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What axle stands do you use?


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I am doing a bit of work on my TJ and I am already finding a bit of an issue re axle stands.  I bought ones from Halfords that are about the tallest they have, max height 430mm I think.  With 29" tyres at max height, under the axle tube a the front they just about hold the wheels of the ground.  If I had bigger tyres or wanted to jack under the frame they would not be tall enough.  What axle stands do others use?

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Have a look on Amazon thats where I got mine for my JKU on 2.5" lift and 34.25" tyres.

I think it was Sealy brand  and works OK 3 TON weight 

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I have three different sets of axle stands. The biggest are at least 3 ton but I can't remember exactly, they are the ratchet style. The other two are 1.5 ton with cross pins and were bought for working on cars before I started Jeeping. I can use the 1.5 ton stands with 33" tyres but they are a little short for removing a wheel with a 35" tyre. I usually get the wheel off while the Jeep is raised on the jack and then set it down on the axle stand. One day I will remember to weld some extensions with load spreading feet to the legs of the 1.5 ton stands.

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Like V, I have car stands with pins but when I bought the Yj they were inadequate. I bought a set of 'Machine mart'  6 ton ratchet stands(3ton each) for about £30 pair at the time. They have been good and no problems. 

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6 hours ago, digger said:

Like V, I have car stands with pins but when I bought the Yj they were inadequate. I bought a set of 'Machine mart'  6 ton ratchet stands(3ton each) for about £30 pair at the time. They have been good and no problems. 

What is the max height they go to, about 600mm?

Are they these ones?

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cax-6tbc-6-ton-axle-stands/

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