Floor Jack and Jack Stand Recommendations?

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That is not true. And after all the problems with harbor freight and failing jack stands not sure why anyone would trust their life under a car with any of their products.

The jacks look similar because the Snapon fj200 and fj300 were the best selling jacks and harbor freight took it in reverse engineer it. So it’s a copy not a same factory. But if you buy on price and not quality then yes good luck and I hope yourself or a loved one is not injured.
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If you are looking for specific floor jack recommendations, I’m sure someone will chime in with some… but I did want to share that depending on your vehicles, you may not be able to find tools that will work with both the bronco and minivan depending…

I’ve had to acquire two sets of jacks and stands to comfortably handle our fleet….

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Zack dm me if you are in mass. I’ll hook you up with your local Snapon dealer.
 

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That is not true. And after all the problems with harbor freight and failing jack stands not sure why anyone would trust their life under a car with any of their products.

The jacks look similar because the Snapon fj200 and fj300 were the best selling jacks and harbor freight took it in reverse engineer it. So it’s a copy not a same factory. But if you buy on price and not quality then yes good luck and I hope yourself or a loved one is not injured.
You never get under a vehicle with a floor jack only, you always use quality jack stands.

If what you say is true then why did Snap-On sue Harbor Freight and then settle?

Snap-on, Harbor Freight settle floor jack case

Harbor Freight’s bold, boasting that they sell the same Floor Jack as Snap-On except they’re legally allowed to thanks to a settlement between the two parties.
According to BizTimes, back in 2016, Snap-On sued Harbor Freight for selling the Daytona FJ3000 alleging that Harbor Freight copied a patented design of their FJ300.

Snap-On sought an injunction from a California Court to stop the sales of the alleged copied design.

Harbor Freight filed a counter lawsuit that they were misleading consumers, heavily leaning on advertising from Snap-On that their jack is American assembled when, while true, are ultimately assembled from parts sourced from China.

The ruling judge ruled that there was enough advertising and visual differences between the two designs that wouldn’t fool a regular purchaser into thinking both floor jacks were exactly the same.
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Can’t say much for the mini van... but for the Bronco, you probably won’t actually need a jack... unless your creeper is Sasquatched as well. 😉
 

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Can’t say much for the mini van... but for the Bronco, you probably won’t actually need a jack... unless your creeper is Sasquatched as well. 😉
FWIW I got under a Sasquatch no problem just due to the tires. Tons of room for an oil change like a couple people have suggested there should be.
 

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You never get under a vehicle with a floor jack only, you always use quality jack stands.

If what you say is true then why did Snap-On sue Harbor Freight and then settle?

Snap-on, Harbor Freight settle floor jack case

Harbor Freight’s bold, boasting that they sell the same Floor Jack as Snap-On except they’re legally allowed to thanks to a settlement between the two parties.


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Clearly says copy so thank you for helping the point.
The lawsuit had more to do with the icon name being used on boxes so cases were dropped.
Thanks for playing
 

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Zack dm me if you are in mass. I’ll hook you up with your local Snapon dealer.
This is how people's children go hungry at night.

Beware the Snap-on man, he's the drug dealer you have to watch out for!!!

But if you get a 60" box with tools, he'll invite you out on his yacht when his kids are back from Yale, so there's that!
 

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I've decided that I want to perform the oil changes and tire rotations on my wife's minivan AND my future Bronco instead of taking them to the dealer and/or shop. Do you have any recommendations for both a low clearance floor jack and jack stands that will be compatible with a sasquatched Bronco?

I'm worried that the Bronco will want to "sit" on the ground due to the extra travel in the off-road suspension and there won't be enough clearance to actually lift the 35" tires off the ground. Is this even a valid concern?
Just for oil changes, no need for a jack. Remember that jack stands are rated as a pair. A 4 ton jackstand set is saying that both can support 4 tons together. There are some good long travel jacks on amazon, but its up to you to do some research.
 

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Clearly says copy so thank you for helping the point.
The lawsuit had more to do with the icon name being used on boxes so cases were dropped.
Thanks for playing
Definitely need to be careful with HF purchases. Some items okay, others not so much. Also wouldn't confuse the jack stands with jacks. I am on a lot of car forums and many people recommend the Daytona jack pictured earlier based on their experiences.
 

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