01-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Omaha NE
Join Date: Mar 2006
Mein Auto: 1998 528i 5-sp 103K miles
Originally Posted by Mack
That is the most hilarious thing I have seen in weeks! Awesome! BTW those bottle stands don't look very stable. No thank you. I'll keep my old tried and true jackstands. Great post as always bluebee!
These bottle jackstands are actually very good. Actually these bottle jacks are expensive: $33 for each.
A pair of 4-leg jackstands cost $20/pair.
But you are correct, I don't crawl underneath with bottle jackstands. I always use the Bottle jack with my old-fashioned 4-leg jackstand.
What the bottle jackstand is good for is "quick and dirty" way of doing things.
For ex, for quick job that does not require crawling underneath car:
- Brake Job
- Front suspension works
- Tire change
1. Jack the car using standard jack.
2. Slide the bottle jackstand underneath.
3. Lower the jack a bit so the car weight now rests on BOTH jack and bottle jackstand.
4. Do the brake job (brake job does not require to crawl underneath car).
5. Removal is also quick.