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What would be a good brand for a jack? I'm also aware there are different types with ones with back up pins.
 

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I've used Craftsman floor jacks and jack stands for years. Very sturdy, stored my Type R on them for long periods and am still constantly using them. I also use a harbor freight cheapo aluminum floor jack as well. I don't like the pin-type jack-stand though, I prefer the ratchet type. Like these:

 

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hmmm.. those look great. Do guys use an extra pair for a backup in case the main ones fail? Currently I have a ramp but once I get a little technical such as tires, I can't use that.
 

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No I do usually leave the jack under the car too though but I only have 4 stands. One day when I make my millions I'll have more :D
 

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I use two 2-ton jackstands I bought at autozone and a 2.5 ton hydraulic jack. Most important is the jack to make sure it is sturdy and has a wider base to prevent tipping. I dont use air tools so sometimes I am applying a lot of sustained torque to break bolts loose, and some jacks can be scary. Same goes for jackstands make sure they have a wide base and are sturdy, shouldnt have to spend a lot tho.

For emergency backup when working under the car with the wheels off, Ill slide the dismounted tires and wheels under the floorpans of the car. Shouldnt need to tho as long as you never rely on a jack alone, just to put it on jackstands.
 

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So I just bought the Craftsman Jackstand. I picked up 2 pairs = 4. Got it for about $20 each, Sears had a 15% off.

I got one question, how does that lock tab work? It looks as if you need to push it in but I don't see how it locks
 
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