Which QuickJack Model Should I Buy?
Today's the big day. You're about to be a proud owner of the hottest product to hit the garage floor. But 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.
Get to Know Your Vehicles
Take a few minutes to gather these four measurements
Locate Vehicle Curb Weight
You can find your vehicle’s curb weight either on the driver’s side door, in the manual or on the internet.
Measure the Tire Spread
Step 1 — 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)
Lift Point Spread (Min/Max)
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)
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 your car's lift points are resting flush on a fully-lowered QuickJack, the frames will be unable to generate enough force to lift the vehicle.
Determining the Right Model
Now that you have all the measurements to determine which QuickJack car lift model will work with your vehicle(s), match your measurements with the chart below:
|A - Curb Weight||B - Tire Spread||C - Lifting Point Spread||D - Ground Clearance||Recommended Model|
|≤ 3,500-lbs.||≥ 62.5”||27” (min) – 50.5” (max)||≥ 3.5”||BL-3500SLX|
|≤ 5,000-lbs.||≥ 70”||31.5” (min) – 60” (max)||≥ 3.5”||BL-5000SLX|
|≤ 5,000-lbs.||≥ 76.5”||37.5” (min) – 66” (max)||≥ 3.5”||BL-5000EXT|
|≤ 7,000-lbs.||≥ 70”||31.5” (min) – 60” (max)||≥ 4”||BL-7000SLX|
|≤ 7,000-lbs.||≥ 76.5”||37.5” (min) – 66” (max)||≥ 4”||BL-7000EXT|
|≤ 6,000-lbs.||≥ 86.5”||47.5” (min) – 76” (max)||≥ 4”||BL-6000XLT|
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