1992 XLT 302 5 spd trans, long tube headers, manual t case, manual hubs
Wow this is incredible I have a set of these. Utter F'ing nonsense that we let the chinese make ANYTHING we use
These look like a decent alternative. I have seen several people make their own as well, they end up with something that looks like a house support, with just holes and a bolt. But doing it this way you can make the base as wide as you want.I have two sets from Northern tool. They are the Strongway brand. They have the extra key wedge that locks the stand arm while it is raised up. They look different than the ones pictured so I guess mine are good to go...... not sure if they are manufactured in the same place.
This pair of Strongway Double-Locking 6-Ton Jack Stands features a large saddle surface area to provide better contact wi...www.northerntool.com
I work at a company that has had a recall before, which happens more often than people may think when you consider how many manufacturers there are in the world, and we didn't eff around and pulled more than was suspected of being "bad".BTW, this afternoon I wandered into the local HF, primarily to use their restroom. I meandered to the jacks...lots of floor and bottle jacks to chose from.
Jackstands.....nothing! All recalled!
I thought it was that they didn't engage or lock in the up position well enough. So if you bumped the truck the stand could collapse/retract.so what exactly fails on these stands? you figure a bronco weights like 4500 lbs? 2.25 tons? its not like you are putting all 6,000 or 12,000 lbs on a single jack stand. granted you should never push the rated limits and the made in china stand might not actually be able to hold all that weight. but what is actually failing for these to collapse?