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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 Car Lift Specs


  • Price
  • Lifting Capacity
  • Collapsed Height
  • Lifting Height (frame only)
  • Max Lifting Height
  • Frame Length
  • Max Lifting Point Spread
  • Min Lifting Point Spread
  • Weight
BL-3500 QuickJack Garage Lift


  • AUD$2,490
  • 1,588 kg (3,500 lbs.)
  • 76 mm (3")
  • 419 mm (16.5")
  • 508 mm (20")
  • 1,575 mm (62")
  • 1,283 mm (50.5")
  • 678 mm (26.7")
  • 82 kg (180 lbs.)
BL-5000SLX Portable Car Lift


  • AUD$2,840
  • 2,268 kg (5,000 lbs.)
  • 76 mm (3")
  • 447 mm (17.6")
  • 533 mm (21")
  • 1,778 mm (70")
  • 1,524 mm (60")
  • 749 mm (29.5")
  • 96 kg (212 lbs.)
BL-5000EXT Portable Car Lift


  • AUD$2,940
  • 2,268 kg (5,000 lbs.)
  • 76 mm (3")
  • 447 mm (17.6")
  • 533 mm (21")
  • 1,905 mm (75")
  • 1,676 mm (66")
  • 951 mm (37.4")
  • 100 kg (220 lbs.)
QuickJack BL-7000SLX Truck Lift


  • AUD$3,100
  • 3,175 kg (7,000 lbs.)
  • 91 mm (3.6")
  • 462 mm (18.2")
  • 546 mm (21.5")
  • 1,803 mm (71")
  • 1,524 mm (60")
  • 749 mm (29.5")
  • 110 kg (242 lbs.)
QuickJack BL-7000EXT Truck Lift


  • AUD$3,240
  • 3,175 kg (7,000 lbs.)
  • 91 mm (3.6")
  • 462 mm (18.2")
  • 546 mm (21.5")
  • 1,930 mm (76")
  • 1,676 mm (66")
  • 951 mm (37.4")
  • 119 kg (262 lbs.)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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.
    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.