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4runner DOA

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Yep, gotta take mine in. As many times as I've had vehicles on these over the past 4 years it's amazing I'm still alive. Runner has been up on all 4 multiple times with us cranking, banging, and smashing things.
 

kasnerd

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Ugh, the simple things. How hard is it to make a jack stand?

Have the Big Red Torin and this was always my fear for any "budget" stand. They have a ton of slop and pawl has such little purchase as a result. I only got them because they have the safety lock pin otherwise it would have been a no-go.

Makes me want to ditch the set and replace them with Hein-Werners. hawt and you know it.
https://www.amazon.com/Hein-Werner-HW93506-Yellow-Stands-Capacity/dp/B0011O2RYQ

edit wrong url^^^

this is what I was thinking of. way way overkill but bulletproof.
https://www.amazon.com/Hein-Werner-HW93512-Blue-Automotive-Accessories/dp/B003SMMOQ0/

Fab guys, could make your own and be a million times safer and less expensive than the pawled versions.
 

Dezert4Runner

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My 3 ton aren’t part of the recall but the pawls are designed just like the 6 ton that are. I took my 6 ton in and they gave me store credit and said they were out of the red ones that replaced these :doh: Just my luck!

Fuckers :flipoff:

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Ugh, the simple things. How hard is it to make a jack stand?

Have the Big Red Torin and this was always my fear for any "budget" stand. They have a ton of slop and pawl has such little purchase as a result. I only got them because they have the safety lock pin otherwise it would have been a no-go.

Makes me want to ditch the set and replace them with Hein-Werners. hawt and you know it.
https://www.amazon.com/Hein-Werner-HW93506-Yellow-Stands-Capacity/dp/B0011O2RYQ

edit wrong url^^^

this is what I was thinking of. way way overkill but bulletproof.
https://www.amazon.com/Hein-Werner-HW93512-Blue-Automotive-Accessories/dp/B003SMMOQ0/

Fab guys, could make your own and be a million times safer and less expensive than the pawled versions.
These wouldn’t be to hard, but I’m going to start with drill holes in my current stands’ head to match the pawl catch and put a pin through. I bought my stands years ago at a 2nd hand tool dealer for $20. 3/16 hardens dowel should hold upwards of 40000lbs shear. I’m truly thinking of building a stand for my vehicles and just drive them onto Most everything
 

Dukestaco

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Whatever new stands they currently have.
I got the last set that my local store had. I was ready to have a "I want my money back not store credit discussion because I need jack stands now not when you get them in stock". I am not impressed with the new ones as one of them the pawl keeps hanging up.
 

4runner DOA

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I got the last set that my local store had. I was ready to have a "I want my money back not store credit discussion because I need jack stands now not when you get them in stock". I am not impressed with the new ones as one of them the pawl keeps hanging up.
I'll probably roll the dice for the current project. I think this weekend is my last cool weekend to work, so I gotta finally get this shit done, then I'll go swap them out.
 
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