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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Lotus on Quickjack

I am starting this thread as i have not seen any other lotus guys using Quickjack. i will post pictures and details
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You have one? If you are shopping EZCarLift is way better. I have looked at both and seen both in person. I would not feel safe doing anything with a Quickjack other than swapping tires. The car is not very stable on it.

Here's my Lotus on the EZCarLift (rear points are MWR lift point kit, but EZ sells an adapter to attach the jack helper to the back of the lift if you wanted):
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Nick, that looks good. I've been toying with the idea of picking up a 4-post but it takes up a lot of room. Please provide more details.
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I've been on the fence for a while now between the Quick Jack, EZCarLift, and a mid-rise scissor lift.

This is how I break it down in my mind:

Cost wise
- EZCarLift ~$2,000
- mid-rise ~$1,500 (e.g. Atlas TD6MR)
- QuickJack ~$900

Feature wise
- EZCarLift - light, stable
- QuickJack - light, not as stable, not as high
- mid-rise - heavy, effortless lifting
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Here are some pics of it in action. i have the 5000 LB one and car feels rock solid on it
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Sorry about crappy pictures. garage is pretty tight and sun was shinning
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Curious if you considered the 3500 model at all?

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Curious if you considered the 3500 model at all?
I actually bought 3500 but before they shipped it to me i upgraded to 5000 LB one. I have few other cars and decided to go with something that is useful with all of my cars
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Sumbata is that the Midrise? I have the garage ready with various outlets, but my guess is that a 15-30a would easily suffice.
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Sumbata is that the Midrise? I have the garage ready with various outlets, but my guess is that a 15-30a would easily suffice.
Yes it is mid rise and i have 12V one so i can take it to the track with me. Simply hooks up to the battery booster or battery itself
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Nick, that looks good. I've been toying with the idea of picking up a 4-post but it takes up a lot of room. Please provide more details.
Check out the website they have lots of videos. Made in USA. Car is extremely sturdy on it. I have used it to lift my Lotus, Corvair Spyder, and Volvo S60. Very well made hence the higher price. Simple operation, goes up and down to any position using an electric drill. I too was looking at a 2 post or 4 post but found the EZcarlift which I have been extremely happy with.

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Nick, can you post a pic of where the front posts ends up when lifting?
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Nick, can you post a pic of where the front posts ends up when lifting?
I'll check if I have one tomorrow. It hits under the door aft of the normal jacking point. Boytcho Manev the maker of the lift talked with Lotus and was told it was acceptable to lift here. Give him a call he's a very nice guy and has done a lot of research on lift points on various cars.

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I am starting this thread as i have not seen any other lotus guys using Quickjack.
Here's a thread:

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f68/...lution-228681/

I've used mine several times, and find it to be reasonably secure. I won't work under the car without additional jack stand support, but don't bother with jack stands for work that doesn't require crawling under. For example, I changed out dampers recently. I needed a 1/2" breaker bar to crack loose those big fasteners and had no worries about the car rocking. It was plenty solid enough.

I noticed that even though the two lifting frames have only one prop rod each, they could have two (one on each side), as both sides of the lifting frames have the bracket that catches the lower end of the prop rod. I plan to try to buy a couple of prop rods as replacement parts, or if unable, to make them myself. Then would only need two longer bolts to mount them.

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after lifting the car me and my friend rocked the hell out of the car and it was as solid as you want your car to be. I even tried lifting it from the front. I guess it really depends which points are being used.
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With the QuickJack there are you using the MWR kit in the back?

I sure like the idea of the MWR kit back there, I just don't know if I could stomach forking over $250 for what looks like $15 of aluminum and hardware and 5 minutes of cnc time...
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