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Old 08-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Will a 2 ton small jack work for raising the car up enough to get the tire off the ground so i can paint the calipers?

I know the bonnes are close to 2 tons and i tried lifting it up but it took forever with the small handle and it creaked everytime i pumped it and it was scaring me that it wouldnt hold up.
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You are only lifting 1/4 of the total weight of the car when removing a tire. A 2-Ton jack should be fine.
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As long as your lifting in a safe area.
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Yup should work no problem for that. Definately use jack stands if you want to have more than one corner up off the ground though. I use a 2 ton jack for work when I do rim repair on vehicles.. makes it easier since I can spin the wheel and have it higher up when I work on it while sitting on my shop stool.

At home I have a 3 ton jack though.. that thing is just too big to take on the road with me though lol.
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can someone show me some safe spots near the tires that i can put it on exactly with the jack?
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