dealsjack stands, 3 ton heavy duty - save $21 for $13…

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Good deal but the shipping kinda kills it. $6.99 for the lowest option. I wonder how and if the coupon code would work if I went to the store? I'll post again if I figure it out.

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Jacks and Jack Stands are the two things you really shouldn't scrimp on... They're all that's between you and a couple thousand pounds of automobile.

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I got these in store yesterday for this sale price. One thing that made me uneasy about them was that they say for automotive use, yet the 6 ton stands say for SUVs/trucks. Does that mean these are unsafe on anything heavier than a car? Does the weight rating refer to the vehicle curb weight or the actual amount of mass that can be safely supported across them?

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If your vehicle weighs 3 tons, it weighs 6,000 lbs. Each tire supports 1500 lbs... Each stand will see 1500 lbs if you're using a stand on each corner. Each stand is rated to hold 3 tons, so you should be OK. When in doubt you should always buy jack stands that are rated higher. Skimping on something that stands between you and getting crushed by a 3 ton vehicle just isn't worth it.

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A set of 3-ton jack stands means that they support 3 tons total, not 3 tons per jack stand. I doubt many people drive anything over 3 tons.

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@electricfuzz: Good call. I checked the manual and it agrees.

You can only support about half the weight with two stands. So if you have a 3 ton car, you'll support 1.5 tons. You'll be using half the capacity of these stands.

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My friend Jack will love these, as he is frequently falling down drunk.

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The reason they recommend the 6-ton for SUVs is more about height than weight. They are much taller than these. And honestly, these are one of the best bargains at HF. It's a fantastic jack stand, I trust my safety to them often. They certainly beat the pants off the old flimsy tubular-style I used to use!

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@sungo13: Did you need the coupon code?

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I got a couple of these a few years ago for this price, and they are probably the highest quality item carried at HF. Which is nice if you're under a couple thousand pounds of steel..

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Remember kids, never - under any circumstance, get under a car without jack stands. ;-)

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@tsog: I had the coupon from their email list. I actually tried using a 20% off $100 first but apparently it can't be used towards a floor jack, which I was also buying.

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I picked these up in the store last night, I was able to just give them the coupon code posted here and they typed it in and I got the deal. There is a coupon that came out in the local paper for them also, but they are $2 more