Floor Jacks for Lowered Car

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  1. cutsman

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    For those of you who have lowered your Supras (or other cars), what floor jacks are you using to lift the car for general maintenance?

    I'll be lowering my car soon and realized my floor jack barely clears the stock height as is. I'm curious what others do.
     
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    That's the exact one I have haha. Works great but it wont clear if you are planning to lower your car. I hope there is a model out there that won't involve the use of wood to start haha
     
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    Broooo!! thanks for letting me know
     
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    I'm lowered on HKS adjustable springs. Lowered the vehicle 1.25 inches. I have this jack which claims a 3.5" low profile. This allows me about 1/4 inch under the jack point with the "adapter" (puck like thing that goes in the jack point). So I assume any 3.5" or lower jack will work. If you lower any more than 1.25 inches you may have to roll up onto some blocks of wood to get the jack under.

    https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80006/10002/-1

    EDIT: Just looked at the harbor freight jack that was posted. It states a lower profile of 3.5" as well. So I'm not sure the above jack will provide much additional if any. I just know that I am lowered on HKS Springs and the jack posted works.... barely. No room to spare.
     
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    Harbour freight 4 ton low profile jack

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    I have some harbor freight one that has a super long hydraulic arm. I don't think they make it anymore, but it works wonderfully. My brother could fit it under his slammed WRX, even.
     
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    @Axix23 Are the jack pads a must? Also do you need to use them on the jack stands as well?
     
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    hey just a FYI i just checked mine and am affected. But any of you guys that have some harbor freight stands may want to look.

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    #12 May 20, 2020
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    The pads are only $12 for a pair from Amazon. They aren’t a must but I use it so it doesn’t mess up the side jacking points.
     
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    Possible to share a link so I don't end up ordering some bogus ones? I'm paranoid of some things on Amazon these days.
     
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    Is your car lowered? If so, what set up did you go with and is this lack low enough without needing to drive over wood?
     
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    i still drive over wood on mine just to give it more of a clearanace but i have jacked up mine without the wood for stuff that is super quick like the cusco brace bar. I would however second buying jack pads for your car or if you have had a bmw before it should be same hockey pucks. Not sure which one Axix bought but i got these https://www.amazon.com/SuboTech-Uni...d=1592332328&sprefix=bmw+jack+,aps,182&sr=8-8 and they worked fine. Get the rubber and not metal ones as they have some give to it and wont mess up the jack points.
     

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