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07-18-2019 06:31 PM
nealric
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Originally Posted by Dbaliko View Post
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Originally Posted by danix View Post
Costco has the Quickjack BL-5000SLX for $999.99 through 5/28. Shipping included.
But can we use the 5000 on a Spider? I would think that the side lifts would be too long?

Doug
After doing some research, it appears the 5000 has been offered in 3 different lengths. The current “SLX” is actually a bit shorter than when it initially came out. It works for the Miata, so probably for spiders.
07-18-2019 06:13 PM
Dbaliko
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Originally Posted by SEFAC3005 View Post
I bought the 5000 Lb version for $1000 free shipping from COSTCO in J.an 2019 You have to do a little assembly and there are many company videos very detailed. Here is something you may not know you can get a version powered by 12Volts great for the track.. 120V and I am almost certain 220V. Works great and somewhat easy to move around.
Can the side lifts be shortened on the 5000 to better fit a Spider?

Doug
07-18-2019 05:13 PM
SEFAC3005 I bought the 5000 Lb version for $1000 free shipping from COSTCO in J.an 2019 You have to do a little assembly and there are many company videos very detailed. Here is something you may not know you can get a version powered by 12Volts great for the track.. 120V and I am almost certain 220V. Works great and somewhat easy to move around.
07-18-2019 02:07 PM
danix On sale again at Costco, $999 delivered, until 7/21.
05-30-2019 10:37 AM
nealric
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Originally Posted by Green Meanie View Post
Yes, the 5000 can be used on a Spider but the lifts have to be positioned exactly right. They barely fit within the wheelbase and you have to keep in mind that the platform is raised an an angle. So it may fit while in the lowered position but make contact with the tire as it goes up. As noted above, I use a floor jack on the differential to first raise the rear an inch or two, to get some extra clearance as the Quickjack is raised. It's a bit of a hassle but, after having done it a few times, it all goes pretty quickly (!).... I usually don't need the floor jack when lowering the car.

Understand having to also use a floor jack defeats the purpose somewhat but I use the Quickjack to get the car in position for projects over the winter and tend to leave it up for several months. So it's not like I am constantly raising and lowering it. If you are only going to use it on a Spider, I would get the 3500 version. But if you need the 5000 for another car, it can also be made to work for a Spider.
Thanks- that's helpful. The Quick Jack range is in an uncomfortable middle ground for me. The 5,000 is a bit too big for the spider, but my Subaru is a bit too close to the weight limit of the 3,500 for comfort. I'd really like something that can lift more than the spider. There also don't appear to be any deals on the 3,500 right now.
05-30-2019 09:19 AM
Green Meanie
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Originally Posted by Dbaliko View Post
But can we use the 5000 on a Spider? I would think that the side lifts would be too long?

Doug
Yes, the 5000 can be used on a Spider but the lifts have to be positioned exactly right. They barely fit within the wheelbase and you have to keep in mind that the platform is raised an an angle. So it may fit while in the lowered position but make contact with the tire as it goes up. As noted above, I use a floor jack on the differential to first raise the rear an inch or two, to get some extra clearance as the Quickjack is raised. It's a bit of a hassle but, after having done it a few times, it all goes pretty quickly (!).... I usually don't need the floor jack when lowering the car.

Understand having to also use a floor jack defeats the purpose somewhat but I use the Quickjack to get the car in position for projects over the winter and tend to leave it up for several months. So it's not like I am constantly raising and lowering it. If you are only going to use it on a Spider, I would get the 3500 version. But if you need the 5000 for another car, it can also be made to work for a Spider.
05-29-2019 08:50 PM
danix
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Originally Posted by Dbaliko View Post
But can we use the 5000 on a Spider? I would think that the side lifts would be too long?

Doug
Guess I will let you know when I have it assembled. BTW, I live in CA and the darn thing showed up next day in 3 boxes.
05-29-2019 04:49 PM
Dbaliko
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Originally Posted by danix View Post
Costco has the Quickjack BL-5000SLX for $999.99 through 5/28. Shipping included.
But can we use the 5000 on a Spider? I would think that the side lifts would be too long?

Doug
05-29-2019 01:20 PM
horsewidower For the DIYers among us:

05-29-2019 01:09 PM
archeologist A friend just bought one of these lifts:

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk...-scissor-lift/

and I really like it. The arms adjust to make it smaller or longer depending on the car. And you can raise the car high enough to sit under it comfortably. He looked at the Quick Jacks and decided that this was better, even if it cost more.

It was super handy when pulling the transaxle out of our Milano. Lots of room to work on removing bolts, then we lowered it drop the transaxle on a tranmission jack.
05-22-2019 08:40 AM
danix Costco has the Quickjack BL-5000SLX for $999.99 through 5/28. Shipping included.
08-02-2016 08:27 AM
ItalAlfa021 Thanks!

Yeah I'm looking at that 5000 so I can use it with my Audi as well.
08-02-2016 08:26 AM
Green Meanie
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Originally Posted by ItalAlfa021 View Post
Looking to get a Quickjack for my s2 spider. Any updates on whether this works OK with a spider? I'm worried the jack points might be too far apart.
I was able to get the 5,000lb model to work with my Spider by jacking up the rear end a couple inches (via a floor jack on the differential) for a little extra clearance as I started the lift. However, that one is bigger than the 3,500 lb model. I needed the bigger, 5,000 lb one to also work with my Giulia's jack points, which are further apart. I believe the 3,500lb model works fine for a Spider, without any clearance issues that would require help from a floor jack. You can confirm this by measuring the distance between your jack points and looking at the min/max lift block position specifications here, under "Features & Specifications." If your jack points are within the min/max range, you should be good to go:

https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-s...-car-lift.html
07-29-2016 03:08 PM
ItalAlfa021 Looking to get a Quickjack for my s2 spider. Any updates on whether this works OK with a spider? I'm worried the jack points might be too far apart.
02-11-2016 01:34 PM
Green Meanie Quick (Jack) update on this... The 5000SLX model I ordered took about a week to arrive via FedEx ground. Shipping costs were all included in the base price, as advertised. FedEx dropped the 3 large boxes on my front steps. Delivery was also a concern of mine with other lift options since my garage is around back. A lot of the others require lift gate service (with a hefty added fee) and the trucks don't like to do down the alley, where I would need it dropped. With the Quick Jack delivery, the only complications were 10 inches of fresh snow and a few beers at happy hour... My wife and daughter looked on in mock horror as I lugged the ramp boxes (109 lbs each) and motor (35 lbs) through the house and down to the basement. Really, wasn't that bad...

Unpacking, setup and testing took about 3 hours. The directions were pretty straightforward and everything was supplied (including teflon tape) except the 2 quarts of ATF needed. The quick-connect fittings used to connect the longer hoses to the power unit and short hoses are pretty slick and there were no leaks.

I didn't test it on the Spider but was able to achieve liftoff with the Giulia TI last night. The 60" max lifting spread just barely covers the jack points so I had to reposition the jacks a few times, to get them in just the right spot. Should get easier with repetition.

The height is not much but plenty for the work I plan to do and more so than with my jack stands. And all at the touch of a button... Will begin to use actually use it for suspension and other projects when I get back from vacation and can file a follow up report then. Should also be handy for winter tire changeovers on our "real' cars.

Apologies for the crappy cell phone photos but I was pressed for time... Let me know if any questions.
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