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[Princess Auto] PROPOINT 3 Ton Jack Stands with Safety Pin $29.99+shipping

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[Princess Auto] PROPOINT 3 Ton Jack Stands with Safety Pin $29.99+shipping

Was looking for a double locking stand, saw the Torin on amazon for 45$, this looks to be cheaper, and there is a Princess Auto on my way back home. Sharing for whoever is looking for one for the upcoming tire change season.

From the website:
"Double locking ratchet and pin system for extra security when supporting heavy loads. Compact size for easy maneuverability and steel construction for superior strength."

$29.99 if picked up in store.

$29.99 + shipping online.
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Nice find. Are the grooves in the top supports deep enough to clear pinch welds? All the japanese cars in the family have the pinch weld and my cheapo 'certified' stands are not deep enough so the pinch weld gets folded over here.
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For changeover, I don't use these jack stands. I put a whole tire under my car in case the jack collapses.

Alternatively, a stacked block of wood made of 2x4 or 4x4 or 6x6 would be better and safer?
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leif20 wrote: Nice find. Are the grooves in the top supports deep enough to clear pinch welds? All the japanese cars in the family have the pinch weld and my cheapo 'certified' stands are not deep enough so the pinch weld gets folded over here.
Good point, and will have to check that once I grab it tonight. I will check on both cars.
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gr8dlr wrote: For changeover, I don't use these jack stands. I put a whole tire under my car in case the jack collapses.

Alternatively, a stacked block of wood made of 2x4 or 4x4 or 6x6 would be better and safer?
Thats what my dad taught me as well, but I would rather spend the 30$ for speed, and to use for oil changes.
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PriceHunter wrote: Thats what my dad taught me as well, but I would rather spend the 30$ for speed, and to use for oil changes.
To each his own....I just don't want more stuff to store. Instead of buying jack stands, buy the Utility heater so you stay warm while doing those changeovers instead. LOL.
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Bought these for $24.99 earlier in year. They do clear pinch welds on my accord. The safety pins are for piece of mind but I also keep Jack engaged slightly as a back up. Can never be too safe with this kind of stuff.
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gr8dlr wrote: For changeover, I don't use these jack stands. I put a whole tire under my car in case the jack collapses.

Alternatively, a stacked block of wood made of 2x4 or 4x4 or 6x6 would be better and safer?
The one thing to keep in mind is whether the object you are using as a backup could fail when the car instantly falls on it. Just keep that in mind that you're using something sturdy in the event of a jack failure. The suggestion of a stack of wood prompted me to mention this - if it is stacked poorly it may fail when the car falls on it. You will also want to make sure whatever you are putting under the car is under a structurally strong piece of the car, not like a floor board.
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Decent deal,Missed them when they were 24,99 and do want them but think i will hold out for the $5 lol
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TrevorK wrote: The one thing to keep in mind is whether the object you are using as a backup could fail when the car instantly falls on it. Just keep that in mind that you're using something sturdy in the event of a jack failure. The suggestion of a stack of wood prompted me to mention this - if it is stacked poorly it may fail when the car falls on it. You will also want to make sure whatever you are putting under the car is under a structurally strong piece of the car, not like a floor board.
If i used wood, i wouldn't stack it so that it would fall.... Make it a cube - dimensions are based on height of the car jacked up. Eg 18"x18"x18"

I think that should be stable enough. Put it somewhat close to the Jack area.
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gbill2004 wrote: Will this jack my Toyota Corolla?
??? Those are jack stands, not a jack!
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gr8dlr wrote:
Alternatively, a stacked block of wood made of 2x4 or 4x4 or 6x6 would be better and safer?
For christs sake no.

Not cinder blocks, not pieces of wood, not any other DIY type shit.

Is your life worth $50 for jack stands. **** no.
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gr8dlr wrote: For changeover, I don't use these jack stands. I put a whole tire under my car in case the jack collapses.
How much is the free play before the car body being firmly supported by the tire rim? Is inertia considered?

Are you sure you are safe before the car hits the rim?
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Ok. These are Jack stands as someone else has said they are not Jacks. I do not work under the car ever personally.

My suggestions are made in case the Jack gives out to the OP who said he wanted them for tore changeovers. I suggested using a tire to put under the car instead of buying these Jack stands.. Alternative you could make a cube of wood (scrap wood) instead of a tire.
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PriceHunter wrote: Good point, and will have to check that once I grab it tonight. I will check on both cars.
Any update? Are the grooves deep enough for pinch welds?
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gr8dlr wrote: Ok. These are Jack stands as someone else has said they are not Jacks. I do not work under the car ever personally.

My suggestions are made in case the Jack gives out to the OP who said he wanted them for tore changeovers. I suggested using a tire to put under the car instead of buying these Jack stands.. Alternative you could make a cube of wood (scrap wood) instead of a tire.

the car sits on top of jack stands... the stands are supporting the weight of the car
the car does not sit on top of a wheel or a cube of wood as your suggesting

one is not an alternative for the other...

if you dont have the proper equipment to lift the car safely - dont do it
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getting this.. any recommendations for a Jack to lift up the car.. Have Mazda 3 and santa fe.. and wouldn't want to spend more than 100, only for tire swaps nothing more..

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