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  • Jackin it

    Harbor Freight has an excellent flor jack available

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...=FLOOR%20JACKS

    $80.00 for a jack very similar to the $400.00 ones frequently seen in catalogs. I picked one up and will attest to both its quality of construction and its suitability for use w/ a Se7en. It's really lightweight too.
    Chris
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    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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    Not sure if that is still the same model that I bought more than a year ago (for $ 175 at the time). The one I got is pretty good but it seems to be a gamble. I had to take back the first one to the shop because the pump valve broke after a few days and I heard the same happened to somebody else. But the price is hard to beat even if you have to visit the shop twice.

    Right now there is a buying frenzy for these Chinese aluminum jacks going on at Blatchat. Quite funny.

    Gert

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    • #3
      Here you can see another problem that I have with this racing jack 8)

      Gert

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      • #4
        I don't have my Cat yet, but I just ordered that jack! Thanks for sharing... I do hope it comes in blue, as the photo shows :wink:

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        • #5
          It does. Mine's blue and a little bigger than Gert's...
          Chris
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          A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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          • #6
            Braggard!

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            • #7
              Or maybe it's that my car (and my garage) is a lot smaller...
              Chris
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              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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              • #8
                Harbor Freight did indeed confirm, blue, and silver... Should be coming tomorrow or Tue :D . I actually need to use a preliminary jack now on my MINI before I can get a more standard saddle height floor jack under it. This will be nice :wink:

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                • #9
                  Looks like Pep Boys has them for $69.98 after a $10 mail-in rebate in Los Angeles area stores, according to their ad in the LA Times today.
                  Stan

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                  • #10
                    Just got mine yesterday, and it's going to get some use in about 10 min :wink: . Just to confirm, only one side carrying handle?

                    For those in LA, that's an awesome deal!

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                    • #11
                      Maybe a little late.... Was at Harborfreight today. They had a parking lot sale (in Pasadena, don't know if somewhere else) and the jack was there for $59.90

                      That visit set me back $350 :shock:
                      - Framing Nailer for $89
                      - Infrared thermometer with laser aiming $49
                      - 1.5 cuft. safe $59
                      - lots of small stuff, oh dear!!


                      Gert

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                      • #12
                        Ooooo, a pyrometer. I need one of those. Gert, how accurate is it for tire temps?
                        Chris
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                        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                        • #13
                          Don't know yet....maybe I should calibrate. However, for the tires the absolute temperture should not be too important but rather the comparison along the surface and between tires. I hope it is good enough for that. The ratio of measuring distance and measured spot is 1:8.

                          Regular price is $79, sale going on right now for $49

                          Gert

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                          • #14
                            Gert and Chris

                            I have a tire pyrometer probe type.

                            I'll bring it to Willow in April.

                            Doug

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                            • #15
                              However, for the tires the absolute temperture should not be too important but rather the comparison along the surface and between tires. I hope it is good enough for that. The ratio of measuring distance and measured spot is 1:8.
                              I got a note from Simon at CC last week. I had asked him about the contentious issue of front wheel toe. He indicated, not unexpectedly, that measuring the tire temperature at various toe settings is a great way to establish a baseline for relating handling to toe settings. Sooo, another tool is in order. So I reckon I'll play around a little between sessions, although not too much as I doubt I'll want to be messing w/ the alignment there anyway.

                              Thanks for the tip!

                              Doug: Please do. Thanks!
                              Chris
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                              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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