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Looking for a low profile heavy duty (don't want the cheapest option if I'm going to be under the car) rolling floor jack. The other variable other than it working with the GT500 is I have swisstrax floors so jacks with tiny wheels could damage the floor....

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Looking for a low profile heavy duty (don't want the cheapest option if I'm going to be under the car) rolling floor jack. The other variable other than it working with the GT500 is I have swisstrax floors so jacks with tiny wheels could damage the floor....

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Moved your post here to our garage section. If you plan to use the pinch welds, you’ll need a long reach/low profile jack to get past the side aero bits. The alternative is to put the car up on little ramps before jacking, which is the setup I do.
 

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I currently use a HarborFreight 3 ton jack it’s low profile enough to get to a couple jacking locations on my GT500. I also installed the Steeda jacking rails so when I eventually buy the QuickJack 7000TLX I can just set, jack up and simplify the whole process. I’m sure you’ve seen this before but it’s handy in the Shelby folder on my phone. X=Jack location O=Jack stand locations.
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I currently use a HarborFreight 3 ton jack it’s low profile enough to get to a couple jacking locations on my GT500. I also installed the Steeda jacking rails so when I eventually buy the QuickJack 7000TLX I can just set, jack up and simplify the whole process. I’m sure you’ve seen this before but it’s handy in the Shelby folder on my phone. X=Jack location O=Jack stand locations.
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That’s not a GT500 bottom… it’s similar, but different. The biggest difference is the large close-out panel on the front.
 
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That’s not a GT500 bottom… it’s similar, but different. The biggest difference is the large close-out panel on the front.
Correct when I was searching for something calling out jacking points that’s the only one I found. It helped enough for me to get the jacking rails installed and now I exclusively use them.
 

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I currently use a HarborFreight 3 ton jack it’s low profile enough to get to a couple jacking locations on my GT500. I also installed the Steeda jacking rails so when I eventually buy the QuickJack 7000TLX I can just set, jack up and simplify the whole process. I’m sure you’ve seen this before but it’s handy in the Shelby folder on my phone. X=Jack location O=Jack stand locations.
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Thanks I might be the outcast here but I just got the Steeda jacking rails and I didn't like them. They don't run all the way back to where ford recommends lifting the car. I have the ZL1 add on's pucks now and they work great for my quickjack 7000 but I need a floor jack for those days that I don't want to set up the quickjacks.
 

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Moved your post here to our garage section. If you plan to use the pinch welds, you’ll need a long reach/low profile jack to get past the side aero bits. The alternative is to put the car up on little ramps before jacking, which is the setup I do.
thanks goose ...I've watched that video. Love the idea but just want something quicker for wheel swaps, inspections etc. Quickjack is my go to for more maintenance until I can build a bigger garage like yours.
 

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I use a lightweight craftsman aluminum low profile jack for a lot of my work, but if needed I also have a Pittsburgh (harbor freight) ultra low and ultra long reach jack as well. Weighs about 3x as much, but it works awesome.
 
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You might look into the Race Ramp's Trak-Jax too. I went this route instead of a low-profile floor jack.

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I 2nd the vote for the Schwaben long, low-profile jack. I use it on my GT500 with the ZL1 addon adapter and it's awesome. I've jacked up the car a bunch with this setup, and about the best I've had. Here's a review video I made on the jack to see. It's usually reasonable priced. I got mine from ECS tuning a couple of years ago and it included free shipping.


 

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Thanks I might be the outcast here but I just got the Steeda jacking rails and I didn't like them. They don't run all the way back to where ford recommends lifting the car. I have the ZL1 add on's pucks now and they work great for my quickjack 7000 but I need a floor jack for those days that I don't want to set up the quickjacks.
I installed them on mine. Had no problems. Made it so easy to jack up the entire side of the car.
 

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Has anyone tried the steeda low profile jacking rails along with the quickjack system? Wondering about ground clearance.
Give me about 3 weeks and I’ll answer that for you. Already have the Steeda low profile jacking rails. The 7000TXL is on its way. My car finishes build this coming week and expected ETA is 2nd week of June. Very first thing I’m doing is installing ceramic brakes, so I’ll put it to the test.
 

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Give me about 3 weeks and I’ll answer that for you. Already have the Steeda low profile jacking rails. The 7000TXL is on its way. My car finishes build this coming week and expected ETA is 2nd week of June. Very first thing I’m doing is installing ceramic brakes, so I’ll put it to the test.
Awesome! Looking forward to seeing this all come together!
 
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