Will a 1.5 Ton racing jack be sufficient?

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  1. solo7777

    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Do you guys think this will be strong enough for the Challenger Hellcat? Mainly to do oil changes, take off wheels? I want a 2 to 3 ton, but am having trouble find a reasonably priced low profile, flat top 3 to jack. Found a 1.5 ton AC delco for around 129. I don't want to pay anymore than 200. I don't want harbor freight junk either.
     
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    I have never had a problem with my 1.5t jacks. I use it with my 2012 Chall SRT8 just fine. Think about it - you are talking about 3000lbs lift capacity but you only lift about 1200 on any given corner. You shud be fine with a decent 1.5t.
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    And that is what I though too.....thanks for the input.
     
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    I agree w/JJ... 4,500lb./4 (assuming 50/50 weight distribution front:rear) = 1,125lb. per wheel. Even if you lift one side at a time: 4,500lb./2 = 2,250lb.

    1 ton = 2,000lb.
    1.5 ton = 3,000lb.
     
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    ...it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: + jackstands, multiple, always.

    And if you find a jack you like that's just not low enough, consider making a couple of inexpensive wood "step" ramps out of 1x12.


    Rich
     
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    1.5 is fine. Remember the "cup" on many floor jacks are removable which drops em lower. I'm actually using a craftsmen professional hydraulic 3.5 ton floor jack with the ZL1 premium magpad since it double duties the raptor. :p
     
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