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Disanto7389 09-27-2016 04:16 PM

Scariest car jack in history
 
I'm new to this car and this forum, so hello! . I had to change my tire the other day thanks to NJ roads putting 2 nails in my tire.. what the hell is with the jack that came with these cars? It is by far the most sketchy jack I've ever seen. It doesn't even seem remotely safe to me. Do you guys trust it? Or did you pick up one?

Blakcard 09-27-2016 04:28 PM

agreed....never used a jack that came with a car.........EVER.

I have a floor jack @ home and pray I make it home w/o needing to use the one in the car. I should toss it cause #weightsavings but i'll keep the killer in place just in case... and if I do have to use it once the flat comes off it goes under the car to be a safety net for me while i put the spare on.

jay745 09-27-2016 04:40 PM

yeah it's garbage. They call it the widowmaker for a reason.

Disanto7389 09-27-2016 05:57 PM

Lol I'm glad I'm not the only one. I had to call my friend with a real jack to support it incase it slipped. The widow maker? That's not very confidence inspiring lol

whitewolf33 09-27-2016 07:49 PM

I thought this was going to be scariest car jack(ing) in history. Im so disappointed. Not that I want to see that happen to you or anyone on here but its interesting to see or read about

Disanto7389 09-27-2016 08:02 PM

Lol. Well let's hope that doesn't happen. Luckily for us the subaru seems to be one of the more stolen cars. Atleast from what I've heard around NJ and NY

thewalkingdad 09-28-2016 12:07 AM

I had to use it once within the first month of buying this car and it was a scary experience. Everything turned out OK, but I was very nervous. Thankfully when I used it, I didn't have to get under the car, I just needed to put the spare on.

corydd 09-28-2016 01:30 AM

Yup, the widowmaker.

kern417 09-28-2016 07:59 AM

it's not so bad in a pinch but definitely wouldn't use it as my primary one. the slot fits the rail perfectly so as long as the ground is level you should be ok.

dead_catz 10-26-2016 07:42 PM

Its all how you jack it, I practice jacking it every couple of weeks or so.. i would hate to not be able to perform when my Candy white girl needs pumped up.

zrickety 10-27-2016 06:48 PM

Lol. Even on level ground I found the scissor jack is dangerous. Flat tire use only, get a real jack at home.

visceralsoup 10-29-2016 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitewolf33 (Post 2473334)
I thought this was going to be scariest car jack(ing) in history. Im so disappointed. Not that I want to see that happen to you or anyone on here but its interesting to see or read about

Same.

Jaja3144 02-08-2017 01:15 AM

Yea, avoid the car's jack... one time I used it the jack started to slip and ended up digging into the bodywork quite badly.

ithrashmotors 02-10-2017 12:09 PM

Yea that jack is just for quick flat tire fix. Any scissor jack is not safe to crawl under a car with. I don't see the one our cars came with more scary than any other scissor jack out there. Just be smart and don't get under your car with it. And if you have to for whatever reason pray to the car gods your ass crawls out lol


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