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Old 12-06-2013, 09:47 PM
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I have several miles until m 1st rotation. I'm going to need to read up on how to lift the front wheel's. A pinch weld adapter is too close to the outer rockers for my comfort level. I do have a hockey puck.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:35 PM
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I have several miles until m 1st rotation. I'm going to need to read up on how to lift the front wheel's. A pinch weld adapter is too close to the outer rockers for my comfort level. I do have a hockey puck.
I use 2 hockey pucks on the pinch weld near the front wheel to lift with a floor jack. One puck has a slit in it for the pinch weld and I rest that on top of the second puck. I like to have the second puck there just in case from the weight of the WK2, it might just cut through the slit and then without the second puck underneath, the pinch weld would then touch the jack pad and that would surely bend up the pinch weld. I've had that happen with a Mustang years ago so didn't want to repeat on the WK2. But Jeep should have made a spot for a floor jack/lift in the front like they did for the rear.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:10 PM
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I use 2 hockey pucks on the pinch weld near the front wheel to lift with a floor jack. One puck has a slit in it for the pinch weld and I rest that on top of the second puck. I like to have the second puck there just in case from the weight of the WK2, it might just cut through the slit and then without the second puck underneath, the pinch weld would then touch the jack pad and that would surely bend up the pinch weld. I've had that happen with a Mustang years ago so didn't want to repeat on the WK2. But Jeep should have made a spot for a floor jack/lift in the front like they did for the rear.
You could lift from the control arm or pretty much anywhere on the unbody where there os bracing providdd you dont have a brake or fuel line in the way.
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You could lift from the control arm or pretty much anywhere on the unbody where there os bracing providdd you dont have a brake or fuel line in the way.
If lifting by the front or rear lower control arms is ok, then why doesn't Jeep approve of it? The rear lower arms are aluminum, so I can understand that, but the fronts are cast iron.
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If you have the RA4 radio you can go into through the radio and disable the air-suspension to jack the vehicle. Like someone else mentioned...just use your spare tire, take the first tire off then place the spare on the vehicle and the tire that you just took off rotate it to the location in accordance with the rotation pattern found in the owners manual. This will help you become fimiliar with the spare using it in a controled environment like your gargage...(as opposed to along a highway with vehicles rolling by at 70MPH)...incase you would need to use it in the future. Also ensure you apply the parking brake and use a block of wood/brick or something to ensure the vehicle doesn't roll while jacking. I wouldn't use the jack stands unless you know where to place them as you can cause damage to the vehicle if improperly placed not to mention it could fall. Hope this helps.
Adding the spare into the rotation will also give you more miles until tire replacement
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If lifting by the front or rear lower control arms is ok, then why doesn't Jeep approve of it? The rear lower arms are aluminum, so I can understand that, but the fronts are cast iron.
Well, I lifted from the front just fine on my wife's. I wasnt aware that they didn't recommend that.
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Re: Tire rotation myself.

Try this:

Lock out Quadra Lift suspension system by pushing the Raise and Lower buttons simultaneously for 5-10 seconds until lights flash.
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TASK
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Jack R/F, remove wheel.
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Install SPARE.
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Jack L/R, remove wheel.
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Install R/F.
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Jack L/F, remove wheel.
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Install L/R.
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Jack R/R, remove wheel.
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Install L/F.
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Jack R/F, remove SPARE.
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Install R/R.
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Re: Tire rotation myself.

Wondering if you guys may have some input on my five tire rotation q.

I'm just about to do my first rotation and already have an extra matching fifth wheel, so was considering buying a matching tire as well and throwing it into the mix before it's too late to incorporate.

Question is, I've got about ~4,000 miles on them and wanted to know if that was too far past adding in another tire to the rotation because they've worn too far? I researched it a bit and it sounds like I should be okay, but I wanted to see if there were any opinions from fellow users here.

And yes, I made sure my 265/65R17 fits in the spare tire well, so no problems there.
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