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Timbo

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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.

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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.  


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I think that makes a lot of sense. Bet it would be easy to put a lot of force concentrated in a small part of the stand, esp if it was not entirly level

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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