Harbor Freight Recalls Jack Stands That Could Suddenly Collapse

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  1. joe45c

    joe45c Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Wow never thought of that.:(
     
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    I have, you ever try to back a 390 hp muscle car with a 4 speed up a set of slick steel ramps? It either spins the wheels and won't go up or you risk going off the back end of the ramp if it grabs traction. I've also driven the front up one set of ramps and used a jack to place a second set under the rear tires to get the whole car up off the ground.
     
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  3. 68c15

    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    Ok for solid axles. Bad for independent suspension. When you lower the car the suspension design moves wheels out. That could cause ramps to tilt
     
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  4. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Garandaholic Supporting Member

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    In a professional situation, we rarely ever use ramps. If we have reason to, it's much safer to let the car down onto them, than to try and drive up them.
    I guess if your utterly unfamiliar with the vehicle you're working on, you shouldn't be attempting to lift it at all.
     
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    what quality do you think you think you are getting from a country who has nothing but slave labor locked in the building and chained to the machines they work for 12-16 hours a day. The government of China hates all Americans so roll the dice with these Chinese products if you don't care about your life
     
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    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Actually, you get what you pay for from china. If you're willing to pay, you'll get quality.
     
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  7. CS4570

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    I will need to check the pair I just put under my Jeep.
    I actually was thinking about making some out of some left over 2x12's from a stair project.