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Old 11-26-2011, 02:50 AM
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Floor Jack Lift Points

Before I lift my vehicle with a floor jack, I want to be sure of the correct lift points. I see the 2 at the rear in front of the tires. I know in the owners manual, it says to place the factory scissor jack at the pinch welds behind the arrow on the rocker moulding. But using a floor jack will crush the pinch weld. I see a spot closer towards the center of the car, looks like a frame rail. Is that the safe spot?
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:12 AM
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I used the pinch weld spots behind the front tires with a floor jack, no problem. Agreed, it could be a bit more clear.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:58 AM
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I believe if you have air suspension. There is a way to deactivate it before you lift your Jeep.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

ya ... if you have QL you need to disable it .... I think you have to hold the up and down button together for a few seconds and then the EVIC will state QL disabled. To re-enable it you just drive over 15 MPH and it re-enables ... its in the guide.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I already know how to disable the QL. I was just looking for a good spot to lift the front of vehicle using a floor jack. I know the pinch weld will get deformed and will rust by not using the proper adapter on the pinch welds.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I use Race Ramps when working on my cars. They don't work for changing a tire but they're great for getting your car up in the air so you can work under it.
http://www.raceramps.com/
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Under the guide it says not to lift under the differential because of being made of aluminum, I believe it says that about the WK also.
I have always lifted my WK (and G8) from the aluminum differential with no issues, has anyone lifted the WK2 using the differential?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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Under the guide it says not to lift under the differential because of being made of aluminum, I believe it says that about the WK also.
I have always lifted my WK (and G8) from the aluminum differential with no issues, has anyone lifted the WK2 using the differential?

I wouldn't do that. This vehicle weighs almost 5000 lbs. You are putting at least 2000+ lbs of pressure on a single point of an aluminum case that was designed to house gears. Its not designed to lift that much weight. Just my opinion.
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Thanks, I saw that but that still looks like the pinch weld area in the front. I will have to see if I can find an adapter to use with my floor jack so I can use the front pinch weld area.
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Thanks, I saw that but that still looks like the pinch weld area in the front. I will have to see if I can find an adapter to use with my floor jack so I can use the front pinch weld area.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Floor-Jack-P...-/160672245516
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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. I'm thinking of modifying a hockey puck.
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