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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-28-2012, 12:39 PM
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Smile My service jack has finally arrived!

I got a call saying it was dropped off a couple hours ago, currently at work waiting to get home to put it together and put it to work. Here are a couple visuals.


Omega 29023 2 Ton Low Profile "Magic Lift" Service Jack




It costed roughly $400, but it had a six month financing option.
And as far as I'm concerned, it looks like a pretty good investment.

Okay, just felt like sharing specifically here, mainly because I think you guys are the only ones who actually care.



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Old 03-28-2012, 12:42 PM
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FOUR HUNDRED BUCKS for a floor jack ??????????????????

Is it 24K gold-plated, or what ?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:44 PM
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:48 PM
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FOUR HUNDRED BUCKS for a floor jack ??????????????????

Is it 24K gold-plated, or what ?

Yeah, I was expecting a reaction like this. A 1/4 of it was actually because of shipping, although it was still on the expensive side.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:08 PM
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Yeah, I was expecting a reaction like this. A 1/4 of it was actually because of shipping, although it was still on the expensive side.
What....they don`t have any Harbor Freight stores near you ? They have a halfway decent aluminum floor jack for around $90....
http://www.harborfreight.com/rapid-p...html-7814.html
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:06 PM
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400 dollars for this ? Please tell me you R kidding me...
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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It costed roughly $400, but it had a six month financing option.
And as far as I'm concerned, it looks like a pretty good investment.

Okay, just felt like sharing specifically here, mainly because I think you guys are the only ones who actually care.

....definitely seems a tad on the high side. I got a nice one last year at Pep boys for like $120ish
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:34 PM
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That's a fortune! For that price I would expect it to come with a remote......
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:36 PM
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Just be sure to pay off that financing on time. Otherwise it will be a $500 floor jack.
Sure looks pretty nice though.
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Looks like a nice jack that's expensive as ****. I use a $40 jack from auto zone that came with two jacks lol.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:03 PM
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An AC Hydraulic DK20 jack is about as expensive and well worth the price.

The last cheap jack I ever bought had a frame that bent while I was jacking up the front end of my E36. The store took it back without hesitation.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:53 PM
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Put it this way if I had $400 to spend on a jack I would!. Don't worry R Cate. The Jack is going to pay for itself when you do your own work thats for sure!.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:05 PM
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Shipping?? Don't they have auto stores in Virginia Beach?

OK. Enough with making the OP feel bad. He won't be able to afford the shipping fees to return it for a refund....

All kidding aside. It's a nice jack. Wish I could afford one.

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:18 PM
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I appreciate all the feedback everyone.

And don't worry, I don't usually overspend like this.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:35 PM
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I hope you had enough left to buy a good pair of jack stands too..
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I appreciate all the feedback everyone.

And don't worry, I don't usually overspend like this.
LOL like I said man. If I had an extra $400 I would get a badass jack as well. You can't put a price on safety that's for sure.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:43 AM
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I hope you had enough left to buy a good pair of jack stands too..
...DOH!





Just kidding, haha!




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love the low profile at full length, many low profile are just the first 6 or so inches. that would slide nicely down the front of the zhp.
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I got a call saying it was dropped off a couple hours ago, currently at work waiting to get home to put it together and put it to work. Here are a couple visuals.


Omega 29023 2 Ton Low Profile "Magic Lift" Service Jack




It costed roughly $400, but it had a six month financing option.
And as far as I'm concerned, it looks like a pretty good investment.

Okay, just felt like sharing specifically here, mainly because I think you guys are the only ones who actually care.



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Nice...I have been Jack hunting...looked this one up, very impressive, but hard to believe the damn thing weighs 123LBS....must be very well built, made out of freaking tungsten? or solid GOLD, not just gold plated, like FBob stated,

Model 29023 Low Profile Magic Lift Service Jack
Our Price - $369 http://www.asedeals.com/service-jacks-omega.html
FREE SHIPPING*..if you pick it up at an ESTES truck terminal


* Extra long low side frames designed for long reach far under
the lowest car chassis
* Innovative design of Magic Lift offers a quick lift for
professional performance
* Wide stance and low center of gravity provides optimum
stability under load stress
* Universal joint release mechanism provides precision control
of load descent in any handle position
* Exclusive designed breather plug eliminates air in the
hydraulic system, optimizing jack performance
Specifications:
Capacity - 2 tons
Minimum Ht. - 2.5"
Maximum Height - 20"
Handle Length - 52"
Saddle Diameter - 4 -7/8"
Frame Width - 13.75"
Frame Length - 42.25"
Weight - 123 lbs
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:19 PM
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But I'm too cheap...so will probably go with this one for $150 shipped from Harbor Freight: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-l...ump-68050.html


This heavy duty low profile floor jack gets vehicles almost two feet off the ground. Extra-low profile jack reaches under most show cars. This low profile floor jack also features a dual piston Rapid Pump technology that lifts most work loads in just 3-1/2 pumps.

•Heavy duty all-welded steel construction
•Universal joint release mechanism provides precision control of load descent in any jack handle position
•Two piece knurled aluminum handle for a sure grip, equipped with foam bumper to prevent damage to vehicle finish
•Jack lifting range from 2-5/8" to 23-3/4"
•Foot pedal for fast, hassle free pumping
Minimum saddle height: 2-5/8"
Maximum saddle height: 23-3/4"
Pumps (under max load) to max height: 5
Overall dimensions: 34-1/2"L x 14-1/8" W

Shipping Weight: 102.00 lbs.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:16 PM
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Nice...I have been Jack hunting...looked this one up, very impressive, but hard to believe the damn thing weighs 123LBS....

Oh believe me, I'm almost positive it weighs 123 lbs, haha!
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:55 PM
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Took a quick picture while working on something today. I used the rear u-brace by the differential as my jacking point.

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:04 AM
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