Another lesson I learned out at the race track was why aluminum jacks are a big deal. I’ve always maintained that nobody carries around a floor jack, so why does it need to be super-light or have a bunch of handles on it? This is why.
I couldn’t count how many crew members were walking around with a jack slung under their arm. These guys carried them wherever the car went and even went over the wall with them. I could see why shaving a few pounds would make a difference when seconds count on the track.
It’s foolish, but I just never put it together before. We must also point out that this is a super-effective way to carry a jack. We tried it when we got back, and it really does spread the load and allow good movement if you’re in a hurry.
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