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Review: BIG RED 3 Ton Jack Stands

The primary reason I went for these jack stands was their flat base. I have a concrete, epoxy floor in my garage and found that a tripod style jack stand was leaving small marks in the floor.
Review of the BIG RED 3 Ton Jack Stands $77
  • Sturdiness
    (4.8)
  • Locking Mechanism
    (4.7)
  • Stability
    (4.8)
  • Storage
    (4.9)
  • Height
    (4.7)
4.8

Why I feel safe under the car when using the BIG RED Jack Stands

Initially I purchased a single pair of these jack stands and have since added another pair for a total of four stands. Here’s why I trust them to protect me from getting crushed while under my cars:

The Flat Base:

The primary reason I went for these was their flat base. I have a concrete, epoxy floor in my garage and found that a tripod style jack stand was leaving small marks in the floor. Switching to these and having the weight distributed more evenly seems to have mitigated that issue.

More importantly though, if I don’t rent a garage at the track and am in a grassy/non-asphalt paddock I found the tripod style would sink into the ground a little. These, so far, have never done that!

Yes, being a flat base they need to be used on a level surface, but I wouldn’t put the car on stands anywhere else to be honest. When working under the car I have never felt concerned that these would fail. Two stands and a jack always…

Storage:

If you don’t have a huge amount of storage space, or want to put them away in off season, a single screw at the base plate makes it easy to remove and pack away. It’s a small detail but with all the crap I’ve gathered in the garage over the years it does make a little bit of a difference.

Price:

Ok, so they’re not the cheapest of stands and there are plenty of other options on the market for less. However, after doing a ton šŸ™‚Ā  of research and seeing others at the track using these, I felt like they were the way to go. Four seasons in and they still look good as new. Also, I’m under a 3,000 pound car and I want to feel safe and not have to worry about a cheap product failing.

My Only Issue:

Like many cars, both mine have pinch welds. The flat surfaces of the stands necessitate buying rubber pinch weld adapters. There are a number of these on Amazon and I opted for these ones, which have worked well. Just be sure to seat them correctly before you lower the car on to them.

Lightweight:

I like that they’re made out of aluminum. It’s a small thing, but when you’re dragging everything else around the little things make a difference. Also, being aluminum, if they’re caught in the rain, they’re not gonna rust!

Pros

  • Flat Base
  • Sturdy & Robust
  • Max. Height (15.63 in)
  • Lightweight Aluminum
  • Easy to Store

Cons

  • No Pinch Weld Adapter

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