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Back in stock! Arcan 3 ton Aluminum Floor Jack at Costco.com $99.99

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Back in stock. Arcan 3-ton aluminum and steel floor jack at Costco.com.

Highly rated jack is only 58 lbs., but can lift 6,000 lbs., and comes with 2 piece pole lever. And best part... backed by Costco.

Costco sku # 996603.

https://www.costco.com/3-Ton-Prof...22458.html
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Wow, been waiting this for a very very very long time! The harbor freight aluminum jack vs this one, I selected this one before...
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Need one that lifts 22+ inches
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Isn't this the normal price?
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+$9.99 shipping. Are these available in store?
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Wow, been waiting this for a very very very long time! The harbor freight aluminum jack vs this one, I selected this one before...
If you can spend little more, harbor freight has yellow Daytona brand jack(most expensive one) that is almost identical to snap on brand jack.

This Arcan has served me well for almost 2 years. It squeaks little bit so I may take it in for replacement.
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arcan is solid as a rock. these MFers are heavy as hell.
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+$9.99 shipping. Are these available in store?
The in-store one is all steel, 100 pounds.
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Very surprised this jack is still available at this price due to high steel/aluminum tariff. Thank you Costco.

I have this jack, and like the lightweight, stability and compactness (compare to HF's). But the steel part of this jack rusts just as soon as it was unpacked (I am in Northern VA and keep it in garage but use it on driveway). Only complaint I have on this great jack.
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I had an arcan aluminum jack from Costco awhile back. The universal joint where you twist to lower the jack snapped on me. Stick with harbor freight steel jack.
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I bought this aluminum jack from Costco before. It stopped lifting about 6 months after I bought it. It think there was a leak somewhere. I was able to return it back to Costco due to its good return policy. The ones currently sell in store is a steel one and weights around 100 lbs. The Harbor Freight jacks only carries a 90 days warranty. You will need to pay $ to get it upgrade to 1 year. The only exception is the Daytona Super Duty Professional jack (yellow) which carries a 3 years warranty. But you will need to fork over $199 without coupon.
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I have been researching jacks for a few weeks now as I wat to be able to switch in my winter tires without paying $120 per season. Also wanted to be able to lift up a whole side of the car with one jack. Sadly, this Arcan was not in sale in my costco, I couldnt comparison shop it. I upgraded from an old Husky trolley jack which lifted fine, but not high enough. But here is what I picked up:

- If you have a jack currently and it isnt performing to par, try bleeding out some of the air. You unscrew one single screw...slowly push down on the handle until all the air bubbles come out. Then top off with hydraulic fluid, and put screw back in.
- Youre only putting AT MAX, 60% of the weight of the car on one jack, assuming you pick up the entire front end. This means that even a 1.5 ton jack will do the job if you drive a normal sedan. But theres more to a jack than max weight...see below:
- If you have a unibody car (everything not a truck), youll want some sort of protective puck to put on the jackpoints, because these jacks will bend the pinch welds if you left from the sides of the car (for changing a tire or brake, for example). I learned this the hard way... I ended up getting an old hockey puck and cutting a V out of it (thx Scotty Kilmer, lol)
- Consider weight vs utility. If you are only using the jack for one job every few years or longer, no point in dedicating garage space to a 4 ton steel jack which cant hang up on the wall or store under anything.
- Low-profile jacks have a lower starting point, which is good for cars low to the ground like convertibles...but wont lift as high. If youre doing a huge, huge job, like changing anything on your transmission/drive shaft...youll need physical space to remove said part! - You can use wood blocks to elevate how high the jack goes, but theres limits to how many blocks I would stack atop each other to do this...this is not a game of jenga I want to play...
- HF may only have a 90 day warranty, but bear in mind that they sell the same jacks all year round...year after year... Ill let you consider the possibilities on your own.
- Dont forget to get good jackstands...preferaly ones with a locking pin.

As for the jacks themselves:
- This jack looks nearly identical to the 1.5 ton aluminum Pittsburgh jack at HF, which was on sale for $57. It lifted up my Rogue and Prius without issue, with plenty of time to put stands. Just like this Arcan one, the Pittsburgh only lifts to around 14 inches and change. This is not high enough to lift up the entire front end and have room to put jackstands on both sides. Edit: This Arcan one lifts to 18.6 inches. Pretty good!
- The yellow 3-ton Daytona jack is made in the same factory as the Snap-On one (in China). A lawsuit settled between HF and Snap-On tactly revealed that SO does not make everything in the USA...hence a settlement...I assume to not bring too much press to this idea? It is currently on sale for $179 with coupon. LIfts to 23 inches. 3-year warranty. Numerous reviews on YT show that this jack handles daily professional work without issue.

I ended up getting the orange 3-ton low profile Daytona jack from HF. It has a shorter warranty, but was only $109 with coupon. Also low profile. LIfts to 20 inches. Also has swivel casters on back , so you can drive it back and forth under your car more easily.

As much as I LOVE, LOVE Costco customer service, bad timing and plenty of competition (and information on the web) made me go to HF.
Good luck everyone Smilie
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I recommend this floor jack.
I researched floor jacks extensively in March I chose this one for features, reviewed durability/reliability, price, and Costco customer service. I am not a member at Costco but was still able to purchase it online (they add $5 surchage for non-member and $5 for shipping).

I use it for a midsize sedan, midsize SUV, and a lage truck and have no issues with this jack over 8 months. It is easy enough to move around the garage. As another person posted do yourself a favor and buy a good set of jackstands to pair with it (I like Hein Werner 6 ton for my truck (no deals on these unfortunately) and Craftsman 4-ton (under $20 or free with SYW cash) . I have not had issues with rust keeping it in my Michigan garage - I recently sprayed it down with fluid film as a preventive measure though.
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I have been researching jacks for a few weeks now as I wat to be able to switch in my winter tires without paying $120 per season. Also wanted to be able to lift up a whole side of the car with one jack. Sadly, this Arcan was not in sale in my costco, I couldnt comparison shop it. I upgraded from an old Husky trolley jack which lifted fine, but not high enough. But here is what I picked up:

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I have been researching jacks for a few weeks now as I wat to be able to switch in my winter tires without paying $120 per season. Also wanted to be able to lift up a whole side of the car with one jack. Sadly, this Arcan was not in sale in my costco, I couldnt comparison shop it. I upgraded from an old Husky trolley jack which lifted fine, but not high enough. But here is what I picked up:

- If you have a jack currently and it isnt performing to par, try bleeding out some of the air. You unscrew one single screw...slowly push down on the handle until all the air bubbles come out. Then top off with hydraulic fluid, and put screw back in.
- Youre only putting AT MAX, 60% of the weight of the car on one jack, assuming you pick up the entire front end. This means that even a 1.5 ton jack will do the job if you drive a normal sedan. But theres more to a jack than max weight...see below:
- If you have a unibody car (everything not a truck), youll want some sort of protective puck to put on the jackpoints, because these jacks will bend the pinch welds if you left from the sides of the car (for changing a tire or brake, for example). I learned this the hard way... I ended up getting an old hockey puck and cutting a V out of it (thx Scotty Kilmer, lol)
- Consider weight vs utility. If you are only using the jack for one job every few years or longer, no point in dedicating garage space to a 4 ton steel jack which cant hang up on the wall or store under anything.
- Low-profile jacks have a lower starting point, which is good for cars low to the ground like convertibles...but wont lift as high. If youre doing a huge, huge job, like changing anything on your transmission/drive shaft...youll need physical space to remove said part! - You can use wood blocks to elevate how high the jack goes, but theres limits to how many blocks I would stack atop each other to do this...this is not a game of jenga I want to play...
- HF may only have a 90 day warranty, but bear in mind that they sell the same jacks all year round...year after year... Ill let you consider the possibilities on your own.
- Dont forget to get good jackstands...preferaly ones with a locking pin.

As for the jacks themselves:
- This jack looks nearly identical to the 1.5 ton aluminum Pittsburgh jack at HF, which was on sale for $57. It lifted up my Rogue and Prius without issue, with plenty of time to put stands. Just like this Arcan one, the Pittsburgh only lifts to around 14 inches and change. This is not high enough to lift up the entire front end and have room to put jackstands on both sides.
- The yellow 3-ton Daytona jack is made in the same factory as the Snap-On one (in China). A lawsuit settled between HF and Snap-On tactly revealed that SO does not make everything in the USA...hence a settlement...I assume to not bring too much press to this idea? It is currently on sale for $179 with coupon. LIfts to 23 inches. 3-year warranty. Numerous reviews on YT show that this jack handles daily professional work without issue.

I ended up getting the orange 3-ton low profile Daytona jack from HF. It has a shorter warranty, but was only $109 with coupon. Also low profile. LIfts to 20 inches. Also has swivel casters on back , so you can drive it back and forth under your car more easily.

As much as I LOVE, LOVE Costco customer service, bad timing and plenty of competition (and information on the web) made me go to HF.
Good luck everyone Smilie
Good points but this Arcan is NOT identical to the 1.5 ton HF jack.

1. This Arcan jack lifts 18.5" vs the HF 14.5"
2. This Arcan is bigger and beefier. 24" length vs 19" length, 60 lbs vs 31 lbs - This can be a pro or con depending on the situation.

The Arcan in-store at Costco is physically identical to the online one but it's all steel and around 100 lbs, I haven't seen anyone buy in-store because it's so heavy. Even at 60 lbs for this online hybrid alum/steel one, I feel is still heavy AF. So damn heavy I bought a 2nd one because I didn't want to lug it from my garage to my brother's.

I upgraded from a pos Craftsman 2 ton trolley jack that had trouble lifting a family sedan. Surprisingly someone offered me $80 for it on Craigslist haha. Oh I also bought a 10-pack of hockey pucks because of Scotty Kilmer, and no V-notch was needed they lifted a Honda Element and Acura TL and still look pristine.
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