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Old 02-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Where to buy a good floor jack and stands?

Also what's a good brand?


Looking for something that I can use to just take my wheels off my car(to clean, dip them, or paint the brake calipers)

What is recommended? Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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I have two and they work great, a 3 ton craftsman and a low pro harbor freight 1.5 tons
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Also what's a good brand?

Looking for something that I can use to just take my wheels off my car(to clean, dip them, or paint the brake calipers)

What is recommended? Thanks!
If money is no object then I go for a craftsman low profile aluminum racing jack. If you're like me frugal (<- there's a difference between frugal and cheap) then I'd look at sears for a combo set of Jack Stands and jack. I got mine for less than $70 site to store. Picked it up on my way home from work
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I have two and they work great, a 3 ton craftsman and a low pro harbor freight 1.5 tons
Same combo i have. Really need a third sometimes.
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I have had 2-3 craftsman fail in me.
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Yea I know. I have like 5 stands also
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I have the craftsman race jack and it's great but be careful when jacking from the front, I have an inch of clearance between the jack handle and my chin spoiler before I even begin lifting. It helps to drive up on some 2X4s just to get some clearance first.
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I have the craftsman race jack and it's great but be careful when jacking from the front, I have an inch of clearance between the jack handle and my chin spoiler before I even begin lifting. It helps to drive up on some 2X4s just to get some clearance first.
I will keep that in mind, I'm hoping within the next week to have my wheels off and dip them leaving a chrome lip and finishing the matte black with a gloss coat to make them shine.

I have to get the required tools though lol
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #9
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The harbor Freight jack stands are great for the price. It's pretty hard to screw those up. I have a few friends that have Harbor Freight floor jacks that haven't had any problems with them and for the price I have been pretty tempted to get one myself. But definitely, DEFINITELY use jack stands with them or any jack stand for that matter! I figure for the occasional use I would use mine for things like oil changes and lubing up the suspension an inexpensive one will work just fine.
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Bought a complete 2-ton jack, jack stand, creeper set at AutoZone and took that POS set back the next day! Recently bought Craftsman 3-ton set and it seems to be much better quality! Happy with it so far..
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I bought a 2.5 ton craftsman jack and 2 jack stands for $49.99. Then went on JEGS and bought a creeper and roller seat for $44.99.
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I bought a 2.5 ton craftsman jack and 2 jack stands for $49.99. Then went on JEGS and bought a creeper and roller seat for $44.99.
Where did you get the jack and stands for 49.99? Sounds like a sweet deal
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I can get 2 2 ton jack stands for $16 and a 2 ton jack for $20, all brand new... Should I go for it? They don't need to be super high end quality cause I won't use them all that often.
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i picked up a General jack at Harbor Freight (was low profile), worked ok but now is starting to give up....
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I can get 2 2 ton jack stands for $16 and a 2 ton jack for $20, all brand new... Should I go for it? They don't need to be super high end quality cause I won't use them all that often.
Check out sears I bought mine there for not much more and it has worked out nicely. Thy run a deal sometimes they're 39.99 check their Website, but be forewarned they will not match their own price in store. So choose site to store option.
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