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Who makes BIG Jackstands?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zakk, Dec 14, 2001.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    are there jackstands that are tall enuff for rigs? i stack bricks under it to get the rear to droop, doesn't feel that safe...

    -zakk

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  2. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Harbor Freight has some 12 ton jackstands for like $85. They go up to 31" high[​IMG]. Those are the talles I've seen.
     
  3. GRINCH

    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    Sears sells some tall 3 or 6 tons ones. I have a 6 inch lift and they work fine.

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  4. 87GMCJimmy

    87GMCJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I got some tall jack stands at Harbor frieght shipping but I still have to use a couple of brinks under them to get the truck high enough to work on. They have 16, 24, and 30 inch tall stands.

    http://www.harborfreight.com
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Forget those "smaller" jack stands everyone else is telling you about!! [​IMG]

    Give Off Road Unlimited a call at (818) 563-1534 and ask them for their own jack stands.

    For those who don't know, ORU makes some extra-tall and beefy stands.
    They are adjustable from 22" to 35" in 1" increments. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The part number is #85000 and the price is $259.90 for a pair. [​IMG]

    I know the price seems high, but until you have seen these stands, you will probably jump on them in a heart beat!!! [​IMG]



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  6. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    so i can buy a set of $259 jacks or and ORD flp kit w/ greaseable bushings. now i have never been accused of being a smart man but...[​IMG]
    for that price those jacks better do shackle flips for me[​IMG]
    they do sound nice tho

    Looks like i will be giving the Sears ones a try. that CC still has room on it[​IMG]

    -zakk

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  7. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Not sure how tall your truck is, but I got a pair of Sears 6 ton jackstands (extend to 25" tall) that held my truck up high enough without bricks (don't trust them) to put a 4" lift on and swap over to one ton running gear with no clearance problems. Great jackstands are worth their weight in gold, but I only paid about $50 for this pair, not that the ORU $259 gold/platinum plates ones aren't worth it [​IMG].

    Either way, get quality. Your life may depend on it........

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  8. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Here are the ones that are from Harbor Freight. $79.99 for the PAIR.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=34924>http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=34924</a>
     
  9. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    That is a lousy pic of the Harbor Freight stands. If they would have put it next to a 3 ton (~18") or a 6 ton (~24") then you would be able to see the differance. The 12 tons are about a foot taller with a very wide base. They are a great deal at $80, even more so when you consider the alternative (stacking blocks or almost $300 w/ shipping from ORU). Northern Hyd also sells them and often has them on sale for $70.

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
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  10. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    I have some 10 ton semi jack stands. I'll see if the company name is still readable tonight.

    A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
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    Does ORU have anything thats reasonable to buy????? (I doubt it!)

    1 ton '87 Chevy SWB in the making!
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Does ORU have anything thats reasonable to buy?????

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    Let me think........no. [​IMG]

    They are geared towards the crowd who do not work on their own vehicles. In other words, the rich people. [​IMG]



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  13. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Awww come on now.... their 14bff rear disc conversion is ONLY $900[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Thats reasonable....isnt it?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I'll put my vote in for the Harbor Freight 12 ton'ers. I'm running about 7 inches of lift and they work great... they reach up to the frame easily with my tires off the ground. They're very beefy too. You're life is worth $80 isn't it? I got them at HB down by Newpark Mall... shouldn't be too far from San Jo. Hey if you're really pressed for cash you can borrow mine... until I need them of course[​IMG]

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    It's so reasonable, that ORU is getting my business soon!!! [​IMG] (as a repeat customer for their catalog only!!!) [​IMG]



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  16. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    I used the 12 ton Harbor Freight ones when I did my lift. They were great.

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    oru is down the steet from me. those stands aint no big deal. i have a 10" lift and have some big craftsman stands that work just fine.
     
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    sinchphoto 1/2 ton status

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    ORU has feature trucks every other week in magazines. so they obviously are selling stuff that people want.
     
  19. POWERMAD

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    There is 2 pair of these big freakin stands that I used from work.
    I had my rig with 4" of air under the tires and they were on the 3rd notch.
    Let me put it this way .. you carry one at a time.
    No one uses them because they are so damn big.
    I have been bugging them to buy em.
    When I welded my shock mounts on I sat on my lil stool and was not all bunched up trying to weld.
    I sat down and welded them up at eye level.
    I have no Idea who makes those monsters.



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  20. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    thanks everyone. i think i will be going for the Sears stands. still have room on that card. been paying it off to afford more tools[​IMG]

    -zakk

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