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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    One thing I have not seen mentioned is making sure you lift the vehicle by the proper points listed by the manufacture. Putting a jackstand or lifting in the wrong spot can cause some serious damage. When I need to get my Camaro up high I lift all 4 corners equally they use pinned jackstands and put hydraulic jacks under the center lift points front and rear as a back up. I do like the idea of set the tires on blocks if I was doing a major repair.

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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    Haha. When I was an immortal teen, I replaced the trans in my 70 442 w30 auto with nothing more than a bumper jack. Lucky to still be here. Now I use a system similar to the cribbing blocks mentioned above that I built out of oak and use jack stands and my hydraulic as back up.


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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    Quote Originally Posted by MX5HIGH View Post
    I built these cribbing blocks a couple years to use when I wanted to get underneath my car to change the fluids. They are solid as a rock and I never had to worry about the car falling on me. They are fine unless you are working on brakes, shocks etc then a good floor jack is fine.
    Wood is very tough it would suck if it somehow rotted some reason like termites secretly eating or something lol very rare indeed but how would someone inspect the wood before having thousands of lbs being lifted on it? Im guessing if used a lot pressure will break it like karate kid lol


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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    Quote Originally Posted by animescreen View Post
    Wood is very tough it would suck if it somehow rotted some reason like termites secretly eating or something lol very rare indeed but how would someone inspect the wood before having thousands of lbs being lifted on it? Im guessing if used a lot pressure will break it like karate kid lol


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    You need some therapy, dude.

    Let me put it this way: I used wood cribbing to block boats upwards of 35 tons. I did this for over 20 years.

    What does this tell you about using it for a 2 ton car?
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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    Quote Originally Posted by animescreen View Post
    Wood is very tough it would suck if it somehow rotted some reason like termites secretly eating or something lol very rare indeed but how would someone inspect the wood before having thousands of lbs being lifted on it? Im guessing if used a lot pressure will break it like karate kid lol


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    Dude, my entire house is made up of wood and it holds up just fine. I believe wood would be able to hold up what ever car you have as long as you use the right size. If there are termites eating it, you will see it. You will be fine.

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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    You need some therapy, dude.

    Let me put it this way: I used wood cribbing to block boats upwards of 35 tons. I did this for over 20 years.

    What does this tell you about using it for a 2 ton car?
    Yeah once i get things rolling and find routine ill be ok its actually getting more fun recently. Just tend to be more cautious due to being clumbsy at times haha


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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    Quote Originally Posted by animescreen View Post
    Yeah once i get things rolling and find routine ill be ok its actually getting more fun recently. Just tend to be more cautious due to being clumbsy at times haha


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    No disrespect intended.

    You need to just dive in and some fun, my boy!
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    Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    If worried about support and lifting also willing to spend $1000-1500 look into Ranger quick jacks


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