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Looks like quickjack has an extension kit available for $225 (though they are out of stock right now). looks like they are about 1.5" tall, i'm going to need to measure to make sure i can fit it under the car, i know the regular quickjack will, but the added height of the extension may make it too tall.
In the mean time, if anyone has any useful input on my previous post, please let me know
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yep yep, something like that is what I was thinking about. I was looking at ones with a little more capacity (for the GL and Cayenne) but I especially like that the one you listed doesn't have a floor plate to drive over between the columns...
This one is better than the Maxjax, same concept, but it has 7000 lb capacity, and lifts 72". How high are the ceilings in your garage?

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I have the quickjack BL-5000SLX, that i bought a few years back, worked great on my BMW when i had it, also works great on my wifes Q5...now that i have a GT i found that they are too short (I didn't get the XL version because i had no need back then). Does anyone know if theres an alternate lift point towards the front or back? basically if i put the front lift point in its normal spot, is there some part of the underbody that i can put the back pad (about 6" further forward) on that isn't the standard lift point that won't hurt anything? Alternately i could place the rear lift pad in the correct spot, is there something (about 6" further rearward) that i could use instead of the standard one at the front?
I really hate using regular jacks and stands...

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You can easily align the jack points if you place the jacks perpendicular to wheel base. Just make sure you have both going in the same direction. Alternatively, previous poster said he angled the jacks to fit the jack points. I know the manual states not to do that, but if it works...
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You can easily align the jack points if you place the jacks perpendicular to wheel base. Just make sure you have both going in the same direction. Alternatively, previous poster said he angled the jacks to fit the jack points. I know the manual states not to do that, but if it works...
awesome, never thought to put them perpendicular, i'll check it out
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This is what I'm installing in my garage this September:

https://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/fo...-lifts/hd-9st/
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This is what I'm installing in my garage this September:

https://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/fo...-lifts/hd-9st/
Those are awesome for storage, doesn't get any better (well the single post version is pretty cool) as long as you don't plan to use it to work on the car, or at least anything that requires having the wheels off.

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awesome, never thought to put them perpendicular, i'll check it out
I can’t find it now but there was a Utube Video where a guy positioned the jacks sideways. Everything worked pretty well until he let the car down. It seams he had way more of the total vehicle weight on the front jack than the rear and when he hit the down button the front end came crashing to the ground first. This would not be good for say a GT Sport cowling.

Reminded me of the series “Jackass”. Just be careful out there and think this stuff through.

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I can’t find it now but there was a Utube Video where a guy positioned the jacks sideways. Everything worked pretty well until he let the car down. It seams he had way more of the total vehicle weight on the front jack than the rear and when he hit the down button the front end came crashing to the ground first. This would not be good for say a GT Sport cowling.

Reminded me of the series “Jackass”. Just be careful out there and think this stuff through.
The front end does not come crashing down, but there can be a severe tilt if you stop anywhere between the floor and the safety stops. There are two positions where the locking mechanism will prevent the vehicle from tilting. Also when you are ready to drop the vehicle, you need to lift the vehicle up and then keep the "down" button depressed until the vehicle is fully on the ground. Stop anywhere in the middle and the weight of the engine will cause the nose to tip downward. There is no sudden drop. Works perfectly fine if you follow directions.
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I have to load my 911 sideways like that because it has a wonky CG. It can be quite nerve-racking to say the least. (pardon the pun)

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my not so "quick jack"


needless to say, I've been meaning to install a 2-post lift in my garage...
Ha ha thats great.
FYI this place has 2 post lifts for not much more than a quick jack. Shipping is more but they have warehouses in the US where you can pick them up.
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I have the quickjack BL-5000SLX, that i bought a few years back, worked great on my BMW when i had it, also works great on my wifes Q5...now that i have a GT i found that they are too short (I didn't get the XL version because i had no need back then). Does anyone know if theres an alternate lift point towards the front or back? basically if i put the front lift point in its normal spot, is there some part of the underbody that i can put the back pad (about 6" further forward) on that isn't the standard lift point that won't hurt anything? Alternately i could place the rear lift pad in the correct spot, is there something (about 6" further rearward) that i could use instead of the standard one at the front?
I really hate using regular jacks and stands...

Thanks,
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Hey George I have the BL-5000SLX also for my 2013 GTS and works perfect. It hits all 4 lifting points and clears the rockers. No problem length wise. I just use the tall blocks and angle them so the corners of the blocks are hiting the small lift points. Works awesome. Robin
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Hey George I have the BL-5000SLX also for my 2013 GTS and works perfect. It hits all 4 lifting points and clears the rockers. No problem length wise. I just use the tall blocks and angle them so the corners of the blocks are hiting the small lift points. Works awesome. Robin
Which are the small lift points? the only ones i know if are the ones with the holes.... can you take a picture?
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Ha ha thats great.
FYI this place has 2 post lifts for not much more than a quick jack. Shipping is more but they have warehouses in the US where you can pick them up.
https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-9KOHX

I'd looked at those (and a Triumph(?) one) before -- they look pretty good. And yeah, shopping adds $350, but this one includes freight and has a lower column height (9' instead of 11') while still lifting 6':

https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/A...ty-2-Post-Lift
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Which are the small lift points? the only ones i know if are the ones with the holes.... can you take a picture?
Yes the small lift points with the holes, I will post a picture this weekend (tomorrow or Sunday), Plan on doing some detailing and getting it in the air.
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Yes the small lift points with the holes, I will post a picture this weekend (tomorrow or Sunday), Plan on doing some detailing and getting it in the air.
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