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puzzle13
05-17-2006, 09:25 PM
Anybody out there know of a good floor jack that will get under the front end of the 03 Cobras? Mine is about an inch lower than stock and I can't find anything that can get under the front end to the plate under the engine. Any help would be appreciated.

nckissfan
05-17-2006, 09:47 PM
at my work, Sam's Club, they have a race type jack, I don't know how low it goes, but might be worth checking out. It is a pretty good price, too. Also, jack stands there.

BlueOvalPower
05-18-2006, 12:21 AM
My buddy back home had one that was really low, the only thing to fit under either of our mustangs, prior to that we had to drive on a couple of 2x6's to get a regular jack under them, I know he paid $200+ for the jack if I find anything I will post it, in them meantime 2x6's and a standard floor jack works for me.

tazzracing1
05-18-2006, 12:30 AM
I have the one from same and if it does fit you would be lucky. The jack does work really well.

Bartman01
05-18-2006, 02:07 AM
Check sears, they have a low profile one for about $200 that will probably fit.

InfamousSVT
05-18-2006, 02:15 AM
at my work, Sam's Club, they have a race type jack, I don't know how low it goes, but might be worth checking out. It is a pretty good price, too. Also, jack stands there.
I know the jack that he's referring to at Sam's, a friend of mine has one and as soon as I can get around to it I'll be purchasing one also. Great price and low profile to fit underneath a lowered Cobra :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-18-2006, 07:41 AM
I have the Craftsman aluminum low profile race jack from Sears. It's a 1.5 ton jack but they have a 2.0 ton jack available. I think I got the 1.5 on sale for $100.00 and the 2.0 runs around $180.00 when it is on sale. It's light weight and so far I haven't had any problems with it. :thumbsup:

ausie
05-18-2006, 08:05 AM
I use two jacks. One is a racing type aluminum I got at Sears, and the other is a heavy duty jack capable of lifting up my heavy exploder. When I am going for the front end, I use the racing jack and slightly lift up one side of the car (at the front scissor jack spot), then I push in the heavy duty jack to take over the rest. Why? the racing jack just barely fits under the front of the car but will not go all the way in to reach the K member. If it did fit all the way, I do not trust it enough to lift the front end of the car up high enough to place jack stands under the car. :cool:

beerkat
05-18-2006, 10:12 AM
I use a old 3 ton jack that I have had for 20 years or so. I normally jack the car from the side using the sub-frame connector as my jack point. I use ramps when possible. If I am pulling both front tires I put the car on the ramps then raise it from there and put it on jack stands

puzzle13
05-18-2006, 07:54 PM
I appreciate all the advise ... I had the Craftsman race style, but it wouldn't make it to the kmember, and it just recently gave out. I would advise against the 1.5 ton. I have the Steeda jack plates that help on the side, but it is just a pain in the ...! I know one guy that was at CMP three years ago had a nice one that was in a case he carried in his Corvette, it was light and fit underneath low cars. I just wish I could find one like it. I will keep looking.

:thumbsup:

nckissfan
05-18-2006, 10:04 PM
the one at Sam's is a Roush jack, and it is $75

InfamousSVT
05-21-2006, 11:22 PM
the one at Sam's is a Roush jack, and it is $75
+1 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: