Which QuickJack Model Should I Buy?
Which QuickJack Model Should I Buy?
Today’s the big day. You’re about to be a proud owner of the hottest product to hit the garage floor. But before purchasing a QuickJack, it’s essential to get your vehicle measurements right. A portable car lift is not an insignificant piece of equipment, so we don’t want you to “guess” at it. Also, because QuickJack will not be held responsible for choosing your lift, it’s important you order the right model the first time to avoid any preventable replacement fees. We will, however, answer all your questions on this website or over the phone to get you properly set up.
First, it’s up to you to measure your vehicle and wheelbase. With that information in-hand, we can better assist you. Here’s how to take those measurements, step-by-step. Measuring takes about five minutes and ensures the right car lift gets delivered to your door.
Let’s start with the basics
Untill now there are 6 different QuickJack models, the numbers in the QuickJack model indicates the weight capacity in LBS (pounds). The characters on the end stands for the length of it’s model. SLX = Normal length, EXT = Extended length, XLT = Extreme length.
BL-5000SLX = (5000lbs) 2268KG, standard length.
BL-5000EXT = (5000lbs) 2286KG extended length.
My car weights less than 3500lbs / 1588kg so the BL-3500SLX should be fine?
This is a common question which passes by all the time, the answer is yes and no. There are multiple factors involved to determine which QuickJack model fits your needs. One of those factors is the lift point spread. The BL-3500SLX is a relatively short lift model specially designed for small cars.
Which QuickJack fits the most vehicles?
I am a professional …. and will be lifting all types of cars, what do you recommend?
What are the biggest differences between the BL-5000SLX and BL-7000SLX?
The BL-5000SLX has a lower-profile when collapsed, i’s own weight is 34kg’s (per frame) and can lift up to 2268KG’s.
The BL-7000SLX has a slightly higher profile when collapsed, its own weight is 44kg’s (per frame) and can lift up to 3175kg’s.
What’s the point of the BL-5000EXT and BL-7000EXT?
The EXT models are longer and have a longer / wider lift maximum lift point spread. the EXT model alone will reach the same liftpoint spread as the SLX model with extensionframes.
Why shouldn’t I always go for the EXT model?
With the extended lift point spread comes a extended frame length. Vehicles with a smaller wheel base will give you trouble when sliding the frames between the wheels, as they might not fit. The EXT models will fit on a Volkswagen Golf, but not under a Citroen C1. The benefit of the EXT model vs. SLX + Extensionframes is that the collapsed height is still low. The combination SLX+extensionframes will add 2.5CM on top of the minimum height.
What should I do when the wheelbase of a car is too short to fit the EXT model?
QuickJack can also be used sideways, if the weight distribution of the car allows (50/50 or close).
How do I measure my vehicle(s) to choose the right QuickJack model?
Locate Vehicle Curb Weight
You can find your vehicle’s curb weight either on the driver’s side door, in the manual or on the internet.
Measure the Tire Spread
1.Measure the distance between your front and rear tire treads, keeping the measuring tape 3″ (76mm) above the ground.
2. Subtract 2” (50mm) from the measurement in Step 1.
Lift Point Spread (Min/Max)
1. Measure the inside of your jacking point to the inside of the opposite jack point. This is your Minimum Lifting Point Spread.
2. Measure the outside of your jacking point to the outside of the opposite jack point. This is your Maximum Lifting Point Spread..
Measure the distance between the ground and a lifting point.
Determining the Right Model
Now that you have all the measurements to determine which QuickJack car lift model will work with your vehicle(s), match your measurements with the chart below:
|A – Curb Weight||B – Tire Spread||C – Lifting Point Spread||D – Ground Clearance||Recommended Model|
|≤ 1588-kg||≥ 156cm”||68,5cm” (min) – 128,2cm” (max)||≥ 8,9cm”||BL-3500SLX|
|≤ 2268-kg||≥ 177,8cm”||80cm” (min) – 152,4cm” (max)||≥ 8,9cm”||BL-5000SLX|
|≤ 2268-kg||≥ 194,31cm”||95,2cm” (min) – 167,6cm” (max)||≥ 8,9cm”||BL-5000EXT|
|≤ 3175-kg||≥ 177,8cm”||80cm” (min) – 1542,4cm” (max)||≥ 10cm”||BL-7000SLX|
|≤ 3175-kg||≥ 194,8cm”||95,2cm” (min) – 167,6cm” (max)||≥ 10cm”||BL-7000EXT|
|≤ 2721-kg||≥ 219,7cm”||120,6cm” (min) – 193cm” (max)||≥ 10cm”||BL-6000XLT|
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