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      11-02-2012 11:23 AM #19152
      Funny, I grew up with the widow maker. It was, literally, the only jack I knew for nearly my first full decade of driving...never had a problem with it. Hell, I've even used it for jacking up a boat trailer, never had an issue. Do they physically fail, or cars just fall off? If they just fall off, it's user error.

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      11-02-2012 11:26 AM #19153
      Quote Originally Posted by GtIVR6-RJ View Post
      Oh the widowmaker.

      So little time has passed since we met, and yet, you scare the living hell out of me.
      /lifting 3000lbs car with a toothpick
      You can't really call yourself a VW owner until you've used a widowmaker and had your call fall... nearly slicing off your toes with the bare rotor.
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      11-02-2012 11:27 AM #19154
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      Went on a week's vacation to FL last fall. A couple of Blockbusters had already closed before then, but when I got back there were literally only two video stores left open in a town of 125k people. Netflix cleaned up shop.

      Pron shops? More of them than ever though.

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      11-02-2012 11:28 AM #19155
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      Funny, I grew up with the widow maker. It was, literally, the only jack I knew for nearly my first full decade of driving...never had a problem with it. Hell, I've even used it for jacking up a boat trailer, never had an issue. Do they physically fail, or cars just fall off? If they just fall off, it's user error.
      They don't fail, they're just notoriously unstable.
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      11-02-2012 11:37 AM #19156
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post


      Went on a week's vacation to FL last fall. A couple of Blockbusters had already closed before then, but when I got back there were literally only two video stores left open in a town of 125k people. Netflix cleaned up shop.


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      11-02-2012 11:39 AM #19157
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      Do they physically fail, or cars just fall off? If they just fall off, it's user error.
      Yes. Most of the time, it's user error. I've used mine extensively with little problem.
      But they do require due diligence to make sure you're on flat, solid ground, the positioning on the pinch weld is correct, and that the car is chok'd to make sure it doesn't move, *at all*.
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
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      11-02-2012 11:42 AM #19158
      a few posts up
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      11-02-2012 11:44 AM #19159
      ^^^^
      Yo, really... that's like 3 posts up.
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      11-02-2012 11:46 AM #19160
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      What's even funnier is that the Blockbuster CEO actually owns more Netflix stock than the founder of Netflix.


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      11-02-2012 11:55 AM #19161
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Pron shops? More of them than ever though.
      This is true everywhere I've been and it baffles me. If the Internet should kill one things, it's pron shops.

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      11-02-2012 12:01 PM #19163
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      Funny, I grew up with the widow maker. It was, literally, the only jack I knew for nearly my first full decade of driving...never had a problem with it. Hell, I've even used it for jacking up a boat trailer, never had an issue. Do they physically fail, or cars just fall off? If they just fall off, it's user error.
      I've only had the car roll off one ONCE...and that was because I was on a hill, like a maroon.

      The damn thing is a great jack, maligned by incompetent users. IT ISNT FOR MAINTENANCE REPAIRS, GUYs, it is for changing a flat quickly on the side of the road.

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      11-02-2012 12:10 PM #19164
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      I've only had the car roll off one ONCE...and that was because I was on a hill, like a maroon.

      The damn thing is a great jack, maligned by incompetent users. IT ISNT FOR MAINTENANCE REPAIRS, GUYs, it is for changing a flat quickly on the side of the road.
      Ever had a wheel stuck (corroded) to the hub?
      Tried to get it off while on the widowmaker?

      Not to mention, how many roadside shoulders are level enough to use the widowmaker?

      Ya good luck.

      Agreed, the design is pretty elegant, but it's use is limited and doesn't factor real world scenarios.
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      11-02-2012 12:11 PM #19165
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      ^^^^
      Yo, really... that's like 3 posts up.
      my bad fixed

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      11-02-2012 01:10 PM #19166
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post


      i don't know, barry obama logo looks like a pepsi logo to me, in the dark anyways.


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      11-02-2012 01:29 PM #19167
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      Ever had a wheel stuck (corroded) to the hub?
      Tried to get it off while on the widowmaker?

      Not to mention, how many roadside shoulders are level enough to use the widowmaker?

      Ya good luck.

      Agreed, the design is pretty elegant, but it's use is limited and doesn't factor real world scenarios.
      Yes. I have never had a problem getting stuck wheels un-stuck. There are several easy ways to do this.

      Shoulders? That's why the car rolled on me. Long downhill in WV, the flattest place I could stop still had a decent grade on it. Just took a little inventiveness for wheel chocks and all was good.

      Real-world? My space saver jacks have had some MILES on them, if you can call it that. I don't think you understand my bad luck with tires!

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      11-02-2012 01:39 PM #19168
      The point of the widowmaker hate is, the design just doesn't make sense when every non-German car I've owned came with this vastly superior design:


      Conventional scissor jacks don't depend on having the jack able to "rock" on its "foot" on level ground. I can and have used these just about everywhere. I have one in my garage with a picture of a 2nd gen Corolla on it, no idea how it got there but it's a beast.

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      11-02-2012 01:44 PM #19169
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      The point of the widowmaker hate is, the design just doesn't make sense when every non-German car I've owned came with this vastly superior design:
      Pssss. I don't spy any soul in that jack.


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      11-02-2012 01:48 PM #19170
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    21. 11-02-2012 01:49 PM #19171
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      The point of the widowmaker hate is, the design just doesn't make sense when every non-German car I've owned came with this vastly superior design.
      Why not just keep one of these in the car?

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      11-02-2012 01:51 PM #19172
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Why not just keep one of these in the car?
      A brunette can't change my flat tire.
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      11-02-2012 01:57 PM #19173
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      A brunette can't change my flat tire.
      but she could keep you occupied while you wait for AAA.
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      11-02-2012 02:49 PM #19175
      Quote Originally Posted by iThread View Post
      What's even funnier is that the Blockbuster CEO actually owns more Netflix stock than the founder of Netflix.

      I checked. Not true story. Reed holds no direct stock, it's in a trust or something else, but does own a pittance (4.4%). And if you're referring to Icahn, he's not CEO of Blockbuster, just a major stockholder who tried to turn it around.


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