I have a Harbor Freight 3 ton low profile jack that I use on my 3rd Gen. They have 3 model numbers for what is essentially the same jack with the same specs: 61282, 62326, and 61253. I find that I'm just about maxing out the jack's height when lifting from the central jacking points at the front and rear of the MDX. I also use a hard rubber hockey puck in the jack's saddle as a buffer.which harbor freight 3 ton do you guys have? lifting range good enough to lift up one side at the time?
http://m.harborfreight.com/3-ton-low-profile-steel-heavy-duty-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-61253.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20providedwhich harbor freight 3 ton do you guys have? lifting range good enough to lift up one side at the time?
These go on sale all the time so find a coupon or wait for a sale.
I have this and a 2ton aluminum for my smaller cars.
I think they are getting away from this if you don't have a set of tires from there. I went in a few weeks ago, just before I moved from IL since all my tools were packed up, with my truck and they wanted to charge me $40. I said no, he asked what was fair and did it for $30 and checked balance on all 4 as well and balanced out the ones that needed it. Odd because I have been buying tires there for over 20 years. First time I ever got charged for a rotation, like you said they didn't care if the were there tires or not.DiscountTire locally will rotate and balance for free..
Even tires I didn't buy there.
I must concur, if you don't know what you're doing and/or don't have the appropriate equipment, then stay away from jacking up your 4.5 ton MDX (i.e. goto Discount Tire etc.)- life is too fragile!You guys do know it's not safe to work under a car with a jack alone. Please use reliable jack stands when working under a car. We want to make sure you stick around. Now most of you will say a jack alone is fine, but do you remember that guy called Murphy and this theory? Just saying...
LOL- I've always confused 1 ton in my mind as being equivelent to 1000lbs. when in actuality it's 2000lbs!!!Priscillababy the MDX does not weight 4.5Ton, I think you confused 4500lbs with Metric, The Metric weight for the 2G MDX is 2-2.1Ton and the weight is F60/R40 Split so each axle is more or less 1 ton.. I jack up my car with a 4 ton shop floor jack which is 2x the capacity of the whole vehicle.