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Which QuickJack Model Should I Buy?

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.

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4 Things You Need to Know

  • A - Curb Weight – The weight of a vehicle without passengers or extra load.
  • B - Tire Spread – Distance between your tire tread.
  • C - Min. and Max. Lifting Point Spread – The maximum point from outside one lifting point to the other outside lifting point. Same for the minimum.
  • D - Ground Clearance – It’s important the fully lowered QuickJack has a bit of room between the rubber block and the lifting point.

Why can’t QuickJack provide a database of car specs to make this easier?


Getting Measurements

The instructions below will show you how to take measurements of your vehicle. These simple steps can be done at home in five minutes or less. If you have multiple vehicles, make sure you measure each one according the following instructions. We recommend downloading and using this worksheet.

A – How to Locate the Curb Weight

You can find your vehicle’s curb weight either on the driver’s side door, in the manual or on the internet.

B - How to Measure the Tire Spread Measurement

  • Step 1 — Grab a tape measure. Measure the distance between your front and rear tire treads, keeping the measuring tape 3” above the ground.
  • Step 2 — Subtract 2” from the measurement in Step 1. The result is your Tire Spread Measurement (Measurement B).

C - How to Measure Min. and Max. Lifting Point Spread


Lifting point spread diagram

  • Step 1 — Measure the inside of your jacking point to the inside of the opposite jack point. This is your Minimum Lifting Point Spread.
  • Step 2 — Measure the outside of your jacking point to the outside of the opposite jack point. This is your Maximum Lifting Point Spread.

These two measurements will become your Lifting Point Spread (Measurement C).

D - How to Measure Ground Clearance

  • Measure the distance between the ground and a lifting point. This is your Ground Clearance measurement (Measurement D).

Keep in mind that there must be some space between QuickJack and your vehicle’s lifting points. If a collapsed QuickJack is pressed flush against your car, it will be unable to generate enough force to lift the vehicle.


Determining the Right QuickJack Model

Now that you have all the measurements to determine which QuickJack Car Lift will work with you vehicle, use the chart below.

A - Curb Weight B - Tire Spread C - Lifting Point Spread D - Ground Clearance Recommended Model
≤ 3,500-lbs. ≥ 62” 26.7” – 50.5” ≥ 3.5” BL-3500SLX
≤ 5,000-lbs. ≥ 70” 29.5” – 60” ≥ 3.5” BL-5000SLX
≤ 7,000-lbs. ≥ 71” 29.5” – 60” ≥ 4” BL-7000SLX
≤ 5,000-lbs. ≥ 75” 37.4” – 66” ≥ 3.5” BL-5000EXT
≤ 7,000-lbs. ≥ 76” 37.4” – 66” ≥ 4” BL-7000EXT
≤ 6,000-lbs. ≥ 86” 47.4” – 75.8” ≥ 4” BL-6000XLT

≤ less than or equal to, ≥ greater than or equal to

Many small trucks and SUVs will require our SUV and Light Truck Adapter set, which will significantly extend the reach of your garage lift. Refer to the chart below to see which frame/block configuration is right for you. If you have multiple vehicles that you will be working on, take all the necessary measurements on each vehicle into consideration.

Compare Full Specifications

Which QuickJack Model Should I Buy?

QuickJack Specifications Diagram
Model BL-3500SLX BL-5000SLX BL-5000EXT BL-7000SLX BL-7000EXT BL-6000XLT
Price $1,125 $1,340 $1,395 $1,490 $1,545 $1,645
Lifting Capacity 3,500 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 7,000 lbs. 7,000 lbs. 6,000 lbs.
A - Collapsed 3" / 76 mm 3" / 76 mm 3" / 76 mm 3.6" / 91 mm 3.6" / 91 mm 3.6" / 91 mm
B - Collapsed w/ Small Block 3.5" / 89 mm 3.8" / 97 mm 3.8" / 97 mm 4" / 102 mm 4" / 102 mm 4" / 102 mm
C - Raised (Frame Only) 16.5" / 419 mm 17.6" / 447 mm 17.6" / 447 mm 18.2 / 462 mm 18.2 / 462 mm 18.2 / 462 mm
D - Raised (Small Block) 17" / 432 mm 18.4" / 467 mm 18.4" / 467 mm 18.6" / 471 mm 18.6" / 471 mm 18.6" / 471 mm
E - Raised (Large Block) 18.5" / 470 mm 19.2" / 487 mm 19.2" / 487 mm 19.4" / 493 mm 19.4" / 493 mm 19.4" / 493 mm
F - Raised (Stacked Blocks) 20" / 508 mm 21.3" / 542 mm 21.3" / 542 mm 21.6" / 548 mm 21.6" / 548 mm 21.6" / 548 mm
G - SUV Adapters Not Compatible 20.3" / 516 mm 20.3" / 516 mm 20.7" / 526 mm 20.7" / 526 mm 20.7" / 526 mm
H - SUV Adapters (w/ Pin) Not Compatible 23.3" / 592 mm 23.3" / 592 mm 23.7" / 602 mm 23.7" / 602 mm 23.7" / 602 mm
I - Lifting Point Spread - Max 50.5" / 1,283 mm 60" / 1,524 mm 66" / 1,676 mm 60" / 1,524 mm 66" / 1,676 mm 75.8” / 1,926 mm
J - Lifting Point Spread - Min 26.7" / 678 mm 29.5" / 749 mm 37.4" / 951 mm 29.5" / 749 mm 37.4" / 951 mm 47.4” / 1,205 mm
K - Frame Width 10.6" / 268 mm 11" / 278 mm 11" / 278 mm 12.5" / 318 mm 12.5" / 318 mm 12.5" / 318 mm
L - Frame Length 62" / 1,575 mm 70" / 1,778 mm 75" / 1,905 mm 71" / 1,803 mm 76" / 1,930 mm 86” / 2,185 mm
Frame Weight 60 lbs. / 27 kg 76 lbs. / 35 kg 80 lbs. / 36 kg 96 lbs. / 44 kg 101 lbs. / 46 kg 110 lbs. / 50 kg
Power Unit Weight 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg
Shipping Weight 180 lbs. / 82 kg 212 lbs. / 96 kg 220 lbs. / 100 kg 242 lbs. / 110 kg 262 lbs. / 119 kg 282 lbs. / 128 kg
Price $1,125 $1,340 $1,395 $1,490 $1,545 $1,645
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Adapters & Rubber Block Specifications

Small Rubber Blocks (Included)

QuickJack Small Rubber Block Specifications Diagram

Large Rubber Blocks (Included)

QuickJack Large Rubber Block Specifications Diagram

Pinch-Weld Blocks (Optional)

QuickJack Pinch-Weld Block Specifications Diagram

SUV & Light Truck Adapter (Optional)

QuickJack SUV and Light Truck Specifications Diagram

Motorcycle Lift Adapter (Optional)

QuickJack Motorcycle Lift Adapter Specifications Diagram