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post #1 of 43 Old 01-20-2013, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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What service jack to use for lifted jeeps

I tried searching for jacks on here but all that really came up were the hi-lift jacks. So what kind of service jacks do you guys use on your lifted jeep? I'm not one for using wooden blocks or anything else to give me that extra height I want something that will actually extend high enough.


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post #2 of 43 Old 01-20-2013, 12:33 PM
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Any 3+ ton floor jack will work. Craftsman, Costco, where ever, take your pic.

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Where do you lift it from then? The one I have doesn't go high enough from normal lift points on the body.

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Where do you lift it from then? The one I have doesn't go high enough from normal lift points on the body.
It will fit under either of the lower control arms. That's one of the factory recommended lift points. There are notches in them for the jack.

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You can also jack under the rear diff and set jack stands on thed rear axle tubes.

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Its not good to jack from the differential, especially on heavy SUVs. Jack the rear from the lower shock mounts, one side at a time.

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Thanks for the info!

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Its not good to jack from the differential, especially on heavy SUVs. Jack the rear from the lower shock mounts, one side at a time.
People have been using jacks underneath the diff for years.

Jacking under the diff is fine and so is jackstands under the axle tubes.

You aren't gonna blow up the axle or bend the tubes or anything of the sort.

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Jackstands under the tubes is fine. Jacking under the diff is not recommended. You can do it, but for FYI purposes it can lead to issues.

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How big are your tires that your stock jack doesn't work? My jeep came with 30" tires and even with 36" tires my stock jack still works to change a tire. I have a hi lift but not for most service work. Are we talking for the shop or on the trail?

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How big are your tires that your stock jack doesn't work? My jeep came with 30" tires and even with 36" tires my stock jack still works to change a tire. I have a hi lift but not for most service work. Are we talking for the shop or on the trail?
Well I've always just owned sports coupes/sedans and there's always a spot to place the jack along the body so I figured it was the same for the jeep but I guess I was wrong. I didn't realize there was a spot on the front lower control arm till after I started this thread. I just tried putting the factory jack under there and I don't like the angle at which it meets the LCA. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. Oh and was just looking for something I can use in the garage.
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I would never jack it up via the differential. Period, but TimGT, I have the exact same issue. Plasti-dipped my wheels a few weeks back and we had that exact same setup going and it was really nerve-racking. I've only got a 2" body lift and 265 tires and its still really shaky, I mean i could have easily slipped, hit the rig and then all hell would have broken loose. I went to Harbor Freight about two weeks ago and looked around. Everything looked really cheap and untrustworthy. Maybe I'm too used to Home Depot brands or maybe I'm right. Any suggestions on a cheap set of 3 tons jack stands?

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Just to stir the pot - can anybody saying not to jack the Jeep, never jack the rig on the rear pumpkin site an article or image from the interwebs pertaining to damage caused by such practice?

I mean, you can find anything on the internet. ;-)

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post #14 of 43 Old 01-20-2013, 09:20 PM
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Once you start jacking under the lca it should level out and seat in the notch nicely. Did you try it?

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post #15 of 43 Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 PM
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Even if there isn't any proven damage why would you risk a rig that's worth a lot of money and not just do everything the correct way from the start right! Just my way of thinking but to each their own!

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