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Old 07-12-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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Jack Size?

Is a 2 ton jack sufficient for my Tacoma, or do I need to go with the 3 ton jack?
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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I would go with a 4 ton atleast.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:49 AM   #3
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sufficient as far as weight capacity...it will struggle, but work fine.....problem you will more than likely run into is that it will not have enough lift height.
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How much lift height do I need for a stock Tacoma?
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:52 AM   #5
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2 ton is pretty lightweight, and it may not have enough vertical lift without blocks (which you should avoid using for safety). I have an Arcan 3.5 ton I got at Costco for $89 (Northern Tool has it too, but for about $135) and it is pretty effortless, and great control on lowering. Others have been happy with it too. Check out the garage forum.
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i had a 2 1/4 ton that i think had 15 inches of lift. it worked fine on teh back (under the axel), but i had to use a block of wood to get the front. i now use a 3 ton that has 21 inches of lift and it works like a dream. i'd say 17-18 would probably be enough for the factory jack points.
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How much lift height do I need for a stock Tacoma?
Not sure, but the Arcan goes to 21.5 in. I seem to recall measuring at least 18 on a 4x4 with 265/70-16s

(Edit: oh, I see you have a 2nd gen, mine's 1st).

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gar...vice-jack.html
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check harbor freight, 60 bucks for a lightweight 3 ton jack.
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Thanks guys. I hadn't even thought about the lift height.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #10
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I was looking at this 2-ton for $50:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

And this 3-ton for $125
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

I want a jack and the stands.
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x2 on what kevin said. and you can't beat the price.

$80 + 20% off with the cupon you can get in just about any magazine now

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ack-94629.html

this is the one i have. i probably use it twice a week, so it diffinately gets put through it's paces. it get's some pretty heavy use on the weekends too becasue i'm usually helping out friends. great quality and takes a beating. it's a little on the heavy side (abotu 80 lbs), but for a home use jack, that's not really an issue.
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