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I know jack about jacks..

According to edmunds.com:
Curb Weight: 3085 lbs.
Gross Weight: 4340 lbs.

Would a 2.5 ton jack be enough?

or should I get a 3 ton just because I can?

Looking at:

2.5 ton = http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6626_200326626

2.5 ton = http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...5247_200305247

3 ton w/stands = http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...5493_200305493

3 ton w/stands = http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6428_200306428

any recommendations? I plan to buy this tomorrow and it has to be at northern tools because I have an employee discount
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1 ton=2000lbs

do the math son!
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If it were me and I had the money I would go with the bigger jack just to have it....but thats just me
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1 ton=2000lbs

do the math son!
I did..

2+2=5
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2.5 will be plenty because you are never going to have all the weight of the truck on the jack at one time because half of the truck will still be on the ground
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I would also get the one that will lift it the highest.
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lol I had a 2.5 ton jack that couldn't lift my truck high enough. I had to buy a 3 ton because it would go taller. Make sure you get a jack that has wide wheels on it.
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Yeah the 2.5 craftsman jack I have I have to use a block of wood to get it high enough.
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I have a A/C Delco Truck jack and I have to use block of wood to get my tires off the ground.
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well dont forget his truck is lowered now
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get the 3 ton jack. be safe.
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well dont forget his truck is lowered now
Yep, though from the lowest point anywhere under the truck I still have 7"s of ground clearance..

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get the 3 ton jack. be safe.
I did

I got the 3 ton with the 360 degree handle.. so I dont have to move my dad's car to work on my truck!


I get some pics of it in use tomorrow..
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I agree with Trent, get one that can hold enough weight and get you some good height off the ground!
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