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Car Stands 1200kg? VE SV6 Commodore

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by countrylife, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. countrylife

    countrylife Member

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    I want to buy car stands, I have a 2008 VE SV6 Commodore. Would 1200kg be suitable to hold vehicle?

     
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    not quite in my opinion.

    the car weighs 1800kg (near enough)

    you'd need 2 sets of the 1200kg stands to hold the whole car up.
     
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    What about 1 set of 2000kg or 1 set of 3000kg or 2 sets of either 2000kg or 3000kg?
     
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    lets just say the car weighs 000kg, you've only got to hold 500kg each corner.

    I've got 2 sets of 1500kg. so holds up 750kg each corner.....good safety net.
     
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    that's the rating per jack stand so yes 1200kg rated stands are plenty. You normally only ever jack up half the car - front or back at a time any way.
     
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    The car weighs 1800KG total.....The jack stands are rated to hold 1200KG per corner.....

    So having 450KG weight per corner with the car, 1200KG would be more than enough
     
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    1200 kg stands are plenty strong enough for 1/4 of a Commodore. More important is the way you use them and not putting them anywhere they might shoot out . Metal to metal is very slippery.
    I only ever jack the front end or back end, or just one wheel off the ground at a time. I don't trust the car on 4 jack stands ever, partly because my driveway is on a slope but I still don't do it on flat concrete.
     
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    ive got mine on 4 stands one each corner chassis point been like that for year and half i have no issues working under it as it dosnt budge at all, depends how high u go mine is only bout a foot high, i wouldnt use them at the highest setting as they loose stability but 2-3-4 notches up is fine on a flat ground
     

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