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Hi Roland,

Another questions for you.  

I would like to work under my car, but I need at least 21 inches height, which incidentally is equal to 3 rims stacked on top of each other.  Is this safe or would they slip?  I don't see the problem, because it has a much bigger footprint than a jack stand (which I do trust for side to side movement, but not back and forth).


sk3k in Ottawa

Hi Sk,
I have not considered this idea but am concerned that the rims could slide off one another.
I have always used  2 jack stands along with the single scissors jack that came with the vehicle, and also you would block the remaining tires on the ground, or be sure that the parking brake is applied to the rear wheels if they are on the ground. The jack stands have a triangular foot-print so should be equally stable side to side as compared to front to back if the wheels on the ground are firmly secured.

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