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Low profile floor jacks

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
A little 2x10 action to drive the car up on to grant ample room, and the aforementioned Long Reach/Low Profile Daytona jack is what I do. I jack up from the subframe, and I've been very pleased with the Daytona. Coupons came around from time to time on the Daytona jacks, I also have my old Pittsburgh jack around for situations where I need to apply pressure/lift something heavy into place, but the Daytona has been my workhorse and has been good to me.

For jackstands, I like sets that ratchet and have the locking pin -- just a little extra peace of mind. I got a set from Chicago Pneumatic on Amazon, the feet have a little welded pad on them to keep them from sinking into your driveway. A pair of 3T were ~$55 IIRC. More than I paid for my older-than-dirt HF jack stands but in the grand scheme of things, a quality set of jackstands is worth the money in comparison to if something were to go wrong.
 

imthanick_a

Autocross Champion
Location
Ohio
Harbor freight was sued by snap-on for copying this jack. This is a good one. I use one from autozone but was purchased in a late-night car emergency so i'd probably spring for the Daytona one if i had to buy another
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
Harbor freight was sued by snap-on for copying this jack. This is a good one. I use one from autozone but was purchased in a late-night car emergency so i'd probably spring for the Daytona one if i had to buy another
Specifically, they were sued over the *Yellow* one, which is admittedly a very visually-similar item to the jack Snap-On sells. The other Daytona jacks were not involved, and are not (at this time) available in Yellow.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
Harbor freight was sued by snap-on for copying this jack. This is a good one. I use one from autozone but was purchased in a late-night car emergency so i'd probably spring for the Daytona one if i had to buy another

They settled out of court years ago, but here's an interesting tidbit from the lawsuit:

"Harbor Freight also alleged Snap-on’s jacks were made in the same factory as the Harbor Freight ones and the company’s business model is what caused a higher price."

Take what you will from that lol.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5 GTI
here’s my LiftMaster... pleased so far
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