|06-27-2013 03:57 AM|
This is really no different than using a floor jack in the field to momentarily raise a vehicle to swap out a flat.
You don't want to go under it while it's on the floor jack of course, and you want to make sure the emergency brake is pulled and a chock in place.
|06-25-2013 07:33 AM|
|06-24-2013 10:42 PM|
Use the 12 ton for when you need to hold the jeep up at the frame. The 12 ton are taller and will be more stable. I have a set of 6 ton stands and with a 4'' lift & 35's the stands are close to the end, maybe 3 or 4 from the end. My frame is also 18'' from the ground.
The thing is with the 12 ton there is less of the stand sticking up and will be more stable.
|06-24-2013 06:27 PM|
|06-24-2013 11:05 AM|
okay... 6 or 12 ton stands it is.
I just measured and found out my frame is 18 inches from the ground. So, jack stands that go up to 24 inches ( seems like most 6 tons go this high) should be okay.
|06-24-2013 09:23 AM|
|06-24-2013 08:54 AM|
|Argent||and while we're on the subject of jack stands - what about floor jacks? recommendations? I just realized this weekend my little 2 1/4 ton was barely enough to raise my Compass off the ground so I could change brakes...no way it'll work for a Wrangler.|
|06-24-2013 08:33 AM|
|06-24-2013 08:31 AM|
|06-23-2013 10:27 PM|
|terrabit||The 6 ton Torin jack stands I purchased are double locking. Many people, including myself, feel that this is a necessary safety feature. Almost bought a set of 12 ton stands for the extra height but I think these will do. I'll get to try them out when my front MC lca's and track bar arrive.|
|06-23-2013 08:23 PM|
|gr8fulKID||Right on thanks!|
|06-23-2013 06:39 PM|
|O_M_Jeep||I use stands that reach past 48", this is a link to the last thread I detailed all the info in - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/jack...ml#post3829665|
|06-23-2013 06:31 PM|
Should be little to no risk with this. Just be sure to chock the tires and be sure to not jack so high that the frame or whatever you are resting on is in danger of compromising the jacks on the other side of the vehicle. This is what my installer does when all four wheels need to come off the rig for some reason.
|06-23-2013 06:19 PM|
Good timing. When it comes to stuff like jack stands, I wanted to buy the best I could find, and preferably American-made and welded. If not, I wanted some overbuilt ones- wherever they happened to be made. I ordered these 5 minutes ago:
Hein-Werner HW93506 Blue/Yellow Jack Stand - 6 Ton Capacity : Amazon.com : Automotive
These were my second choice:
Omega Lift Equipment Magic Lift Jack Stand Set — 6-Ton Capacity, Model# 32066 | Jack Stands| Northern Tool + Equipment
|06-23-2013 06:04 PM|
Thanks for the link. Ill have to check these out.
I was just thinking about this and wanted to run something by you guys.. Lets say I had jack stands that only went 18 inches high and a floor jack that raised the jeep up a lot more than that. Would it be safe to raise the jeep w/ floor jack so both tires are off ground, remove both tires, and then place the jeep on the low jack stands?
And when I had to put the tires back on, just raise the jeep up ww/ the floor jack, off the low-height jack stands, and mount the tires back on. Im just trying to hold off on buying jack stands for a little and use my buddys 18 inchers
|06-23-2013 04:59 PM|
|06-23-2013 02:09 PM|
|06-23-2013 12:51 AM|
I just ordered these.
|06-23-2013 12:37 AM|
northern tool, similar to harbor freight, sells some massive jack stands.
Torin Pair of Ratchet Action Jack Stands — 12-Ton, Model# T41202 | Jack Stands| Northern Tool + Equipment
buddy has a set. base is wide and stable.
|06-22-2013 11:45 PM|
^ Hmm, didn't think of stating that in my previous post. I was planning on tackling my brakes today, so im gonna say that the jack stands on the axle would have worked. But, I would like to have a set to hit the frame.
Thanks a lot for the posts.
|06-22-2013 11:32 PM|
|06-22-2013 11:26 PM|
^ Was trying to do the frame. Its okay to use stands on the axle?
Thanks for the responses. I figure 6 ton would be the way to go.
|06-22-2013 10:17 PM|
|WatchThis!||Are you trying to go to the frame or axle with them?|
|06-22-2013 10:07 PM|
|Raiderfan001||6 ton jack stands|
|06-22-2013 10:04 PM|
Jack stands for a pretty high Jeep?
I am sitting on 37s and 3 inch of lift. Will jack stands that go up to 24 inches be enough? If not, what are yall using?
that seems to be the common max height. My buddy had ones that went up to 18 and they weren't high enough so wanted to see what everyone else uses. Stay away from harbor freight ones???