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    aluminium racing jack

    What's the current 'aluminium racing jack' hotness?

    What brand? How much? Where from?

    Will be taking it to events with me. Some of the ones of looked at on the net seem to have a small(ish) capacity. is that an issue?
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    I too am interested in this, Autobarn in Mt Gambier had some a while ago that looked decent, but none of the other stores seem to have the same design.
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    I think racer industries had a special on in Auto Action this or last week IIRC around $700 clams for a good quality US made 6pump jack. I personally think unless your going to spend the cash on a decent one don't fuck around with those Chinese shit ones.. If you have a old mini or something light yeah ok, but any sedan I would not trust the fuckers as far as I can throw them as had multiple fail on me. I paid $120 bucks for a low profile steel jack that will last longer than me and is a winnar.

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    if this is what I need to spend I'll pass...

    http://www.racerindustries.com/store...roducts_id=155

    Was probably hoping the chinese ones would be ok. Not interested if they are sh!t though. Might just get a small steel trolley jack then. Will be cheap enough and much easier than taking the big trolley jack I've got now (must weigh 40kg).

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    There's plenty of good hydraulic gear here just that people only import the cheap nasty stuff to make a quick profit.

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    i bougth a cast iron one

    that motherfucker is heavy

    definitely recommend spending the extra on an aluminium one even if it's 2-3x price
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    i have one of those china cheapies and it works great.

    just needed to loctite all the bolts as they fall out on transport. but yeah with a little maintaince (fluids etc), its goes strong.

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    I picked up an Arcan, not a badly made unit for the $ used it heaps with no dramas. I'm not lifting a heavy car so not it's not under much strain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goracing View Post
    i have one of those china cheapies and it works great.

    just needed to loctite all the bolts as they fall out on transport. but yeah with a little maintaince (fluids etc), its goes strong.
    Likewise. Best thing in my garage.
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    edit, just noticed this posted, thought I lost it and re posted it below
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    What is it in the jack that goes? The ram or is it the frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NFI View Post
    if this is what I need to spend I'll pass...

    http://www.racerindustries.com/store...roducts_id=155

    Was probably hoping the chinese ones would be ok. Not interested if they are sh!t though. Might just get a small steel trolley jack then. Will be cheap enough and much easier than taking the big trolley jack I've got now (must weigh 40kg).
    Yeah thats the one but was like ~$700.. But a decent one of those jack will last years and years unlike wing ho jack company haha.

    What car you using it on??

    I have had ours fail at the track more than once and the last place you want a fucked jack is race day at the track but I used ours on historic sedans which are not the lightest things so if you not putting anywhere near the weight limit on the chinese ones they will take it, just never push them too much. Definitely strip it and loctite all the bolts as like someone said above it will fall apart from rattling around on the trailer etc there is also a teflon sleeve kit for it IIRC which makes them last a lot longer.

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    using these cheapies, and the expensive ones too, at a track day will no doubt let a tiny bit of grit/dust/crap whatever slip past the rubber seal on the ram, once this is in, its bye bye 9 over time0 to the ram seal.
    Good luck getting the buggers reconditioned.
    i have two here, each lasted like 4 years, both have leking rams, and wont pump up.
    Hydraulic shops wont even bother pulling them apart to renew the seals.
    BTW the better seals are made of Viton rubber, and I'll bet the chinky ones have basic crappy rubber seals that arent double lipped like a good one should be.
    I got my latast from trade tools geebung, its a 23 kg steel and alloy, at approx 300, I keep this for the shop, and take a cheap chinky to the track.
    i'm lifting like 1000 kg cars, ie 500kg a side, so the basic ones are OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    What is it in the jack that goes? The ram or is it the frame?
    When mine died, the seal in the ram failed.

    I've attempted to fix mine, but I can't get the bastard to bleed.
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    Chris - come and look at mine and see if you like it.

    mine is a hybrid ally/steel - light enough, but load capacity is WAY better than most of the cheaper ally ones.
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    Im going to throw this out there ... how about one of them pneumatic jacks for 4x4's etc , like a big airbag you throw under and pump up ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dat2kman View Post
    using these cheapies, and the expensive ones too, at a track day will no doubt let a tiny bit of grit/dust/crap whatever slip past the rubber seal on the ram, once this is in, its bye bye 9 over time0 to the ram seal.
    Good luck getting the buggers reconditioned.
    i have two here, each lasted like 4 years, both have leking rams, and wont pump up.
    Hydraulic shops wont even bother pulling them apart to renew the seals.
    BTW the better seals are made of Viton rubber, and I'll bet the chinky ones have basic crappy rubber seals that arent double lipped like a good one should be.
    I got my latast from trade tools geebung, its a 23 kg steel and alloy, at approx 300, I keep this for the shop, and take a cheap chinky to the track.
    i'm lifting like 1000 kg cars, ie 500kg a side, so the basic ones are OK
    We used to use a PACE brand alloy jack at speedway for a sprintcar, it lived in the mud and lasted many seasons with a little TLC every now and again..

    Just to clarify the alloy ones I am talking about are all alloy and this is the one I have now as a general shop jack..



    http://www.wtd.com.au/product_detail...aulic&pid=1045

    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    Im going to throw this out there ... how about one of them pneumatic jacks for 4x4's etc , like a big airbag you throw under and pump up ?
    I have always thought about using one never got around to it but a few guys in the speedway crowd always used them .
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    Quote Originally Posted by St00ge View Post
    Yeah thats the one but was like ~$700.. But a decent one of those jack will last years and years unlike wing ho jack company haha.

    What car you using it on??

    I have had ours fail at the track more than once and the last place you want a fucked jack is race day at the track but I used ours on historic sedans which are not the lightest things so if you not putting anywhere near the weight limit on the chinese ones they will take it, just never push them too much. Definitely strip it and loctite all the bolts as like someone said above it will fall apart from rattling around on the trailer etc there is also a teflon sleeve kit for it IIRC which makes them last a lot longer.

    Early commodore. Think 1300kg odd.

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    i got a autobahn, piece of shit, won't stay up,suppose shouldn't be surprised only payed $400 for it

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    I've had a 30 buck Supercheap one for 4 years? Use it all the time and works like new, best investment ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle46 View Post
    i got a autobahn, piece of shit, won't stay up,suppose shouldn't be surprised only payed $400 for it
    Your autobarn is crap.

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    Everyone I know with cheap alluminium racing jacks has had the seals fuck out and they wont hold anything up.

    If you don't need to move it from your garage, do you need alluminium? I got a fucking heavy steel one from repco for $120 and it's awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicarius123 View Post
    If you don't need to move it from your garage, do you need alluminium? I got a fucking heavy steel one from repco for $120 and it's awesome.
    The problem is, there is so much crap on the floor of my garage I can't roll it around in there..
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    I've had mine 6 months and had to chuck it in the car twice, once to help out mum once to help out a mate with a burst tyre. Not too heavy to move if you need to and I've lifted it over crap on the garage floor before.

    Unless you're taking it to race meets or out of the garage weekly for other reasons I don't see the need for aluminium. A hardy aluminium will cost a lot more than a hardy steel/iron one.
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    In fairness, the main reason I bought an alloy jack was to take to rallies, but once I had it, it was just so much easier to work with. My steel jack is also a big, heavy bastard of a thing.
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    I use a pair of little pressed steel ones I bought for $20 each on sale from autorepcocheap.

    They are slow to get up and jacking the car is a two jack job as they don't go 'low', but they've copped a hiding for years and still going strong.

    I'd like a nice low jack to be able to jack the car in one lift and with less effort, but not sure that's worth $400 to me.

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    Does anyone know where to buy seal kits for the cheapy china alloy jacks? I've got 2 leaky ones in the shed and it would be nice to get them working again

    Also I bought a couple of these the other day off ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    They are low profile, 2T. Another cool thing is that the jacking lever rotates so you can pump it up from a 90deg angle to the direction of the jack.
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    i got a cheap-o out of some kind of aldi special. it's been serving me for the past 3 years, no problems whatsever. except for the wheels falling off. but reading this thread, it could be prevented with some loctite...

    it's probably not alloy, but it's carryable .... and it's red.. cost me around 40-50 euros....
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    similarly i have an engine crane with a leaking ram that is otherwise all good so need seals for it
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    100% agree with Shifty

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