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Need a low-profile floor jack...any suggestions?

OK...so I lowered my Camaro an inch, now my "low profile" craftsman jack wont fit. The saddle is low enough, but the side rails right behind it are too high.

So...anyone have any suggestions for a decent and low jack? I don't mind spending $200-300...rather not just get an $85 "made in china" piece of junk.

These are the ones I'm looking at:

This looks like it's the "Cadillac" of floor jacks:

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...+floor+jack.do

and there's these...

http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Det...402_0006396327

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G1020/

^^looks the same as this one...
http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/int200t.html

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Dunno where it's made, but:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92782

EDIT: The American Forge one for a few bucks (literally) less:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ord=floor+jack



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I think most of HF's products are made in CHINA. I think I'll have the same problem with that jack anyway...the body in between the saddle and the handle is too high.

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I think most of HF's products are made in CHINA. I think I'll have the same problem with that jack anyway...the body in between the saddle and the handle is too high.
Yeah, they do tend to be.



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Yeah, they do tend to be.
I don't mind spending a little more to get a decent jack.

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I don't mind spending a little more to get a decent jack.
True.
Speaking of jacks..I should probably get one to keep in the G5's trunk so if I ever need one I won't be stuck using the scissor jack.
But I'm also poor..so this one is looking extremely good to me:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ment+%26+Jacks



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Dunno where it's made, but:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92782

EDIT: The American Forge one for a few bucks (literally) less:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ord=floor+jack
I saw that on the sears website...BUT, they don't actually carry it in their stores...and "only" want $149 to ship it.

The link I posted had FREE shipping. (looks like the one I'm leaning towards).

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True.
Speaking of jacks..I should probably get one to keep in the G5's trunk so if I ever need one I won't be stuck using the scissor jack.
But I'm also poor..so this one is looking extremely good to me:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ment+%26+Jacks
can't hurt to have in your trunk...if you ever need it, you'll be glad you had it.

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I saw that on the sears website...BUT, they don't actually carry it in their stores...and "only" want $149 to ship it.

The link I posted had FREE shipping. (looks like the one I'm leaning towards).
$149 to ship? Geeze..that makes GMpartsdirect's shipping prices seem reasonable!
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can't hurt to have in your trunk...if you ever need it, you'll be glad you had it.
True..I'm just thinking of how I would secure it in there..I don't think I have any thing to strap it to in there. I don't want a 20lb floor jack flying around in my trunk, lol
The reviews were entertaining..one guy complaining about it not lifting up his SUV.
But apparently he forgot that it is a 2 ton floor jack..and most SUV's weigh quite a bit more than that.



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