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Old 15-07-2017, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm looking for a decent car jack, don't really want to spend too much over £100.
I've had sgs Jacks but they are way too heavy. I think 2 - 2.5 tonne will be enough for me.

Can anyone recommend one?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 15-07-2017, 10:38 PM   #2
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Popular topic that seems to come round quite a lot.

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/arcan...j2000eu-900930

Arcan alloy racing jack. Starts very low and has a descent lift height.

I use one to lift my BMW (low) and Outlander (high).
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Old 15-07-2017, 10:53 PM   #3
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I use one of thease

Very strong and robust and it's more a pro jack with a wider stronger arm
The handle can come apart for easy storage and lifts my over 3 ton Audi Q7 with ease

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-329...gAAOSwnFZXUVrI

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Old 16-07-2017, 12:09 AM   #4
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Popular topic that seems to come round quite a lot.

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/arcan...j2000eu-900930

Arcan alloy racing jack. Starts very low and has a descent lift height.

I use one to lift my BMW (low) and Outlander (high).
Yeah I've been looking at that one, is reasonably light too.

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Old 16-07-2017, 12:12 AM   #5
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I have the costco arcon jack for under £100 and its done me proud. Its low entry too which, with lowish cars is a godsend. Its not a high lift though, ie. it didnt give enough clearance to drop my gearbox under the car but was close though. But does go high enough for 90% of the jobs ive used it for. Some minor assembly is required out the box too but its not anything tasking.

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Old 16-07-2017, 06:53 AM   #6
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I've got a low profile SGS jack whish I really rate. I agree it's heavy but it stays in my garage and is easily maneouverable so suits me and I wouldn't hesitate buying again if I ever needed another for many reason.

They also do the lightweight ones though so I'd look at them or the Arcan one at Costco which seem decent and get good reviews.
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Old 16-07-2017, 07:21 AM   #7
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I've been eyeing up a Costco one from a while, they look good quality and well made. There highly regarded on here for being very good, the only thing holding me back is lack of money due to to cylinder head failure.
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I've been eyeing up a Costco one from a while, they look good quality and well made. There highly regarded on here for being very good, the only thing holding me back is lack of money due to to cylinder head failure.
You might be able to buy a second hand one

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I've decided it's between the arcan, and the sgs 2.5 tonne aluminum jack. Both weigh the same, price is pretty much the same. I might just go for the arcan as it's highly recommended by everyone but I'll have a little think.

Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated

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Popular topic that seems to come round quite a lot.

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/arcan...j2000eu-900930

Arcan alloy racing jack. Starts very low and has a descent lift height.

I use one to lift my BMW (low) and Outlander (high).
This is the one I have. It's an excellent jack with no problem with low jacking points. I bought it about 5/6 years ago from Costco for the same price as what they are selling it today.
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