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Old 01-23-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Jack stands with emergency jack?

Is it possible to put the car up on jack stands using just the emergency jack? I have searched here and renntech and could only find directions using a racing jack.

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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I dont think the factory jack can jack high enough to fix a jack stand under the car without a block of wood being placed under the jack before raising the car. Its kinda dangerous but you might be able to get it high enough that way to place a jack stand under the front torq box under on the chasis
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
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I'm with CJ.
I've not used mine but any i've seen are just solid enough to raise the car for a tire change and to go higher would make it unstable.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:32 PM   #4
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Hi Shaman,

There won't be much room, but you would be able to just fit 2 ton jack stands underneath the car just by using the emergency jack. However, if you use 3 ton stands ----they are too tall and will not fit using that method.

Also, you don't have to use a racing jack (there's other jacks out there that will do the job just fine), but if you need one here's a link that xusmnimij provided me with a few days ago:


Good luck with that!

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Old 01-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #5
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Autozone has the same jack for $99. That's where I bought mine. They don't show the photo on their web site, but it's the same jack (even says "Harbor Freight") in the instructions. Even better... it's blue.


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