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Hey all,

For people who do their own Jeep work, what weight jack stands do you use?

I know curb weight is sub 6,000lbs so thinking 3 ton stands good enough. Curious what others use
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I use 3 ton jack stands with no problems. The curb weight of the heaviest XK, a 4WD Hemi, is around 5200 lbs, so well under the 3 ton limit. It's also worth noting that a jack stand won't see anywhere near the full weight of the vehicle, and you'd struggle to even put 3000 lbs of weight on any single jack stand. I've used a 2.5 ton jack and jack stands in the past without problems as well, but I feel safer using jack stands rated for the full weight of the vehicle.

Personally, I use these jack stand combos. I picked up a couple at Tractor Supply for $40 each and they work great. Even with 4" of lift and 33s, they are tall enough to lift from the frame rails and get the front end off the ground, which has been one of the big problems with other jacks and jack stands I've used in the past. I typically do need the full 21" of lift if I'm jacking from the frame, but they get the job done. They're also short enough when fully lowered to fit beneath even a stock XK's frame rails and rear axle.
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I use 3 ton jack stands with no problems. The curb weight of the heaviest XK, a 4WD Hemi, is around 5200 lbs, so well under the 3 ton limit. It's also worth noting that a jack stand won't see anywhere near the full weight of the vehicle, and you'd struggle to even put 3000 lbs of weight on any single jack stand. I've used a 2.5 ton jack and jack stands in the past without problems as well, but I feel safer using jack stands rated for the full weight of the vehicle.

Personally, I use these jack stand combos. I picked up a couple at Tractor Supply for $40 each and they work great. Even with 4" of lift and 33s, they are tall enough to lift from the frame rails and get the front end off the ground, which has been one of the big problems with other jacks and jack stands I've used in the past. I typically do need the full 21" of lift if I'm jacking from the frame, but they get the job done. They're also short enough when fully lowered to fit beneath even a stock XK's frame rails and rear axle.

Hmmmmm, I've just purchased 2 tonne stands and hydraulic jack. I was thinking that the Jeep weighed 2.5 tonnes so if you are only lifting one end then they would be sufficient as you are putting the weight partly onto the non lifted end. Am I going to be ok with them. Anyone had experience with 2 ton stands and jack?
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Hmmmmm, I've just purchased 2 tonne stands and hydraulic jack. I was thinking that the Jeep weighed 2.5 tonnes so if you are only lifting one end then they would be sufficient as you are putting the weight partly onto the non lifted end. Am I going to be ok with them. Anyone had experience with 2 ton stands and jack?
In theory, you should be okay. I believe the dry weight of a Hemi XK is around 5300 lbs, so loaded with fuel and gear, I'd expect it to be around 5600 lbs. Weight distribution is reasonably close to 50-50, so you shouldn't exceed that weight on one end.

That being said, 5600 lbs of vehicle is not something you want falling on you if a jack stand gives out. A set of 3 ton jack stands shouldn't be more than $40, and as long as you're only under the car when it's on jack stands you should be fine with a 2 ton jack.
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In theory, you should be okay. I believe the dry weight of a Hemi XK is around 5300 lbs, so loaded with fuel and gear, I'd expect it to be around 5600 lbs. Weight distribution is reasonably close to 50-50, so you shouldn't exceed that weight on one end.

That being said, 5600 lbs of vehicle is not something you want falling on you if a jack stand gives out. A set of 3 ton jack stands shouldn't be more than $40, and as long as you're only under the car when it's on jack stands you should be fine with a 2 ton jack.


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Not sure where you guys are getting those weight numbers. From what I have read, the heaviest a Commander can be is 4829 lb.



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Not sure where you guys are getting those weight numbers. From what I have read, the heaviest a Commander can be is 4829 lb.
I use this site to get the curb weight. For a Limited Hemi, it lists weight as 5169 lbs, though depending on equipment I've seen weights quoted over 5200 lbs. Add fuel to that and a Commander can definitely work its way into the 5300 lb range.

I also tend to add an extra few hundred pounds because of gear, since that's typically about how much I carry around.
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I’ll pull the jeep up on the truck scale at work tomorrow and let y’all know what I get.
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My 2006 Limited 4x4 with a Hemi, 2” RC lift with Moog UCAs, 255/70R17 Toyo Open Country A/Ts, 3/4 tank of gas, and little to no gear other than water and tools weighs 5320lbs.
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I ended up borrowing a pair of 4 ton and 2 ton jack stands and a 3 1/2 ton jack. Worked fine.
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