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Jack Stand Height

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by seligman, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Dec 20, 2015 at 1:29 AM
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    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to buy some jack stands for my father (and his 2WD Prerunner) for Christmas.

    Does this require the TALLER jack stands that extend beyond 16 or 17"? He has the stock tire size, by the way. I figured I better ask here before dropping some cash on a set.

    I'll probably go for Craftsman's unless someone talks me out of it.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2015 at 1:32 AM
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    If the jack stand isnt tall enough, throw a block of wood underneath
     
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    For as much as I use them (or not) I went with the Harbor Freight 6 ton jack stands and 4 ton floor jack. Not a bad product for the price.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2015 at 2:17 AM
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    Do you trust your life with those Harbor Freight stands?

    Not that Sears/Craftsman is necessarily any better quality, just wondering your opinion.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2015 at 2:25 AM
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    I wish I could find decent jack stands whose height ranged from about 11-12" to 19-20". The taller stands start at about 13-14" -- really high for sedans -- which my parents also have.
     
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  8. Dec 20, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    When shopping I was hesitant, Harbor Freight products are not my first choice when it comes to tools. Purchasing the jack and stands, safety of the stands and function of the jack was my main concern. Again I went with the 6 ton stands and 4 ton jack. Cost played into the final decision as both were on sale, so the investment was minimal for something I would not be using often. These items were purchased for use on the Tacoma specifically. First use was for a tire rotation, the jack is the perfect size for the truck and lifts with ease. The stands are solid, after supporting the truck (with tires still on) I shook the the truck every which way to test and build trust in them. After use I checked the cogs/locks and everything looked fine. Since then I have used both for installing front and rear suspension with no issues whatsoever and my confidence is building in them. I also purchased the rubber caps for the top of the stands.

    The negative side of the purchase was (no joke) my shop smelled like China after I unpacked everything for about a month. It just stunk, but has since gone away.
     
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