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Which QuickJack Model Should I Buy?

When you’re ready to bring QuickJack into your home, you’re probably excited to place your order. Just slow down! Before you press that “Buy” button, you need to choose from one of three models, which is an important decision. Here’s a little legal disclaimer, so you can’t say we never said so: QuickJack will not be held responsible for choosing the right lift for your vehicle. But not to worry, this page includes a set of step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow and will show you which QuickJack model you should buy.

No one can take exact measurements of your vehicle but you, so getting the right portable car lift will depend on:

  • Weight of the vehicle(s) you need lifted
  • Distance between your vehicle’s tire treads
  • Height of vehicle chassis off the ground

Getting Started

The instructions below will show you how to take measurements of your vehicle. These three simple steps can be done at home in five minutes or less. If you have multiple vehicles, make sure you measure each one according the following instructions.

You’ll need:

Weight Check

Make sure your vehicle does not exceed your desired QuickJack model’s listed lift capacity. If you’re not sure how much your car weighs, that information is usually listed on the panel of the driver-side door. Make sure you get the official weight of your vehicle—look online or call your dealership if you’re unsure. Don’t just "guesstimate" and risk personal/fatal injury or damage to your vehicle. QuickJack’s weight specifications can be seen here:

Compare Full Specifications

Which QuickJack Model Should I Buy?



QuickJack Specifications Diagram

Model BL-3500SLX BL-5000SLX BL-5000EXT BL-7000SLX BL-7000EXT
A - Collapsed 3" / 76 mm 3" / 76 mm 3" / 76 mm 3.6" / 91 mm 3.6" / 91 mm
B - Collapsed w/ Small Block 3.5" / 89 mm 3.8" / 97 mm 3.8" / 97 mm 4" / 102 mm 4" / 102 mm
C - Raised (Frame Only) 16.5" / 419 mm 17.6" / 447 mm 17.6" / 447 mm 18.2 / 462 mm 18.2 / 462 mm
D - Raised (Small Block) 17" / 432 mm 18.4" / 467 mm 18.4" / 467 mm 18.6" / 471 mm 18.6" / 471 mm
E - Raised (Large Block) 18.5" / 470 mm 19.2" / 487 mm 19.2" / 487 mm 19.4" / 493 mm 19.4" / 493 mm
F - Raised (Stacked Blocks) 20" / 508 mm 21.3" / 542 mm 21.3" / 542 mm 21.6" / 548 mm 21.6" / 548 mm
G - SUV Adapters Not Compatible 20.3" / 516 mm 20.3" / 516 mm 20.7" / 526 mm 20.7" / 526 mm
H - SUV Adapters (w/ Pin) Not Compatible 23.3" / 592 mm 23.3" / 592 mm 23.7" / 602 mm 23.7" / 602 mm
I - Lifting Point Spread - Max 50.5" / 1,283 mm 60" / 1,524 mm 66" / 1,676 mm 60" / 1,524 mm 66" / 1,676 mm
J - Lifting Point Spread - Min 26.7" / 678 mm 29.5" / 749 mm 37.4" / 951 mm 29.5" / 749 mm 37.4" / 951 mm
K - Frame Width 10.6" / 268 mm 11" / 278 mm 11" / 278 mm 12.5" / 318 mm 12.5" / 318 mm
L - Frame Length 62" / 1,575 mm 70" / 1,778 mm 75" / 1,905 mm 71" / 1,803 mm 76" / 1,930 mm
Frame Weight 60 lbs. / 27 kg 76 lbs. / 35 kg 80 lbs. / 36 kg 96 lbs. / 44 kg 101 lbs. / 46 kg
Power Unit Weight 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg 35 lbs. / 16 kg
Shipping Weight 180 lbs. / 82 kg 212 lbs. / 96 kg 220 lbs. / 100 kg 242 lbs. / 110 kg 262 lbs. / 119 kg
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Adapters & Rubber Block Specifications

Small Rubber Blocks (Included)

QuickJack Small Rubber Block Specifications Diagram

Large Rubber Blocks (Included)

QuickJack Large Rubber Block Specifications Diagram

Pinch-Weld Blocks (Optional)

QuickJack Pinch-Weld Block Specifications Diagram

SUV & Light Truck Adapter (Optional)

QuickJack SUV and Light Truck Specifications Diagram

Motorcycle Lift Adapter (Optional)

QuickJack Motorcycle Lift Adapter Specifications Diagram

How to Measure Your Vehicle

The image below shows exactly where you need to measure to determine the QuickJack model that’s best for you. Note that QuickJack frame models are either 62” or 72.5” in length. Please use the chart below for all measurements, as our step-by-step instructions will frequently refer to the measurements it shows.

QuickJack Measuring Guide

  • Step 1— Measure the distance between tire treads
    Measure the distance between your front and back tire treads, keeping your measuring tape 3” above the floor (Measurement C). QuickJack has a 3” collapsed profile (3-1/2” on the BL-7000SLX model), so you’re making sure you measure with the collapsed frame height in mind. This will make sure your QuickJack frames fit comfortably between your tires and don’t rub against them as they rise.

  • Step 2—Subtract 2” from the distance measured between tires
    This might sound a little confusing, so read it a couple times, if necessary. Once you take Measurement C, subtract 2” from that number, which will give you Measurement D. Measurement D is the MOST IMPORTANT measurement to see if QuickJack will fit length-wise under your vehicle. Taking Measurement D is an important safety precaution that will make sure QuickJack does not harm your vehicle during rise.
  • EXAMPLE
    If you measure 66" between your tires (Measurement C), subtracting 2" will give you 64" (Measurement D). The BL-3500SLX requires 62" between tires. In this case, your QuickJack frames would have 2" of clearance between treads, which would make the BL-3500SLX model acceptable for this vehicle. Note: even if QuickJack will fit under your vehicle chassis, it is still important to ensure your vehicle does not exceed QuickJack’s listed lift capacity. Both frame length clearance and weight factors need to be accounted for when deciding which QuickJack model you should buy.

  • Step 3—Ensure rubber blocks sit beneath your lifting points
    Measure the height between the ground and your lifting points. QuickJack comes with both tall and short stackable rubber blocks; when fitted underneath your vehicle, they should sit just below the lifting points. The more QuickJack has to rise before the rubber blocks touch the lifting points, the less overall lift you’ll get.

Keep in mind that there must be some space between 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.

Many small trucks and SUVs will require our SUV and Light Truck Adapter set, which will significantly extend the reach of your garage lift. Refer to the chart below to see which frame/block configuration is right for you. If you have multiple vehicles that you will be working on, take all the necessary measurements on each vehicle into consideration.