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Getting ready to pull the trigger but--which one? We also have a 2005 Crossfire, 2018 Tuscon, and 06 Tacoma (3745lbs) that I do the maintenance on. Is there one that would do all 4? Not sure if asking QJ would get me the yes/no on the CMC. So for those that own them--please jump in. Might even fab up a plate to lift the Heritage up for maintenance and cleaning.

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Speaking of jacks: I was trying to put my Spyder up on the 4-wheel dollies (in the dark!) so I could hopefully turn it sideways in the storage unit and fit a Mercedes parts car I just bought in there to strip it.

I missed the driver’s side beam and it slipped off and gouged my paint pretty good. I was so pissed off I didn’t even look at it. (Not that I could have seen it)

I’ll see it tomorrow when I move it to get the junker in there. Hopefully by then I’ll get over scratching my Spyder. And discovering my “12x25” storage is actually only 11’3” wide.

@Heritage 2008 wrote: "So it would be smart to purchase a set of QJ blocks for the cars as well as the taller set for the truck which is  4x4 height but a Prerunner 2 wheel drive."

Absolutely.  The Quickjack (QJ) pad mounts sit about 2" off the floor and they recommend that the lifts with blocks go up at least 1" before they contact the car frame so find your jack points on your vehicles, measure to the floor, subtract three inches and that's how high the blocks or spacers need to be.

For all your vehicles, I agree with Theron - Get the 5000# version.  I had the 3500# QJ and while it would lift my wife's Subaru Outback, I wouldn't go much heavier.

I liked my 3500# QJ.  It was pretty rugged.  I had it for several years and only replaced it when a 48" 7,000# scissors lift became available and I replaced the QJ.  Used the QJ on my Speedster, Outback and Rogue but found it too short for my son's Porsche 996.

@dlearl476 posted:

I don’t get it. For the same money as a QJ you can get a two post lift that is infinitely more practical IMO.

Laying on the concrete is still laying on the concrete, whether you have 12” of clearance or 24.”

Explain it to me like I’m in kindergarten.

How is it “infinitely more practical” based on a two car garage (that most of us have) housing two cars while leaving room on the outside of each and in between to move and work? I’m still in kindergarten too 🤓

@dlearl476 posted:

I don’t get it. For the same money as a QJ you can get a two post lift that is infinitely more practical IMO.

Laying on the concrete is still laying on the concrete, whether you have 12” of clearance or 24.”

Explain it to me like I’m in kindergarten.

Quickjack
PROS
infinitely more portable
infinitely more storable

CONS
infinitely more brother in law "borrowable"



IMO YMMV

Last edited by AmericanWorkMule

My buddy has a portable two post lift that he inherited from his dad’s import car shop. It’s held in place by 5 bolts per leg Hilti anchored in his shop floor. It takes about 5 minutes to set up and when he’s not using it it stores in the corner.

Granted, a little more of a footprint than hang-on-the-wall QJ-style but still. And sitting on a shop stool is much less physical than laying on my back to work underneath my Spyder.
And it still works at QJ height to work on the carbs from a folding chair. Standing up to change tires is life-changing.

My biggest complaint with the QJ is that it only gives about 24" clearance to get under the car (even with big rubber blocks).  Too old for laying on back working on a car!  48" would allow one to sit on a roller bench with tools in tray to work on vehicle.  I paid like $800 for my 3500# QJ - a 2 post lift was 2 times that cost plus installation and shipping.

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