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Unread 04-26-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Best way to jack up the front end?

Forgive me if this is a stupid question but what's the best way to jack up the front end of an XJ? I've used the differential as a lift point in the rear but the front diff is off-center so that won't work. I'm used to being able to find a spot on the frame to use but I didn't see anything that I thought would be safe. The owners manual isn't exactly clear on this subject either so I'd figure I'd ask you guys.

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axle tubes, probably best to do one end at a time and use jackstands before switching sides, as opposed to once at the middle. let the unibody rest on the jackstands
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Unread 04-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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Ok thats what I've been doing but I was curious to see if someone came up with a better way.
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one of many great things about solid axles: a jack point parallel to the ground. imo axles for lifting, frame (in this case the reinforced part of the unibody) for resting
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I just put the jack in the middle of the front axle to jack it up, right on the axle tube. Doing one side at a time takes too long
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^ yeah i guess with the bottle jack that would be so annoying one side at a time... im thinking floor jack
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I just put a floor jack under the diff, sure it lifts it all off cantered like, but oh well.
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^ yeah i guess with the bottle jack that would be so annoying one side at a time... im thinking floor jack
I mostly use the floor jack too. why pump the jack twice as much as you need to?
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