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kyle808 10-24-2005 12:01 PM

Is a 1 1/2 TON jack strong enough to raise one corner?
I'm thinking about buying this low profile aluminum jack to basic jobs like wheels swaps, brakes pads and rotors. I know our E46 is about 3800 pounds, but I'm just jacking up one corner at a time so will a 1 1/2 TON jack be strong enough. Thanks.


vmwerker 10-24-2005 12:17 PM

Yup the entire car only weighs about 3400lbs... always use supplemental support tho...

Eazy_E46 10-24-2005 12:18 PM

get jack stands as well.

TwoE46s 10-24-2005 04:10 PM

I've got the same jack from Pep Boys - it works great. I think I paid $90 and I've seen it on sale for maybe $10 less. The same company also makes some really nice jack stands as well - same anodized aluminum finish.

And don't forget some wheel chocks or make your own.

leej323 10-24-2005 04:18 PM

I recommend going with a 2-ton jack even though a 1-1/2 ton jack will do the job. And yes, like previous replies suggest, get jack stands and wheel chocks too.

kyle808 10-25-2005 09:29 AM

Thanks everyone.

teamdfl 10-25-2005 10:25 AM

The 1-1/2 ton rating is sufficient to jack up one corner to change a tire or the front or rear to get the car up on stands. The bigger question: Do you really want to trust a $99 nameless POS jack (or even a $400 Snap-On jack) with your life? Use jack stands with any floor jack, please.

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