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post #1 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Floor Jack Question

I saw a great deal on a nice 2.5 ton floor jack. Do you think its strong enough? Or should I hold out and spend some more $ and get a higher rated one?

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 01:57 PM
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2.5 tonne is good enough, I have a 3 tonne and 3000 lbs and both do the job no problem, just make sure you use jack stands.

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How high does it lift? I have a Michelin that lifts 22" and its great.
Some jacks only lift 14" or so and that isn't high enough for our jeeps.
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How high does it lift? I have a Michelin that lifts 22" and its great.
Some jacks only lift 14" or so and that isn't high enough for our jeeps.
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How high it lifts becomes even more important down the road, when your Jeep starts to grow up. Better buying a more expensive one now, rather than a cheaper one that you'll need to replace later.

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harbor freight $80 and you can get a no questions asked replacement warranty for 2 years for like 20 bucks.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ack-34271.html


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harbor freight $80 and you can get a no questions asked replacement warranty for 2 years for like 20 bucks.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ack-34271.html
I have that jack, it works well but the release sucks. Every time I try to let something down easy it slams to the ground.
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I have that jack, it works well but the release sucks. Every time I try to let something down easy it slams to the ground.
Mine does take some concentration and some grip for an easy release. But I've used snap on and high end jacks that had the same problems.

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harbor freight $80 and you can get a no questions asked replacement warranty for 2 years for like 20 bucks.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ack-34271.html
I use the same brand in a 6 ton version. Release is the same. Works perfectly.
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How high does it lift? I have a Michelin that lifts 22" and its great.
Some jacks only lift 14" or so and that isn't high enough for our jeeps.
I got mine at Canadian tire, when nothing on it 2 pumps and it's at 23"... have had it 3 yrs now and no problems... 3000 lbs one lift 16".

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