FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the RennStand:
1: HOW MUCH WILL THE RENNSTAND SUPPORT?
We have rated the RennStand for 3 tons US or 2,722 kg., and each of the quick release pins holding it together are rated for 9000 lbs. each. If your vehicle weighs 5000 lbs. the most you would support with one jack or jack stand is half of that since the vehicle is also supported by it’s tires or other jack stands that share the weight. A 5000 lb. vehicle might put as much as 2500 lbs. on a jack stand and that is only 42% of the stands rating. The more stands, the lower the loading on each stand because they are sharing the load. In addition, the stands are all tested in accordance with ASME standards to at least 150% of the rated load (9,000 lbs.) but please do not exceed the 6,000 lb. load rating for safety reasons.
2: HOW LOW WILL IT GO?
The RennStand adds approximately 1.9 inches or 50 mm to the lowest setting of your jack including the jack pad. The lowest setting while on its legs is 11.5 inches or 292 mm.
3: HOW HIGH WILL IT GO?
The RennStand will go to roughly 16.5 inches or 419 mm. We have plans to produce other versions that will go higher for lifted vehicles.
4: DO YOU HAVE A HEAVIER DUTY UNIT?
Currently we do not but a heavier 4 or 5 ton unit and even a 10 ton unit are planned.
5: DISTRIBUTION: DO YOU HAVE DEALERS IN THE UK, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA, ETC?
Currently we have one distributor in Australia (ProQuip). We are open to having distribution but currently all orders ship direct from our facilities in Florida, USA.
6: WHAT SIZE FLOOR JACK WILL FIT UNDER THE RENNSTAND?
The jack can not be wider than the space between the legs. The RennStand will accept floor jacks that are up to 12 inches or 305 MM wide. Luckily, that is wider than all the jacks we measured.
7: WHAT VEHICLES DOES THE RENNSTAND FIT?
That’s a tough one because there are so many different vehicles and variations from year to year. We will be adding jack pads to our product line as we are able to. We sell the standard RennStand with a pinch weld pad, commonly used on many cars. We have additional pads for a variety of vehicles. The next pads that will be made available soon are pads for the Porsche, Tesla S, most Audi, VW Gulf, Jetta, New Beetle, Passat, MINI, BMW and Corvette.
8: FITMENT: HOW MUCH ROOM IS REQUIRED TO PLACE THE STAND?
You will need at least 5.5 inches or 140 mm of clearance from the center of the jack point to any obstruction in order to safely place the RennStand. You will need 2.1″ plus the height of your jack to place the RennStand under your vehicle.