Tools Hydraulic Jack

Discussion in 'Tools & Equipment' started by keyman, Sunday 17th Jan, 2016.

  1. keyman Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Brian Norfolk
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    can anybody suggest a suitable jack to lift the S2000 at the centre jacking points,the front is a long way back
    and very low, I have a epco jack some 40 years old now but still as good as new, but when pushed into position
    you are unable to work the jacking handle.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Arcan jacks may be the best thing which ever come out of China. Lol mine is still going strong.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I've got an Arcan too. :Grin:
     
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  5. keyman Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Brian Norfolk
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    Thanks guy's will give these a try, but if all else fails will make up some ramps to run the car on to give
    that little bit of extra clearance, the main problem is very little ground clearance with the S2000 6 inches
    maximum at the front end.
     
  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Front end height approx. 3 3/4" (Blue arrow)
    Back end height approx. 6" (Red arrow)

    Should fit without a problem
    IMG_5892 Arcan heights.
     
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  7. k20a3 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I recently bought one of these

    Clarke CTJ2QLP 2 Tonne Quick Lift Low Profile Trolley Jack


    Bought it using a vat free offer for under £100. It's very solid and very dependable so far. Also low profile and long reach. I'm sure it will last a long time.
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That's a good price ! A good jack too, a touch heavy though, the Arcan 2 ton one is lighter so you can pick it up and move it about easier. Which when you're doing big job is really handy .

    Other than that, spec wise the Clarke jack and the Arcan one (that a fair few of us have) are very similar.
     
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  9. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I'm looking for a new jack, the one at work is okay but bloomin massive so I've either to cart it about or work at work (you know what I mean) which mean lugging my tool chest down there. The one at work just about gets the back wheels of for very low jacks to go under, that;s 530mm so how are you users of the Arcan getting it the rear, sorry, getting the rear up?
     
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  10. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Has anyone tried the inflatable bag jacks you simply place under car and shove up exhaust to inflate ?
     
  11. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    @StuH I've used the Arcan to change the front and rear discs (7th Generation saloon) without any problems.

    See (4) on this guide. Rear Disc Brake & Pad Replacement

    @Ichiban has used his Arcan on 7th Generation tourers okay too.
     
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  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I use the Arcan for all sorts of jobs. Engine swaps, clutches, the lot.
     
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  13. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I think I'm going to get one but can't understand why mine at 500mm doesn't seem high enough...
     
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