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Torin 1.5 Tons Aluminum/Steel Hydraulic Floor Jack - $38.79 at Lowes YMMV

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  • 1.5 Ton capacity, aluminum light-weight jack
  • Convenient side handle for easy positioning and transporting
  • Two-piece handle for easy storage
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nice. still pricey around my town.
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$41.20 around here.
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seems like a shoddy jack.
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Do yourself a favor and get a 3ton jack, or at least look up how much your car weighs. It's probably more than 1.5 tons without all the crap you keep inside.
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Do yourself a favor and get a 3ton jack, or at least look up how much your car weighs. It's probably more than 1.5 tons without all the crap you keep inside.
Well you're never lifting an entire car's weight at a time. But with that said I would never use this jack on anything but on a small sedan.
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Aluminium jacks are nice and typically reinforced with a low failure rate when used properly. The mobility weight makes them popular.
If you find this reduced deal and use this jack to do more than change a tire (only on pavement/ concrete with an aluminum jack) use the savings and to go to harbor freight to get a set of jack stands [harborfreight.com]. Jack stands are a good idea regardless of the jack used if you're going to be under the vehicle or have it lifted for an extended period of time.

With a 14" maximum lift, 1.5 ton capacity should be ample for your needs unless you are working on construction equipment or a car built prior to the 70s. This jack is going to be a "why did I buy this" item if you own a pick-up truck at or above factory suspension height.
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Do yourself a favor and get a 3ton jack, or at least look up how much your car weighs. It's probably more than 1.5 tons without all the crap you keep inside.
You're at most lifting 1/2 a car with a jack. Even with that conservative estimate, a 1.5 ton jack can safely work on a 6000lb car, which is more than what a new Ford F150 weighs for reference.
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Interesting, this looks the exact same one that I got from Costco for $100 and that rated 3 tons....
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damn you gotta be driving an ek hatch to make this weight limit. even my 135i isn't light enough for this LOL
thanks for exemplifying the stereotypical bmw driver
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Do yourself a favor and get a 3ton jack, or at least look up how much your car weighs. It's probably more than 1.5 tons without all the crap you keep inside.
do you actually think that the 1.5 ton jack can only lift 1.5 ton?

using this jack is fine for most cars, just make sure that you use something else besides a hydrophilic system.
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First - about changing tires.

Well, 1.5 ton is 3000 lbs. My full-size sedona van is 4500 lbs. Usually a jack holds less than half of the weight since the other side holds more than 50%, not to mention there is a 3rd wheel on the jack side. This should be easy to understand since the center of gravity tilts towards the other side once you jack up the car.

Therefore, the jack is quite capable for my Sedona and definitely for almost all the cars. Of course, on the safe side, use a jack stand whenever possible to counter unexpected (like jack skid/slip, or the wrong underbelly support point etc). But the jack itself should lift almost all normal cars, vans.

Second, mechanical work under the car. In this case, it is possible the jack is put between two front wheels and the jack may take 60% of the car weight. 1.5 ton jack should work on a 5000 lbs vehicle. If you think the margin of safety is slim for a full size van, but the jack capacity already accounted for a safety coefficient of 2. Therefore, I will not sweat for using it to lift the 2 front tires.
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