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what rating of a Jack and Jack Stand would I need for my truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JUJtacoma2010, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    JUJtacoma2010

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    I need to buy a jack and a jack stand and wondering what load strength should I buy? I have a 3 ton jack stand at home and wondering if that will work.
     
  2. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Your truck weighs just over 2 tons. 3 tons will work fine. I got a 4 ton low profile high lifting Torrin jack.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    lembowski

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    Just make sure it has enough lift if your truck is lifted. Or you wil have to use wood blocks also.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    i would buy a 3 ton floor jack and 6 ton stands I have a set of 2,4,6 & 12 tons and the 6 tons are the perfect size for a Tacoma the 4 tons are a little small. And my 2 tons are for my girls car And the 12 tons well are huge!

    Harbor Freight has a 3 ton jack on sale for 70 bucks right now with a coupon i just picked one up it's beefy as hell and the 6 Ton jack stands are 39.00 with a coupon.

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  5. Jul 15, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    JUJtacoma2010

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    thanks. I will stop by a store and get one
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Pugga

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    Check out Sears, I picked up a 3 Ton jack, 2 jack stands and a creeper in a kit for $100 this past Christmas!
     
  7. Jul 15, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    I would not buy Crasftman junk. 2 torque wrenches and 1 jack have failed on me.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Damn, that sucks... I haven't had any issues with their stuff so far, knock on wood!
     
  9. Jul 15, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    I've got two craftsman jack stands and a craftsman floor jack, absolutely no issues man.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Their old stuff used to be good but their new stuff is junk. I had a 4 ton quick lift/low profile jack that failed picking up a Civic. It didn't drop the car it just wouldn't pick it up after a few pumps. I followed the air bleeding procedure throughout the 2 years that I had it and it still died.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    you can find out the curb weight of your truck through toyota's website or google, then you look for the jack that is rated for at least that rate
     
  12. Jul 15, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    OP, you should be fine with a pari of 3 tons for stuff like axles and 6 tons for the frame rails, mainly need for height to keep the wheels off the ground, not weight capacity. But I like the added safety, too, when I am under there.

    I had a Crafstman jack that sucked, mainly because the release control was terrible.

    I got a 3.5 ton Arcon from Costo a couple years ago, and it is great. good height, quick lift, smooth, slow release. I know a few other guys here have them too and like it a lot. Like $89 at Costco 9when they have them, they do in Sac now) and about $130 at Northern Tool.
     
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    I agree with you there, the release control is horrible on the Craftsman jack I have. I'm getting better with it but it lets go very quickly!
     
  14. Sep 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    I get that this thread is a year old, but just for future reference I've had one of those harbor freight jack stands fail on me. And had it not been for the jack doubling as a second safety I probably would have been in bad shape. The lip bent over that should lock it in place. Just food for thought, maybe I got a lemon
     
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    I wouldn't buy a #2 pencil from harbor freight.
     
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    I got the same deal a couple years ago...still working fine.
     
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    or tape :D
     
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    I thought i'd be safe buying zip ties there...NOT!!. The things are fucking garbage. :(
     
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    LOL!

    Yup.

    Bought 1000 of them. Ended up packing up my worksite and driving 10 miles to an electronic wholesale shop.
    Things would seem to snug up, then they'd pop free like they had no teeth.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    Try Harbor Freight.

    2 ton should be plenty.

    Just remember if you are just lifting one side of the vehicle you are only lifting about half the trucks weight or so.

    2 - 2 ton jacks = 8000 lbs
     
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