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Old 07-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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what rating of a Jack and Jack Stand would I need for my truck

I need to buy a jack and a jack stand and wondering what load strength should I buy? I have a 3 ton jack stand at home and wondering if that will work.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #2
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Your truck weighs just over 2 tons. 3 tons will work fine. I got a 4 ton low profile high lifting Torrin jack.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Just make sure it has enough lift if your truck is lifted. Or you wil have to use wood blocks also.
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i would buy a 3 ton floor jack and 6 ton stands I have a set of 2,4,6 & 12 tons and the 6 tons are the perfect size for a Tacoma the 4 tons are a little small. And my 2 tons are for my girls car And the 12 tons well are huge!

Harbor Freight has a 3 ton jack on sale for 70 bucks right now with a coupon i just picked one up it's beefy as hell and the 6 Ton jack stands are 39.00 with a coupon.

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thanks guys

thanks. I will stop by a store and get one
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:45 AM   #6
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Check out Sears, I picked up a 3 Ton jack, 2 jack stands and a creeper in a kit for $100 this past Christmas!
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I would not buy Crasftman junk. 2 torque wrenches and 1 jack have failed on me.
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I would not buy Crasftman junk. 2 torque wrenches and 1 jack have failed on me.
Damn, that sucks... I haven't had any issues with their stuff so far, knock on wood!
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I've got two craftsman jack stands and a craftsman floor jack, absolutely no issues man.
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Damn, that sucks... I haven't had any issues with their stuff so far, knock on wood!
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I've got two craftsman jack stands and a craftsman floor jack, absolutely no issues man.
Their old stuff used to be good but their new stuff is junk. I had a 4 ton quick lift/low profile jack that failed picking up a Civic. It didn't drop the car it just wouldn't pick it up after a few pumps. I followed the air bleeding procedure throughout the 2 years that I had it and it still died.
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you can find out the curb weight of your truck through toyota's website or google, then you look for the jack that is rated for at least that rate
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OP, you should be fine with a pari of 3 tons for stuff like axles and 6 tons for the frame rails, mainly need for height to keep the wheels off the ground, not weight capacity. But I like the added safety, too, when I am under there.

I had a Crafstman jack that sucked, mainly because the release control was terrible.

I got a 3.5 ton Arcon from Costo a couple years ago, and it is great. good height, quick lift, smooth, slow release. I know a few other guys here have them too and like it a lot. Like $89 at Costco 9when they have them, they do in Sac now) and about $130 at Northern Tool.
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OP, you should be fine with a pari of 3 tons for stuff like axles and 6 tons for the frame rails, mainly need for height to keep the wheels off the ground, not weight capacity. But I like the added safety, too, when I am under there.

I had a Crafstman jack that sucked, mainly because the release control was terrible.

I got a 3.5 ton Arcon from Costo a couple years ago, and it is great. good height, quick lift, smooth, slow release. I know a few other guys here have them too and like it a lot. Like $89 at Costco 9when they have them, they do in Sac now) and about $130 at Northern Tool.
I agree with you there, the release control is horrible on the Craftsman jack I have. I'm getting better with it but it lets go very quickly!
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I get that this thread is a year old, but just for future reference I've had one of those harbor freight jack stands fail on me. And had it not been for the jack doubling as a second safety I probably would have been in bad shape. The lip bent over that should lock it in place. Just food for thought, maybe I got a lemon
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I get that this thread is a year old, but just for future reference I've had one of those harbor freight jack stands fail on me. And had it not been for the jack doubling as a second safety I probably would have been in bad shape. The lip bent over that should lock it in place. Just food for thought, maybe I got a lemon
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Check out Sears, I picked up a 3 Ton jack, 2 jack stands and a creeper in a kit for $100 this past Christmas!
I got the same deal a couple years ago...still working fine.
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I thought i'd be safe buying zip ties there...NOT!!. The things are fucking garbage.
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