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SLX vs. EXT QuickJack Car Lift Models

QuickJack upgrades your garage with the latest and greatest car lift technology on the planet. Our original, standard-length SLX models come in at 70” overall length (62” for the BL-3500SLX) and service most vehicles flawlessly. However, some wheelbases are longer and therefore require a longer lift point reach. So, we introduced the EXT series, which is 6” longer than the SLX series. We offer two EXT car lift models in 5,000 and 7,000-lb. capacities. For most people, these two series cover most vehicles, foreign and domestic.

QuickJack Extended Car Lift Model

EXT Does Not Replace SLX

You may be wondering if the new, longer models are “better” or safer than the older, standard-length models. Let us be clear: the EXT models aren’t meant to replace or improve upon the SLX design. Each portable car lift model we make serves a different purpose.

Electric Vehicle Car Lifts

An SLX model is still the more appropriate choice for most vehicles. The BL-5000SLX, for instance, has a max lift point spread of 60”. The EXT models are better for longer wheelbases, with a max lift point spread of 66”. If your current QuickJack reaches your lift points without a problem, there’s no reason to get an extended-length model.

If you haven’t made your purchase yet, make sure you measure the wheelbases of the vehicles you intend to lift. Since EXT models are generally used on high-clearance trucks and SUVs, most EXT users will benefit from acquiring the SUV/truck adapter set to go along with their car lift. Just make sure you measure before purchasing!

If you have a vehicle(s) with a long wheelbase and don’t need to lift shorter-wheelbase vehicles, an EXT may be the perfect car lift for you.

EXT Max Lifting Point Spread