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post #1 of 6 Old 10-05-2005, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question about putting my Cherokee on a 2 post lift

Hey guys. Tomorrow i'm going to be putting my 93 Cherokee Sport on a 2 post lift in my auto body class. My teacher is going to be out so I cant ask him. So my question is where do i put the pads to lift the car? I thought that putting them under the frame and lifting it from the frame was the way to go but someone was telling me today that it isnt the right way. So i need to know where to put the pads under my car to safely lift it. Thanks for any help, Rob.

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-05-2005, 03:36 PM
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i am pretty sure it's ok to put the pads right behind the LCA'S on the "frame" rail, and just infront of the bushings for the rear leafs on the "frame rail", seen a lot of people do it. but doesn't mean it's safe

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-05-2005, 04:16 PM
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Yup, when I get a Cherokee in the shop that's the way I do them. Makes for a narrow spread on the lift arms, and can be a bit eyebrow raising, but I've never had a problem. Just make sure you rock it good after you get it off the ground a couple inches to make sure it's stable.

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Check the owners manual or a service manual for the jacking points front and rear.

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-05-2005, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help guys. I checked the owners book but they only gave instructions for jacking it up and they tell you to jack it up under the axle, which is not the way to do it with the lift. I'll just put the pads on the frame right in back of the front leaf springs and in front of the rear leaf springs. The only thing that makes me think twice is that when you knock on the frame, it doesnt seem all that strong. I know that in reality it is very strong but it just makes me think twice before putting my baby up there. Thanks for the help, Rob
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-05-2005, 08:46 PM
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under the frame rails is safe.......

on a cherokee you can spread the arms out pretty far so its pretty stable....its those damn TJ's,YJ's, and CJ's that are eyebrow raising when put on a lift.....the arms on the lift are very close together


but almost all of our cars that come into the shop are jeeps...and weve never had a problem lifting from the fraim rails.....just spread the arms out as much as possible and youll be good
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