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Old 01-18-2008, 06:52 PM
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I need to get under my 1984 XJ6, but my current floor jack wont cut it. The car is almost three tons and my jack is two tons (used for another car). I was wondering if I should by a new floor jack or get one of the bottle jacks. I have never used a bottle jack and any advice would be great.
 
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:57 PM
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Your car basically weighs 750 lbs at each tire..so the 2 ton jackwill work fine if you are just jacking up one corner at a time (unless it's wore out)...Then prop it there with a jack stand and move to the next corner.
 
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Well put Dennis. I use floor jack anytime I can. So much easier than bottle jack and much faster.
 
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Well put Dennis. I use floor jack anytime I can. So much easier than bottle jack and much faster.
Thanks..But I need to thank you too, for all the expert and sound advise you have already given everybody in the short time you've been aboard..Great job brother, I hope you hang with us for a long time..
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Oops..new math ya know..
 
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:56 AM
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I Should have did my homework..My mind seen 3000 lbs and it seemed more normal, as 3 tons is a little too much as I thought..Like Bo said, what's in the trunk?

Specifications of the 1979-1986 Jaguar XJ6 Series III:
Length, inches: 191.7/200.5 (European/U.S. models)
Wheelbase, inches: 113.0
Weight, pounds: 3,860-4,065



Hence: 2 tons, or 1016 lbs/ at each corner
 
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whats in the trunk? Bodies. Lots of bodies. No just kidding, I read my Hayne's manual wrong, its 4,979 lbs for my model but I remembered it as 5,979.
 
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Wow..that's one heavy *** car...But seriously, your 2 ton jack will work fine..
 
 
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