SLX vs. EXT vs. XLT QuickJack Car Lift Models
QuickJack upgrades your garage with the latest and greatest car lift technology on the planet. Our original, standard-length SLX models come in at 70” overall length (62” for the BL-3500SLX) and service most vehicles flawlessly. However, some wheelbases are longer and therefore require a longer lift point reach. So, we introduced the EXT series, which is 6” longer than the SLX series. We offer two EXT car lift models in 5,000 and 7,000-lb. capacities. For most people, these two series cover most vehicles, foreign and domestic.
The XLT solution
There are electric vehicle (EV) types with wheelbase spreads even longer than what can be handled by an EXT. With a 6,000-lb. lift capacity and 86” overall length, the XLT car lift is ideal for some exceptionally long electric vehicles. Our extended-length and super-long designs instantly increase the versatility of QuickJack portable lifts. If you’re thinking about buying a car lift from us, we now offer more options than ever. It’s the perfect time to explore how QuickJack can make your auto lifting life easier and safer.
EXT and XLT do not replace SLX
You may be wondering if the new, longer models are “better” or safer than the older, standard-length models. Let us be clear: the EXT and XLT models aren’t meant to replace or improve upon the SLX design. Each portable car lift model we make serves a different purpose.
An SLX model is still the more appropriate choice for most vehicles. The BL-5000SLX, for instance, has a max lift point spread of 60”. The EXT models are better for longer wheelbases, with a max lift point spread of 66”. If your current QuickJack reaches your lift points without a problem, there’s no reason to get an extended-length or super-long model.
If you haven’t made your purchase yet, make sure you measure the wheelbases of the vehicles you intend to lift. Since EXT models are generally used on high-clearance trucks and SUVs, most EXT users will benefit from acquiring the SUV/truck adapter set to go along with their car lift. Just make sure you measure before purchasing!
TL;DR: If you have a vehicle(s) with a long wheelbase and don’t need to lift shorter-wheelbase vehicles, an EXT or XLT may be the perfect car lift for you.