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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

If you have Quadralift, don't forget to lock it: hold down both the up and down buttons until EPIC tells you it's locked. Otherwise it may change the suspension height while you're jacked up. Don't ask me how I know.
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

This is a 3 ton jack.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:07 PM
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

please remember that on a unibody vehicle the structural points are the torque boxes. These are located on left and right, front and rear of the cabin compartments. Normally the corners of the floors front and rear. This is the strongest point on the car/vehicle. If you can lift it from there good, if not go some where close. I normally dont lift from the rear axle but it can be done, just try not to lift directly on the cover as it COULD cause a leak or shift the cover. And as you said always use jack stands, we dont need someone to die during a rotation.
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

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This is easy to solve, see the threads already posted



This is the bigger problem with trying to use jack stands !! The jack points where designed with a lift in mind, not a floor jack. I've been told there is a frame cross member which you can use in the front and rear as a center jack point, then put your jack in the recommend jacking locations (with adapter for the pinch weld). I have never seen a picture of these cross members... My solution is to just jack 1 corner at a time (no jack stands). Yes I am dependent on just the floor jack, I use an old tire as a safety.
Dude invest a couple of bucks in some jack stands the life you save maybe your own.
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

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Dude invest a couple of bucks in some jack stands the life you save maybe your own.

You need to read more carefully. I have plenty of jack stands but there are only 1 set of recommend lift points on this vehicle. I am also not under the vehicle when changing a wheel or brake pads, nobody's life is at risk. If somebody posts a picture of a floor jack AND jack stands in place, it would be the first picture I've seen.
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

If you only knew how hilarious your statment is you state very clearly " My solution is to jack one corner at a time (no jack stands). How's my reading?

WOW the thanks you get for trying to help someone.
I'm pretty sure at some time some part of you is under the truck, and sometimes vehicles move. Go ahead don't use jack stands bigshot- LOL
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

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How's my reading?

Your reading is still poor. I don't want to NOT use jack stands. The "problem" is that there is only 1 set of lift points. Inserting a jack stand requires 2 lift points.

Do you even have a WK2?
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

My reading is fine, and no I don't have or want a wk2. Does it have a frame? However I have been lifting vehicles since i was very young. With that said I'm not here to qualify myself to you.
Like I said go ahead do what ever you feel you don't seem like the type that learns easily so learn the hard way.
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

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You need to read more carefully. I have plenty of jack stands but there are only 1 set of recommend lift points on this vehicle. I am also not under the vehicle when changing a wheel or brake pads, nobody's life is at risk. If somebody posts a picture of a floor jack AND jack stands in place, it would be the first picture I've seen.


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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

That's a perfect example of what I was saying nice, and secure.
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Oh yeah, my blue aluminum jack is a 3 ton and works well. The other jack in the last pic was my old jack and it was a 2 ton IIRC. It would jack a corner no problem. I wanted to upgrade to a better jack for the WK2 weighing a little more than the WK1. Plus it works a whole lot better/faster. I've jacked my Jeep up several times for tire rotations and modding. I use the jack on the lift points and place the jack stand beside it. I'll leave the jack in place for safety as well for the side I'm working on. I just let the jack down to where the jack stand starts bearing the weight and then lock the jack at that height.


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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

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You need to read more carefully. I have plenty of jack stands but there are only 1 set of recommend lift points on this vehicle. I am also not under the vehicle when changing a wheel or brake pads, nobody's life is at risk. If somebody posts a picture of a floor jack AND jack stands in place, it would be the first picture I've seen.
Must be a bitch to rotate tires.......
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