QuickJack - anyone have one?

Moderator: FRUNKenstein

User avatar
Einsteiger
Posts: 170
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:40 am
Location: Overland Park, KS

QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by Einsteiger » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:07 pm

The reality of getting an actual lift for my garage is doubtful - a normal garage with a low, finished ceiling pretty much precludes anything but a scissor type lift. Even a Max Jax would be too tight - just not enough room side-to-side.

I realize that with the Quick Jack that you trade lift height for portability, but it looks like one of these would get the car high enough for wheel / brake work and the occasional peek at the motor. Maybe an oil change if I can find a large enough drain pan. :)

Another plus for QJ is that my lowered 911 would still probably clear it...but not much.

So, let the games begin: any current users of Quick Jack? Opinions are welcome, but facts and experience are REALLY welcome. 8-)

Thanks for your time as always!!
Kevin
"Einsteiger" - [Beginner]
1999 911 Carrera
2013 MB ML350
2006 Mini-S [R-53]

User avatar
steve578
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Location: Houston

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by steve578 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:34 am

I have an early version of the 5000 model and it has been perfect for oil changes, brakes, and other small maintenance items. I was able to use it with the SUV adapters to pull the transmission when doing the IMS and clutch.

Would I prefer a two or four post lift, yes, but this has been great. I originally bought it for a C5 Z06, but have used on my CS4, 924S, and even a 1973 Wagoneer.
9727A2D0-7381-429F-9A47-63427AAA648E.jpeg
2004 C42
1987 924S
2016 Land Cruiser
1973 Wagoneer

User avatar
Einsteiger
Posts: 170
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:40 am
Location: Overland Park, KS

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by Einsteiger » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:46 am

Interesting. Are those the SUV adapters that are giving the 911 a little extra boost? Looks like the process was: up on the Quick Jack, down on to the cement blocks, then back up again using those tube-spacer-things to get an extra half-foot. Are they something that came with the QJ or are they home-fabricated?

Thanks for the feedback!!!
Kevin
"Einsteiger" - [Beginner]
1999 911 Carrera
2013 MB ML350
2006 Mini-S [R-53]

User avatar
steve578
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Location: Houston

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by steve578 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:00 am

The adapters are from Quickjack and provided 3” or 6” of extra lift. Yes, up normally, set down on the blocks, insert the adapters, and then back up.


https://www.quickjack.com/accessories/t ... r-set.html
2004 C42
1987 924S
2016 Land Cruiser
1973 Wagoneer

User avatar
sweet victory
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 481
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Location: Safe Space

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by sweet victory » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:45 pm

I have the Danmar M6. Absolutely love it. My uncle has quickjacks, but seldom uses it because he doesn't like having to drag it out to get set up.

I leave my posts in place, and wheel the pump out of the way. I'm eventually going to make new hydraulic lines to route from above so no hoses on the floor.

Image
2001 996 C2 Aero

User avatar
Einsteiger
Posts: 170
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:40 am
Location: Overland Park, KS

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by Einsteiger » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:15 am

The Danmar unit is still on the list, but I would have to remove some shelving and maybe a cabinet on the outside garage wall to allow for it. FIRST I would have to check the slab. The house was built about '62 and I know they did not anticipate lift installations back then. 8-)

While the Danmar lift is not completely 'portable', it is definitely 'transportable' - I could unbolt it and take it with me if we move.
Kevin
"Einsteiger" - [Beginner]
1999 911 Carrera
2013 MB ML350
2006 Mini-S [R-53]

User avatar
steve578
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Location: Houston

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by steve578 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:22 am

sweet victory wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:45 pm
I have the Danmar M6. Absolutely love it.
How tall is your garage? I would prefer the Danmar and will likely get one after we move this summer. However, the Quickjack has been a good solution for the last few years.
2004 C42
1987 924S
2016 Land Cruiser
1973 Wagoneer

User avatar
Einsteiger
Posts: 170
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:40 am
Location: Overland Park, KS

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by Einsteiger » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:33 am

The finished ceiling is 8' 2", but the steel beam that runs laterally across the ceiling brings it down to 7' 6". Where the Porsche sits, the beam would contact the top of the windshield if the car was raised high enough. The Danmar might work, but I would have to do some serious measuring first.
Kevin
"Einsteiger" - [Beginner]
1999 911 Carrera
2013 MB ML350
2006 Mini-S [R-53]

User avatar
FRUNKenstein
Curator Extraordinaire
Posts: 1945
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Location: Overland Park, KS
Contact:

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:41 am

A Quick Jack or a 2 post lift would definitely be better for wrenching than the two 4-posts that I have in my garage. But, they work OK for doing maintenance and work great for storage. I would love to have some sort of easily-portable 2 post lift that I could swing out of the way when not using it. I find it so much easier to work on a car when you can stand underneath it. But, even a Quick Jack would be handy sometimes, like when doing brake work - the 4 posters are basically worthless for that.
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Arctic Silver
2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red

User avatar
JTT
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:36 am

Re: QuickJack - anyone have one?

Post by JTT » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:14 pm

I got a QuickJack last fall. Car is up on it as I type. So far, I like it. Easily slides under my lowered C2, lifts nice and evenly, and stores away taking very little space. Height is great for wheels, near perfect infant using a roller stool. I can roll under it easily for oil changes. I like the idea of the SUV adaptor for larger jobs like transmission! I dropped mine last winter using jack stands but I hated lifting car onto stands due to the rocking back and forth lifting from each side. QuickJack has solved that problem and makes it much more comfortable and less stressful to lift.

Post Reply