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Old 07-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Upgrading scissor jacks and want your thoughts

I have a 2011 Mini Lite 2306 and am looking to replace the scissor jacks - they have seen better days - they are rusting and when you crank them they make alot of noise - grease didnt help either.

I am looking at upgrading to the
BAL 24002D - which is the Deluxe 7500lb capacity - 24" of lift -

I will most likely upgrade the front and rear jacks since they all 4 of them are rusting and the paint is flaking off of them.

eventually I will upgrade to the long arm bars or some sort of stablizer kit but my funds do not allow me to do that at this point in time.

any suggestions or opinions are welcome
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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I'd look into the Lippert stabilizers that are made to be motor driven but don't bother with the motor. Here's why. The stabs have a manual fitting on the street side. It is knee height, so little bending. A crank will put two legs down at a time and they self-compensate for uneven ground. They are smooth, easy and quiet. I used the manual override on a camping trip after a motor failure and have decided if these motors ever quit again, I'll remove them and use the crank.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

Since I hadn't gotten any responses I did some research on a few options and what fit my budget.

A little late now though cause I decided to buy the BAL scissor jacks and replaced them yesterday - $160 for all four isn't bad compared to $250 or more for front and rear.

I looked at something similar to the ones you are talking about except they were made by BAL and are hand cranked but couldn't justify the cost difference at this time since I got these on sale and am trying to pay off some other stuff.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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Hey, checked out your post. Havent been on line for awhile or would have replied sooner. Have a 2012 8315bss and thought the stabs were on the light side so picked up 4 from Husky. 6500# each. The difference in weight and size etc... was really amazing! got them online from amazon [free shipping]. Really good price. Didn't hear how yours worked. Hope they made a difference. Again sorry I couldn't help sooner.
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Nice I just added two 28"
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