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Floor jack

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Glocker23, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Mar 31, 2015 at 10:03 PM
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    Glocker23

    Glocker23 [OP] Drive fast take chances

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    Looking to get a good floor jack for my Tacoma and wife's escape.

    What is a good brand? What size should I look for too? Also don't want to break the bank.

    Is harbor freight any good for jacks?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2015 at 7:49 PM
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    012TacoDeAsada

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    I got a harbor freight 3ton steel jack best 80 bucks I spent. Better then the 3 ton craftsman I had bought that only worked once.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:19 AM
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  4. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:37 AM
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    Get the 3 ton aluminum jack with the 25% off coupon. I use mine on the Tacoma and Tundra all the time. Just bought the aluminum jack stands last week. Your back will thank you later.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:38 AM
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    Pick up jack stands while you're at it if you don't already have them. A set of 4 makes working on any car/truck handy.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:39 AM
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    Which aluminum. I was told to stay away from aluminum cuz not as strong
     
  7. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:39 AM
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    Def going to get stands. Prob 2 sets of 3 ton jacks
     
  8. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:48 AM
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    Pittsburgh 3 ton aluminum racing (blue & silver). Have not had any problems with mine. Have used it to lift my Tundra, Tacoma, and g/f's Jeep.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-aluminum-racing-floor-jack-with-rapidpump-68052.html

    http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-aluminum-jack-stands-91760.html

    If the cashier is cool, he will ring up your jack and jack stands (2 set of 2) separately and use the 25% coupon for all three. My Tacoma has been sitting on jack stands for a week now in carport (aka Bay #1). Lol.
     
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  9. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:51 AM
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    My Harbor Freight jack has never let me down, I've had it for 1.5 years now. I have the low profile (works great to get under cars) 2.5 ton. Got that thing for practically nothing when they had a sale and was still able to use a coupon. I think I paid like $45 for it. Got the stands too so I could replace some old rusty ones I had, not bad either.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:57 AM
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    For stands. 3 ton is good? May have to do some HF store harassing. Lol
     
  11. Apr 3, 2015 at 5:59 AM
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    I got 6 tons because any smaller and I can't put the truck on stands..too much clearance with 3" and 285s :eek:
     
  12. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:01 AM
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    Ahhh. I have stock suspension with 265/70/17. Should be good
     
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  13. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:04 AM
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    Bay #1

    HF.jpg
     
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  14. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    Lol nice.

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    I have this craftsman aluminum jack for my other toy.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:07 AM
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    What are good lift and or good jack stand points on the truck?
     
  16. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:12 AM
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    Rear- Jack under pumpkin. Jack stands under axle
    Front- Frame rail towards the front. (near weld)

    BTW- Like your scooter too! :cool:
     
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  17. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:16 AM
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    Front for jack and stands. Fairly close to weld?
     
  18. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:19 AM
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    I place the jack along the frame behind the weld and the jack stand next to the jack, under the weld. Never had any problems. Just raise/lower slowly when jacking side to side. Truck tends to shift a little.
     
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  19. Apr 3, 2015 at 6:21 AM
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    OK. Thanks. Now time to start stalking HF. Lol
     
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