OK guys - looking to get the car up on a trolley jack, the only problem is that I can’t seem to find one that is low enough to fit under the car [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/confused.gif[/image] Any ideas pls??Steve
I found the Halford 2 tonne jack had appropriate clearance for the Exige. The 1.5 and the 2.5 were taller.
Matt,Thanks for the reply but I have already tried their 2tonne jack and found it about 2cm too high! I guess they are all slightly different.Steve
I would try the motorsport places. I borrowed one off a racing team which went under with room to spare.
Try and make (or buy from Halfords etc) a ramp. By driving either a front or rear wheel onto the ramp (which need only be a couple of inches high)you should be able to get the trolley jack under the car.Another tip - insert a small thin plank of wood between the jack & the jacking point on the car - this will help spread the load & prevent damage to the jacking point.
with repects to Pesky you don’t need a ramp. Get 4 off-cuts of 6x2, about a foot long, and place in front of each wheel. Drive the car on and most jacks will fit. Good tip about the plywood pad between the jack and car though.Rob Gibbons
quote:Originally posted by RoadKarter:OK guys - looking to get the car up on a trolley jack, the only problem is that I can’t seem to find one that is low enough to fit under the car [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/confused.gif[/image] Any ideas pls??I got this one from AC-Hydraulic (Denmark): [image]http://www.ac-hydraulic.com/img/DK20%20&%20DK20Q.gif[/image] Not cheap (250 Euro), but not into ‘race jack’ price category either. Looks built to withstand a nuclear blast [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]Starts at 80mm lift height, so plenty of space on my Elise: [image]http://www.ac-hydraulic.com/img/Ultra%20low.gif[/image] You can also get an optional rubber jack saddle, so you don’t damage the bottom of the car: [image]http://www.ac-hydraulic.com/img/3601400.gif[/image] Hope this helps…Bye, Arno.[This message has been edited by Arno Griffioen (edited 06 June 2002).]
Correction to that - it turns out I’ve got the 2.5 tonne Halford jack. Works fine with my Exige.
Thanks guys - plenty of food for thought. I do quite fancy that AC-Hydraulic one tho’, [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/cool.gif[/image] question is can I justify ï¿½160 on a trolley jack that Im not going to use that regularly!Steve
Matthew,I visited Halfords on the way home today - it would seem that for some strange reason the 2.5 tonne trolley jack is about 2 to 3 cm lower than the 2.0 tonne!! I had them side by side on the shelf… However in true style they only had the display one left and they won’t sell that one to me will they [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/image]Thanks for the help - I’ll grab one when they have one in stock!Steve
Steve - probably way too late now, but I was investigating the same problem. Machine Mart do a 2 tonne semi pro trolley jack with a min clearance of 110mm -just about OK for sports suspension. Cost ï¿½29.If you want a Rolls Royce then a company called Weber do one with a clearance of only 80mm. Problem is the jack weighs almost as much as the car and costs about the same!