Looking for recommendations for a quality hydraulic floor jack

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Hey all, I'd like to pick up a new hydraulic floor jack, but it's been so long since I've purchased one that I am unfamiliar with all of the brands I'm finding. I have been out of 4 wheeling for a very long time, and gave away my old one years ago because I rarely used it anymore, and because I couldn't get it to stop leaking fluid in my garage. I bought it in my teens, and I'm sure it was the cheapest one I could find at the time. I'm looking for a better quality, more reputable brand this time around.

Also would like any opinions on Steel versus Aluminum. I see that the aluminum ones are about half the weight of steel which would be great for maneuverability, but I have no clue how they compare, as far as durability or reliability goes.

One last thing, my 21' Rubi currently has it's stock 33's, but I am going up to 35's soon. So I'm guessing I should choose something with a max height of at least 20 inches, but any suggestions there are welcome as well.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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I have good lucks with Harbor Freight Tools Daytona 3-ton floor jack. I admit I am a cheapie, not willing to drop thousands on something I used 20 times per year at most.

But if you do, there is US Jack (4 ton is about $1.6k).
 

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that pro eagle jack is a game changer. big wheels and aluminum is a real treat in the shop and in pit support
 

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HF Daytona steel floor jacks are pretty good. They’re very heavy, but the aluminum ones aren’t durable enough and don’t have enough lift. They may all look identical, but look at the specs and get the one with the most lift.
 

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I have good lucks with Harbor Freight Tools Daytona 3-ton floor jack. I admit I am a cheapie, not willing to drop thousands on something I used 20 times per year at most.

But if you do, there is US Jack (4 ton is about $1.6k).
I have the same one, and had a coupon for $30 off (used that money for some beers)! It works great.
 
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Wow, thanks for all the quick responses! Very much appreciated.
 
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that pro eagle jack is a game changer. big wheels and aluminum is a real treat in the shop and in pit support
I have the pro-eagle, yes it is overpriced, but with two different height adjustable adapters there is nothing else I have seen on the market that compares.

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Thanks guys, how's the maneuverability of the Pro Eagle on a solid concrete floor? I'm curious because that's probably where I would use it the most, and I noticed in the feedback on Amazon that the wheels don't swivel, they are fixed in place.
 
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HF Daytona steel floor jacks are pretty good. They’re very heavy, but the aluminum ones aren’t durable enough and don’t have enough lift. They may all look identical, but look at the specs and get the one with the most lift.
Thanks sir! Do you mean aluminum ones in general, or just Harbor Freight aluminum ones? (if HF offers them, that is.)
 

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Thanks guys, how's the maneuverability of the Pro Eagle on a solid concrete floor? I'm curious because that's probably where I would use it the most, and I noticed in the feedback on Amazon that the wheels don't swivel, they are fixed in place.
Yes, they are fixed so you have to slide the rear over sometimes to get it lined up. It slides fairly easy on concrete. It's a minor annoyance for me but I needed the height capabilities of this jack.
 
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Yes, they are fixed so you have to slide the rear over sometimes to get it lined up. It slides fairly easy on concrete. It's a minor annoyance for me but I needed the height capabilities of this jack.
Good to know, thank you!
 

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Thanks sir! Do you mean aluminum ones in general, or just Harbor Freight aluminum ones? (if HF offers them, that is.)
Both. I haven’t found any aluminum jacks that have lifting capacity for a Wrangler that extend tall enough for a lifted suspension with big tires. Maybe they exist, but I haven’t found them. You have to account for the height of the Jeep above the surface and also for the amount of droop in the suspension before the tire lifts off of the ground.
 

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