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Old 02-14-2015, 10:39 AM
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I have 2 sets of 3 ton jack stands, will they hold up the front of my truck while I do front end work, i.e. tie rod ends, check toe in, etc.?

I am just wanting to be safe and sound and not get hurt.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:56 AM
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Or do I need to get some 6 ton jack stands?
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:12 PM
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I have two set of 3 ton stands. I have on more than one occasion put a pair under the frame just behind the bell housing and they held the front end solid as a rock. I have had all four wheels off with both sets. You will be fine. Just remember, they are rated at three tons each so in theory two would hold your truck up with capacity to spare.
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I have 3 ton stands and feel safe with them. So as long as your on a solid base, like concrete, go for it.
To make it a touch better, I like a piece of plywood under each stand so they don't score the concrete.
Never had a issue with this set up in my life ... especially since I'm 'actually betting my life' on them.
If not on a solid base as concrete, look at what riggers use, cribbing. It actually distributes the weight and is safer. I've had to do this before.
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same here! I just finished my front end and it sat on the stands almost 2 weeks.. Those 3 ton stands are a little small footed.. but it was solid as a rock.

*More concerned about the "made in china" sticker rather the 3 ton rating!*
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same here! I just finished my front end and it sat on the stands almost 2 weeks.. Those 3 ton stands are a little small footed.. but it was solid as a rock.

*More concerned about the "made in china" sticker rather the 3 ton rating!*
Even though its the truth, its sad that we all feel this way as most of the stuff we buy is hecho in China.
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