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I am getting ready to build jack stands to set the truck on while I am doing the axle swap. Any ideas? 25” or better

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6 or 12 ton jack stands from Harbor Freight.  The cradle grabs the frame nicely and I used them for my entire build.

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I had thought about cribbing it up. My cousin owns a small mill and I had thought about solid 10” x 10” x 27” pieces with a notch in the top. 

 

I went and looked at harbor freight  jackstands, they are not bad. $100 a piece is the only thing stopping me. 

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I ended up finding a 30% off coupon from harbor freight ant got the 12 ton stands. They will let you use the coupon more then once so I made two purchases of the stands and got 60% off... sorta

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I just got email coupons for harbor freight 34.99 for 6 tons jack stands(pair) but max height is only 23 3/4 inches. So those might not be the solution for you.

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Check around construction sites, you will find LVL drops. Couple of pieces say 16x16 stacked will gain you another 3+ inches. LVL material is more than acceptable for cribbing/dunnage/padding under a well made jack stand. 

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Thanks for the ideas 

 

I always forget about construction sites just throwing that stuff away.

 

the Pittsburg stands are pretty nice from harbor freight. The truck feels really secure and I was kinda rough with the axle removale

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4 minutes ago, Jeep Driver said:

That's a pretty good deal. 

Yeah, I bought a pair some months back to work on my Tundra and they seem well made and had pretty good reviews. I like the double locking pin for added safety, or at least I feel safer when under the truck. I plan on buying a couple more pairs to work on the Comanche.

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I have two pair of AcDelco 6 ton I bought from O'Reilly's. I believe they were about $60. They are about 24" or so.

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I have 4 of these big red ones. Pipe jacks for welding pipe. They go from about 24” up to about 3 feet. The nice thing about them is the screw jack end makes them very adjustable. Especially when you are trying to level something out.  I also have 3 pair of the hf style 6 ton jack stands. They get the most use. 

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6 minutes ago, dustyinthedirt said:

I’ve learned that jack stands are like clamps. You can’t have to many

You are correct on that one. I have 4 small, 6 6 ton normal jack stands, and 6 pipe jacks at least. 

don't get me started on clamps and magnets. But I’ve been collecting them for over 40 years. You never complain that you have too many but I hate being short. 

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