Before purchasing a QuickJack, it’s essential to get your vehicle measurements right. A portable car lift is not an insignificant piece of equipment, so we don’t want you to “guess” at it. Also, because QuickJack will not be held responsible for choosing your lift, it’s important you order the right model the first time to avoid any preventable replacement fees. We will, however, answer all your questions on this website or over the phone to get you properly set up.
First, it’s up to you to measure your vehicle and wheelbase. With that information in-hand, we can better assist you. Here’s how to take those measurements, step-by-step. Measuring takes about five minutes and ensures the right car lift gets delivered to your door.
A - Curb Weight - The weight of a vehicle without passengers or extra load.
B - Tire Spread - Distance between your tire tread.
C - Min. and Max. Lifting Point Spread - The maximum point from outside one lifting point to the other outside lifting point. Same for the minimum.
D - Ground Clearance - It's important the fully lowered QuickJack has a bit of room between the rubber block and the lifting point.
The instructions below will show you how to take measurements of your vehicle. These simple steps can be done at home in five minutes or less. If you have multiple vehicles, make sure you measure each one according to the following instructions. We recommend downloading and using this worksheet.
A - How to Locate the Curb Weight
You can find your vehicle's curb weight either on the driver's side door, in the manual or on the internet.
B - How to Measure the Tire Spread Measurement
Step 2 -- Subtract 2" (5.08 cm) from the measurement in Step 1. The result is your Tire Spread Measurement (Measurement B).
C - How to Measure Min. and Max. Lifting Point Spread
Step 1 -- Measure the inside of your jacking point to the inside of the opposite jack point. This is your Minimum Lifting Point Spread.
Step 2 -- Measure the outside of your jacking point to the outside of the opposite jack point. This is your Maximum Lifting Point Spread.
These two measurements will become your Lifting Point Spread (Measurement C).
D - How to Measure Ground Clearance
Measure the distance between the ground and a lifting point. This is your Ground Clearance measurement (Measurement D).
Keep in mind that there must be some space between the QuickJack and your vehicle's lifting points. If a collapsed QuickJack is pressed flush against your car, it will be unable to generate enough force to lift the vehicle.
Now that you have all the measurements to determine which QuickJack Car Lift will work with your vehicle, use the chart below.
|A - Curb Weight||B - Tire Spread||C - Lifting Point Spread||D - Ground Clearance||Recommended Model|
|≤ 3500 lbs. / 1588 kg.||≥ 62" / 1575 mm||26.7" - 50.5" / 678 mm - 1283 mm||≥ 3.5" / 89 mm||BL-3500SLX|
|≤ 5000 lbs. / 2268 kg.||≥ 70" / 1778 mm||29.5" - 60" / 749 mm - 1524 mm||≥ 3.5" / 89 mm||BL-5000SLX|
|≤ 7000 lbs. / 3175 kg.||≥ 71" / 1803 mm||29.5" - 60" / 749 mm - 1524 mm||≥ 4" / 101 mm||BL-7000SLX|
|≤ 5000 lbs. / 2268 kg.||≥ 75" / 1905 mm||37.4" - 66" / 951 mm - 1676 mm||≥ 3.5" / 89 mm||BL-5000EXT|
|≤ 7000 lbs. / 3175 kg.||≥ 76" / 1930 mm||37.4" - 66" / 951 mm - 1676 mm||≥ 4" / 101 mm||BL-7000EXT|
≤ less than or equal to; ≥ greater than or equal to