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Jack and Jack stands

So I've never used jack stands and I'm looking to buy a set with Jack. Autozone has a set for 60 bucks 2.25 ton. Would this be good enough to hold up the front while I do the brakes?

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Re: Jack and Jack stands

I feel more comfortable using 6 ton jack stands. They're much wider and seem to be more stable. I find whenever I used my 2.5 ton stands I had to raise them up to almost the max height, which I didn't like at all.

Harbor freight has 6 tons stands for cheap and you can use a 20% coupon:

http://m.harborfreight.com/6-ton-ste...nds-61197.html

http://m.harborfreight.com/2-piece-r...and-95952.html



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Re: Jack and Jack stands

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I feel more comfortable using 6 ton jack stands. They're much wider and seem to be more stable. I find whenever I used my 2.5 ton stands I had to raise them up to almost the max height, which I didn't like at all.

Harbor freight has 6 tons stands for cheap and you can use a 20% coupon:

6 ton Steel Jack Stands

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So I've never used jack stands and I'm looking to buy a set with Jack. Autozone has a set for 60 bucks 2.25 ton. Would this be good enough to hold up the front while I do the brakes?
While technically, the stand will never be holding the whole weight of the vehicle, it should be noted the weight of the vehicle is over 4500lbs, which is the exact maximum of the stands you want to use.

I wouldn't use anything rated for less than 3 tons for safety (I actually like to go double on something meant to hold a vehicle up from killing me - so roughly 4-5 tons would be my minimum) and I second the suggestion of something even higher due to the larger units often having a greater maximum height. Greater maximum height means you won't have to crank them all the way up to give you plenty of room.

That $60 package will also likely leave you with a jack that will eventually fail to pressurize on something as large as a Jeep. That set is for little cars.
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While technically, the stand will never be holding the whole weight of the vehicle, it should be noted the weight of the vehicle is over 4500lbs, which is the exact maximum of the stands you want to use.

I wouldn't use anything rated for less than 3 tons for safety (I actually like to go double on something meant to hold a vehicle up from killing me - so roughly 4-5 tons would be my minimum) and I second the suggestion of something even higher due to the larger units often having a greater maximum height. Greater maximum height means you won't have to crank them all the way up to give you plenty of room.

That $60 package will also likely leave you with a jack that will eventually fail to pressurize on something as large as a Jeep. That set is for little cars.
Ok cool. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Jack and Jack stands

Jacking instructions and lift points are given here: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/Misc/2011_wk_lift_points.pdf

Nothing about jack stand placement.

Where are the best places to put the jack stands while you have the vehicle jacked up at the lift points? Or more specifically, I plan to install one spacer at a time. While I use the jack to lift that wheel from a lift point, where do I put the jack stand for added safety?
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Jacking instructions and lift points are given here: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/Misc/2011_wk_lift_points.pdf

Nothing about jack stand placement.

Where are the best places to put the jack stands while you have the vehicle jacked up at the lift points? Or more specifically, I plan to install one spacer at a time. While I use the jack to lift that wheel from a lift point, where do I put the jack stand for added safety?
Put it along the frame on the under body. I used the jacking point to lift it when I did my calipers, just use the jackstand under the frame and you should be straight.
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Re: Jack and Jack stands

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So I've never used jack stands and I'm looking to buy a set with Jack. Autozone has a set for 60 bucks 2.25 ton. Would this be good enough to hold up the front while I do the brakes?
One thing to keep in mind is that if you have a sedan or coupe, you won't be able to use any stand rated for over 3 ton, as the minimum height will not fit under most sedans and coupe. I have 3 ton, it works with my sedan and Jeep.

So, you want to have a stand that can be used with multiple vehicles or an overkill stand which will work with only pickups and SUVs. Of course, this all changes if you don't own or plan to own sedan/coupes.
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