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Bubbawink 04-01-2013 11:26 PM

what to use to work in garage??
 
Apologies if this is a repeat thread, but what kind of lifts/jacks are you guys using to work on your jk's at home?? Is any jack just a jack??
Very novice auto skills, but I gotta start somewhere right?
Looking for good, sturdy reccomendations for home garage work...

kjeeper10 04-01-2013 11:35 PM

From our sticky area :thumb:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lis...ep-214966.html

Bubbawink 04-01-2013 11:39 PM

Much appreciated...sorry, still trying to nav the threads :)

kjeeper10 04-02-2013 06:05 AM

Not a problem.

6 ton stands work great. I have the 3 ton (I think) aluminum jack from HF along with the warranty.
Over a year old and still works fantastic.

cavsvet74 04-02-2013 09:24 AM

Hydraulic floor jack would be much better than a bottle jack or scisors jack.
Make sure the jack stands can handle the weight of the Jeep. Most of them should. However, you may want to up-size the jack stands for the extra height in case you plan on putting on a lift kit.

kgg 04-02-2013 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cavsvet74 (Post 3583634)
Hydraulic floor jack would be much better than a bottle jack or scisors jack.
Make sure the jack stands can handle the weight of the Jeep. Most of them should. However, you may want to up-size the jack stands for the extra height in case you plan on putting on a lift kit.

I chose a hydraulic bottle jack because I don't have space to store a regular floor jack. It worked fine for installing my leveling kit. I also got some High Lift jack stands from Sears (21" max height). It seems that many jack stands are not high enough for working on a jeep, especially if you have bigger tires.


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