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Floor Jack and stands

So, the holidays are around the corner and wanted to know what you guys think of this..

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Also, I plan on taking off two tires at a time to re dip them so where would be a good spot to lift the rear of the car so I can put the two stands on the rear...also, where is a good spot to do the same on the front.

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Re: Floor Jack and stands

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So, the holidays are around the corner and wanted to know what you guys think of this..

Sears.com

Also, I plan on taking off two tires at a time to re dip them so where would be a good spot to lift the rear of the car so I can put the two stands on the rear...also, where is a good spot to do the same on the front.
I bought this same set at the beginning of this year and so far no issues, though I haven't used the creeper yet. You can't beat the price. I also bought this set to switch out my wheels. As far as I know, there are four locations (two on each side) that Jeep advertises as jack points. Since you'll be using jack stands, be sure the stands aren't resting on any critical components under the vehicle before jacking.
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I bought this same set at the beginning of this year and so far no issues, though I haven't used the creeper yet. You can't beat the price. I also bought this set to switch out my wheels. As far as I know, there are four locations (two on each side) that Jeep advertises as jack points. Since you'll be using jack stands, be sure the stands aren't resting on any critical components under the vehicle before jacking.
Good to know. Question, did you lift the front and put the jacks under both sides at the same time or did you do each side independently? If the former, where would you jack up the front/rear to plant both stands?

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Re: Floor Jack and stands

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Good to know. Question, did you lift the front and put the jacks under both sides at the same time or did you do each side independently? If the former, where would you jack up the front/rear to plant both stands?

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I actually did one side at a time...not sure if this is recommended, though. For example, I jack up the driver side front and rest it on a jack stand. Then I jack up the driver side rear and rest it on the second jack stand. The location at which the jack stands should make contact with the frame are marked by arrows at the front and rear of the vehicle (see the owners manual). Use caution, though, as the jack stands, if not placed correctly, could make contact with other parts of the underbody that are not intended to bear the weight.

The only concern I had doing one side at a time was the fear of putting too much angular force on the wheels that were still on the ground. However, it is a Jeep...I wouldn't think this should be a problem.
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Re: Floor Jack and stands

I've been using similar to these (pic) for years. Saves jacking, then putting stand in.

My problem was I always want to put the stand where the jack is. These solve the issue. I have 4. I typically do all the maintenance and repairs on my 3 vehicles and 1 boat.

However, on the new JGC, I have the 7yr - 100k MaxCare. They gave me a deal with % drop on finance rate.

Believe me, I had to think on it for a few minutes since I like doing the work myself.

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I actually did one side at a time...not sure if this is recommended, though. For example, I jack up the driver side front and rest it on a jack stand. Then I jack up the driver side rear and rest it on the second jack stand. The location at which the jack stands should make contact with the frame are marked by arrows at the front and rear of the vehicle (see the owners manual). Use caution, though, as the jack stands, if not placed correctly, could make contact with other parts of the underbody that are not intended to bear the weight.

The only concern I had doing one side at a time was the fear of putting too much angular force on the wheels that were still on the ground. However, it is a Jeep...I wouldn't think this should be a problem.
Agreed on all points.. I hear ya on the jacking one tire at a time concern...thats why I was wondering if there was as spot to jack up the entire front end at once to avoid any issues like that. I was also reading that people have jacked the rig up by the pumpkin...so say its fine and others not.. Can't a brother get a consensus?
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Re: Floor Jack and stands

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I've been using similar to these (pic) for years. Saves jacking, then putting stand in.

My problem was I always want to put the stand where the jack is. These solve the issue. I have 4. I typically do all the maintenance and repairs on my 3 vehicles and 1 boat.

However, on the new JGC, I have the 7yr - 100k MaxCare. They gave me a deal with % drop on finance rate.

Believe me, I had to think on it for a few minutes since I like doing the work myself.

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This is a pretty cool contraption. I don't believe I have ever seen a jack stand built into the jack...nice.

Yeah, you are right about wanting to put the jack stand where the jack is. I actually put the jack a few inches away from the recommended jack point which gives me room to place the jack stand where it should be.
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I've been using similar to these (pic) for years. Saves jacking, then putting stand in.

My problem was I always want to put the stand where the jack is. These solve the issue. I have 4. I typically do all the maintenance and repairs on my 3 vehicles and 1 boat.

However, on the new JGC, I have the 7yr - 100k MaxCare. They gave me a deal with % drop on finance rate.

Believe me, I had to think on it for a few minutes since I like doing the work myself.

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Thats a pretty cool contraption.... I suppose i'd only need 2 of them to do my rig and it eliminates the whole issue surrounding the placement of the jack/jackstand... hmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Floor Jack and stands

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Re: Floor Jack and stands

I also have the Unijack in the 4K lb. one and really like it so far. Haven't used it much besides testing to make sure it worked, but it also fits in the back with the spare in case I get a flat and need more than the p.o.s. stock scissor jack.
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Re: Floor Jack and stands

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So, the holidays are around the corner and wanted to know what you guys think of this..

Sears.com

Also, I plan on taking off two tires at a time to re dip them so where would be a good spot to lift the rear of the car so I can put the two stands on the rear...also, where is a good spot to do the same on the front.
I picked up a similar Craftsman package a couple years back, 4 jack stands and a creeper, plus a high lift jack. All well worth the money, and until you've used the creeper you may not appreciate how much it saves your back.

The jack stands are nice... pick up a 6 pack of ice hockey pucks from Amazon and put on top of the jack stands and the jack, and you've got a nice setup. Optionally Dremel a groove in one of the pucks for jacking the front.
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I also have the Unijack in the 4K lb. one and really like it so far. Haven't used it much besides testing to make sure it worked, but it also fits in the back with the spare in case I get a flat and need more than the p.o.s. stock scissor jack.
Hmm mm. It does? It might not fit in my space bc I have some pepper stuff back there. Gunna check out some jacks/jack stands this weekend and report back..

Ps, my wife thinks I'm nuts for wanting a jack for the holidays... Lol
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