From the I'm sure someone has had this problem dept.:
Let's say I wanted to lift a car 24-25" in the air for service.. (I'm
really starting to miss not having access to a 2 post hydraulic lift.)
Compact Floor Jacks seem to lift to about 15"
Most floor jacks will go to about 20-22"
I've seen a Harbor Freight long frame floor jack that claims it will
go to 31".. And although the price is right, I'm not sure I trust the
product to last. (Does anyone else make a reasonably priced long frame
jack that will go to 31"?)
I've seen 12 ton jack stands that will go to about 30". (A tempting,
but probably unnecessary height.) But, most 3 ton jack stands top out
at around 24", probably enough.
I could use a regular floor jack to get the car on jack stands about
18-20" up. But how can I get an extra 6-8" if I don't have a jack
that goes quite high enough ?
Has anyone ever built a saddle extension? I was thinking something
like a saddle attached to some schedule 40 pipe welded to the saddle
base on the jack. Such that you could raise the vehicle to an interim
height onto jack stands. Bolt on the extension, and take it up the
rest of the way.
Anyone ever built anything like this? (Or has a better solution)
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