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Jack stands

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by 85mudblazin, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I am wanting to swap in the 14 b and I was wondering where to get jack stands that are long enough for a blazer with a 4" lift and 35" tires.
    Thanks
     
  2. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    use some cinder blocks, If you have some stands already /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I usually borrow my dad's friends stands, there super tall for 4" lift and 36" tires. I should ask him were he got them so I can get a set for my self.
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    im not sure where you can get some, but a buddy made some with the HF 6 ton stands welded to some 15x18 wheels, makes them really tall
     
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    lifethroughdeath 1/2 ton status

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    if by long enough, you mean high enough, i've got a set of 3ton stands that would definately go high enough that i got from sears a while back. if there isn't a sears near you, try any auto store i.e. auto zone, car quest, etc.... my friend has a 4ton set he got from autozone pretty cheap. Good luck

    Nate /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    DO NOT use cinder blocks, they are too brittle and will break and fall.

    BTW, my buddies are tall enough for his truck with 6" or 8" lift and 40s
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    ok skip the cinder blocks.
     
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    I got mine at menards. 6 tonners and tall enough to swap axles in my 6" lifted rig with 38.5s. Best part? $20 a pair!!!!
     
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    I picked up a set of 6 ton jack stands at Harbor Frieght for $20 about a week ago.
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    what's menards??? do they have a website?


    thanks
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    Harbor Frieght. are they any good? there not like there tools are they.
     
  11. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Take the wheels off of the 14bolt and you can use the small ones. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Put them on the frame right in front of the front rear spring hangers.
     
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    Menards is a big hardware/lumber store like Home Depot, except they are based mainly in the midwest (have some really goofy guy in their comercials last time I live out there too...).

    The stands I picked up from Harbor Frieght are pretty decent. Probably doesnt matter who you buy jackstands from they are all going to be made in China anymore (at least the $20 sets are).
     
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    thanks.
     
  14. diesel4me

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    Use anything like old rims,if you cant afford good stands,please,even wood blocks(like a peice of tree stump)would be safer than cinder blocks--I've seen too many of them literally explode without warning and nearly kill someone--including me!(yes I almost learned the hard way)that goes for big rocks or boulders too!Milk crates are a big no-no too!
    You can get killed real easy under a 2 ton truck!.
    I usually save some old rims and stack them up with the 15 inch on the bottom,a 14 inch next up,then a 13 inch on top--they are pretty stable on solid concrete but will sink in the ground or asplalt unless you put plywood or a plank
    under it.
    I have found jack stands very "tippy" when used at or near maximum height(over 18 inches or so)and usually I just fire up the chainsaw and make em myself out of a large (12+")tree from the firewood pile. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    What I do when swapping rears is to put the jack under the diff, jack it up, take off the tires, and then let it down real close to the ground and put something (board?) under the drums so I can get the jack out. Then I put a drop down hitch in the receiver and use the jack to lift the truck off of the rearend and slide the rearend to the side and then slide the new one under and let the jack down slowly and line up the holes. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  16. nvrenuf

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    HF has some 12 ton stands that go up 30", they work really nice.
     

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