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J2D



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Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White
Which jack?

I'm looking to paint my brake calipers and hubs soon, so I'm going to need a decent Jack. Can anyone recommend a good suitable jack?

John

Post #496752 Sun May 22 2016 7:55am
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Slim444



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Location: Huntingdon
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

If you want to keep the cost down, use the scissor jack that came with the car and an axle stand or two- 3 tonne or above to be on the safe side. The 2 tonne affairs might hold the weight of a corner, but they are a bit small for the RRS! You should have the car on axle stands anyway if you're planning on doing anything more than swapping a wheel over.
Despite the slating they often get, Halfrauds jacks and stands are pretty good. They sell Sealey stuff too, who have been around for years...

Post #496756 Sun May 22 2016 8:42am
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gogsy1956



Member Since: 15 Jun 2013
Location: Tyne and Wear
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Bali Blue

I got mine from http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks

They do a god range of stuff at reasonable prices,,, package deals also,, I went for the 2.5 ton unit 2010 RRS, TDV8
bali Blue / colour coded
side steps / flappy paddles
black perforated leather
22" overfinch
heated everything, TV,fridge ...... now with gold calipers and mud flaps !( black mud flaps that is) !!
Many years ago,,,,, 1955 series 1 landie , sometimes wish I had kept it

Post #496758 Sun May 22 2016 9:23am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Don't use the LR-supplied scissor jack. It's an emergency-only item and has been known to fail.

Halfords 3-tonne trolley jack is pretty good. Bought one a couple of years ago and it feels solid in use; it certainly weighs a lot. I also got a pair of 3-tonne stands. 2012 SDV6
2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

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Slim444



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Oh heck! I used mine to change all 4 wheels to 19" ones, then back to 20's yesterday. I've got a Halfrauds 2 tonne trolley jack, but it isn't up the job of lifting the RRS, really feels like it's straining. Not high enough either Sad

Post #496773 Sun May 22 2016 2:38pm
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J2D



Member Since: 28 Feb 2014
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

Thanks for that link, just had a look at that site, what are people's thoughts on these? Will these lift it enough? Is 2.5 tonne strong enough?

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equi...xle-stands

Seems like a good deal

John

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Frax



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Scotland 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

Merc sprinter bottle jacks are good and you can get an adapt or to fit them made especially for the RRS. Lot of Landcruisers now sold
Audi TT 240 Sport now sold for.
RRS 2.7 HSE Now sold for.
RRS Autoibiography 2012
Defender 300tdi 90

Post #496776 Sun May 22 2016 3:06pm
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gogsy1956



Member Since: 15 Jun 2013
Location: Tyne and Wear
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Bali Blue

as I mentioned,, I have the 2.5 ton,, rocket lift I think its called, it has a higher lift than a lot of jacks and certainly lifts the RS,,, only one corner at a time though. wouldn't like to risk lifting the whole front or rear, could be a tad wobbly !! 2010 RRS, TDV8
bali Blue / colour coded
side steps / flappy paddles
black perforated leather
22" overfinch
heated everything, TV,fridge ...... now with gold calipers and mud flaps !( black mud flaps that is) !!
Many years ago,,,,, 1955 series 1 landie , sometimes wish I had kept it

Post #496778 Sun May 22 2016 3:12pm
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DrRob



Member Since: 23 Feb 2011
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

I've done the research on Disco3 forum..... Bow down
For at home http://www.sgs-engineering.com/tj3-garage-3-ton-trolley-jack Thumbs Up
Ditch the LR jack in the car and get a bottle jack. Either lift under wishbones or under chassis.
For chassis....this one goes high enough http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equi...ottle-jack
Waiting on a reply to see if the same bottle jack will fit under wishbones for flexibility on use....(or might get off my arse and measure it myself 😎)
Ordering both after payday Whistle Whistle Whistle
Thumbs Up GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

The Halfords 3 tonne jack is identical to the SGS one; I wonder if have the same source.

The bottle jack looks interesting. Keep meaning to get one to replace the scissor jack. 2012 SDV6
2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

Post #496791 Sun May 22 2016 6:30pm
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Danv8



Member Since: 20 Apr 2015
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

I'm planning on getting this to replace my old 2 ton lift.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/ctj3000ql-...trolley-j/

Post #496792 Sun May 22 2016 6:31pm
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DrRob



Member Since: 23 Feb 2011
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Dan - that quick lift one has poor reviews on Disco3 forum. It buckles under load.....
I've spent hours on Disco 3 reading their jack reviews Thumbs Up GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

Post #496793 Sun May 22 2016 7:04pm
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Danv8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

It has very good reviews everywhere I've read.hmmmm. Perhaps if it's buckling under load all I can see it must be on an uneven floor to begin with.

And by the way avoid Sealey jacks, I used to work for Sealey, and the amount of damaged, faulty ones that used to come back were outrageous!. Mind you that goes for most of there products! Cheap rebranded Chinese imported, with a huge % mark up.

Post #496805 Mon May 23 2016 6:56am
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Lost for Words



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As above, that jack is not up to the job. I use the heavy duty version, which is excellent however. Thumbs Up Visiting from DISCO3.CO.UK
2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Auto HSE Zambezi Silver

Post #496806 Mon May 23 2016 8:17am
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RobP



Member Since: 21 Jun 2009
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Another vote for the Halfords 3 Ton trolley jack even better if you can find someone with a trade card Thumbs Up

Supplemented by an original LR Discovery 1 bottle jack that I picked up at a land rover show for a tenner. Though I dont use to jack whole vehicle TDV8 now with extra grin factor thanks to Alive Tunning

Post #497034 Wed May 25 2016 9:39pm
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