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Advice on Jack/Jack Stands

Recently acquired an '03 2WD F250 7.3L (66K miles). Jack and stands I have will not handle it. Any recommendations? Floor jack/Bottle jack?

Where are the best lifting points in the front? The suggested ones seem hard to gain access with a floor jack.

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I got some big jack stands from northern tools and a larger jack from craftsman. They work good but I usually need 2 jacks so I still use my smaller jack along with the big craftsman.

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I just bought an aluminum jack rated for 3K lbs at Harbor Freight for $60. It works well. I like the lightweight aluminum.
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3 ton jack will work to raise the truck. But I prefer a 6 ton and I use 6 ton jack stands.


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I have a 5 ton floor jack that goes to 30" and the 12 Ton stands for height from Harbor Freight. The jack was like $90 on sale and the stands were I think 39.
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Harbor Freight has some fantastic 12 ton jack stands that work great on my truck. I also have a long frame jack from there which I purchased solely on the fact that it can lift my truck up by the frame with no problem. It's a 2.5 ton jack.

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Harbor freight 6 ton jack stands don't remmber how much bought them about 6 years ago.

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HF does have some good deals on the heavy duty jack stands. I have 6 ton stands from Napa and they are real nice. I use a 6 ton floor jack but I carry a 12 ton bottle jack with me. Jack points are same as any truck, I usually go right under the axle assembly on the front end and the spring plate on the rear.

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