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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

This gets me thinking.. where do they lift our cars when we go in for a tire rotation? the shop lifts.

could use those same points with a jack? isn't there a metal rail that runs down the side of most vehicles? usually very close to one of those pinch welds that are for the supplied jack in the trunk. I seem to remember a shop lifting my last car using this metal frame. i just couldn't get my floor jack to the spot since my car was so low to the ground.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I still don't feel confident in lifting this thing off the ground to get under it. I'm considering getting some ramps for the fluid changes, but for brake jobs that doesn't help.

Anyone want to take a picture and visually highlight the strongest points front and rear other than the pinch points that can be used to jack it up, so that the pinch points can then be supported by a jack stand?

I simply don't trust that my jack won't give out one day if its the only thing supporting the vehicle. I need jack stands under there!
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

In your DVD, the jacking points are described: the ones for a floor jack are the same as for a 4 post lift
Edit: al;so found in the users manual.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

same points as for a 4 post lift, really? it would make sense, but aren't the front two jack points the pinch welds? i guess the lifts do have those rubber pads on the contact points so it could work. interesting
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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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.
I thought this was a good idea, tried it, but the QL senses an obstruction so stops without lifting the tires off the ground.


For those looking for central jacking points so that they can then put jack stands under the lift points recommended in the owner's manual:
  • For the front use the first transverse frame member, just in front of the front differential. It has the tail end of the plastic splash shield covering it but with a rubber cushion on your floor jack you won't ruin it (I didn't anyway).
  • For the rear use the transverse frame member just behind the rear differential.

After each raising procedure, transfer the weight to the corresponding lift points:
  • At the front pinch welds I use small hardwood blocks on top of my jack stands. I use some clear-grained wood flooring for this. Align the wood grain across the pinch so the block doesn't split.
  • At the rear I use small softwood blocks to cushion my jack stands, and position it on the inboard side of the lifting hole.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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This gets me thinking.. where do they lift our cars when we go in for a tire rotation? the shop lifts.

could use those same points with a jack? isn't there a metal rail that runs down the side of most vehicles? usually very close to one of those pinch welds that are for the supplied jack in the trunk. I seem to remember a shop lifting my last car using this metal frame. i just couldn't get my floor jack to the spot since my car was so low to the ground.
This may be a noob follow-up, but being called one is cheaper than fixing a mistake...

When I bring my car in to get the tires rotated is there anything I need to let them know about lift points, or is there no issue with usual shop lifts?

I know I need to disable the air suspension, but is there something about the lift points that they need to know or they will cause damage when lifting?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

should be no issue at any decent shop. They should know those basics and have lifted many cars; they are trained. After all, if anything happens its on them and their insurance to pay so they want to avoid that by covering the basics of lifting.

With the air suspension disabling, if not at a jeep dealership make sure you tell them about it also and how to disable it etc. Because even if you disable it yourself, when they drive it into their shop it could possibly reengage the system if they drive above 5mph.

"Driving the vehicle over 5 mph (8 km/h) will return the air suspension to normal operation."
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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For those looking for central jacking points so that they can then put jack stands under the lift points recommended in the owner's manual:
  • For the front use the first transverse frame member, just in front of the front differential. It has the tail end of the plastic splash shield covering it but with a rubber cushion on your floor jack you won't ruin it (I didn't anyway).
  • For the rear use the transverse frame member just behind the rear differential.
That's some useful information I've been looking for. I'll have to get under there and see if I can figure out the points you're describing. Thanks!
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That's some useful information I've been looking for. I'll have to get under there and see if I can figure out the points you're describing. Thanks!

If you find the spots, maybe take a couple photos so we can see exactly where to place the floor jack.
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If you find the spots, maybe take a couple photos so we can see exactly where to place the floor jack.
I guess no one has any photos of the proper place to put floor jacks to allow the vehicle to be held up with only the floor jacks?
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I guess no one has any photos of the proper place to put floor jacks to allow the vehicle to be held up with only the floor jacks?
You have enough info above to do so. But never ever get under a car lifted by only a jack!
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Maybe im missing something but there is a flat ridge running back from the front jack point that is pretty solid unit body metal. I jacked up the jeep at about the level of the middle of the grand cherokee side script on the front door. I was able to raise front and rear tires off the ground with my one 3 ton jack. It was very easy. I use a hockey puck, eh.
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