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Hey guys,,,

Has anyone invested in a BL-5000SLX and used to lift up your Elantra?... Or a BL-5000EXT.... Looks likes do the spacing of the side lifting points, the 5000EXT would be the better one to use due to the MAX lifitng size.


And to any owners of the Quicklift.. How do you like it, how do you find the quality of it ... etc


Thanks all
 

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I've had my eye on a nice jack system for a while now and came across the QuickJack system a year or so ago. I was impressed at the features and the value. This fall, Costco started having them in the store at a killer price of $999
and I had to jump on it!

If you get one, download the latest setup manual from their website, watch about an hours worth of their YouTube videos and you'll be fine. I purchased four rubber slotted-pucks for the pinch welds off of Amazon (QuickJack wanted a fortune for theirs) since all my cars have them for ~$15.

The biggest reason I wanted one is so that I could get my rotund body (6'-2", 300lb) completely under the car from front to back on a creeper. This would have been super useful to install the bolt-on exhaust system, rear CF diffuser, aluminum crank pulley, installing my upgraded TruHart struts/shocks/Eibach springs, painting my brake calipers, etc/etc. I have all that done now but still, going forward now I have far easier access to all that with this system.

BTW: This is FAR too much hassle to use for quick oil/filter changes (I have a combo ramp/wood wedge setup for that purpose).

Anyway, I used this for my wife's Rogue just to play with it and it worked great HOWEVER I was highly ticked off when I went to use it with my Optima - it was too short!
The correct one to buy would have been the BL-5000EXT which is a bit longer and fits the pinch welds on the Optima and is about ~$100 more, BUT Costco did not have that version in stock and the cheapest one I saw online was ~$1.5K or so.


Well, QuickJack has a "solution" with their SLX frame extension kit, which I purchased for $199. Now the system can be used on all my cars (both short and long wheelbase). They also have special extensions for truck owners that you might want to look into.

Next issue to tackle was that with the added SLX frame extension parts and being that my car is lowered (by ~1.25"), it had a hard time fitting under the Optima just right. So I cut some 1"x3" wood blocks for stacking the rear rubber slotted pucks on and also cut down two of my older urethane slotted pucks for the front pinch welds and just barely got it to fit without hitting anything but the pinch welds. I spend about half an hour nudging it around "just so" but it worked! Next time it should go up much faster.


https://www.optimaforums.com/forum/170-service-center/167579-quickjack-bl-5000slx-my-optima.html

https://www.quickjack.com/
 

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Ha, from 1952 to 1968 was working on my vehicles outside on a gravel driveway, in 1969 finally got a home with a garage with a concrete floor.


Really got luxurious in 2000, finally insulated my garage and heated it, if it was -30 outside, that was the temperature in the garage, now heat it to 50, really getting soft.



Just drive the vehicle up on my oil changing ramps, for removing a transmision or exhaust work, jack up the other end and use Douglas fir blocks, if they can handle 450,000 pounds in a locomotive, sure can handle about 1,600 for a car.


Ramps hang on the wall, floor jacks behind my radial saw, with all my tools, no space left for a https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/images/Product/large/QuickJack.jpg.
 
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