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So I really need a transmission jack and i'll probably only use it 2-3 times a year. I don't want to go crazy expensive. I was going to get a derek weaver model, but they keep raising the price and are out of stock. I also would rather have a 2 stage and be foot operated. I have been looking at summit, jegs, amazon, ebay, harbor freight, etc.

This seems to be at the top of my list. And it has a year warranty...


Anyone have any input or used one of these? I'm sure it's china... but it looks better than the harbor freight one and has a lot better features.
 

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I am sure this trans jack will work just fine for a home hobby use. All the hydraulic jacks that come from Harbor Freight, e-bay, auto parts stores, and so on come off the same Chines assembly line. It does not matter who you buy it from...there all the same.
 

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Ive used the scissor transmission jack at HF. Doesn't get any cheaper than that. They work, a few times. Dropped the trans out of my BMW, and used it to drop a full fuel tank out of the burb. I've been operating with a 1/2" impact wrench, so it's days are probably limited. :deal:
 

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I have the harbor freight one and it’s worked fine... not perfect but fine. Also used to hoist up my np203 for install and removal. Worked fine.

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That style put my 800 pond EF 10 speed in the Frankenliner. Worked great. OP is looking for an under lift version.
 

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I am also looking because I don't have any friends to thread the bolts.



And I can not just press it up there.
 

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I have the same one you are looking at and it does work. Its a pos compared to a professional quality one,but a good one is $1k plus. I have done a bunch of stuff with mine including a couple of Allisons and it always does the job. I did end buying a nice jack recently but the ChinaJack still works. 20210423_204426.jpg
 

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Ive used the scissor transmission jack at HF. Doesn't get any cheaper than that. They work, a few times. Dropped the trans out of my BMW, and used it to drop a full fuel tank out of the burb. I've been operating with a 1/2" impact wrench, so it's days are probably limited. :deal:
Same. No complaints really. Dropped the t-case a few times and the trans in the bronco. So far so good.
 

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I used a cheap Harbor Freight transmission jack to take out and put in my 375 LB NP203 transfer case. It survived that.
 

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I found one on ebay that looks identical to the one i listed above. It has 1660 pound capacity and 2 year warranty. $252 shipped. I bought it. I'll report back how it works...
 

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I have this one at home, it's foot powered and has a dual tilting plate. That was a must when I was shopping for them because I do a lot of front wheel drives. We have the air over hydraulic version at work and use the shit out of it and it works great. SUNEX trans jack sunex 7793b.jpg
 
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I ended up buying the ebay one. Works great so far and has double tilting plate. I’ve used it 3 times now and only complaint is that the wheels are not very smooth… i may replace them at some point… so far so good and worth the $250
 
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