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Unread 12-13-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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jack points

i have a floor jack, and it doesnt even reach the frame rails, and barely gets to the axle tube..

iv heard of using the diff housing as a jack point but im skeptical about this..
what are your guys' insights about that??
yay or nay?


also, what are some other good jack points (on the unibody) to let the axle hang.
can you put a jack under the lower stock control arm mount?
any other areas that you can put a jack under that i would not think of?

thanks

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Unread 12-13-2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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buy a better jack.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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I've heard that you're not supposed to jack it from the pumpkin. I'm glad my school has lifts, I just bring it into the shop when I need it to be in the air. Here's what the manual says:
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Unread 12-13-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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ive heard that if you have the 44a nay, but every other axel housing is a great jack point. also bottom of control arms will work too.
ps. if you put a 2x4 between your 44a and the jack im sure you wont have any problems
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Unread 12-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #5
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ive heard that if you have the 44a nay, but every other axel housing is a great jack point. also bottom of control arms will work too.
ps. if you put a 2x4 between your 44a and the jack im sure you wont have any problems

I don't think it is physically jacking on the pumpkin of the 44a that hurts it, but has more to do with the way in which the axle tubes are pressed into the pumpkin. You can jack from the pumpkin, but it's really not recommended. If you need to, you can use a couple of 2x4s (like 2, not 12) to make up the height difference to the unibody. I think are risking bending the crap outta the LCA mount by jacking on it. I believe you can also put a jack under the knuckle too if you need to, it is about as high off the ground as the pumpkin.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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i'd just use the frame rails.... how come yours wont work blackzj do you have a lift?
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Unread 12-13-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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i wish..
it just doesnt go up high enough lol

so basically what im hearing is, if i am going to do it, use a 2x4, but dont make a habit of that?
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Unread 12-13-2007, 03:09 PM   #8
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What the heck kind of jack do you have?
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Unread 12-13-2007, 05:01 PM   #9
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so you have a ricer jack?? i got the one from walmart for $60 that goes 23". works great. just get a new jack.

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Unread 12-13-2007, 05:36 PM   #10
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I got a typical 2 ton jack from the local auto parts store and have lifted from the pumpkin and the lower ca's and even the axels themselves...but I do hear it is not recommended for fear of bending and all stuff mentioned in earlier posts....don't follow me on this one...I have been lucky to not damage mine...so I may just get a better one that reaches the stars.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 06:30 PM   #11
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yeah i have regular floor jack as well but never hve had a problem...but haven't done much to mine to require it be higher...
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Unread 12-13-2007, 06:37 PM   #12
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you can get a 23" floor jack from harbor freight for 45 bucks


just get a better jack cause yours obviously sucks and is made for jacking up a Saturn


dont jack from your pumpkin... is it really worth the risk?

would you rather buy a new axle or a new jack?
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Unread 12-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #13
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a 4x4 block of lumber is a good cushion between vehicle and jack.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 09:32 PM   #14
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lol the jack i got was in a kit with 2 1/2 ton jack stands all for $40.. i woulda thought it woulda gone higher than it does.
i got ripped off
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Unread 12-13-2007, 09:46 PM   #15
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What about your factory jack, under the seat?
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