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Old 08-03-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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In need of a floor jack

So after hundreds of money spent on suspension parts, I got my lift together. I haven't had the money to buy a bigger jack than the one I have now (2 1/2 ton) but would like to put my lift on this sunday. I would like to know if there is anyone in the SF valley, or burbank area that is willing to let me borrow there 4 ton jack just for sunday?
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Why won't your 2.5 ton work?
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Why won't your 2.5 ton work?
its too small, won't lift the ear tires off the ground.

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get some blocks and build up ur stands bases, and the jacks reach
I was thinking this but I'm taking off my struts and replacing them with new coils and struts, and replacing the leaf pack and adding new rear shocks. I don't think it would be sturdy enough, plus I don't have that many pieces of wood.

I appreciate the advice guys
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Buy a hi-lift and get it over with already.

You'll never go back.
dont you need sliders or steel bumpers to be able to lift the truck with one?
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its too small, won't lift the ear tires off the ground.

I was thinking this but I'm taking off my struts and replacing them with new coils and struts, and replacing the leaf pack and adding new rear shocks. I don't think it would be sturdy enough, plus I don't have that many pieces of wood.

I appreciate the advice guys
Do you have a Costco membership (or a friend who does)? They often stock the Arcan 3.5 ton, and it has good height and works great. You can't beat Costco's price at about $90, either.




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dont you need sliders or steel bumpers to be able to lift the truck with one?
Nope, jack it off the hitch receiver and they sell an adapter so you can jack up the truck utilizing the wheels.

I can get my truck in the air before someone with a regular jack even gets theirs in position.
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Nope, jack it off the hitch receiver and they sell an adapter so you can jack up the truck utilizing the wheels.

I can get my truck in the air before someone with a regular jack even gets theirs in position.

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gotcha, dont feel bad.

with a simple eibach lift and an AAL on my 2nd gen, the 2.5 jack I had for yrs was useless when placed under the frame, and the jack stands I had wouldnt touch the frame rails when extended all the way out and the truck sitting on its own with no jack in use

200 bux later I got a 24" floor jack, and 2 sets of 6 ton jack stands.......Un extended they are as tall as the prior jack stands at full extension.
Haha thanks man. Luckily I have 4 jack stands that are tall enough. The only good thing is since I have 285s I don't have to jack the truck up to change the oil.

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Buy a hi-lift and get it over with already.

You'll never go back.
I wouldn't mind getting one in the future when I get sliders. I don't want to waste money on a wheel adapter, nor do I want to use my receiver hitch to jack it up... Thanks for your suggestions.

[QUOTE=scocar;3531206]Do you have a Costco membership (or a friend who does)? They often stock the Arcan 3.5 ton, and it has good height and works great. You can't beat Costco's price at about $90, either.

Yea I do have a card, never thought about checking there. I will definitely look into this. Hopefully my dad will go half with me so he won't have to use a piece of wood with the 2 1/2 ton. Thanks a lot.

Thanks again for everyone's input!
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I wouldn't mind getting one in the future when I get sliders. I don't want to waste money on a wheel adapter, nor do I want to use my receiver hitch to jack it up... Thanks for your suggestions.
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Luckily I have 4 jack stands that are tall enough.
if the stands are tall enough to fit under the frame and hold it up, use the floor jack under the diff to get the truck up, then slide jack stands in there...
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hahaha thats definitely where im going, so no feelings hurt like i said thank you for the help.

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if the stands are tall enough to fit under the frame and hold it up, use the floor jack under the diff to get the truck up, then slide jack stands in there...
i tried that last week, seeing if my jack was strong enough, but it wasnt high enough to extened the jacks. my dad was looking for one yesterday so ima see if he will go half with me. thanks
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How did this install go btw???

it went good dude. got the rear done ourselves, but had to take the front to the shop. i have sligth rake but i like it
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