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Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

Planning on doing some work myself like tire rotation, brakes, etc. and thought about buying a 3 ton jack and stands. I don't want to use one of those can looking ones because of the small base.
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

Being as you are not going to lift the entire Jeep with a single Jack you should be more than adequate.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

Yes, thanks. I don't know why I was thinking 1 ton = 1000lbs. LOL Thank God for Google...

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

A three ton jack should have no problem lifting up a 5000lbs WK2.

For reference;

In the US one ton = 2000lbs also known as a "short ton"

In the UK one ton = 2240lbs also know as a "long ton"

Everywhere else one ton = 2204lbs also known as a "metric ton" (1000kg)
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

give him a break, hes in NJ
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

I had a smart alecky remark all loaded up, but I can't do it.... Do you also have Jack stands, and remember to set the parking brake-or chock the wheels.
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

I haven't seen anyone really address how to handle the fact that the front jack lift point has pinch welds. Where do you put the jack to not damage those?

And if you somehow jack at the jack lift points, then where do you put the jack stands since the proper places are already being used by the jack?

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/misc/2011_wk_lift_points.pdf
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

I don't know about the WK2 I haven't been under one yet, but I assume it still has a frame. That's where I've put my Jack stands for years you can't go wrong with that. If you're using the pinch welds that are on the bodywith an OE jack I would put the stand directly behind it , but on the frame. If you're using a hydraulic jack on the frame Try to put it next to it as close to the jack as possible. Then raise the stand as high as possible contacting the frame. Then slowly let the jack down some until the stand, and the Jack are sharing the weight.
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give him a break, hes in NJ
LOL.... not born here though, I guess is contagious....
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I haven't seen anyone really address how to handle the fact that the front jack lift point has pinch welds. Where do you put the jack to not damage those?

And if you somehow jack at the jack lift points, then where do you put the jack stands since the proper places are already being used by the jack?

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/misc/2011_wk_lift_points.pdf
Ckeck out these links for options on lifting on the pinch weld;

tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

Floor Jack Pinch Weld Adapter (2-Pack) | eBay
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give him a break, hes in NJ
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Re: Will a 3 ton jack lift this baby up?

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I haven't seen anyone really address how to handle the fact that the front jack lift point has pinch welds. Where do you put the jack to not damage those?
This is easy to solve, see the threads already posted

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And if you somehow jack at the jack lift points, then where do you put the jack stands since the proper places are already being used by the jack?
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.
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