• A jack stand pair means that with BOTH jack stands under the same side of the car (either front or back) that it can hold 2 tons (4000 lbs). For a regular passenger car you should be fine just using one jack stand on one corner of the vehicle.


  • 2 ton is the safe working load limit the jack is rated for. You shouldnt have any problem with the weight, but usually a 4 wheel drive vehicle is rather high off the ground, so a small jack usually isnt very stable at the fully extended hight.

    Furthermore, can I use a 2 ton jack on a 3 ton car? TOM: Yes, you do. Our rule of thumb is that a floor jack needs to be rated for at least three-quarters of a vehicles gross weight. So, according to our rule, a one-and-a-half-ton (3,000-pound) jack could lift a car that weighs as much as 4,000 pounds -- or two mothers-in-law.

    Simply so, how many ton jack stand do I need?

    A good rule of thumb is to buy jack stands that can hold the double the weight of your car. As an example, if you have a 4000 pound (2 tons) Mercedes S55, your jack stands should be able to hold at least 8000 pounds (4 tons) total.

    Is a 2 ton jack enough for f150?

    I use a 1.5 ton aluminum jack to work on the F150 and Edge 90% of the time. You put the jack under the lower A frame behind the front tire and jack up under the shock tower. A 3000# jack will easily lift one front tire of the truck. A 2 ton jack should be able to lift 1 wheel for a tire change.

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