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78TA_In87

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Wheels as jack stands?
« on: June 08, 2021, 06:34:29 PM »
I was going to build wooden jack stands out of 2by4's like lots of people do.  But don't really have much room for storing any more stuff.  I have a set of 15" snowflakes rim with 255/60s tires - can these be used as jack stands?
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TammyTA

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Re: Wheels as jack stands?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 07:33:26 AM »
WOW!  Please tell me that you are joking.... Why ruin a set of snowflakes.  Sell them & buy some really nice jackstands & have a handful of cash left over. 

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Re: Wheels as jack stands?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 08:39:06 AM »
I'd be more worried about the car rolling off of those wheels than ruining the wheels themselves. I like the wheel stands because they are very sturdy, but like you said, storage is an issue.

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Re: Wheels as jack stands?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:46:38 AM »
I suppose any steel rims would work and the rim edge should help with holding the car in place.




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Re: Wheels as jack stands?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:46:38 AM »
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