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post #1 of 3 Old 11-25-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Bottle jacks without saddles

I've been considering getting one of those hydraulic bottle jacks (probably from HFT) to replace my screw-type OEM unit, mainly for speed. However I notice most bottle jacks seem to just have a small cap on the end of the piston, and no saddle. How do people manage to lift vehicles with these things? I could see maybe using it against a flat surface (such as the bottom of the frame), but certainly people aren't jacking against axle tube round surfaces with these? That sounds like it would be dangerous without even a small saddle to make sure it's well-centered on top of the jack.

What am I missing?

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-25-2011, 06:47 PM
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you got to remember the factory has to cover their behind for liability. your stupidity is a lawsuite to them. a regular bottle jack centered on the axle tube works just fine and is safe. you should add a jackstand if your going to leave it in the air for an extended time anyway.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-26-2011, 10:57 PM
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Maybe a welding shop could weld a little saddle onto your jack?
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