Well, here we go with a great review of some of the best low profile car jacks you can get.
For the professional or the hobbyist, we all know that safe, easy and quick lifting of a vehicle is a must. And, for you guys that work on your own cars such as lowered customs, sports cars or exotic supercars it can sometimes be tricky to find a suitable jack that is even able to get under your vehicle in the first place.
So, we’ve chosen 10 jacks that are all capable of lifting not just standard saloons, SUVs and pickups but lowered and exotics as well.
So, please read on, and we hope this will help you to decide which of these jacks is most suited to you.
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Top 10 Best Low Profile Jack Of 2020 Reviews
1 Arcan XL2T low profile Jack
This jack fits nicely under lower-slung vehicles. It has a height lifting range from 2 ¾ inches up to 24 inches. It also has an extended chassis with a reach of 32 inches so it can slide deep under your vehicle. The contact pad is rather small but has a secure cup.
For ease of lifting it is fitted with dual pumps for a quick and smooth raising action. The height per pump is very good so can quickly lift up to whatever height you need.
It is a jack that is capable of lifting vehicles of up to 2 tons. The universal joint release mechanism allows for a safe and precise control when lowering your car back down to the ground.
This is a strong steel bodied jack so is tough and durable. The four wheels roll smoothly and the rear two swivel to steer accurately to your required position under the vehicle. This is a heavy jack to move about so maybe more suited for the professional rather than the home user.
2 EGS aluminum floor jack
Next up, we have a low profile lightweight jack. It’s constructed from aluminum which allows for ease of mobility. It is also no problem to pick up and carry around unlike heavier jacks made of steel. It weighs in at just 49 lbs.
Its lift capacity is up to 2 tons. At is lowest saddle height it can slip under any vehicle that sits as low as 3 ½ inches and will lift up to a height of 19-1/4 inches.
Again due to its lightness when under the car it can be moved easily to the lifting point of your vehicle. Aided by dual side handles for easy push and pulling of the jack into position.
It comes with a very nice two piece handle that extends to 50 inches. It is fitted with a rubber sleeve with knurled grips for reduced slippage and will protect any body work or paint if knocked.
Easily inserted into the jack, it features a modern U-joint secure release valve to maintain accurate and slow lowering. The lifting pad is of a nice size and has a rubber pad to enhance grip to the jacking points or chassis. It rotates 360 degrees for good swivel movement.
3 Arcan ALJ3T, aluminum floor jack
Another jack constructed of aluminum for lightness, it weighs in at 56 lbs. This makes it nice to carry and move around. However, this is a very wide jack so although it will give sturdy support to the lifted vehicle it may be difficult to access areas in tight workspaces.
The main feature is the dual pump pistons, allowing the jack saddle to be lifted quickly with minimum pumps – 6 from the lowest to the highest position. They have strong capabilities and will manage the lifting of vehicles of up to 3 tons.
So as well as cars, this jack can cope with pick-up trucks and light vans. The lifting arm is reinforced to increase strength and the jack’s chassis torsion control.
The lifting saddle is designed with a rubber gripped cover for extra under car grip and vehicle protection. The bar is also coated with a foam padding for vehicle protection. It is also nice and long allowing for the ease of pumping. For easy storage purposes, the handle is in two pieces.
There is a built-in safety feature of bypass and overload valves that can prevent the over extension of the hydraulic ram as well as lifting beyond its maximum capacity.
4 Powerbuilt extra low profile Jack
Here is a jack claiming to be a ‘super’ low profile lift. And it does. Indeed, it will squeeze under any vehicle down to 2 ¾ inches. If you have a ‘lowrider,’ a lowered custom car or even a sleek supercar this jack should get it lifted.
It will raise to a maximum height of 15 ¼ inches and is suitable for lifting stock passenger vehicles as well. It can lift to a maximum of 2 tons.
The front rollers and rear swivel casters make for easy rolling and positioning under the car. It is a steel constructed unit that is 60 lbs so not particularly a lightweight jack with no push-pull handles it may be a bit awkward to position.
It does feature a safety bar to lock the jack at your desired level so you can have peace of mind that it won’t give way. We don’t recommend however that you should ever work under a vehicle being held by the jack alone so always use stands to support it as well.
The saddle is quite large and flat with padded rubber for gripping and car protection. With a wide stance, this jack sits securely and safely. The handle with this jack is a bit on the short side which can make pumping harder to do than with some other jacks.
5 Sunex service jack
Another jack that has a very low minimum height of just 2¾ inches. This ultra-low profile makes it most suitable for lifting sports cars, modified cars as well as cars stranded with a flat tire.
But at the opposite end, this jack has a very high lift of 24 inches. So it lifts high enough to make it usable with SUV’s and pickups as well, with a maximum lift of up to 2 tons.
It also features a long reaching chassis with a throw of 18 inches so it can stretch far underneath your vehicle and is able to access all lifting points.
This is because the low profile design features throughout the whole chassis length, not just at the pick-up point. The full jack chassis length is 36 inches.
Rapid rise technology, making the use of double pistons to pump up, makes it able to reach its maximum height in just 6.5 pumps. Incorporating a two-piece, quick release handle at 50 inches long makes for super easy lifting. To lower the jack is just as quick, safe and responsive as raising it.
The steel rollers and rear castors make for easy under car movability though it is quite a heavy jack at 103.7 lbs and lacks side grab handles.
The saddle is a bit on the small side maybe for some people’s needs at just 4 inches round, and it lacks a rubber pad for chassis protection. It does, however, have a full 360-degree rotation.
6 Pittsburgh 3 ton jack
This is a very sturdy and substantial heavy duty jack with a lifting capacity of up to 3 tons. Constructed from steel, this gives it a solid, hefty and strong feel. It weighs in at 89 lbs. Suitable to lift a whole range of vehicles from cars set at very low ride heights up to pickups and SUVs.
It has a long reaching arm, so can reach most places under your vehicle. It features a very good rapid pump system that can reach its maximum lift height in 10 easy pumps of the handle. It’s lowering control is nice and smooth. It can be easily controlled.
The rollers run very smoothly on concrete floors without the loud rattling sound some other jacks can give off. It is nice and simple to roll to your needed position for lifting.
The handle comes in two pieces but is not padded for bodywork protection. It is the same for the jack saddle. It is just painted steel. So you may need to add some padding between your car and the saddle before lifting. This will then prevent scrapes to your car’s chassis.
7 Pittsburgh 3 Ton jack and jack stands set
This is exactly the same Pittsburgh 3 ton jack we’ve just reviewed, so the comments made also apply here. The only difference is that this is a package deal where the jack and two jack stands come together as a set.
8 Liftmaster 3 ton Jack
Here’s a rather funky looking jack with the blue highlights to the handle and the wheels. It’s not only about the looks though, as this jack seems to perform its duties very well too. It has a maximum lift of 3 tons. It is of strong steel manufacture and weighs 72 lbs.
It has a low profile of 3 inches but capable of lifting up to 20 inches, so it has a good lifting range. It can raise big SUVs and vehicles with extended chassis along with lower more exotic cars.
Another jack featuring the dual pump system which results in effortless strokes of the handle to lift. Also, it allows for a reduced number of pumps to reach the maximum lift height. With a twist of the handle, you can control with ease the lowering of this jack with a nice and smooth release.
The two-piece handle is good and long. It has knurled steel around the top for a sure grip even with the greasiest of hands. It is padded with foam rubber to prevent chips to bodywork.
The saddle is small but adequately sized to be secure, and it has a strengthened rubber pad that better protects the underbody of your vehicle. It also provides a better grip and reduces friction during the jacking process.
9 Pro-Lift F-767 jack
This is a jack that is much more suited for the part-time user rather than a professional mechanic. It is a smaller model amongst our choice of jacks in this review, but, it is still most viable for low profile jacking with a minimum height of 3 ½ inches.
It’s lift height is of a range up to 14 inches. This means it’s capacity will not able it to lift higher standing vehicles such as SUVs and other taller pickups. But it is most suitable for lower riding cars and standard sedans.
It does have some good safety features built into it. This jack has it’s very own patented bypass device which protects it from being overpumped allowing for safe operation. It also includes a built-in safety valve that prevents it from lifting above its limit of 2 tons.
The jack is of steel construction for durability. Being of smaller size, at a length of 17 inches means this is a jack you could quite easily store in your vehicle for roadside emergencies.
Weighing in at just 30 lbs and with a neat top carry handle it is easily liftable and carried. It comes with a one piece handle the same length as the jack at 17 inches long.
10 Neiko Pro 20272B jack
The Neiko Pro is an aluminum cast alloy jack for an ultra lightweight but highly durable design. It weighs 57 lbs. This jack has a maximum lift of up to 3 tons. And, from its lowest to highest points takes just five and a half pumps.
The design includes dual plungers to provide for quick and efficient lifts. It’s lowest lifting capacity is from 3 ¾ inches and can raise vehicles to a maximum height of up to 19 ¼ inches. There is a built-in safety feature to prevent lifts above its rated capacity.
A rubberized dotted saddle pad protects your vehicle from damage while giving a firm grip without the worry of slipping. The handle has rubber padding to prevent scratches to your vehicle’s bodywork.
The front rollers run smoothly while the swivel rear casters make positioning under your vehicle nice and easy. There are dual side-mounted handles for extra adjustment for carrying the jack.
This is a fine jack suitable for lifting lowered vehicles, racing cars or exotics right up to SUVs and pickups.
So, What’s The Best Low Profile Jack For You?
So what do you think? Has this helped you? Do you think you know which you are now interested in purchasing?
We would suggest firstly that if you are just looking for a jack to have on hand for occasional use or one that can be easily stored in your vehicle for any unfortunate roadside emergencies, then we would suggest going for the…
This is a fully capable jack with a low lift of 3 ½ inches. But what we most like about this jack is it is nice and small, very light, easy to carry and store. It may not lift as high as some of the other jacks here but hey, that is OK if you just need a quick lift from time to time such as for a tire change.
If you have an ultra low car to lift three of these jacks are able to go as low as 2¾ inches. Wow, that’s low! Of the three, the one we like the most is the…
The reason being it is long and sleek so not only has very low lifting capabilities but also has a very long reach under your vehicle. The chassis length is 36 inches long. It is also very strong and durable. We feel it would be a great addition to your workshop goodies.
The Arcan XL2T is a cool jack for ultra-low cars too but has slightly less length at 32 ½ inches. Still a good buy though. The one other jack able to go as low as 2 ¾ inches is the Powerbuilt 620479E.
We like the added safety feature of a locking pin that comes with this jack, though we do worry it may encourage users to work under a vehicle without the added safety of jack stands. This is something we seriously don’t recommend for you to do.
One other point when comparing these three jacks is that the saddle on the Powerbuilt although well padded with rubber is fixed whereas on the Sunex and Arcan, the saddles both rotate 360 degrees but both are bare painted steel with no rubber protection for your vehicle’s underbody.
Six of these jacks maximum lift weights are 2 tons . If you are after a low profile jack that has a bit more beef to it then the Arcan ALJ3T, Pittsburgh, Liftmaster, and the Neiko Pro are all able to stretch to a 3-ton lift.
All high-quality jacks, two, the Arcan ALJ3T and the Neiko Pro are of aluminum construction whereas the other two are made of steel. So obviously the aluminum jacks are much lighter for moving about and carrying.
The big boy of the bunch and the one we feel would most suit the professional or frequent user is the Pittsburgh model. Strong, large and durable it is most surely a handy workshop jack.
If you want a lighter more portable 3 tonner, then we’d suggest the Arcan ALJ3T as it has good carry handles and a nice saddle to sit against your vehicle’s underbody.