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In need of a floor jack

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by TacoSID138, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Aug 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    TacoSID138

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    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?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Why won't your 2.5 ton work?
     
  3. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    TacoSID138

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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
     
  4. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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

    You'll never go back.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    SR54x4

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    dont you need sliders or steel bumpers to be able to lift the truck with one?
     
  6. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    scocar

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    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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  7. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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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.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    A cookie for you.

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  9. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    Dude, those aren't chocolate.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    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.

    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.

     
  11. Aug 4, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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  12. Aug 5, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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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...
     
  13. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    hahaha thats definitely where im going, so no feelings hurt :D like i said thank you for the help.

    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
     
  14. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    sounds like a plan... split the cost...
     
  15. Aug 8, 2011 at 1:00 AM
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    How did this install go btw???
     
  16. Aug 13, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    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
     
  17. Aug 13, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    how long did it take to do the back???
     
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