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My Nittos are approaching their end of life.

During my next tire purchase I am going to be Powder Coating the wheels and leaving my truck on stands in the driveway over a weekends span of time.

What brand is trusted, and would 6t stands (x4) cover supporting the load? I am lifted 6" so I think I would have to put something ( thinking - 3/4" ply cut for bases and stacked ) to make up the difference in height.

( I am rarely a harbor freight guy or buy ANYTHING Pittsburgh but for cost and the temporary nature of my project... I am tempted. thoughts? )

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FYI, most all Pittsburgh stuff is lifetime Warranty. (They had to keep up with Husky and Craftsman) HF also has a great return policy......Hopefully not needed.

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x2 for the harbor freight stands. i had a 1500 i was building on hf stands for 7 months. this was about 6 years ago, still use those stands to this day.

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When my truck had the 12nch lift I used AC Delco 6t stands and built bases out of 3 stacks of 4x4s screwed together log cabin style. Worked great. And I think all the stands are made in Corona Virusville anyway. Just different names on them


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I appreciate the responses! I know it's probably a dumb thing to worry about.. but I just didn't want a stand to give out or fold under the load! I will swing by and compare the prices for both AC delco and Pitts.
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I use HBF 6 ton stands, I have some 3 ton as well but for lifted stuff the 6ton work excellent. The current coupon expired last week but here's a good 20% off one just add to your phone and it will work.
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My Nittos are approaching their end of life.

During my next tire purchase I am going to be Powder Coating the wheels and leaving my truck on stands in the driveway over a weekends span of time.

What brand is trusted, and would 6t stands (x4) cover supporting the load? I am lifted 6" so I think I would have to put something ( thinking - 3/4" ply cut for bases and stacked ) to make up the difference in height.

( I am rarely a harbor freight guy or buy ANYTHING Pittsburgh but for cost and the temporary nature of my project... I am tempted. thoughts? )

Thanks!

Its hard to make a jack stand do bad that its dangerous to use, so long as you pick it up and the welds dont look like they were done by a blind apprentice id feel safe with any brand sold in a store, or probably most of whats on amazon. while HF generally sells garbage, there jacks and jack stands are reasonable, and its not like your going to be actively working under the truck while its up in the air.

The truck weighs around 4 tons, so if you had 4 x 6 ton stands your way in the green on safety factor. You would likely be safe on 2 ton stands, but id go 4 or higher just for the peace of mind, its not like there significantly more expensive.

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