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Jack Size?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by se2schul, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    se2schul

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    Is a 2 ton jack sufficient for my Tacoma, or do I need to go with the 3 ton jack?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    I would go with a 4 ton atleast.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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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.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    How much lift height do I need for a stock Tacoma?
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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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. ;)
     
  6. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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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.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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  9. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Thanks guys. I hadn't even thought about the lift height.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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  11. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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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/automo...on-capacity-low-profile-floor-jack-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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