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Why use much higher tonnage jack stands?

I hope this question is a good fit. I plan to replace the leaf springs on my '98 Ford Ranger. It is recommended to use 12-ton jack stands in this YouTube video. The truck is only, at most, three tons....
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Does a pair of “2 ton” axle stands support 2 tons together or they each support 2 tons?

I bought a pair of axle stands that came as a set and it stated "2 ton" capacity on the box. Each axle stand has a sticker stating "2 ton" capacity. Since they came as a pair, does that mean one axle ...
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Jack stands and unibodies

('07 cobalt at present) I've been putting cars up for 50 years, using various jacks and then blocking under the frame. I'm not bragging - some of that was wrong (blocking under the control arm) - ...
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Jack and Jack stand points for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra besides the tire jack points?

My floor jack and jack stands do not fit slot for the emergency the scissor jack. I know I can jack the car up from the front tow hooks. Can I jack it safely from the center of the beam those two tow ...
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Supporting motor with wooden block?

I am trying to change the water pump /timing belt on my VW Beetle.. small motor. I have read several ways to position the jack while removing the motor mount, but no definate answer about using a ...
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Need a low height low clearance jack stand for 08 Toyota Yaris

My 08 Toyota Yaris is a very small car. Keep in mind Toyota specifically designed and marketed this to young females (I kid you not), and they must have assumed young females never work on cars so it'...
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What is the proper front end jack point for a 2005 Pontiac Vibe?

I want to use a floor jack to raise the front end of my 2005 Pontiac Vibe, so I can place jack stands on the pinch welds for an oil change. Where is a safe place to jack up the front of the vehicle ...
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Is my working area safe?

I'm fairly new to wrenching and I'm looking for feedback on whether my outdoor setup seems safe. I have a gravel driveway area in my backyard where I want to jack my car up and go underneath safely (...
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How to verify the safety of a lift for a full sized pickup?

So I am now the proud owner of a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab with 151,000 miles on it. Yesterday I needed to do my first oil change on it, and step one is to lift the front end onto jack ...
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Safe way to get a few more inches under car on flat surface

Working on a 4 door sedan in the garage. Need to go under the car to replace the ABS module. Right now I can reach most of the screws, but if I could get just a few more inches of clearance it would ...
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Safe jack / jack stand points for 2002 Ford Focus

I have a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I want to place jack stands on the welds on the side of the car beneath the front and rear doors, but cannot fit both the jack and stands there. So I want to jack ...
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Is it safe to place wood between a car and a jack stand?

I have a 2013 2LS Camaro and I am looking to change the rear differential fluid and need to jack up the rear end of my vehicle. Based on videos and enthusiast forums, people achieve this by putting a ...
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How to raise the car higher than the jack stands will allow?

So it's time to raise the car onto jack stands, but for whatever reason it needs to go higher than the stand height allows. How can I safely raise the height of the car? What I have done in the past ...
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Jack stand placement on frame rail for 2000 Toyota Camry

I did search "jack stand" and there are lots of posts that get close, but nothing that really covers the specifics of what I'm looking for here. I have a 2000 Toyota Camry with 143k mile on it. My ...
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Is it ok to use a scissor jack instead of a floor jack?

I need to jack up my car to take out the front driver side tire and change the p/s and alternator belt. I don't own a floor jack but I do have a scissor jack. I was wondering could I just use the ...
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How to choose the best jack stands and wheel chocks for a vehicle?

Some people say that when choosing jack stands/wheel chocks, we should always leave plenty of room above the vehicle weight. For example, if the car is 1.5 tons, we should choose jack stands with a 2....
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Is there any problem with jack a car from its side?

Is there any problem with jacking a car from its side? The following illustration shows the idea: Assuming that the car is on park and parking break is fully engaged. With this approach, I can ...
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Are floor jack and jack stand pads necessary?

I recently purchased a floor jack and a jack stand set and would like to know about their proper usage. I noticed some people use rubber pads for their floor jack and jack stand contact areas - some ...
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Jack points for a 2003 BMW 325i

So I know about the 4 rubber pads on the sides of the car. They make really stable points for my jack stands. Problem is getting my jack stands under the pads if I'm using them to prop up the car. The ...