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Which weight is used for Tire Change

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Which weight is used for Tire Change

So I have a minivan now a Sedona 2020
and my jack is a 3 tons

According to autblog.com there's 2 Weight for the Sedona

Curb 4,443 lbs.
Gross weight 6,085 lbs.

by using a converter 6,085 LBS is more then 3 tons aka 3.04tons

So does this mean that I can<t jack my car to change the tires or is it the curb that is used to lift a car?

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Neither, Gross Weight is with passengers, cargo, etc. Curb weight is the vehicle without the others. As for how much you will actually be lifting with the Jack itself it will be approximately one quarter to one half of the weight, depending where the lift point is on the vehicle. ie - 1/4 if only one wheel, 1/2 if the whole of one side, etc.
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rcmpvet wrote: Neither, Gross Weight is with passengers, cargo, etc. Curb weight is the vehicle without the others. As for how much you will actually be lifting with the Jack itself it will be approximately one quarter to one half of the weight, depending where the lift point is on the vehicle. ie - 1/4 if only one wheel, 1/2 if the whole of one side, etc.

So if I lift 1 wheel at a time I need to count 1/4 of the curb weight as there’s no passenger in it ?
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I have a 3ton Jack and it can lift the enite front or rear end of my Explorer... you're good to go with the Sedona, especially lifting one corner at a time.
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vkizzle wrote: I have a 3ton Jack and it can lift the enite front or rear end of my Explorer... you're good to go with the Sedona, especially lifting one corner at a time.
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ratatapa wrote: So if I lift 1 wheel at a time I need to count 1/4 of the curb weight as there’s no passenger in it ?
That's about it.
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ratatapa wrote: So I have a minivan now a Sedona 2020
and my jack is a 3 tons

According to autblog.com there's 2 Weight for the Sedona

Curb 4,443 lbs.
Gross weight 6,085 lbs.

by using a converter 6,085 LBS is more then 3 tons aka 3.04tons

So does this mean that I can<t jack my car to change the tires or is it the curb that is used to lift a car?

Thanks
Lifting the entire vehicle off the floor to change all four at the same time??????

Wow! That's serious.

Never thought that any one would do that on their own. The only time that I've seen that happen is when I go into my buddy's shop and get my car on the hoist ...

If you are doing it yourself ... you do one wheel at a time.

There is absolute NO CONCERN about weight. It should NOT even cross your mind!

Most cars have a jack in the trunk so that you can change a spare tire .... ONLY newer vehicles don't have that option unless you pay money for it
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