Hydraulic Jack Suggestions

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  1. gsxr

    gsxr Full Access Member

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    This is the one I use on my LR4. It isn't light at 93 lbs, but the long reach, foot pedal, and almost 24" lift height is handy:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/autom...-duty-service-jack-with-rapid-pump-60678.html

    Yes, it's "only" rated a 2 tons, but remember even with 2 wheels off the ground, you're still not lifting the full weight of the vehicle. IIRC, the yellow Daytona was not available when I bought this a couple years ago, I'd have been pretty tempted to go yellow after comparing specs.

    PSA: Remember to have jack stands in place before you crawl underneath! Don't trust only the hydraulic jack with your life.

    :stickyman
     
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    Bought mine at Costco for $99. It's awesome. I bought it for swap out of my summer/winter tires on the Cayenne S. Use it regularly on the Landy and my Burb. In fact I used it yesterday for front brakes on the LR4. I also bought a 1/2 battery powered impact wrench (Milwaukee version). It's like I'm in the pits at NASCAR. you don't have to loosen the lugs with the tire on the ground with this baby! Makes taking tires off/on fun. Here is a link: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2763-22
     
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    It's never a good idea to torque down lug nuts with an impact driver. Impact wrench for off and torque wrench for on.

    The main reason is that you will want to distribute the forces as you install across all fasteners as evenly as possible rather than just clamp down to the intended torque limit. Also, torque wrenches should be periodically calibrated and that is something you can't really do with an impact wrench (although it should be technically possible with the newer brushless-motors types, just don't think they are designed with that ability).
     
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    That's a buzz kill.... Hahaha. I was thinking my tire rotation process would be easily cut in half with one of those new battery powered brushless motor drivers.
     
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    If you're currently spinning the lugs by hand, it will cut the time substantially. When installing, just don't use the impact wrench to fully tighten the lugs, use a torque wrench as the final step.

    BTW, that Milwaukee Fuel has been on my wish list for a while... but the full kit with high-torque 1/2" driver, battery & charger is closer to $400. Haven't been able to stomach the cost just yet, my air impact is still working fine.

    :cool:
     
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    I was going to ask here which hand/manual torque wrench to get for rotating tires. I was looking for something accurate with cost within reason. Saw some digital readout ones while searching. But I did not know that the torque wrenches require periodic calibration.

    What are the recommendations here and how do you calibrate them and when do you know its time to do so?
     
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    Yeah I was worried about its max height. My main reason to get Arcan is due to its light weight and portability. I do not have a large garage space, so currently have no choice but to carry it back into my apartment, etc.

    I will be doing five wheel rotation so will be lifting one wheel at a time.

    I did some research and did not really find anything that would connect or fit onto the saddle of Arcan I mentioned above, so a wood block maybe the way go.
     

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