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BEST Low Profile Garage Jack for Toyota Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Kevinztaco, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Mar 3, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    Kevinztaco

    Kevinztaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was being lazy so I decided to post it. I did some searches and there are variety of opinions on different jacks. I'm confused. I might just go to sears or Harbor freight and pick a 4 tons jack (no brand ind mind yet) just to be on the safe side .
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    scottw1

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    I've had craftsman jack and jack stands for the last 16 years. Works great every time. I would stay away from Harbor Freight. They sell a lot of cheap stuff. I have some of their stuff (Engine stand and others) but try and stay away from anthing with moving parts as most of their stuff seems to come from places as cheap or cheaper than China.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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    I don't think we need a "low profile" jack for a tacoma... some need a HIGH profile jack haha
     
  4. Mar 3, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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    Sorry scottw1, I just bought a Pittsburgh 3 tons rapidpump floor jack priced at $149.99 from Harbor Freight earlier this afternoon and paid $89.99 for it. I swapped my rear shocks as soon as I got back and it seemed to be working as intended. I have yet to try to jack up the front and see how it handles the heavier front end. A 3 tons Jack should be able to handle the Tacoma right?
     
  6. Mar 3, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    that's a good set up
     
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    I have an aluminum low profile jack from HF - works like a charm, has outlasted my $130 Torin and some other brand jack. But it's for my Honda, not truck.

    I don't think a low profile jack is going to raise the truck high enough - make sure you know how high you want the jack to go before purchasing!
     
  8. Mar 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    I got one of my jacks from Costco aluminum one best jack I ever owned also have a craftsman 4ton low profile for some reason it's a pain to lower it down and is 100+lbs almost as heavy as me 130lbs lol
     
  9. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    I'm going to replace my front shocks so I did some searches on Utube to see what would be the best way to go about it. The way this guy compressed his springs makes me nervous but he got it done.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IHx4ul5h-c
     
  10. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    You can rent those spring compressors for free at Autozone or Advance auto, just make sure they are on opposite sides of each other and tighten each side a little at a time - don't tighten one side completely, then move on to the other.
     
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