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    what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    I used to put 4 jackstands up and changed my exhaust but now thinking back that was pretty dangerous. My are isn't sloped and should double check with balance meter but should be ok. Anyways, i'll be putting different exhaust on my other car this time.. What is good method to get the car raised and do so. Was told to get the jacks up and put tires or something underneath.

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



    here's one with a 6 ton capacity and has a locking pin for safety. $50..



    another pair (3 ton capacity) for under $30...


    or make some like this gentleman. probably the safest option...

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

    I would use cement blocks/6x6 wood instead of "tires or something"....

    Be safe, man!
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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

    IMO:

    You can never be too careful:
    Safety isn’t only about being safe.
    It’s also about living—and learning.

    I’ll also include: risk/risk factors concerns.
    And costs. You can’t put a price on work-
    ing in a less risk taking environment.

    That’s why I’m going to suggest a piece
    of equipment that’ll enable working on a
    suspended vehicle easier, safer, and with
    less risk than jack stands by themselves.

    You’ll never regret having one!

    QuickJack BL-7000SLX 7,000 lbs.
    Capacity Portable Car Lift



    Bob
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    IMO:

    You can never be too careful:
    Safety isnít only about being safe.
    Itís also about livingóand learning.

    Iíll also include: risk/risk factors concerns.
    And costs. You canít put a price on work-
    ing in a less risk taking environment.

    Thatís why Iím going to suggest a piece
    of equipment thatíll enable working on a
    suspended vehicle easier, safer, and with
    less risk than jack stands by themselves.

    Youíll never regret having one!

    QuickJack BL-7000SLX 7,000 lbs.
    Capacity Portable Car Lift



    Bob
    I second these:

    Just got mine. Hadnít had a chance to use it. If your car 5K LB or less you can get the 5000slx at Costco $999 and free shipping. I wouldnít worry about the 7000 unless your over.

    Quick jack has a video of the 5000SLX lifting 11000 pounds I believe.

    Also from what I understand. Once lifted and safety rails in place.... no difference in safety. I read the weight rating is for lifting capacity.


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

    Don't forget about the BMW jack pad paranoia.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by spazzz View Post
    Don't forget about the BMW jack pad paranoia.

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

    If you've got good quality jack stands and firm level ground, I wouldn't worry. I've been in the car business my entire adult life and prior to the days when every mechanic had a lift, jack stands were the norm. The next set I see fail will be my first in almost 50 years.

    Bill

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

    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.
    2008 Toyota Tacoma 410,000 miles and still going strong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
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    BMW funkiness and not James Brown funky.
    After awhile you get used to it.
    I have adapters plus PVC plank cut to fit between the space and extension ladder foam boots cut to fit over jack ends like Visitor posted.

    I am just going to get a pair of the ESCOs before I do my brake fluid flush, a lot less dinkin around



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