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Jack stands and storage options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ardrummer292, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Jun 24, 2020 at 10:01 PM
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    ardrummer292

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    I don't own any automotive tools, so I'm starting from scratch. I'm looking to pick up a pair of jack stands so I can handle minor maintenance like changing brake pads. From what I've read, 6 ton stands are the way to go since they reach high enough to support trucks with a 3 inch lift.

    I'd like to permanently store these stands in the bed, since I want to be able to perform maintenance on my vehicle even if I'm on a travel assignment for work. Since the bed is where I'm keeping all my fluids and tools, it makes sense to keep other maintenance-related items back there. I'm worried that a couple large unsecured hunks of metal will become a missile hazard if I get into a wreck, so I'd like to have a way to secure them to the truck itself.

    Here's where it gets tricky: I have a tonneau cover, which limits my vertical clearance to ~18 inches. If I'm going to store them vertically, the stands will need to have a folding base so I can stuff them between the wheel well and header rail (DCLB) to minimize loss of storage space. I'm buying a DuHa Humpstor to mount on my header rail, reducing the available footprint to something like 10x8 inches.

    What are my options? I'm happy for any input you guys can provide.
     
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  2. Jun 24, 2020 at 10:07 PM
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    You will at least want 6 ton jack stands. I cant recall how tall but I do not think they are taller than 17 inches. I picked up the Big Red ones off Amazon or Ebay. Has a locking pin they have been working solid. Just shy away from the Harbor Freight ones anytime soon or ever.
     
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    Yep, looks like standard 6 ton jack stands will fit under the tonneau vertically. My concern is their footprint, especially once I get the DuHa Humpstor modded and installed on the header rail. I won't be able to fit anything with a large footprint between the wheel well and front of the bed with an extra ~11 inches taken up by a bed rail-mounted case.

    Even if the jack stands have a sufficiently small footprint, I'd like to figure out a way to secure them to the truck so they don't go flying in a collision.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2020 at 10:54 PM
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    Add the Dodge Sprinter D-Rings beneath your bed bolts? Just did these recently and they really come in handy. You could ratchet strap the jack stands directly to them
     
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    Yep, I've got those hooked up. I ended up using cheap-o generic D-rings, but it's the same end result. I wonder if there's a way to directly bolt the jack stands to the lowered bed rails on the side. I'll have to figure that one out with a bit of hands-on, I imagine.

    Does anyone know of any reputable folding jack stands, or is that not a thing?
     
  6. Jun 25, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    Go with 6 ton Jacks. Throw a barbell and some weights in the back and you can convert the jacks into an adjustable weight stand for on the go workouts. I put mine to good use for home workouts.

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    That’s what I used in the garage for a few years as well
     
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    ha good idea
     
  10. Jun 27, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    Maybe a heavy duty plastic bin with other misc items along in there. Just strap it down in a corner.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2020 at 2:50 AM
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    I totally forgot about this thread. Posting my setup so others can use it as a reference.

    I ended up going with a WeatherGuard Super Lo-Side toolbox for additional storage space. Only available in white, so I rattle-canned it black.

    I bolted some D-rings to the toolbox, then rigged 1/4” bungee cord to the D-rings. Perfect storage for my jack stands and 2 pairs of wheel chocks.


     

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