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Old 04-24-2019, 07:23 AM
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Not sure your location (you should ad that and the car year to your profile so we can see it)
The 6 tonne HF stands are about $50 and are fine, frequently on sale or use the coupon.
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:25 AM
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Walmart has 6 ton jack stands that can be ordered with free shipping and are under $40 a pair:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pro-Lift-...-Ton/575652534

The ones shown have a locking pin, in addition to the latch which is a nice safety feature.

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Old 04-24-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Bhebert449 View Post
The flat tops on those jack stands are better when placed under the flat areas of the frame. I would buy two pair of those and one pair of the other style. Stands are not expensive.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:39 PM
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Northern tool has an excellent selection of garage tools that are reasonably priced. Many are name brand. They currently have a pair of Hein-Werner 3-Ton Jack Stands for $75. They have some less expensive and lighter duty stands as well. Keep in mind 4, 3-ton stands can theoretically handle 24,000# and 4, 2-ton stands, 16,000#. Just about any set you have posted can do the job you're planning to do.

One thing to keep in mind when using jack stands is they like being on a flat level surface sturdy enough to support the. If you find it necessary to use them on a dirt surface, be sure to use a large enough piece of wood (2"X12") to support each of the legs at the same time. Be reasonable on the height you extend the stands and avoid pushing and shoving on the vehicle while it's up in the air. I keep a couple of 12" lengths of 8" X 8" timbers to place under the vehicle strategically (under a crossmember, frame section, differential) to capture it in the event something did fail.

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Old 04-24-2019, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bhebert449 View Post
Yes they do, Northern has them available for $70 each. A bit pricey, but a good looking stand.

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Old 04-25-2019, 08:03 AM
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Speaking of safety, when I get my car up on the 4 stands, I go to each corner of the car and give it a firm shake. Better to fall off the stands shaking the car than being under it if a jack(s) fails.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:41 AM
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After many years of using jacks/jack stands I invested in the Dannmar MX6 garage lift. Worth every penny, makes life so much easier.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:01 PM
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I just got set-up with a QuickJack.
Also very nice.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:31 PM
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With the others, not comfortable with smaller ones that are extended all the way up. Always have a jack under it just to eliminate Charlie Brown luck.
Walmart sells some nice ramps for $40/pr works with most low sitting cars. iF you cant drive up, then jacking the car up and setting them down on ramps seems safe (Chock tires)

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