Omega Blackhawk Low Profile Professional Service Jack - 2-Ton Capacity, Model# 29023
Great for what I needed
I bought this for my car which is lowered and has only a 3.5" clearance. I was tired of 2x4's and the rest of that nonsense. So I bought this sight unseen hoping it would do the trick.
I definitely did! Although I've only had if for a month or two it does exactly what I needed it to do. I slips under the front spoiler of my car and has enough reach to get to the front crossbrace to lift the car up.
The other reviews are correct, this is a heavy jack so if you want something mobile this is not for you.
Hopefully it will last longer than some of the other reviewers listed.
August 13, 2012
Great for low cars, maybe reliability problems
I got this because I have a low WRX with coil overs. Before I got the jack/the reason I got this jack is so that I wouldn't have to drive the car on 2x4's before using my old jack. This has such a long "arm" and a low profile saddle, that you can get to the factory jack plate without any prep work.
I had it for about 2 years (moderate use), and recently noticed that it wasn't holding the car properly. I checked/replaced the hydraulic fluid but there was no change. It finally died and won't lift the car anymore. I have 2 other jack that I have had for a lot longer, so I was surprised that this one failed.
Because of the convenience of lifting a lowered car, I will probably be ordering another one. The other reviews are correct, it is extremely heavy; I think I read around 100 lbs. This wont really be a problem as long as you are just moving it around a garage though.
June 1, 2010
How to get underneath low places
This jack is the way to go if you have a slammed race car. My race car sits 3.5" to the frame rails and I can get this jack under it with no problems. It is very sturdy/stable and it also has a very long lift arm allowing you to get the jack well under the car. I have used it and have had very good luck with it. Because my car sits so low I have no need to lift the jack as high as it will go, however I can tell you that with a few pumps I can lift it about 6-8". The only complaint I have its that it is really heavy/hard to move around, and my jack had a rubber piece that had to be glued on to the saddle (not a big deal). Since I've only owned this for a short while I cannot provide any feedback on its durability.
May 24, 2010
Excellent Reach, but quite heavy...
Very nice reach, can get underneath very low cars with ease. However, its very heavy and cumbersome to move around. The handle has to move pretty far down before any lifting action takes place. Some fluid had leaked out of mine during shipping (the box was trashed) but after checking the fluid level it seemed fine. Good height as well.
May 4, 2009
Omega Floor Jack
Theis a good jack. I really like the fast pump feature. I also like the high lift capability as well as the very low profile. However, it does not seem to hold when the load is on it., It gradually goes down.
March 27, 2009
one of a kind jack!
I don't know what I would do without this jack. My Nissan 240SX (same thing with my Lexus IS300) even at stock ride will not take any jack. This bad boy slides right under and gets the job done! No more trying to coax the car onto blocks and all that nonsense. This is the jack that any serious mechanic should have!
It does have its downsides. Besides from being ridiculously heavy (maybe it is a good thing?) it also drops the car a little quick (takes some practice). The mechanism is not as smooth as the 2 piston craftsman alum jacks, but those jacks can't get under anything
January 25, 2009
Reach and height is sufficient to get my 04 vette and lowered fieroGT lifted.Without this jack it was a hassle.Does require alot of leaverage to lift,but the handle is long anough to supply the neccessary leaverage.
Oil leaked out of the vent during shipping which saturated the manual.The manufacturer should ship it with a sealed cap.It did have a plastic cap,but it was vented.
December 25, 2008
Low Profile Jack
This a good jack. Nice and low to get under a vehicle. It has one drawback.
The hole for the head is to small to be able to use any other head units.
Like trans adapter or cross beam adapter. I had to drill it larger.
April 16, 2008
Everything about this jack is excellent. It is long enough to get to the places I need it. It is strong and extremely low. It is also very fast.
I have nothing bad to say about this item.
April 14, 2008
This jack is rated as a 2 ton but performs like a 1 ton. It takes a lot of leverage to pump the handle to lift a mid-size car. The handle turns to engage the lift, but takes all I've got to turn it tight enough to engage. I like the reach and quick lift but does not off set my other complaints. It's a great idea, but just doesn't perform like I expected.
April 14, 2008