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Emira and Quick Jack

I get the quickjack best-practice of putting the label-end under the heaviest part, but the placement of the "block trays" seemed more optimal in this direction during my first impressions. But, I will test it the other way next.

My level of comfort with the orientation shown comes down to three things
- I'm using a jack system rated for more than 2x the Emira weight
- I'm not lifting it to remove/shift any major weight
- I could lift it in very small intervals to briefly rock the car and test for balance

I used the shortest lifting block possible to see if the small QJ blocks provide enough height to avoid car-to-jack contact. They do, there is no contact apart from rubber, but I'll need better pictures to show the air gap at each location. Next round I'll use the taller blocks since I'm pretty confident they will also fit under the car while placing the jacks. Taller blocks will permit more line of sight and access to outboard panel fasteners. I've only taken off the diffuser so far, so I can't speak to removing any aluminum panels with the QJ in place. Will do that during 1st oil change in 600 more miles.

*Just my opinion*
On principles of load distribution and bending moments, I like that the longer QJ allows me to hit the rear factory lift point while the front block hits the rail closer to the forward jack point, and forward of the taper joint (where the chassis starts to narrow). It just means that less of the front is overhanging the front block, and therefore less bending moment on that part of the chassis.

I would have moved the quickjack further inboard, which would have let the front block move a bit further forward on the metal rail, but the rear lift point is very close to an aero strake which the QJ would hit on the short block. I'll try to see if the taller block would allow me to get inboard more without risk of hitting that piece.

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Here is a poor photo of the strake that you need to watch out for during placement:

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Also, in terms of safety, it's impossible for me to say what "feels safe" in a useful manner to others. I'm inherently uncomfortable under cars, even under the biggest baddest shop lift. I didn't grow up doing this kind of work and so it's all just "weird" to be under a car that isn't on its tires.

But the QuickJack gives me confidence that I won't destroy the car, even if something goes wrong. And in terms of guarding my life, I always slide foam blocks from my ramps underneath alongside wherever I'm working. A belt and suspenders as they say. Or are they "braces" in England? ;)
 
By the way, this is the lower QJ setting, with about 11 inches from underfloor to ground. Full height is about 24 inches of access.

My "safety blocks" shown:
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Can someone measure the distance between the wheels where you could get something 2" tall between them?
Quick Jack will honor the Memorial Day sale, and the 6000ELX and a crossbeam adapter will work for both cars if I can get the lift underneath it. I have the two part ramps discussed here so I'm pretty sure I'm good.

Actually, as long as the inner lift points are far enough to the inside of the front wheel that the frame of the lift is well clear I should be good.
 
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Can someone measure the distance between the wheels where you could get something 2" tall between them?
Quick Jack will honor the Memorial Day sale, and the 6000ELX and a crossbeam adapter will work for both cars if I can get the lift underneath it. I have the two part ramps discussed here so I'm pretty sure I'm good.

Actually, as long as the inner lift points are far enough to the inside of the front wheel that the frame of the lift is well clear I should be good.
Happy to measure, but I'm having trouble picturing this. "between the wheels" meaning front to back or side to side? And is this 2" tall in addition to the base quickjack?
 
Happy to measure, but I'm having trouble picturing this. "between the wheels" meaning front to back or side to side? And is this 2" tall in addition to the base quickjack?
It's 3.5 tall. I have the two part ramps someone listed so I can get the car up on those, slide the quick jack in place, place the cross beam adapter, and then lift it fully. The frame of the 6000 is 86" long however. I've checked it's minimum lift point spread and max and those work for both cars. I just don't know if the longer frame length would mean the front end of the frame would interfere with the suspension or anything else.

I appreciate everyone's patience with this.
 
Ended up ordering through Pelican Parts. Free shipping, $250 off through tomorrow, and twenty percent off accessories, plus ten percent first time customer and free shipping. 6000elx, pinch weld pucks, wall hangers, cross beam adapter: $2200
 
Lots and lots of people buying $1500 quickjacks to do oil changes, seems a bit overkill.

I just put it up on jackstands with a single hydraulic jack faster than anyone here could probably even position their quickjacks let alone raise their car. Find a nice solid spot along the rails to lift one side, put 2 jackstands under the jackstand spots, switch to the other side and repeat.

This isn't rocket surgery.

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Lots and lots of people buying $1500 quickjacks to do oil changes, seems a bit overkill.

I just put it up on jackstands with a single hydraulic jack faster than anyone here could probably even position their quickjacks let alone raise their car. Find a nice solid spot along the rails to lift one side, put 2 jackstands under the jackstand spots, switch to the other side and repeat.

This isn't r;)ocket surgery.

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Just to do oil changes? Or that's their first use? Once you have them, the can-do-it-myself list grows very quickly... But always glad others show the alternative methods!
 
Just to do oil changes? Or that's their first use? Once you have them, the can-do-it-myself list grows very quickly... But always glad others show the alternative methods!
I get you, the convenience seems nice but a lot of this demand is centered around the idea that there’s no other way to lift this car. The reality is there’s very little you can do on quickjacks that you can’t do on a set of normal jackstands.
 
I get you, the convenience seems nice but a lot of this demand is centered around the idea that there’s no other way to lift this car. The reality is there’s very little you can do on quickjacks that you can’t do on a set of normal jackstands.
Amen, just a different approach. and no doubt more expensive!
 
I wanted the Quickjack for more than oil changes. I have to switch out the 3 season wheels for winter wheels on my Alfa, and it's easier to do all 4 at once, rather than one at a time. I'll also be using the QJ to change the oil on both my Alfa and Lotus. In addition, it'll be easier to clean and detail the lower areas of the car on the Lotus. At 72, it's not so easy for me to bend down as it used to be.
 
I wanted the Quickjack for more than oil changes. I have to switch out the 3 season wheels for winter wheels on my Alfa, and it's easier to do all 4 at once, rather than one at a time. I'll also be using the QJ to change the oil on both my Alfa and Lotus. In addition, it'll be easier to clean and detail the lower areas of the car on the Lotus. At 72, it's not so easy for me to bend down as it used to be.
Wow, when I'm 72 I hope I don't mind still using the quickjacks! they are a bit of heft to manage (mine are the 7000TLX and I use the wall hangars).
 
I need to do oil changes and tire swaps as it's a three season car for me, but I also wanted it for elevating the car for my sill swap. And I want to rotate the tires on my SUV. It'll take a while to pay for itself, but it will.
 
I need to do oil changes and tire swaps as it's a three season car for me, but I also wanted it for elevating the car for my sill swap. And I want to rotate the tires on my SUV. It'll take a while to pay for itself, but it will.
It'll also come in handy for brake jobs. Considering what shops charge for anything anymore, it's going to pay for itself in no time.
 
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I'll also come in handy for brake jobs. Considering what shops charge for anything anymore, it's going to pay for itself in no time.
I used mine to put on a set of EBC Redstuff pads. Hopefully less dust than the stock Ferodos.
 
I put mine on today too, even with a piston spreader I had to remove the backing cover on the EBC pads to make them fit.
 
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