[s-cars] Racing jack

Wylie Bean theringmeister at triad.rr.com
Mon Jul 19 08:35:30 PDT 2010

I haven't heard it mentioned as of yet, but for refereence, I have a Torin 1.5 ton aluminum jack that the seal failed on in less than 2 months. It was a gift and I didn't feel like sending it back to wherever it came from so I didn't bother. Not sure I'd bother with another one, and I need a "good" 3 ton jack to lift the Q7 in addition to a lighter one.  I had a Craftsman 2 ton steel jack that lasted for 10+ years that I may go back to. 

Wylie Bean
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-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Levitt <lee at wheelman.com>
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:15:23 
To: LL - NY<larrycleung at gmail.com>
Reply-To: lee at wheelman.com
Cc: Quattro List<quattro at audifans.com>; s-car-list at audifans.com<s-car-list at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Racing jack

Well, nothing in my stable currently is that low. :)

That having been said, I know a lot of people buy the HF jacks, 
and whether the mixed feedback is because of the large number of 
jacks out there, or what, I'm not sure.

I *hate* having tools break, so I'm going to buy the OTC. It's 
somewhat heavier than the HF jacks, at 42 lbs versus 25 or so. 
It's also sold by a tools company, and while I think it's made in 
China, I'm hoping that they have designed a solid product. They do 
have a pretty good warranty and customer service. I'm hoping 
(there's that word again) that I don't need to test either. :)



On Mon Jul 19 09:54:03 CDT 2010, LL - NY <larrycleung at gmail.com> 

> Having PM'd Lee earlier, the only thing I can add is that the HF 
> jack may
> not be able to go low enough for some really low slung sports 
> cars (b/c any
> Audi lowered that far has so screwed up it's suspension geometry 
> that a jack
> would be the least of one's issues).
> LL - NY
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM, Lee Levitt <lee at wheelman.com> 
> wrote:
>> Does anyone have a recommendation for a lightweight racing jack,
>> perhaps something one step above the Harbor Freight ones?
>> I'm looking at the OTC 1532 at $225. Anyone have experience with
>> these? Anything else to consider...
>> I'm tired of lugging my 85 lb Sears floor jack to autocross 
>> events!
>> Thanks!
>> Lee

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