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Old 19 May 2012, 08:25 pm
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Old 19 May 2012, 08:34 pm
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Your not just jacking us around are ya?

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Old 20 May 2012, 08:43 am
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And remember. Use jack stands! You'll probably have to manhandle that lower pipe and the bottom of the uppipe. Don't want the jack to roll out.
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Old 20 May 2012, 09:20 pm
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Since my PT is low I drive up onto 2x4's to raise the car a few inches and place my floor jack under the frame about a foot inside of the pinchrail. Then I place my jackstand onto the pinchrail where the little triangle points down to with an old piece of rubber car mat for a little extra protection. Repeat for the other side. You can raise the car while the car pivots on the jackstand until it reaches the height for the second jackstand. Then chock the rear wheels. And don't use cheap jack and jack stands. I bought mine from Sears 20 years ago and they still work. It will cost about $120-200 for a good set of jack and stands.

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Old 20 May 2012, 10:05 pm
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Anybody ever consider one of these exhaust airbag jacks???

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What I like about this one is that you don't have to use exhaust only, you can use a compressor. I'm going to get me one and try it out for home use. Supposedly, according to consumer reports, they will hold you wheel off the ground for around 20 minutes. If you use the exhaust to fill it, there are other issues to be aware of, but for me, I'm going to try it and if it doesn't work, no biggie. I've spoken to several buyers who have bought these and every one of them was happy with them.
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That looks pretty cool!
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Old 21 May 2012, 10:01 pm
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I once saw a picture in the newspaper about two guys that were putting air into a tractor tire. They kept putting in the air and a piece around the rim exploded and killed both the farmers. Ever since then, I've always had an appreciation for the effects of too much air pressure.

These jack bags look dangerous to me.

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Old 21 May 2012, 10:59 pm
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I personally wouldn't give those bags a chance. Why try to change that is tried and true (jack stands are great) and doesn't take that much effort to lift the car up even if you use the scissor jack to get it to your desired height followed by jack stands to hold it there?

Don't get me wrong, that looks like a cool concept but not really something cool enough for me to risk my life over. Sorry Chrome, not trying to be harsh or anything.
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Old 22 May 2012, 05:41 am
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i wouldnt use them either. you have to think. its a bag. bags are prone to puncture, then you have to think, its a car, that has been jacked before, the frame rails have sharp edges.......i do not want to put a few ton car on a plastic bag and have a tiny sliver of metal killing me haha
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