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What kind of Jack Stand to use with truck. what load capacity?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JUJtacoma2010, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need to buy a jack and jack stands. what load capacity should I buy? would 3 ton jack stand work?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    SManZ

    SManZ el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

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    Yes, 3-ton stands will work. Remember that jack stands are rated per pair. So the 3-ton stands are actually 3000lbs each.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    steve o 77

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    get the tallest ones you can afford too, I always have to stack wood blocks under mine to reach the frame rails. It's really annoying.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    I bought the big tall heavy stable 6 ton ones. I want to feel safe while I'm working under there. Also, trucks sit taller than cars, so you need to be able to have them extended taller; and the bigger ones tend to be taller.

    The ones at Kragen/OReilly freaked me out. After I bought them, I found that the adjustable catch had a very tenuous hold on the extension bar. I thought it could let go, so I returned 'em.

    My two cents: don't skimp here.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    I have this problem too. It's a real PITA. Been thinking about getting another set that's taller.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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