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Old 05-28-2016, 08:02 PM
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Quick Jack auto lift. Two thumbs up!

Two thumbs up! I do not have access to a 2 or 4-post auto lift and it would be expensive to modify my garage (or build another) to install one. Purchased a Quick Jack auto lift and I wish I had purchased it much earlier!

Cons:
- To quote my wife, "These instructions suck"! Regard the instructions as a guide to a buried treasure. Lots of hints, but much left in the fog. Photos were of previous versions (vertical? I only had horizontal!) and poor quality. I spent 3 1/2 hours assembling and testing the unit to ensure it functioned. Oh yes, be sure to have a 7/8" wrench and an air compressor (or tire pump) and a pressure gauge on hand and two quarts of automatic transmission fluid. It would have been better if the front page stated, "Go to the website and download the latest instructions! If you do not have internet access, these instruction will enable you to (eventually) figure out how to assemble all these parts." The instructions sucked. Figuratively, not literally.

Pros:
-Much faster than floor jack and jack stands.
-Did I say it is much faster than floor jack and jack stands?
-Raises the E55 in ~ 30 seconds. No floor jacks needed.
-Lowers the E55 in ~ 30 seconds. No issues.
-With the "tall" rubber blocks; bottom of frame is 21" off the ground. Plenty of room for me to work underneath.
-This is going to make oil changes a breeze!
-Leave the lifts pushed together and just straddle the car over them. When needed, pull them out, align with lift points, and raise the car. When finished, push the lifts under the center of the car.

Two thumbs up!
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Yes, I have 2 of them. Use them in the shop & at the track. Some people use them sideways also.
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Old thread, but wow, thanks! How have I never heard of lifts like these??
For those wondering, they're $1340 on Amazon right now, but look like they're worth every penny. I'm going to buy a pair!
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Oreilys sell them I believe. Check around on prices. That seems high
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Equiptool has the 5000 with free shipping
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Oreilys sell them I believe. Check around on prices. That seems high
Thanks, Glenn. I'll definitely shop around, although Amazon usually has the best everyday price, that's why I quoted that number.
Equiptool does beat them though, at $1295 with free shipping. (Amazon is FS too, but that's still a $45 savings.)
Everybody else seems to have it at that same 1340 price point though: Quickjack website, Summit Racing, Pelican Parts, Northern Tool, even eBay. (O'Reilly lists it for 1324, at least for my zip code.)

It's a lot of money, but for what it does and how often I could've used it just in the last 5 years it would be worth it.

And check out this video where they lifted 20,000 pounds with the 5000#-rated unit. Holy cow!
I was considering buying the 7000# unit for a little more margin for lifting my 4600# S600, but after watching that video I don't think I need to.

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Notice how far away the operator was ��. Also if you know a buddy who is in the car business, they may get a discount on a set!
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Two thumbs up! I do not have access to a 2 or 4-post auto lift and it would be expensive to modify my garage (or build another) to install one. Purchased a Quick Jack auto lift and I wish I had purchased it much earlier!

Cons:
- To quote my wife, "These instructions suck"! Regard the instructions as a guide to a buried treasure. Lots of hints, but much left in the fog. Photos were of previous versions (vertical? I only had horizontal!) and poor quality. I spent 3 1/2 hours assembling and testing the unit to ensure it functioned. Oh yes, be sure to have a 7/8" wrench and an air compressor (or tire pump) and a pressure gauge on hand and two quarts of automatic transmission fluid. It would have been better if the front page stated, "Go to the website and download the latest instructions! If you do not have internet access, these instruction will enable you to (eventually) figure out how to assemble all these parts." The instructions sucked. Figuratively, not literally.

Pros:
-Much faster than floor jack and jack stands.
-Did I say it is much faster than floor jack and jack stands?
-Raises the E55 in ~ 30 seconds. No floor jacks needed.
-Lowers the E55 in ~ 30 seconds. No issues.
-With the "tall" rubber blocks; bottom of frame is 21" off the ground. Plenty of room for me to work underneath.
-This is going to make oil changes a breeze!
-Leave the lifts pushed together and just straddle the car over them. When needed, pull them out, align with lift points, and raise the car. When finished, push the lifts under the center of the car.

Two thumbs up!
old thread revival

I'm looking to get a set for my E63. Which model did you get?
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For the W211 you're going to want the BL-5000EXT. It is six inches longer than the BL-5000SLX; the SLX is perfect for the W210 but marginal for the W211 when fitting the rubber blocks under the jack points; the SLX will work but the EXT is easier. For the W210 and W211, do NOT purchase an SLX and then put the optional extension on it; the extensions increase the height of the lift, the angles of the hydraulic cylinder change, and it will not raise the car due to insufficient leverage.

Be sure you get the rubber blocks under the jack point and not under the lower body trim!

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For the W211 you're going to want the BL-5000EXT. It is six inches longer than the BL-5000SLX; the SLX is perfect for the W210 but marginal for the W211 when fitting the rubber blocks under the jack points; the SLX will work but the EXT is easier. For the W210 and W211, do NOT purchase an SLX and then put the optional extension on it; the extensions increase the height of the lift, the angles of the hydraulic cylinder change, and it will not raise the car due to insufficient leverage.

Be sure you get the rubber blocks under the jack point and not under the lower body trim!
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Reviving this thread. Just bought the 5000SLX and I didnít have any issues fitting to my W211 E55. The EXT would prob be better but I got a super deal through Costco for $999 and free s/h.

They are running that promo again for anyone that cares. As the OP said, the instructions leave something to be desired but werenít totally worthless. I probably spent more time bleeding the unit than assemblying it.

Def worth it!!
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For the W211 you're going to want the BL-5000EXT. It is six inches longer than the BL-5000SLX; the SLX is perfect for the W210 but marginal for the W211 when fitting the rubber blocks under the jack points; the SLX will work but the EXT is easier. For the W210 and W211, do NOT purchase an SLX and then put the optional extension on it; the extensions increase the height of the lift, the angles of the hydraulic cylinder change, and it will not raise the car due to insufficient leverage.
I just spoke with the QuickJack customer service folks and discussed the size & weight of a W211 sedan, and the desire to have the SLX to lift a smaller car I also have. They gave no warning about the extension yielding a diminished lifting capability... Can you elaborate?

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Reviving this thread. Just bought the 5000SLX and I didnít have any issues fitting to my W211 E55. The EXT would prob be better but I got a super deal through Costco for $999 and free s/h.

They are running that promo again for anyone that cares.

Through the end of Feb 2019, Costco has the 5000SLX for $999 plus tax, free shipping. When I discussed with QuickJack purchasing the 5000SLX from Costco and the extensions from QJ, there was discussion about matching the total price (cutting Costco out of the loop).

I'd appreciate any details on how the SLX works on a W211 -- pictures of how the blocks hit the lift points using an SLX would be great!

Also: QuickJack are the same folks as Ranger and BendPak. The other lift I've been noodling over is the BendPak MD-6XP, a 48" mid-rise scissor lift that's "portable" (it wheels, but weighs a lot, and you can't store it upright or on its side easily). The advice from the customer service person I was talking to was that the 48" lift makes it possible to do wheel work (brakes, suspension) while standing, vs. the QuickJack you've got to be on a chair or something ... and for oil changes, the 48" lift yields a rolling chair under the car, vs. a creeper with the QuickJack.
  • QJ: Stores easily. Cheaper. Lighter weight. Creeper for undercar, seated for wheel work.
  • BP MD-6XP: Wheels around, but doesn't store out of the way easily. More expensive, much heavier. Seated for undercar, standing for wheel work.
She said that 90% of the time a homeowner will choose the QuickJack, and 90% of the time a shop will choose the MD-6XP (when choosing between them).
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I am in a similar place as you but with a W212 E63. I am planning on printing the attached PDF below, and take some measurements over the weekend.
If the SLX with extension is the same as the EXT then why would anyone purchase EXT?

https://www.quickjack.com/downloads/...-Worksheet.pdf

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I just spoke with the QuickJack customer service folks and discussed the size & weight of a W211 sedan, and the desire to have the SLX to lift a smaller car I also have. They gave no warning about the extension yielding a diminished lifting capability... Can you elaborate?


Through the end of Feb 2019, Costco has the 5000SLX for $999 plus tax, free shipping. When I discussed with QuickJack purchasing the 5000SLX from Costco and the extensions from QJ, there was discussion about matching the total price (cutting Costco out of the loop).

I'd appreciate any details on how the SLX works on a W211 -- pictures of how the blocks hit the lift points using an SLX would be great!

Also: QuickJack are the same folks as Ranger and BendPak. The other lift I've been noodling over is the BendPak MD-6XP, a 48" mid-rise scissor lift that's "portable" (it wheels, but weighs a lot, and you can't store it upright or on its side easily). The advice from the customer service person I was talking to was that the 48" lift makes it possible to do wheel work (brakes, suspension) while standing, vs. the QuickJack you've got to be on a chair or something ... and for oil changes, the 48" lift yields a rolling chair under the car, vs. a creeper with the QuickJack.
  • QJ: Stores easily. Cheaper. Lighter weight. Creeper for undercar, seated for wheel work.
  • BP MD-6XP: Wheels around, but doesn't store out of the way easily. More expensive, much heavier. Seated for undercar, standing for wheel work.
She said that 90% of the time a homeowner will choose the QuickJack, and 90% of the time a shop will choose the MD-6XP (when choosing between them).
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I'll say it again concerning my W210 and W211 (both at stock ride height):
"...the extensions increase the height of the lift, the angles of the hydraulic cylinder change, and it will not raise the car due to insufficient leverage." If you use the extensions, your car will need to be 1" to 2" higher than stock; with a pickup it would be no problem. The rep at QuickJack recommended I put the tires on wooden blocks so as to raise the car sufficiently off the ground so the lift would have leverage; ummm, no thanks, not going to go that path as it defeats the purpose of making the job easier.

The lifts need to raise enough for the hydraulic cylinder to gain sufficient leverage to lift the car; with the extensions added, the hydraulic cylinder is in virtually a horizontal position when the blocks touch the lift points. More hydraulic pressure or a larger hydraulic cylinder would overcome that but we have to work with what is provided. I still very much like having the QuickJack lifts.

On my W211, using the SLX the rubber blocks will overlap perhaps 25% of the lift points. Next time I have the car in the air I'll take photos.

As it is, I have a $180 pair of useless extensions in my garage serving as a trip hazard; if someone local wants to pick them up I'll cut you a fantastic deal on them. I just want to get them out of my way.

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I did a little more research last night, I agree with what you said regarding the additional height (1" to 2") and shifting the cylinder pivot point, thus making it harder on the lift to raise the car. I think I will be ordering the 5000 EXT version from the beginning.

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I'll say it again concerning my W210 and W211 (both at stock ride height):
"...the extensions increase the height of the lift, the angles of the hydraulic cylinder change, and it will not raise the car due to insufficient leverage." If you use the extensions, your car will need to be 1" to 2" higher than stock; with a pickup it would be no problem. The rep at QuickJack recommended I put the tires on wooden blocks so as to raise the car sufficiently off the ground so the lift would have leverage; ummm, no thanks, not going to go that path as it defeats the purpose of making the job easier.

The lifts need to raise enough for the hydraulic cylinder to gain sufficient leverage to lift the car; with the extensions added, the hydraulic cylinder is in virtually a horizontal position when the blocks touch the lift points. More hydraulic pressure or a larger hydraulic cylinder would overcome that but we have to work with what is provided. I still very much like having the QuickJack lifts.

On my W211, using the SLX the rubber blocks will overlap perhaps 25% of the lift points. Next time I have the car in the air I'll take photos.

As it is, I have a $180 pair of useless extensions in my garage serving as a trip hazard; if someone local wants to pick them up I'll cut you a fantastic deal on them. I just want to get them out of my way.
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I did a little more research last night, I agree with what you said regarding the additional height (1" to 2") and shifting the cylinder pivot point, thus making it harder on the lift to raise the car. I think I will be ordering the 5000 EXT version from the beginning.
Has anyone called QuickJack and asked about this?
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Anybody knows which Quickjack work for W221 2012 S550? Would the EXT work or is it too short for the jack points on the S class?
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Anybody knows which Quickjack work for W221 2012 S550? Would the EXT work or is it too short for the jack points on the S class?
Measure your car jack points/pad distance, like below indicated by red line.







For my W212 it is 162cm most outward points of the front and rear jack point/pad rectangular female notch.

Go to here https://www.quickjack.com/quickjack-features.html
The ( i ) I - LIFTING POINT SPREAD is the length you want to know, example my QuickJack is the BL-5000EXT is 167cm ( 1,676 mm ), which is accurate if you see the edges of my quickjack, I still have approx 5cm longer to spare. My car weight is 4,054 pounds with 1/2 fuel, so a 5000 pound model is suitable. Your car weight surely under 5,000 pounds too.

Now, if say BL-5000EXT is too short for you, next size up is the BL-6000XLT. However do measure your car distance clearance between front and rear wheels first, as this quickjack when at rest and not lifting up is longer,
the data is the L - FRAME LENGTH. You need to slide the quickjack under the car before lifting up, so the FRAME LENGTH matters. For my 5000EXT it is 1.95cm, which my W212 has enough distance and fortunately my 2011 Ford Fiesta can use it too. I have to choose a quickjack to fit if possible on all my cars ( under 5,000 lbs ).

Too bad I do not have yet a Ford Fiesta pinch weld jack adapter and I kinda damaged 1 spot ( under body dented/pushed up a few millimeters ) the Fiesta under body a bit when experimenting with quick jack flat rubber block . I really appreciate Merc having a proper jack point/pads on it. This information is for when you try to jack up other cars with pinch weld and without special adapters and using quickjack.

One more note. QuickJack move the car backwards a bit when lifting up due to the nature of the jacking up using a hydraulic cylinder placed as such an angle, so keep at least 30-40cm clearance at the back of the car when lifting up with another car or garage door close by.

Happy shopping.....

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