cannot be more happy! Now it takes 4-5 minutes from thinking "well, I should have a look at xy underneath" to actually lying under the car and looking at it. It can be as quick as 2 minutes if you keep the ramps under the car. Super simple to operate, takes minimum space, lifts the car up to approx. 60 cm above the floor (can be higher when rubber blocks are doubled up). I'm so happy that I really cannot find any downsides of it, maybe except for the price, but for the folks like me, not having too much space in their garage, it seems to be the only option. Unless someone likes to put the car on jack stands back and forth...
    I bought BL-5000EXT, it's a perfect fit for W124 and very tight fit for Porsche but luckily I can use it for both. See some pictures:

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    Here it is stored:

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    Here is the power pack - I modded it a bit. It comes with rubber feet but for ease of move (it weights 20 kg) I changed them to wheels. Shifting it around the garage is a breeze now, my sour back cannot be more grateful for this

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    My post may look like an advertisement but I have 0 affiliation with the maker or sellers. I'm just a happy user sharing my experience
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    Re: Quickjack

    The local MB club had an onsite at very high end coatings shop, and they use these exclusively, I got a birds-eye view of the operation on some 6 figure cars, and SUV. I think these are nice options.
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    Re: Quickjack

    I have a similar style scissor lift too however the 2 "tracks" are interlinked by a frame. Disadvantage there is the issue that imyou can't work on the transmission exhaust properly. The version you have allows more work. A question about the stability : do you secure the tracks on the ground somehow in order to avoid the they flip sideways?
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    Re: Quickjack

    That is a very nice Jack! My garages won't allow for a 2 post lift install. At the moment I have always used floor jacks and jack stands. But had seen these at a trade show about a year ago and been wanting a set of 4x ever since:

    https://www.cjautos.eu/product_p/cr01.htm

    They give decent lift and free up quite alot of the underside of the car.
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    Re: Quickjack

    A question about the stability : do you secure the tracks on the ground somehow in order to avoid the they flip sideways?
    There is no chance they can flip sideways unless you put them on a 10 deg+ slope. The whole thing is super stable, 100x times more stable than jack stands.

    https://www.cjautos.eu/product_p/cr01.htm

    They give decent lift and free up quite alot of the underside of the car.
    That's a nice option and very compact. I've seen something similar - a combination of solid ramps and hydraulic jacks that allow for even more lift.
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    Re: Quickjack

    Yes I have a set of German made ramps which also have 2 Tonne bottle jacks in built to lift the car higher than just the ramp itself.

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    For transmission R&R on my w140, within a carport these were brilliant. However there are obvious pros and cons here.
    The major con of a ramp type device lifting by the tyres is that you cannot remove the wheel for brake servicing etc. And the taller ramp type that I have will not work on both axles at once since they are too tall to clear the rear cill on most all saloon cars. Good for high front lifting but that’s about it. Pro is the relative cheap cost and ease of storage + the fact that welding cills etc could be done as full cill access is there.

    The type of lift in post #1 will allow the wheels to come off and full access to the transmission + exhaust etc. But takes up more room, costs more and will limit access to the underside – in particular the cills….

    In an ideal world without a 2x post lift one would need both types to accommodate different restoration tasks. I need to think more about this as I sure could do with a lift of any type for this winter's weldathon on my project 320CE
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    Re: Quickjack

    This is very tempting. . .

    BL-5000EXT or SLX? Which is best for our MBs?
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    Re: Quickjack

    I want one, badly. My garage is height challenged and I like the fact that you can take it with you. Read many great reviews on Rennlist and other forums. Me want.

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    Re: Quickjack

    BL-5000EXT or SLX? Which is best for our MBs?
    For W124 - only EXT version, SLX is too short.

    Yes I have a set of German made ramps which also have 2 Tonne bottle jacks in built to lift the car higher than just the ramp itself.
    JC220 this is exactly what I was referring to - ramps with jacks built-in!
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    Re: Quickjack

    +1 on Quickjack. I've had one for a few years now, and will never go back. Everything is easier.

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    Re: Quickjack

    Quote Originally Posted by a777fan View Post
    +1 on Quickjack. I've had one for a few years now, and will never go back. Everything is easier.
    You have one or two? Or is one a
    Set of two?
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    Re: Quickjack

    One is a set of two plus power pack and hoses.
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