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Ultimate Speed Axle Stands - 2 pack £9.9 @ Lidl
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Ultimate Speed Axle Stands - 2 pack £9.9 @ Lidl

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Posted 28th SepAvailable: National
2 tonne axle stands. Foldable. Seem to be made in Germany at the bottom of the box.

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Used these once... lifted one side of my car and the stand collapsed. Rated 2 tonnes but i only had one corner of the car. Smashed my door in the garage and damaged both. Saved £10 on proper stands only do cause £500 worth of damage to my car. Would not go under anything with these stands supporting it. Think about it.
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You won't go "ultimate speed" with these!

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bargain for some german quality metal
These work very well for a broken bed!
Used these once... lifted one side of my car and the stand collapsed. Rated 2 tonnes but i only had one corner of the car. Smashed my door in the garage and damaged both. Saved £10 on proper stands only do cause £500 worth of damage to my car. Would not go under anything with these stands supporting it. Think about it.
Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 17:50

Used these once... lifted one side of my car and the stand collapsed. …Used these once... lifted one side of my car and the stand collapsed. Rated 2 tonnes but i only had one corner of the car. Smashed my door in the garage and damaged both. Saved £10 on proper stands only do cause £500 worth of damage to my car. Would not go under anything with these stands supporting it. Think about it.


Sorry to read, thanks for sharing and warning away from this.
Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 17:50

Used these once... lifted one side of my car and the stand collapsed. …Used these once... lifted one side of my car and the stand collapsed. Rated 2 tonnes but i only had one corner of the car. Smashed my door in the garage and damaged both. Saved £10 on proper stands only do cause £500 worth of damage to my car. Would not go under anything with these stands supporting it. Think about it.


Because probably you have put them up wrong. But don't we all make mistakes.
mystes28/09/2019 18:18

Because probably you have put them up wrong. But don't we all make …Because probably you have put them up wrong. But don't we all make mistakes.


I guess that the other 3 tonne stands i used before and since had better instructions. The only wrong i dis was to think that safety is worth saving on. But you use them correctly and i hope you don’t go through what i did with them.
Honestly people, don’t skimp on jack stands. The only car repair tool that you should buy proper, not save money on.
Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 18:58

I guess that the other 3 tonne stands i used before and since had better …I guess that the other 3 tonne stands i used before and since had better instructions. The only wrong i dis was to think that safety is worth saving on. But you use them correctly and i hope you don’t go through what i did with them.Honestly people, don’t skimp on jack stands. The only car repair tool that you should buy proper, not save money on.


What car was it? I bet it was on the limit of 2 ton. These stands will be good for a small hatchback not a large car.
mid_91828/09/2019 19:04

What car was it? I bet it was on the limit of 2 ton. These stands will be …What car was it? I bet it was on the limit of 2 ton. These stands will be good for a small hatchback not a large car.


My car is not a 2 tonne car especially with 3 wheels on the ground. Wrong or right, the stand collapsed. I just gave my story about the danger of these junk stands. If you chose to risk it, you do you. I bought some 3 tonne non foldable stands. Just for my piece of mind. But again, you do you. Thanks
Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 19:18

My car is not a 2 tonne car especially with 3 wheels on the ground. Wrong …My car is not a 2 tonne car especially with 3 wheels on the ground. Wrong or right, the stand collapsed. I just gave my story about the danger of these junk stands. If you chose to risk it, you do you. I bought some 3 tonne non foldable stands. Just for my piece of mind. But again, you do you. Thanks


Did you take it up with the manufactures or better still the consumer protection people as I’m sure they would have have had them recalled
Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 17:50

Used these once... lifted one side of my car and the stand collapsed.


Could you please define "collapsed" in this context, having purchased these and looking at them I'm not sure how they could fail, it's one metal tube slotted inside another metal tube with a solid metal pin through the middle?
Worked fine for me earlier, just make sure the pin is all the way through both sides. If the pin isnt correctly inserted and falls out... then yes they would have collapsed. Or are you saying the pin sheared off?
Edited by: "deadnheadless" 28th Sep
raverdave2k28/09/2019 21:05

Could you please define "collapsed" in this context, having purchased …Could you please define "collapsed" in this context, having purchased these and looking at them I'm not sure how they could fail, it's one metal tube slotted inside another metal tube with a solid metal pin through the middle?


One of the foldable side supports bent under load when i let the jack down. And the whole thing went sideways. I know it sounds impossible but the dent in my door is still there as proof that the best axle stands are the big chunky ones that have good welds.
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Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 22:19

One of the foldable side supports bent under load when i let the jack …One of the foldable side supports bent under load when i let the jack down. And the whole thing went sideways. I know it sounds impossible but the dent in my door is still there as proof that the best axle stands are the big chunky ones that have good welds.


Good price but not worth the risk then, thanks for the warning
Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 22:19

One of the foldable side supports bent under load when i let the jack …One of the foldable side supports bent under load when i let the jack down. And the whole thing went sideways. I know it sounds impossible but the dent in my door is still there as proof that the best axle stands are the big chunky ones that have good welds.


Sorry to add to the skeptism but there's a few points I want to add-
1) these are tuv rated, if you looked into tuv testing they are pretty tough German standards to meet.
2) I wouldn't personally drop the jack like a rock onto the stand as the inertia force may be signicantly higher. If anything buckles for whatever reason you have no reactions to catch it.
3) regardless what equipment I'd be using I'd want redundancy on safety, stick a wheel/bricks underneath and/or not completely unload the jack.

I have these cheapo ones old old ones from Halfords and draper, I been meaning to change it but so long as you understand what you are dealing with you are fine.
ie 2tonne max, car is 1.5tonne with fudge factor on both ends of 20% say, we are talking max load ideal already.

I'd also hazard a guess that the floor was not smooth/even and the stand shifted as you let the car down. When I was using cheaper jacks, they tend to push the car up at an angle and when you place the stand and lower the car it shifts (especially if done quickly). Ive got fancy low profile wheely jacks now and it doesn't happen.
Lessons are not always cheap
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 29th Sep
If you don't want to scratch the chassis etc then these are also a good bet.
Rubber Protection pads

Been using them for years and stops them scratching then rusting etc etc.
Inquisitor29/09/2019 13:44

Sorry to add to the skeptism but there's a few points I want to add-1) …Sorry to add to the skeptism but there's a few points I want to add-1) these are tuv rated, if you looked into tuv testing they are pretty tough German standards to meet.2) I wouldn't personally drop the jack like a rock onto the stand as the inertia force may be signicantly higher. If anything buckles for whatever reason you have no reactions to catch it. 3) regardless what equipment I'd be using I'd want redundancy on safety, stick a wheel/bricks underneath and/or not completely unload the jack.I have these cheapo ones old old ones from Halfords and draper, I been meaning to change it but so long as you understand what you are dealing with you are fine. ie 2tonne max, car is 1.5tonne with fudge factor on both ends of 20% say, we are talking max load ideal already.I'd also hazard a guess that the floor was not smooth/even and the stand shifted as you let the car down. When I was using cheaper jacks, they tend to push the car up at an angle and when you place the stand and lower the car it shifts (especially if done quickly). Ive got fancy low profile wheely jacks now and it doesn't happen.Lessons are not always cheap


Thanks for the comment. Like i said before, i shared my story so that people think before using flimsy equipment when dealing with heavy loads. I did not drop my car on the stand like a rock. Maybe should have said ‘lowered’ but the word did not come to me last night.
Again, to each their own. I hope that my circumstances were unique to me and everyone that buys these are safe and don’t have to buy a new door.
As for me, i’ll go back to my 3 tonne fixed stands. Thanks for the advice
Bogdan_Gruia29/09/2019 19:26

Thanks for the comment. Like i said before, i shared my story so that …Thanks for the comment. Like i said before, i shared my story so that people think before using flimsy equipment when dealing with heavy loads. I did not drop my car on the stand like a rock. Maybe should have said ‘lowered’ but the word did not come to me last night. Again, to each their own. I hope that my circumstances were unique to me and everyone that buys these are safe and don’t have to buy a new door. As for me, i’ll go back to my 3 tonne fixed stands. Thanks for the advice



There were some nice 3tonne ones at costco not long ago, pretty beefy things and small increment clicks but until I get a beefy car I'll be ok with these styles.
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 29th Sep
Re the broken stand : I think these are designed as a space saving device should you wish to keep them in your boot and probably you need to be very careful when lowering the car onto them. Obviously the weight wasn’t on the centre piece but on one of the individual legs for this to happen. Very often the car will move sideways as you lower the jack onto a stand and may need repositioning if it does (as would any stand). That saying I’d definitely prefer a solid device if crawling underneath.
Bogdan_Gruia28/09/2019 19:18

My car is not a 2 tonne car especially with 3 wheels on the ground. Wrong …My car is not a 2 tonne car especially with 3 wheels on the ground. Wrong or right, the stand collapsed. I just gave my story about the danger of these junk stands. If you chose to risk it, you do you. I bought some 3 tonne non foldable stands. Just for my piece of mind. But again, you do you. Thanks


You never answered the question. What car was it?
I saw these this weekend in my local lidl, I've been looking for an extra set of axle stands but they came in such a tiny box, I had a look inside but I didn't think they looked very trust worthy. There's plenty of heavy duty 3 ton axel stands on ebay, euros, halfords etc for about £15 a pair.
Edited by: "SKENG" 1st Oct
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