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Old 10-01-2013, 08:56 AM   #11
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Even though it wouldn't seem so a 10 ton jack is about 4 times greater than is needed. The dual rear axle rating on the Sunseeker is 9600 lbs total so that is 4800 lbs per side or less than 2 1/2 tons. The individual tire ratings are 2470 lbs if you have the factory installed tires so unless you are way overloaded, a 3 ton jack is more than adequate. The Ford Econoline jacks are made for E450s (used in commercial applications) and come with Ford jacking instructions for the E450. The factory jack is also much lighter than a large bottle jack.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:06 AM   #12
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Even though it wouldn't seem so a 10 ton jack is about 4 times greater than is needed. The dual rear axle rating on the Sunseeker is 9600 lbs total so that is 4800 lbs per side or less than 2 1/2 tons. The individual tire ratings are 2470 lbs if you have the factory installed tires so unless you are way overloaded, a 3 ton jack is more than adequate. The Ford Econoline jacks are made for E450s (used in commercial applications) and come with Ford jacking instructions for the E450. The factory jack is also much lighter than a large bottle jack.
i don't disagree with this statement, bottle jack is just so much easier and faster.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #13
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i don't disagree with this statement, bottle jack is just so much easier and faster.

Have you tried one? If the bottle jack is placed in the correct location on the rear axle you have to crawl under and pumping the jack's short handle is at a difficult angle at least for me. The Ford jack has a 4 foot crank handle that to me is much easier to use. The handle also works the Econoline spare tire winch which I also installed. However the easiest is to call someone to change the tire!!
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Have you tried one? If the bottle jack is placed in the correct location on the rear axle you have to crawl under and pumping the jack's short handle is at a difficult angle at least for me. The Ford jack has a 4 foot crank handle that to me is much easier to use. The handle also works the Econoline spare tire winch which I also installed. However the easiest is to call someone to change the tire!!
i have used both, it's just my opinion that the bottle jack is easier. I do agree it's definitely easier to call somebody but I'm not that patient, I carry a compressor and impact so I can be back on the road before the service guys even leave the shop.
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