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Old 11-28-2011, 01:40 AM
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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Thanks. Yes, I saw that one earlier. I could use one that doesn't have that center post sticking out of the bottom.
Your existing jack plate just lifts out and the pinch weld adapter goes in its place, seems it would be more secure than a hockey puck.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

If you shouldn't lift from the differential, how do you put Jack stands under it if you have to lift it at the point where the jack stand goes? I always lift the front first (lifting one side at a time) and put stands underneath then lift the rear straight from the differential evenly, it always works safely.

I am now a bit concerned with how to lift a block now if the differential is not an option.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:16 PM
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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Your existing jack plate just lifts out and the pinch weld adapter goes in its place, seems it would be more secure than a hockey puck.
I have a Lincoln 2.5 ton floor jack and the jack plate does not lift off the jack.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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If you shouldn't lift from the differential, how do you put Jack stands under it if you have to lift it at the point where the jack stand goes? I always lift the front first (lifting one side at a time) and put stands underneath then lift the rear straight from the differential evenly, it always works safely.

I am now a bit concerned with how to lift a block now if the differential is not an option.
I was thinking about this today, I want to rotate my tires but not sure where to place floor jack and jack stands. On my Rubi, I would lift from front and rear diff. Easy.

Ideas on central jack points?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Bumping this because I would like to be able to rotate my own tires but really need to make sure I place the jack stands in the right place and properly jack the car up.

So you can't just use a regular floor jack that has the flat round head to lift the jeep?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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Bumping this because I would like to be able to rotate my own tires but really need to make sure I place the jack stands in the right place and properly jack the car up.

So you can't just use a regular floor jack that has the flat round head to lift the jeep?
You can, just when jacking up the front you risk damage to the pinch weld. Not sure how much of an issue that really is. I have a friend that is a Mercedes tech and he said it isn't a big deal, but can cause issues.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

So than what is the risk free method of doing this?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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If you shouldn't lift from the differential, how do you put Jack stands under it if you have to lift it at the point where the jack stand goes?
That's what I want to know. You must lift from somewhere OTHER than the pinch points if you are planning on using jack stands to support the vehicle. So where is the right spot?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

There must be a jeep mechanic on here that knows the answer.

Just wondering what would happen if you had the air suspension and raised it up all the way, put 4 jack stands in place, and than lowered it? I am guessing this is more than a terrible Idea but just wondering haha.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

So no one here has jacked it up and than used jack stands?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

When I rotate my tires, I use the rear jack points as shown in the manual. On the front I jack on the frame just behind the pinch weld. I jack only one corner at a time, using the spare in the first position, held on by a couple of lug nuts.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:40 AM
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

The front a-arm inner mounting point is a good spot to lift the front of the jeep, the front skid plate may also work too. The jack pad nicely braces against the two vertical tabs there. You cannot use the diffs because they are not load bearing axles, but mounted directly to the frame/body just designed to carry their own weight.
The rear is tougher, but i believe you can use a similar spot there (inner a-arm mount). I normally just jack on the a-arm spring pad to change tires back there.
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