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post #1 of 7 Old 08-15-2013, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Floor jack question.

I actually feel pretty stupid for asking this question.... I have a 2 ton floor jack. I just recently bought an 08 WK (4738 lbs). Should I be fine with this jack?


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-15-2013, 03:59 PM
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I actually feel pretty stupid for asking this question.... I have a 2 ton floor jack. I just recently bought an 08 WK (4738 lbs). Should I be fine with this jack?
Yes since it only lifts 25 percent of the jeeps weight when used as intended and 50 percent if tou jacl an entire end up

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I actually feel pretty stupid for asking this question.... I have a 2 ton floor jack. I just recently bought an 08 WK (4738 lbs). Should I be fine with this jack?
I routinely use this capacity for one wheel on my '08 WK.

Only thing to watch is not positioning yourself under the load with a hydraulic jack. They have a nasty tendency to leak slowly when you are not watching.

If you are doing extended work, I recommend a jackstand as a precaution.

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You will be fine - the real limiting factor will be how tall the jack will go. Cause once you lift it that's something to consider. ;-)

Seriously though, a 2ton jack will work well for you and Walt is right - always use jackstands when you do anything outside of maybe tire rotations.

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Yes since it only lifts 25 percent of the jeeps weight when used as intended and 50 percent if tou jacl an entire end up

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Thats what I thought. I felt like my jack hesitated a little before, but it felt better once I changed the jacking location (my driveway is also not the best)



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I routinely use this capacity for one wheel on my '08 WK.

Only thing to watch is not positioning yourself under the load with a hydraulic jack. They have a nasty tendency to leak slowly when you are not watching.

If you are doing extended work, I recommend a jackstand as a precaution.
I got more than enough jackstands. I will probably end up having to buy new ones once I lift the Jeep


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You will be fine - the real limiting factor will be how tall the jack will go. Cause once you lift it that's something to consider. ;-)

Seriously though, a 2ton jack will work well for you and Walt is right - always use jackstands when you do anything outside of maybe tire rotations.
Has a 24'' max lift. I could probably throw a few blocks of wood on it too and get more out of it it need be.

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If I want to use the floor jack to lift one side of the Jeep and rotate the tires, where do you suggest that I place the jack?
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^^^ I put my floor jack right under where the crossmember bolts to the unirail on the side I'm rotating. Front to back ---> back to front. Switch sides - same thing. Put 3 lugs on the rears. Put the jack under the pumpkin --------swap rear driver/passenger sides. Put the Jeep on the ground, torque the lugs, done. Takes maybe 30 minutes with a good floor jack, impact, and torque wrench.

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