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Harbor freight? Amazon? Don't need a huge jack so something decent maybe small or medium sized? Number of pumps not important but small SUV compatible for the woman's needs! ;)

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What are you looking for? Jack stands? Floor jack? Something to store in the vehicle for changing a flat tire on the side of the road?

Regardless, avoid Harbor Freight. Good for some things, but nothing you’d trust your life to.
 

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What are you looking for? Jack stands? Floor jack? Something to store in the vehicle for changing a flat tire on the side of the road?

Regardless, avoid Harbor Freight. Good for some things, but nothing you’d trust your life to.
HF jacks are fine. You don't trust your life to a jack. Don't buy HF jack stands though.
 

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You don't trust your life to a jack.
Hahaha you might not, but so many people do! To some extent you have to trust it while you position your jack stands. But definitely do not get HF jack stands.

Google turned up what seems to be a reasonably non-stupid set of floor jack recommendations, in case it helps:

 

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HF jack. For an SUV a 3 ton. I have the 1.5ton alum racing low profile jack
 

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HF jacks stands had a recall and the replacements were recalled

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i bought this low profile model for my s2k & g37. it works great and for a good price.


safety wise i would never rely on any jack. i always use jack stands and would be more concerned about the quality of the jacks stands i use. i would never put any body part in harms way without jack stands.
 
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What are you looking for? Jack stands? Floor jack? Something to store in the vehicle for changing a flat tire on the side of the road?

Regardless, avoid Harbor Freight. Good for some things, but nothing you’d trust your life to.
Floor jack thanks! :)

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Always get a little bigger than you need. HF aluminum double pump jacks are decent.
 

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Hahaha you might not, but so many people do! To some extent you have to trust it while you position your jack stands.
To a certain extent, but definitely do not get under the car while positioning your jackstands. Don't get under the car until two stands AND the jack are securely in place. As well as a wheel if you're going to be removing it anyway.
 

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I recommend Gentleman. Jack's version of Rye is also decent. Even black label is decent these days but the Single Barrel 100 proof stuff is a little medicinal.
 

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Harbor freight jacks are fine. I have a 3 ton one for my SUVs and they work well. Have done brake jobs and suspension jobs, no issue. Some of their jacks are the same exact one that Snap on sells. I will echo everyone else in that you need Jack stands and don't get the harbor freight Jack stands.
 

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Harbor freight jacks are fine. I have a 3 ton one for my SUVs and they work well. Have done brake jobs and suspension jobs, no issue. Some of their jacks are the same exact one that Snap on sells. I will echo everyone else in that you need Jack stands and don't get the harbor freight Jack stands.
Never trusted Jack stands anyways so i usually shove the removed tire and or thick wood pieces under the frame! ;)

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Make sure the jack you choose has enough lift for the SUV.

I have a craftsman 3 ton with a 15" lift that gets under the Challenger great, but it won't lift high enough to get the wife's SUV tire off the ground. I have to use her scissor jack that came with the car to lift it then the jack stand. It's a whipping.

If I don't have to remove the tire, I use these:
 

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Yea, never had issues with HF jacks except that they're big. Used to carry one in my trunk which definitely came in handy but made my ride height squat an inch or so and made my mpg a bit worse.
 

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