DaveinOlyWA wrote:that is what i have used for years. not sure of the rating on them but i found it to be a quick and easy job. nowadays, it takes me about 20 minutes but in my younger days i could do it in 12-13 minutes rotating all 4 tires.
Thanks for your reply Dave.
I was a bit worried hence asking the question as the 1.5 ton Harbor Freight rapid jack limit was close to the curb weight of the Leaf (approx 3,300 pounds).
only one tire goes off the ground...not to worry ya, but i HIGHLY recommend you not lift more than 75% of the rated. so if rated at 1.5 tons that is only 3000 lbs. i would go no more than 2250 anyway. besides, by lifting one tire on a 3300 lb car, the actual "balancing" force is only 400-500 lbs onto the jack. lift the entire side with two jacks and the entire force is only about 300 lbs per jack and the higher you jack up the car the lower the resting force on the jack and so on...
My Brother was a tire store manager. he was source of a lot of interesting random tire stuff.
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