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    I've been putting my Christmas gift to work recently. I love it. Makes life so much easier.

    I learned about this lift from one of the guys on the SIG.

    Details here: www.ezcarlift.com

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  • #2
    That is seriously tempting. Is this appropriate to add to a wedding registry? :-/
    1989 Lachs
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    • #3
      For the capability that is damn good. Thanks for sharing. Been looking at a MaxJax for years, but this EZ looks more my speed for use anywhere. Cool.
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      • #4
        I had the MaxJax at the top of my list for a couple of years but never pulled the trigger because I had no idea what kind of concrete I had in my garage floor. There was no way I was going to lay under a car that was supported by cantilevered arms without being sure I was well within load limits. I was just about ready to have the floor cut up in order to do my usual MOK (massive overkill) with known concrete when I saw this.

        The only thing that is absolutely necessary to make it work is an 8amp corded hand drill ($50 for a Dewalt). This was verified by my 5amp drill throwing out all kinds of smoke when I tried to lift my e46.

        My car is fairly low with J-stock suspension so, rather than buy the $200+ aluminium ramps, I went to Home Depot for $30 worth of 2 x 10.

        One more thing, if you by this, make sure to order the "Limited Space Kit" so you drive over the lift instead of sliding the lift under the car.
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        • #5
          Nice addition to the garage Bill! Jealous!


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          • #6
            There's also this one on the market.
            www.quickjack.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jae30m3 View Post
              There's also this one on the market.
              www.quickjack.com

              Have you or anyone else has had experience with this unit? It seems good value at $895
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              • #8
                I have a quickjack 5000xl and it works well if you're okay with the lift height. I'm using it now to drop the rear subframe.

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                • #9
                  Nice addition Bill.

                  The new small lifts seem to be a hot setup.

                  I have two friends with the Quickjack version.
                  Apparently its light enough and easy enough to move that you can take it to he track.
                  They both speak very highly of the Quickjack version.
                  jimmy p.
                  87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
                  88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
                  88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
                  92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
                  98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
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                  • #10
                    I looked at all the options mentioned above because:

                    1. At 30 inches, this was by far the highest lift and my old bones need lots of space for moving around
                    2. Simplicity. No hydraulics to deal with, just an electric drill.
                    3. At 56 lb per side it's still portable if I want to take it to the track.
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                    • #11
                      looks very handy!
                      @slowprogress

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                      • #12
                        Damn prices went up on those quickjack products...
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                        • #13
                          There were three teams that brought quickjack's to this summer's race at Thompson for Lemons and there are a few teams using them at AER events. The portability helps immensely plus you don't need to have multiple jacks.
                          Who knows where I'll be, changes from day to Continent.

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                          • #14
                            Where is everyone placing the pads from the jack to lift the car up? Won't these damage/bend the crimped jack points on the M3?

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                            • #15
                              Jack via front subframe in the front and the diff housing in the rear (careful if you have the finned diff cover) Front frame rails and rear subframe mounts are where to put the jack stands. Always use rubber pads or a piece of wood between the stands and the car.

                              You can use the pinch weld locations with proper pads like these:



                              Last edited by Brandon; 09-29-2016, 04:21 AM.
                              Alles Beste!

                              B. Wheaton
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