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I don't think its the same jack as I have, although the part number is close, I punched in my part number and nothing comes up on the napa screen you have.

Heres mine # 91-642 Hydraulic service jack series " C "

Rated load capacity 4000 lbs

low pick up height 3 3/4 inches

high lifting point 20 inches

lift cap ( square ) 5 3/4 inches

handle height 50 inches

front wheel diameter 3 3/4 inches

caster wheel diameter 2 1/2 inches

weight 90 lbs

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The NAPA one is a good pice.
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Then again it might be the same, they both weigh 90 lbs.

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Hey Rob I guess the only difference is the one I'm gonna get is from 2" to 19" of lifting height. Yours goes higher. I saw the display model in the store and they are bringing one in for me tomorrow.
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Sounds good mike, if you think about it, ask them about the part number I gave you, it came right off the napa brochure 91-642 series c, one of my jacks is blue and the other one is brownish, pin these home boys down on what you're getting and why there different numbers.

I can tell you if its the same jack, you will really like it. Then again the different number weighs the same, and might be a better jack then mine, newer technology.

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I just called you Mike from another forum I was on, old age senility, anyway you said $189, I know I paid a lot more then that, plus when I bought them, auto zone hadn't moved into town yet, and they just hammered us on prices, and we had a discount at napa.

When the zone moved in, napa cut there prices in half, and they were still higher, wasn't that much internet shopping back then like it is now.

I will buy stuff at napa, but I've still got the ears back about how much they used to charge us for anything.

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NAPA Lifting Equipment (NLE) sell two different series of jacks. (In Canada, anyway.)
The blue ones are the "professional series" and the red ones are for DIY's.

Wherever you buy your jacks, ask about servicability. Some of the cheaper ones are throw-aways when they go bad.

Another REALLY nice feature, one worth paying extra for (IMHO) is the "up in one stroke" two-stage hydraulic. They pump up real quick until they contact the frame and start bearing weight.OTC 1526

You'll quickly appreciate this when you're trying to jack up the rear end from the center. The jack is 75% under the car, with about a foot of handle sticking out ... and you have about 6" of "swing" on the handle. You're 49 years old, overweight, and on your knees ... need I say more?

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Good stuff gmc, but I'm 65 years old, drink a little beer, chew a little grizzly, but I won't put a lift in.

Bending over and getting under these cars is what keeps me alive.

When a guy doesn't have a lift, he understands the floor jack business, anyway kind of.

I have a cheaper 5 ton real skinny camper type jack, with a handle plus the foot pump, that baby will reach right under there, but the napa jacks are so much easier to get around and pump quicker.

But I like your theory, I've got the stomach.

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I'll have to admit it, I have an aluminum jack from Harbor Freight. I think I paid like $129 for it. It has been a very good jack. It will lift my 34 and my truck with little effort. The wife's Tahoe requires a little more effort but it handles it well. It is light enough for me to toss it into the back of my truck. I have been using it for going on two years now without any problems.

I never get under anything without first placing jack stands.

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I'll have to admit it, I have an aluminum jack from Harbor Freight. I think I paid like $129 for it. It has been a very good jack. It will lift my 34 and my truck with little effort. The wife's Tahoe requires a little more effort but it handles it well. It is light enough for me to toss it into the back of my truck. I have been using it for going on two years now without any problems.

I never get under anything without first placing jack stands.

Vince
I looked at that jack as well.

Rob I hear you on the price. The have it marked at $249o but on sale. Napa like to beat you up on the money normally.
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jack

i have one from harbor freight that is aluminum and for medium loads such as tire change etc. it works great and sure beats loading my lincoln floorjack that weighs a ton. another lift option is those HDPE ramps with 12,000 lb. capacity, light and strong
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I read on another forum these Milwaukee Hydraulics floor jacks are the cats meeow.
Cost around $450-500. Ouch !!
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I think I'm going to get one of these (http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6970_7856_7856) instead of a lift or a bigger floor jack. I have a decent 2.5 ton floor jack now, wish it would lift a little higher though. I just have to get my air system up to snuff first! A friend has run a shop for years with one of those jacks and some good stands, never has had a lift. Used to do lots of early modified racing in the 60s. He's actually one of my dad's old friends, in his early 60s (like my dad!) now, still runs the shop. It's the only "job" he's ever had as far as I know! I remember going over there occasionally as a kid.

I think that jack and some good 24" jack stands will do all I'd ever really need. Just high enough to use a creeper under the car.
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