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What floor jack, stand, & creeper are you all using?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 007TRUCK, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Jan 17, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    007TRUCK

    007TRUCK [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What do you recommend for below?

    1) Floor jack
    2) Jack stands
    3) Creeper
    4) Ramps
    5) Wheel chocks

    Thank you!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    Justus

    Justus fucks not given

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    Been happy with craftsman jack....... and some huge ac delco 6 ton stands. Mine are as tall LOWERED as my other stands were extended.... a must for holding by the frame with even a minor lift.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2016 at 9:13 PM
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    Bishop84

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    I bought a bottle jack for the trail, I never bothered buying a proper roller jack for home, but I use hoists at work when I'm doing anything big. I chalk using wood.

    Bottle jacks and some large pieces of wood work great on the trail when you can't use a hi lift.

    You won't need a creeper on a 3rd gen for a long time. Just a jack and jackstands are all you should need on a brand new truck.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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    RichVT

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    For jack stands and jack, pay attention to the maximum height. I'm always trying to get as high as possible. I've pushed the limits a little by using a block of wood between the jack and truck and using a piece or two of 2X10 lumber under the jack stands but you're better off getting a set up that will get you where you want to be without modification.

    My 6 ton jack stands go up to about 24" and I'm considering some 12 tons that go up to 30".

    I recently bought this creeper:

    http://www.amazon.com/USA-Made-Prof...53125821&sr=8-17-spons&keywords=creeper&psc=1

    It's very nice to be able to adjust it to a semi sitting position. I haven't had it long enough to know how it will hold up.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2016 at 5:05 PM
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    Napa 3.5 ton jack
    AC Delco jack stands (set of 4 ton and set of 6 ton -- overkill on capacity but they have 21" and 24" height respectively)
    I use cardboard as a creeper (no wheels or pads)
    I use Rhino ramps for oil changes
    I use old work boots for chocks
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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  7. Apr 25, 2016 at 6:13 PM
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  9. Apr 25, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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  10. Apr 25, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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    digitaLbraVo

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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    I used this same one this weekend to grease the front drive shaft. I was just thinking I'd like to pick one up, too!
     
  11. Apr 25, 2016 at 9:43 PM
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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    Price is low but so are the reviews
     
  12. Apr 25, 2016 at 9:46 PM
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    digitaLbraVo

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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    It's harbor freight stuff. The other half of the "average joe" in there is likely a mouth breather who'll post shitty reviews on cheap products complaining they're cheap.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:12 PM
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    I'm sure the mouth-breathers think it is a piece of shit because it doesn't roll smoothly across the gravel parking lot in the trailer court. I brought it home today, bolted on the wheels and slid under the truck just to see what kind of clearance I would have. It worked fine, it held my ass off the ground and rolled under the truck. Good enough for a home mechanic that will use it 2-3 times a year.
     
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  14. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:18 PM
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    - 3 ton Duralast hydraulic roller jack.
    - Craftsman creeper
    - Craftsman 4 ton professional jack stands

    All of them have held up well with several years of use.

    RJM
     
  15. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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    - Never skimp on items that your life may depend on. :thumbsup:

    RJM
     
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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    I've found that when people take the time to leave positive reviews the item is typically of great value. I usually avoid low rated products because I've had best luck with highly rated ones.
     
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  17. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:42 PM
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  18. Apr 25, 2016 at 10:43 PM
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    $100 aluminum steel hybrid 2.5 ton jack from Costco.

    4x4s for Jack stands. Also HF stands.

    Older non stackable Rhino ramps for ramping. (They hold a 4x4 2500HD GM no problem)

    Craftsman molded plastic creeper. Very nice.

    Rocks or 2x4s for chocks.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2016 at 11:33 PM
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    digitaLbraVo

    digitaLbraVo Derka Derka

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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    If my life is depending on a creeper under my truck, I've given up all hope at that point. It's not a rocket sled, it keeps me out of any junk on the ground and makes getting under/out from under easier.
     
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  20. Jun 18, 2016 at 5:37 AM
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    Lots of good discussion but got a more basic simple question on the 16's; anyone know what the proper location for jacking the front and rear ends are and where the jackstands should be placed on each end. I know there are recommended locations rather than just trial and error. I have heard that newer vehicle differentials are no longer reasonable to use to jack the vehicle. Have a 2016 TRD Offroad 4x4 Doublecab 5 Foot bed.

    Thanks.
     

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