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Best jack? (not a scissor jack!)

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Re: Best jack? (not a scissor jack!)

Post by FerretsRock » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:57 pm

I never thought of that. I hope that's not the case though, that would make it all but impossible to find.

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Re: Best jack? (not a scissor jack!)

Post by Wentir » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:05 am

Sorry for bumping...just my two cents...

I just picked up the Strongman version
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...1772_200641772 (3 Ton) after I helped this kid with a flat tire around my street. Figured I can use a low profile one since the one for my truck wouldn't work. He had a jack with a front wheel missing, and his dad is a mechanic!

I supported it with a piece of plywood so it wouldn't tip.

I tried the Arcan https://wheelstips.com/best-floor-jacks but it's just too heavy and cumbersome to roll around at 109 lbs. The Strongman is "just" 64 pounds. I'm not planning on using it extensively so I think it'll be ok. I mainly just do fluid changes on my truck and replace rotors/pads/rotate tires. It's $189 right now online price, although supposedly the store will match the online price.

As a reminder for the newer folks, the jack is only to LIFT the vehicle, once lifted, it should be supported by jackstands with a safety pin

The jack itself shouldn't hold the weight of the vehicle. Then get redundant and put extra items underneath the car (tires, large blocks of wood, etc.) and shake the vehicle aggressively before going under.
There are a lot of cool YouTube videos on this subject, here’s one of them.Good luck

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