floor jack height?

signalnc

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Dec 28, 2012
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sorry-not sure if I'm posting in the right section. I'm looking to buy a floor jack. I see many jacks have max lift heights ranging from around 18" to around 21 or 22". I don't want to buy a jack and then have to use 2x4's to add to the height to get the truck up in the air. Will a jack with max height of 19.25" lift it without having to add wood?

Craftsman Floor Jack Set: Tough, Stable and Always Ready at Sears
 

The_Roadie

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Are you lifted, stock or lowered?
 

jrSS

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Dec 4, 2011
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My tbss sits pretty low and I just bought a Pittsburg 3 ton floor jack for $ 90. Slides fine under truck and lifts with ease.
 

gmac310

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Dec 4, 2011
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I have that same set and, like Roadie asked, if you're not lowered or lifted it works fine.
 

jrSS

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You'll be fine at stock height. just make sure you buy a jack that can lift your truck. 3 ton minimum.
 

Conner299

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Floor jack? What is this "floor jack" you speak of?:raspberry:
 

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HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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jrSS said:
You'll be fine at stock height. just make sure you buy a jack that can lift your truck. 3 ton minimum.

I use a 2 ton jack and a 2.5 ton jack all the time. I do not even have a bigger one since the seal went out on my old one. Never had issues with either kifting my heavy ass truck. The whole truck doesn't weigh 3 tons and a single floor jack can not lift the whole truck.
 

jrSS

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HARDTRAILZ said:
I use a 2 ton jack and a 2.5 ton jack all the time. I do not even have a bigger one since the seal went out on my old one. Never had issues with either kifting my heavy ass truck. The whole truck doesn't weigh 3 tons and a single floor jack can not lift the whole truck.

I shouldve added in my statement ..."this is what I would get minimum"
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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jrSS said:
I shouldve added in my statement ..."this is what I would get minimum"

Why? Do you know something I don't about jacks, because I need to justify a bigger jack to the wife.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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Got 2 floor jacks, HI Lift, couple bottle jacks, but still trying to understand the 3 ton minimum on our trucks.

I know which jack you bought , but it doesnt go as low or as high the Pittsburg 2.5 one I got. The 3 ton would not fit under my Impala with its 5 inch collapsed height.
 

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