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Hi, has anyone used the Quick Jack system to work on an F250 Super Crew?

Apparently I need to post more to post a url but Google Quick Jack dot Com and look for model bl-7000ext
The 7000ext is rated for 7000lbs... my 1999 f250 shortbed supercab weighed little over 7800lb bone stock. I would not trust that system for even a 2wd shortbed regular cab powerstroke. The weight limit is just too low.
 

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OK that's what I thought, but the rep told me it's rated for 7000# curb weight, not GVWR... my curb weight is 6395 but GVWR is 9300... maybe I should take it to a scales to be certain
 

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Never trust the rep unless he is laying under the truck on the lift talking to you about it.

That said, they call it a "car" lift, and sell "optional Light Truck & SUV Lift Pad Adapters."

Those are very specific words that do not apply to us in any way.
 

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Thanks guys... so next question, what's out there like this that will work? Jack stands are a PITA...
 

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Thanks guys... so next question, what's out there like this that will work? Jack stands are a PITA...
floor jack to lift truck, jack stands to support it are way safer then the underrated quick jack. Why do you need to lift the truck so often?

If its just for rotating tires, oil change, transmission/transfer case fluid changes I wouldn't look at a $8000+ truck lift. I've had a 6000;b floor jack from harbor freight since 2011 and takes 5 minutes to raise the front then throw two jacks under front axel and 5 minutes to do the same to the rear.

$80 jack and maybe $100 in two pairs of floor jacks and working great since 2011. Of course if you have a buddy with a shop and a properly rated lift that's always nice too.
 

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I have the floor jack and stands... was hoping to get something that can lift higher off the ground as I am a bigger guy, as well as work on my wife's Ford Edge which doesn't have a lift point for a floor jack on it's unibody
 

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I think this will work on the edge no problem.

Maybe consider an actual lift... but remember with any thing you get to choose two, cheap, reliable, or quick.
 

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I have the floor jack and stands... was hoping to get something that can lift higher off the ground as I am a bigger guy, as well as work on my wife's Ford Edge which doesn't have a lift point for a floor jack on it's unibody
my 2006 crew srw 4x4 scales all by itself at 8400 wet . what is your configuration that it is so light ?


i find my 8" lift and 37's works well i even did my transmission R&R with it sitting in the driveway :nerd:

I almost had my dream house where I was planning on installing a 2 post lift but less than 24 hours after the seller told the agents he would accept our full price offer the POS pulled the house off the market and did not move:crying: did not even say sorry

can't help you with the edge i honestly can't own anything like that let alone turn a wrench on one
 

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You can get a used Bendpac 2 post lift on craig s list for that amount- if you have the room for it.
I just missed one- it was sold, around $1300.
I have 11 foot ceiling in my shop so it will fit.
With my back issues it is just too hard getting up off the floor- without a helper to retrieve tools, this is the next logical step to be able to keep wrenching. The one I missed had a 9000# capacity, perfect for the SD and my 69 Ranchero project.
It will also allow the 3 car garage to become a four car for storage.
 

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I looked into the quick jacks, but I do not trust the strength ratings, or the locking mechanisms. Plus, they would always be in the way of doing anything other than wheel changes, or brake work.

Currently I do not have ceiling height for a lift, so I use some well blocked homemade Jenga block wheel stands that I made from 2x4's, at 16 inches off the floor, there is almost 23 inches of clearance to the bottom of the frame. Plenty of room, and the car is still resting on it;s wheels.
 

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You can get a used Bendpac 2 post lift on craig s list for that amount- if you have the room for it.
I just missed one- it was sold, around $1300.
I have 11 foot ceiling in my shop so it will fit.
With my back issues it is just too hard getting up off the floor- without a helper to retrieve tools, this is the next logical step to be able to keep wrenching. The one I missed had a 9000# capacity, perfect for the SD and my 69 Ranchero project.
It will also allow the 3 car garage to become a four car for storage.
I bought a lift due to my back as well. I would look hard at a 4 post instead of a 2 post. You still have to get on your knees to position the lift points. Then raise it and recheck to make sure they are making contact where you intended. With a 4 post I just drive on the ramps and up she goes. I went with Bendpak. I also did a jack so I can do wheel service. I regret not doing it many years ago.

Tom
 
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