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.
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.
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.