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4 ton or 6 ton jack stands?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by CaliforniaTaco, May 14, 2009.

  1. CaliforniaTaco

    CaliforniaTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can I get away with using 4 ton jack stands to install a readylift or should I get 6 ton stands?
     
  2. Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    Considering the truck doesn't weight nearly 4 tons, you'd be fine... ....

    Plus that rating is per jack, and if you're using multiple jacks you're distributing the weight across them.
     
  3. CaliforniaTaco

    CaliforniaTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    awesome thanks, knew i was over thinking it
     
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    Napa had a real good deal on 6 ton stands awhile back so I picked up four. This is one case where overkill can't hurt, hey it's my ass under there! Whatever don't get the units that are stamped metal with pins that go through holes to adjust for height,if they still make them.
     
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    You can never have to much support when lifting a truck..................
     
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    go big or go home!! usually the higher rated ones are also taller, so that helps too!
     
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    Get the ones that lift the HIGHEST.

    If they're both the same height - can't go wrong with either.

    If it were me, and the price difference was minimal - I'd get the 6 ton.
     
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    Although the 4 ton is plenty, I'd get the 6 ton just for the peace of mind. Also, you never know what your future applications may be.
     
  9. dktaco

    dktaco Yes MAObama is a joke!

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    Sounds like a personal problem...couldn't resist. :p Get the one that is best fit for your truck.
     
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    4 ton=8000lbs. Your truck doesn't weight anymore then 4000lbs.
     
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    I'll need even more lifting / height as I get older. Gravity is evil. :D
     
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    Is there a thread or info with pics somewhere here where i can see the best and safest place to place the jack stands under the truck ?
     
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    Death_Stalker " The Master Ninja"

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    I think it might show you in the manual
     
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    Sorry, Tahla. That was meant as a joke for another memeber that we pick on about jackstands.
     
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    lol haha i firgured ... man you guys are funny .. anyways yeah i read through it but it wasnt clear to me i thought someone might have some clear pictures here but no worries i'll keep looking ....
     
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    4 ton stands are more then enough, but why not spend a little extra and get a much stronger 6 ton jack stand. For me personally, it is a no brainier. All I use, and all I'll ever use on a truck.
     
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