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Jack stand placement

Going to tackle my front brakes today for the first time and was wondering where a good front end jack stand placement would be? Found some pics for placement on WKs so would it be about the same?
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Re: Jack stand placement

Subframe rails or axle tubes. Always worked for me.
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Subframe rails or axle tubes. Always worked for me.
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Re: Jack stand placement

Just take care to never use a jack or stand under the differential to jack up or hold the weight of the jeep. Also when using an axle as a jackpoint (i never use it), do not jack it somewhere in the middle of the axle, but always close to where the shock absorber is mounted.
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Re: Jack stand placement

I always jack from the frame rails, and place the jacks there on the front end and I use the outer end of the axle tube by the shock mounts for the rear end. Make sure your jacks and stands are fairly tall, there is a fair amount of flex in the suspension on these beasts!
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Re: Jack stand placement

I use the axles, as close to the wheel as possible. Only because I use the factory jack tho.

I'm to cheap to buy a floor jack I'd rarely use although this year having the thing up and down in all four corners about 10 times I was cursing the factory jack by the end of it!

If you have a proper floor/bottle jack use the frame rails.
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Re: Jack stand placement

I thought if you had the dana 44 you weren't supposed to use a jack stand or floor jack on the axle tube out of fear of it bending....


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Re: Jack stand placement

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I thought if you had the dana 44 you weren't supposed to use a jack stand or floor jack on the axle tube out of fear of it bending....


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I've jacked every vehicle I've ever owned up by the axle tubes. If Jeep's "offroad" axle tubes are so weak that you'll bend them when using a jack on them, then Jeep seriously sucks. Not bashing Jeep, but if it's true then it's very sad.
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Re: Jack stand placement

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I've jacked every vehicle I've ever owned up by the axle tubes. If Jeep's "offroad" axle tubes are so weak that you'll bend them when using a jack on them, then Jeep seriously sucks. Not bashing Jeep, but if it's true then it's very sad.

From what I understand the axle tube is aluminum. They say you can slightly bend the tube and cause bearing failure...


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Re: Jack stand placement

The D44 in a WJ has an Aluminum center section (pumpkin) and Iron axle tubes.
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From what I understand the axle tube is aluminum. They say you can slightly bend the tube and cause bearing failure...


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If that's the case, I'm highly ashamed that Jeep builds such crap.
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