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      11-12-2019, 04:15 PM   #45
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Re: MaxJack.... unless you are a Hobbit, you still have to crouch down or lie down to work on the car. The former is bad for your back.

MaxJack may have the same concrete strength requirements as the 2-post lift. Check mfg requirements.
I don't know. 48" max height on the MaxJax is over double the max height of the QuickJack of 21" max height.

You do have a point about the load requirements of the concrete floor needing to be looked in to.
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      11-13-2019, 01:41 AM   #46
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I've had mine for about 3yrs now and I find excuses to use it. Yes I have drive-up ramps for quickie oil changes, three floor jacks and about 4 pairs of stands...but this thing is ultimately faster overall. My garage floor is flat, but my driveway isn't...it has a slight angle for water run-off. This still hasn't stopped me from using it outside though.

I initially looked at the MaxJax after using my buddies to install suspension on my X5M, but between my only 9' ceiling height, costing $1900+ and having to do concrete work (I'll save that money for a two post in a different home) I opted for ultimate portability for $1300 after discounts.

To answer questions about why this over traditional jack stands...height and safety. My 740iL has been parked longterm for quite a while and just last week I had to take it off jack stands to move it. Since I can't go from full jackstand height to back on the ground all at once, that meant lowering each corner individually (while worrying about the others as they move/tip ever so slightly) onto its lowest settings, then going back to the beginning and doing it all over again to finally put the car back on the ground. Unfortunately I don't have enough garage depth to jack cars from the front AND back, so it's a side to side dance to get to the height I want.

QuickJack is up 2'+ in 30 seconds. Came in super handy doing downpipes on my X5M when I could raise and lower the car as needed for access vs standing on buckets and/or laying over the plastic fenders. Same for doing an engine swap in the GF's 528iT. Soon I'll be doing an engine swap in the GF's 535xiT. Even with me being 6'4", I'm positive it'd be far more inconvenient doing it on jack stands with how many times it'll be nice to raise and lower the car during the process and/or rolling around on a creeper humping the transmission back on.
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      11-13-2019, 09:33 AM   #47
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I've had mine for about 3yrs now and I find excuses to use it.
This. Nothing but positive experiences using it on my low Z4MC, 3 series wagon and friend's GTIs.

Quickjacks and a portable impact wrench have meant I tackle projects with ease and often I am back inside the house before the wife can complain.
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      11-19-2019, 10:49 AM   #48
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If anyone is looking at getting some quickjacks for their garage, coupon code SEMA2019 is valid thru the 22nd. I just placed my order this morning for the BL-5000SLX. Cant wait! Figured someone here would find this useful.

I have no affiliation with this company or get anything in return. Just helping out my fellow forum members!

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Ugh, the Quick Jack is like 70% of the way there for me. If it raised the car just a little bit higher I would have bought one a long time ago. The idea is perfect, but the execution leaves me wanting (about 30%) more.
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I have a large two car garage but my lift height is limited because there is a second story and transverse joists with heating ducts. I have the 7k lb. Bend Pak Quickjack and I find it very useful especially for my low sitting M6. In terms of safety it locks well, but only when my 6 ton stands are in place is there 100% surety. I don’t go under the vehicle without them there. It is not much of an exertion to put them in place.

Add: Otherwise I think it is great, with not much of an otherwise here...
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