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post #46 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 09:19 AM
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But can we use the 5000 on a Spider? I would think that the side lifts would be too long?

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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?

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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?

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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.

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