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Jack stands save lives!!!

Discussion in 'Safety & Security' started by Godvain-ps3, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. dchawk81

    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    I feel like getting a scissor jack just so I can use my impact on it and raise the car the lazy way.
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    We'll technically you'd have a pneumatic lift lol
  3. dchawk81

    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    Electric. :D
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    Where did you get and electric impact I need one lol.
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    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    They're all over but I have the Ingersoll W7150 now. Got it on Amazon.
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    Godvain-ps3 FEOA Member

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    sweet! I need to keep my eyes open for one of them. It could come in extremely handy. Thinking about changing Squirts name to Rusty after doing the rotors today... holly cow lol
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    What's everone's opinion on using TWO sets of ramps?? My shifter dropped and I'm going to mess with it soon. I'd drive the front tires up on my first set of ramps, then jack up the rear and stuff my second set of ramps under the rear tires the opposite way. Then leave my largest floorjack almost 100% raised under the rear crossmember as a backup, and jackstands almost 100% raised under somplace in the front as a backup-backup.

    I'm STILL leery about this idea, but there's not enough room for both me AND tools in the shifter area unless I get the entire car up in the air.

    I have this bracket on the way:

    http://mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=44745&hilit=anti drop&start=60
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    We've discussed this. You need to go on a pure salad diet!
  9. dchawk81

    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    Yeah it's beast. Took off rusted tractor trailer lugs easily. Sat 10+ years. 1 1/2" hex. Popped 167k mile, 18 year old head bolts with just a little hammering. Beats twisting them off with a breaker bar.

    It's expensive, but it's a lot of gun. So it's not overpriced.
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    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    As long as you're on solid, safe ground, I don't see a problem with that. I had my scrapper on ramps + jack stands for awhile and it was fine.

    You could, however, accomplish the same thing by screwing 2x8s together if you don't already have ramps.
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  11. Intuit

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    ZZ, looks like that car was on four small solid concrete blocks... too small to wheel-chock ? How is this person blocking the wheels ?
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    I'm not. That's that the parking brake and transmission are for.
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    I see no problem as long as your on solid/level ground.
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    Good point. You have redundancy.

    While I would trust the trans to hold the car alone, I wouldn't trust the hand-brake. There was a time or two when I pulled and set it sort of the edge of the teeth. Minutes later, (still sitting in the car,) I witnessed it snap-loose and slam to the full-release position.
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    I'd trust 4 ramps more than 4 jack stands. Ramps are much more stable, at least the ones I use. Jack stands must extend much farther compared to their footprint.
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    Thats why I wear a belt AND suspenders.;)
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    ...and the last sound he heard was a "POW!"... except it wasn't a gun shot.
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    This cracked me up when i seen it. I'm not sure if he's joking or not but i sure hope so lol
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    I use my 1/2" Milwaukee impact like this. Sold my $10 jack that could never bleed right for $10.

    My problem with jackstands for this car is getting em up high enough. I know you guys are gonna want to burn me for this. Also seeing as how the frame rails are not a frame and crush, I rarely use the stands unless I plan on working for hours.

    I generally use 2 jacks to compensate for no stands. But I should get another scissor or two with the hext bolt so I can quickly hit em with the gun.

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