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Old 26th June 2012, 15:54   #1
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I need to buy a new jack for my Corsa as the OEM one is damaged.

I am not too inclined to buy the OEM one again as I feel the design is flawed - the jack is one legged and the foot is curved. So as you raise the jack, the foot moves over the curvature onto the flat part. The current jack got damaged when the car slipped off the jack as the jack foot slid on to a slippery surface.

I'd rather prefer the conventional 2-legged jacks that Maruti provides.

Considering Corsa's gross weight of 1331 kg, jack for which car is most appropriate?

Any other suggestions?
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Old 26th June 2012, 16:10   #2
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The SX4's jack should work fine given that it weighs in around 1.2tonnes. BTW, 1331kg is I guess the Corsa's kerb weight (unladen weight). Damn heavy car that one.

One suggestion about the jack lever :
Earlier MSIL gave a long lever with a hook at one end (goes into the jack) & other end having 2 90deg bends - this design made it easy to raise the jack in quick circular rotation of the lever.
Nowadays, they are giving a wierd short metal rod which is plain unweildy to use. Try to get the long lever (available in auto-parts stores).

I replaced the useless OE jack lever with this long lever in our Baleno and Swift (the old M800 came with the long one).

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I have seen some models of jack at the Reliance Mart (Auto zone) that work with the car battery. I thought they were good too and would be easy to use. Please check this thread - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tric-jack.html (Electric Jack)

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bhai, take the rs 800 hydraulic jack from delhi (or the equivalent). rated upto 2 tonnes and really good compared to the OEm stuff.
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Considering Corsa's gross weight of 1331 kg, jack for which car is most appropriate?

Any other suggestions?
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BTW, 1331kg is I guess the Corsa's kerb weight (unladen weight). Damn heavy car that one.
1331 kg is the gross weight. So the kerb (unladen weight will be around 1050-1100 kg.

For the jack - the Octy's jack should do just fine.
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If the Kerb weight is only 1050, even the Swift's jack would do.
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Old 26th June 2012, 16:38   #7
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Earlier MSIL gave a long lever with a hook at one end (goes into the jack) & other end having 2 90deg bends - this design made it easy to raise the jack in quick circular rotation of the lever.
Nowadays, they are giving a wierd short metal rod which is plain unweildy to use. Try to get the long lever (available in auto-parts stores).
Agree, the jacks provided earlier were very convenient to use.

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bhai, take the rs 800 hydraulic jack from delhi (or the equivalent). rated upto 2 tonnes and really good compared to the OEm stuff.
Hydraulic option is good! Just think that it will eat up a lot of space in the boot; considering it can't be tucked in along with the spare tyre.

The car is currently in B'lore and I need to buy it before beginning the B'lore - Gurgaon drive.
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Old 26th June 2012, 19:59   #8
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Even the OEM jack provided with the figo is flawed. Its single arm and it slips whenever the car is lifted on a cemented/plastered surface. I will check out the swift's jack if it fits well!
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Reliance Autozone sells these Hydraulic Jacks - 2 tons or 4 tons weight bearing capacity. Costs about 800 Rupees. I had bought one around 3 years back for my Scorpio and had absolutely no occasion to use it ever. So I just gave it away to my pal who bought the Scorpio 6 months back, along with all the other tools etc.


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Agree, the jacks provided earlier were very convenient to use.



Hydraulic option is good! Just think that it will eat up a lot of space in the boot; considering it can't be tucked in along with the spare tyre.

The car is currently in B'lore and I need to buy it before beginning the B'lore - Gurgaon drive.
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Reliance Autozone sells these Hydraulic Jacks - 2 tons or 4 tons weight bearing capacity. Costs about 800 Rupees.
Just to confirm, these hydraulic jacks would be compatible with all cars, right? In the sense, is the size/shape of the hinge that is in contact with the car to lift the car universal?

I think I'll get one today.
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Am not absolutely certain. Worth checking once with them. But since these are generic in nature its my guess that there wont be a problem per se.

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Just to confirm, these hydraulic jacks would be compatible with all cars, right? In the sense, is the size/shape of the hinge that is in contact with the car to lift the car universal?

I think I'll get one today.
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Just to confirm, these hydraulic jacks would be compatible with all cars, right? In the sense, is the size/shape of the hinge that is in contact with the car to lift the car universal?
Hi Nishad,

Yes, these are compatible with all cars, as is the jacking point. Even I'd suggest to go for a Hydraulic Jack. Reliable, but a bit inconvenient and slow than OE jack, in which you just need to turn the lever clockwise?

If you are looking for convenience, go for the IKON jack, its easy to mount use and store. It should pretty much lift the corsa too.

- Dhanush
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Reliance Autozone sells these Hydraulic Jacks - 2 tons or 4 tons weight bearing capacity. Costs about 800 Rupees.
The cost of 2/4 tons hydraulic jack is 1800 at Reliance Autozone!

More than the price, I'm worried about the space it'll eat up in the boot.

Where in B'lore can I get the regular/hydraulic jacks? JC Rd?
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The cost of 2/4 tons hydraulic jack is 1800 at Reliance Autozone!

More than the price, I'm worried about the space it'll eat up in the boot.

Where in B'lore can I get the regular/hydraulic jacks? JC Rd?
Thats odd! I paid some 800 or 1000 or so. And they dont take that much space. I used to keep it in my tool bag in the Scorpio.
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libranof1987 or other folks please help to procure new jack for my Getz(P) car. It gave way one week back.
Is it OK to procure local ones or should go with Hyundai folks
Also from where I can get the jack in Bangalore. I stay at Sarjapur ORR
I am looking for manual jack ie not that 12V stuff

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