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Old 02-07-2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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Jack Stands

Hi guys,

Been looking for some jack stands. Can you tell me what you're using? I've been reading that the pin style ones are safer than the ratchet? I plan to use the costco (arcan) low profile hydraulic jack. I just need to get the jack stands sorted out.

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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I use the screw style alloy ones with the round pads and the ratchet ones only to hold up things like tailshaft etc as its easy to deploy with one hand. I also use race ramps for support if I have to get under it.
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I'm using 3tonne pin style from super cheap and 2tonne ratchet style from total tools.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. So any ebay ones should be ok? I did read about some supercheapauto ones being recalled?
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I had a scary experience with a super cheap trolley jack a long time ago. When I twisted the release valve to lower it the thread stripped and it dropped the car from full night. I'm very careful what I buy from there now.
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Yeah I don't wanna go cheap. I think the arcan hydraulic jack sounds good enough, just need to get the jack stands sorted. Most I see for sale are ratchet type tho, I thought the pin type are safer? Hmm...
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The arcan hydraulic jack is awesome!
im using the pin type ones too..just make sure you get the flat top ones cause it'll ruin your jacking point pads if its the V-ish shaped lol
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I bought the SCA 3T pin type when they were $30 a pair. Also bought the Trade Tools 2T trolley jack and stands for $128.

I used to have a cheap ebay 3 ton rachet. Piece of crap. The metal is so thin. It holds the car but I can hear it squeaking. The metal of the SCA and trade tools is much thicker and stronger.
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I had a scary experience with a super cheap trolley jack a long time ago. When I twisted the release valve to lower it the thread stripped and it dropped the car from full night. I'm very careful what I buy from there now.
I also have problems with the 1400kg SCA trolley jack. It worked ok for a few month but then it failed to hold position. The jack will slowly creep down. Very scary when my finger was near there to adjust the jack stand position.
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just make sure you get the flat top ones cause it'll ruin your jacking point pads if its the V-ish shaped lol
I never find a jack stand with a flat top. The closest is the SCA pin type which still has a shallow U shaped head. But there is an easy solution. Just cut a 6cmx3cm wood piece to snug fit into the jack point. The wood will sit on the u shap nicely and securely. Better than a complete flat head. Cheaper than a dedicated adapter.
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I never find a jack stand with a flat top. The closest is the SCA pin type which still has a shallow U shaped head. But there is an easy solution. Just cut a 6cmx3cm wood piece to snug fit into the jack point. The wood will sit on the u shap nicely and securely. Better than a complete flat head. Cheaper than a dedicated adapter.
I ended up buying these jack stands.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CAR-JACK-...item5d3a1912b8

Flat top and pin type (looks like double pin). They look sturdy enough.

Also bought the arcan low profile 1.5T hydraulic jack.
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