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Unread 08-02-2003, 04:30 PM   #1
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Preferred "jack" point?

Quick question....should be simple:

Where are the preferred jack points for lifting the rear of a YJ using a floor jack? On other vehicles in the past, I've always done it under the differential. Same for a Jeep?

Want to do the gas tank trick and figure it's gotta be easier to loosen the shield in the wheel well by taking the left rear tire off for more working room. Can also get a quick look at the brake pads too if I want.

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I always placed the jacks under the spring perch on the axle.
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Unread 08-02-2003, 04:43 PM   #3
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I always placed the jacks under the spring perch on the axle.
Maybe I should buy a set of jack stands too instead of just leaving it on the jack....saw em on the shelf when I bought the floot jack the other day, weren't that expensive. Shoulda done it.
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Maybe I should buy a set of jack stands too instead of just leaving it on the jack....saw em on the shelf when I bought the floot jack the other day, weren't that expensive. Shoulda done it.
Yeah, I just re-read you're original post and figured out you were talking about a floor jack. I would get a set of jack stands to keep it from moving or falling off.
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It depends on what you are doing. If you want to life the whole rear end, jack under the differential and use jack stands under the spring perches. Lifting just one tire? Lift under the spring perches.
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It depends on what you are doing. If you want to life the whole rear end, jack under the differential and use jack stands under the spring perches. Lifting just one tire? Lift under the spring perches.
Cool, thanks......I really only need to lift the one tire, so I'll go under the spring perch.
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Havent' had a problem with it, but looks like jacking the whole back end up on the pumpkin would but a lot of stress on it. Spring perches are designed to hold up the weight of the vehicle; defferentials are not. Just something to think about.
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Unread 08-03-2003, 10:37 AM   #8
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Havent' had a problem with it, but looks like jacking the whole back end up on the pumpkin would but a lot of stress on it. Spring perches are designed to hold up the weight of the vehicle; defferentials are not. Just something to think about.
Yeah, that makes sense really...ought to be putting a jack somewhere under the frame.
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