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Unread 06-28-2008, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hi lift jack placement

Hey,

I have an XJ. IF I were to use a hilift jack on my truck where would I place it?

I know the front bumper is flimsy....So where?
ANd I have a hitch on the back so that makes it easy...


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Unread 06-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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ANd I have a hitch on the back
Looks like that is about it unless you have rock rails or real bumpers.
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you can spend a few bucks and get the wheel straps. That way your jacking distance will be cut in half too.
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I think he's asking where would he jack from......but I've been wrong before.
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ooh ok i get it now. haha sorry. but the bumpers are pleny strong enough to jack from. but try and get close to the mounts for the strongest point.
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I think Im just gunna buy a warn class 3 hitch for the front. It will act as a good jacking point
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you can spend a few bucks and get the wheel straps. That way your jacking distance will be cut in half too.
Just an FYI - those don't always work if you have aftermarket wheels. On my last trail ride, a guy in our group got high-centered and tried to use the strap attachment for the wheels. His wheels had less backspacing than stock and because of that the "block" that fits on the jack was pushing against the sidewall and causing the bead to separate expelling air from the tire. I guess we could have used it but we'd have to deal with a flat tire after we jacked it up.
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ooh ok i get it now. haha sorry. but the bumpers are pleny strong enough to jack from. but try and get close to the mounts for the strongest point.
You have a lot of faith in thin-gauge sheetmetal. That's all I'll say about that.
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I've jacked from the stock bumpers and they'll bend, but hold. i will admit it was a scary situation, but i had no other choice in that situation though.
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Unread 06-29-2008, 12:30 AM   #11
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Buy some rails.

Done.
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idk i bet they will bend sometimes but in my experiances they dont even budge. but maybe im just lucky haha
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I personally wouldn't use a hi-lift on stock bumpers. Hi-lifts can be dangerous if used incorrectly, and I think that jacking by a stock bump adds to the potential for a dangerous situation, plus you'll end up messing up your stock bumpers and giving yourself another thing to fix.

Keep a good bottle jack with you, it'll be easier for changing tires.
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