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post #1 of 2 Old 10-15-2008, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Floor jack / jack stand max. height and weight

Hi All,

I have a 2007 unlimited jk X with the 225/75/16 tire and rim combo. This weekend I am upgrading to the stock rubicon tires and rim combo (255/75/17) from a friends rubicon. Eventually I will upgrade to 37-inch tires. I would like to know what max height and weights i should look for in a floor jack and jackstands. I am looking at a combo set from a department store with the following specs:

Contains floor jack, 2 jack stands and a 36 in. creeper. Jack has a lift range of 5-1/2 to 19-3/4 in. and a 3 ton maximum load. Large front wheels measure 3-1/2 in. diameter by 1-1/4 in. wide. Meets ANSI/ASME PALD service pack standards.

Jack stands offer 10 height adjustments from 10-5/8 in. minimum to 16-1/2 in. maximum. 3 ton maximum load per pair. Meets ANSI/ASME PALD jack stand standards.

Will this work for me when I get the 37-inch tires?


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post #2 of 2 Old 10-15-2008, 12:22 PM
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That should be fine for when you get the 37" tires. I have about the same. I am not sure exactly how tall my stands go but probably about the same as you mentioned and they are 3 tons as well. The floor jack I have is 3 tons and it goes to 21" tall or something like that.

Neither the stands or the jack will reach my frame with 37" tires. I have to set the jack under the axle and lift it just enough to get the tire off. I then place a jack stand under the frame and lower the jeep down to it.

The wieght rating of 3 tons is more than plenty. My JK weighs in at about 5200 lbs. total (just over 2.5 tons). And you figure the jack and/or the stands will more than likely never be in a situation where they would be holding up anymore than half of that.

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