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Old 02-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Floor jack on sale at Harbor Freight

Figured i'd post this up for anyone looking for a floor jack...

Its a 3ton low pro floor jack with a max lift of 20"

It lifts my rig (lifted on 35's) and works great as well as works great for the smaller vehicles i work on. My neighbor had one and i've been using it for a while while i looked for one and just picked this up at my local store.

On sale until 2/17 for 79.99 down from 169.99

3 ton Heavy Duty Low Profile Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®

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Old 02-05-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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I just spent a bunch of cash getting my driveshaft shortened, raising my exhaust, and other fun stuff.

My old Harbor Freight jack started to lean a tad left, but still works (I overloaded it lifting a Tahoe I flipped)....

If I had the cash Id definitely pick one up.

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The gvw if a Tahoe is 6500 lbs. So, it would be impossible to overload a 3 ton jack on a Tahoe.

If lifting a Tahoe overloaded it, they should give you a new jack.
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The gvw if a Tahoe is 6500 lbs. So, it would be impossible to overload a 3 ton jack on a Tahoe.

If lifting a Tahoe overloaded it, they should give you a new jack.
It was loaded full of parts (2-14 bolt rear ends and a 5.7L Longblock) fresh after a big Pick&Pull run, and I think it was at a weird angle. I never claimed my Jack was a 3 ton, just an old Harbor freight Jack. I have abused this Jack since the day i bought it, it has lifted more trucks than I want to remember.....

Here is a pic, its a 2 ton, older Jack that was on sale for $49ish
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:28 PM   #5
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I have a 2010 JKU ... Anyone know if the 2 ton will suffice or should I just fork out the $ for a 3 ton?
I will be using it to do minor work on the Jeep where I would need to lift a whole side or so.
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It was loaded full of parts (2-14 bolt rear ends and a 5.7L Longblock) fresh after a big Pick&Pull run, and I think it was at a weird angle. I never claimed my Jack was a 3 ton, just an old Harbor freight Jack. I have abused this Jack since the day i bought it, it has lifted more trucks than I want to remember..... Here is a pic, its a 2 ton, older Jack that was on sale for $49ish
I don't mean to say they aren't worth having, just that I don't trust them to the full stated capacity. My experience is that a Chinese ton must be less than 2000 lbs....

So be careful !!!!
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I don't mean to say they aren't worth having, just that I don't trust them to the full stated capacity. My experience is that a Chinese ton must be less than 2000 lbs....

So be careful !!!!
I have so many Jack Stands... just for this purpose...
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I have so many Jack Stands... just for this purpose...
Agreed. You shouldn't trust a jack alone.
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I have a 2010 JKU ... Anyone know if the 2 ton will suffice or should I just fork out the $ for a 3 ton?
I will be using it to do minor work on the Jeep where I would need to lift a whole side or so.
Definitely go for the low pro 3 ton...80 bucks well spent

Speaking of jack stands, i also have the Pittsburgh 6 ton jack stands which are AWESOME for my jeep. They work great for cars as well.
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Does anyone use the jack stands from Harbor Freight?

I have a pair for extras but never use them. I always use my Blackhawks for insurance.
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Does anyone use the jack stands from Harbor Freight?

I have a pair for extras but never use them. I always use my Blackhawks for insurance.
Steel does not know if it was molded at Summit Racing's Supplier, or Harbor Freight's supplier. As long as it looks sturdy, id use it.
My 4 jack stands were from Kragen, and have has no issues, held multiple Jeeps, an 83 K5, a 98 Durango, and a 96 Tahoe and many many more complete vehicles for DAYS on end....
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Does anyone use the jack stands from Harbor Freight?

I have a pair for extras but never use them. I always use my Blackhawks for insurance.
My 6 ton stands are from harbor freight and have held my jeep great...
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From what I see the 6 Ton is the way to go for the Jeep. Does anyone have pics of where the "best" place is to hold up your Jeep with the stands for a few days?
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I guess I'm just chicken, but I lift with the floor jack, put a jack stand under the frame and usually slide a wheel under there, too. I figure if three things fail simultaneously, it was just my time to go.
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haha funny that you post this I ordered one 2 days ago, along with 3 ton jack stands (2 pairs), a creeper, and a new torque wrench! All bought and shipped for $208!!!!! I am one happy jeeper
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Yeah...i've been waiting for this one to go on sale for a while now so when i noticed it i went over and snagged one.

I've had my 6 ton jack stands for a while, though.

These: 6 Ton Heavy Duty Jack Stands
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hmmm now im regretting my choice of 3 ton stands, i didn't realize the 6 ton were that close in price... do you think they'll be high enough?
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i mean the weight isnt an issue my yj weighs like 2tons at the most but im just worried about the max extention height
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I guess I'm just chicken, but I lift with the floor jack, put a jack stand under the frame and usually slide a wheel under there, too. I figure if three things fail simultaneously, it was just my time to go.
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hmmm now im regretting my choice of 3 ton stands, i didn't realize the 6 ton were that close in price... do you think they'll be high enough?
personally, no...i dont think 3 ton was the best choice. I'd try and take the 3 tons back and pick up the 6 tons.
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Harbor Freight?? Seriously??? You spend good money for your Jeep, or other American product, then you choose to buy a floor jack from Harbor Freight? Harbor Freight took its name from the boats arriving at an American Harbor, with Freight from China! Thus Harbor Freight.

Personally, and its my obsession, I will not use or own a tool made in China. That includes floor jacks.
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China crap by USA made
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I guess I'm just chicken, but I lift with the floor jack, put a jack stand under the frame and usually slide a wheel under there, too. I figure if three things fail simultaneously, it was just my time to go.
Lol, Amen!
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Harbor Freight?? Seriously??? You spend good money for your Jeep, or other American product, then you choose to buy a floor jack from Harbor Freight? Harbor Freight took its name from the boats arriving at an American Harbor, with Freight from China! Thus Harbor Freight.

Personally, and its my obsession, I will not use or own a tool made in China. That includes floor jacks.
short answer? Yes...

If i had an additional 400 bucks or so to spend on a jack then sure, i'll go with the USA made floor jack...but nope, i dont.

So, 80 bucks on a jack that'll last years for whatever i need in the garage...i'll take it.
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short answer? Yes...

If i had an additional 400 bucks or so to spend on a jack then sure, i'll go with the USA made floor jack...but nope, i dont.

So, 80 bucks on a jack that'll last years for whatever i need in the garage...i'll take it.
X2 im a broke college student working my way through school and building up tons of debt... I only decided to splurg and buy this because i know it will save me money in the future. If i could buy american for the same price i would in a heart beat so please think before u judge guys

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