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Old 11-16-2009, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which floor jack do I need?

I am looking to get a floor jack and was wondering if I could use a 3 ton floor jack or do I need to get a 4 ton floor jack? I'm getting sick and tired of the crappy one that come with the truck. It will be nice to get both front or rear wheels off of the ground when doing brakes.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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4 tons= 8000lbs, and your not going to be lifting your whole truck with a floor jack. 3 ton would work fine

(4 ton maybe nice, but you dont NEED it)
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My 3.5 ton does the job just fine. You can feel it strain a little though.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use a 6 ton bottle jack(doubles as my emergency jack since the stock one is a POS). I would love a floor jack but I dont even have a garage floor to work with........ as far as weight capacity with an empty truck you should be able to lift the front end entirely with a 3 ton. 4 ton is just added measure
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have 3 ton Craftsman and does fine. Don't skimp on good jackstands either.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you know...ive always wanted to know. how much exactly does a stock 12v ext cab 2wd weigh? do they have a chart with all the weights somewhere?

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Old 11-17-2009, 03:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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honestly depends on the truck. regular/extended/quad/mega. long/short box and not to mention the various tranny and axle options to boot. most vehicles post the vehicle weight on the door jam but all I got there is the gvaw.

here is an estimated of the 99 as an example:
1994-2001 Dodge Ram Pickup: Technical Specifications - Consumer Guide Automotive

in these cases the truck never even breaks 2.5 tons. however its prolly calculated with a gasser and 2wd.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have quite a few jacks around. A few floor jacks and a bunch of bottle jacks. In the floor jack arena I would say that a 3-ton would do about everything you need done. If you can afford larger I would just for convenience. Also between the 4-ton shop jack and 3.5-ton shop jacks that I have the 3.5-ton lifts faster. It takes more force on the handle to do so but it does go up quicker.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I will go with the 3 ton craftsman floor jack that is on sale now and this weekend get the 4 ton craftsman pro jack stands.
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