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more jacks??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Karo, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 21, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    Karo

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    do i need to buy more jacks to change my oil/brakes? what other methods are there of lifting up your truck to get underneath safely?
     
  2. May 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    a lift.

    why would you need jackstands to change oil? u have a prerunner right? should be able to fit under there.

    jackstands aren't that bad...
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    Definitely not what I did. I almost died last week when my truck fell on me.

    Just make sure you can get a couple 3 ton jack stands and put them UNDER the frame.

    It doesn't matter how you get it up in the air: hydraulic floor jack, stock spare scissor jack, hi lift jack. Just make sure you have stands under the frame before you get under there.
     
  4. May 21, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    This thread puzzles me...
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    I suppose you could use the jack your truck came with but that will get old real quick. You should be able to pick up a floor jack and a pair of jack stands pretty cheap. And note ALWAYS use the jack stands, never trust your jack.

    Don't be this guy.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    whats the difference between a jack and a jack stand?
     
  7. May 21, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    wat?
    ^^ jackstand
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    jack
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  8. May 21, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    haha that guy is welding right by his gas tank also it looks like
     
  9. May 21, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    nice, thanks Jamie
     
  10. May 21, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    wat?
    to change the oil, u shouldnt need any jacks, etc....

    for brakes, i'd use a floor jack in the front center, then a jackstand under the frame at each side...AND dont forget the e-brake. made that mistake myself once
     
  11. May 21, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    what happens if the e-brake isn't engaged? and where exactly do i put the jackstand in the front center?
     
  12. May 21, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    the truck has a very good chance of rolling off the jackstands and killing you :D

    jack the truck up from the brace in the middle. i know u 6 lug people are different tho

    you don't need to put ajackstand in the middle but you use the jack in the middle and its always nice to leave it there if possible for extra precaution and if you need to adjust the truck
     
  13. May 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    wat?

    correct on both....floor jack in the front center and jackstands under the frame on both sides
     
  14. May 22, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    I don't want to sound like an @ss, but base off of this statement I wouldn't recommend that you work on your truck when working underneath, anytime soon that is. Don't want to hear about you getting hurt.
    However, there is nothing wrong with doing research on this (which you are) and having someone show you in person that knows what they are doing.
    Just make sure to do a lot of research and get someone to show you.
    This is nothing to mess around with.

    Good luck...
     
  15. May 22, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    ya i completely agree with you. i don't plan on doing my first brake/oil change anytime soon. i just recently became a member here which is what sparked my interest to take care of my own car. im planning on buying a repair guide book and watching the guys at the shop work on it and going from there. well i'll probably watch and observe more than once before i actually get my hands dirty.
     
  16. May 22, 2010 at 12:25 AM
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    ^ as long as you can get a friend to help you out the first time, its not the hardest thing to do. its always good to have someone with you that can keep an eye out
     
  17. May 22, 2010 at 12:35 AM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Awesome, that's good to hear. That's the same way I went about learning about it, and automotive classes I took in High school.

    Welcome to the site, make sure to check out the Cheap/free mods section. You'll get a good start on things, and will get your hands dirty.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html
    And also the Mods & Tutorials link on top right, very helpful tutorials and tips.
     
  18. May 22, 2010 at 1:30 AM
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    I could get under it just fine even before my lift.
     
  19. May 22, 2010 at 4:50 AM
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    well if u have the v6, its a good truck to learn on. oil filter is super easy to get too
     
  20. May 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Brilliant!
     
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