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Let's be careful out there
Posted 18 May 2016 - 12:46 PM
I've also got those 6 ton ones - scary - will be checking mine for cracks. Looking at the pic, it does look like the base is deformed as well
If under I usually put a spare wheel under the sill, and my trolley jack helping support - just in case!
The one thing I do like about the range compared to working on my mg or Beemer is that I can get under there and work most of the time without having to put on stands.
Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:14 PM
FWIW, keep in mind it did't just collapse out of nowhere. It was when I was lowering the truck back down. I think because I had the stands fully extended as the front came down to ground level the rear was at an angle which side-loaded the stand causing the failure. At least that's my theory.
And yes, the base is deformed. Both rear stands got turned sideways when it fell.
'07 LR3 HSE/HD - slightly non-stock
'96 D1 - even more non-stock
Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:20 PM
Still scary to know that you can over stress one of these things that easily.
I've always been very weary about putting a car on 4 stands as first 2 do seem to move a bit when jacking up the second axle.
Edited by Timbo, 18 May 2016 - 02:24 PM.
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