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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:21 AM   #16
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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?
I have them and they are stout. They are the ones with the orange base, right? I've used them several times with no complaints.

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Unread 01-21-2013, 06:03 AM   #17
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For the shop I use the orange HF Jack and a 4x4 block of wood its only for a few seconds and then I throw jack stands under it. Wood is still in good shape and have used this method at least 100 times. Not to go against the grain but I also go from the punkin. Hate my way or love it that is how I do it.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #18
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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!
So - if there is no proven damage what exactly are you risking? Just wondering because I see you've cut&folded your pinch weld - pretty sure that wouldn't be "recommended" by the manufacturer.

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For the shop I use the orange HF Jack and a 4x4 block of wood its only for a few seconds and then I throw jack stands under it. Wood is still in good shape and have used this method at least 100 times. Not to go against the grain but I also go from the punkin. Hate my way or love it that is how I do it.
It is a quick, easy way to get the rear off the ground and it is one of the, if not the, lowest point to jack from. The Chry8.25 has a flat spot on the bottom that seems to have been made for a floor jack. Slip a couple good stands under once it's up and you're ready to go to work.


BTW - this is the jack I use on all our Jeeps:
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Unread 01-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #19
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I tried jacking it up from LCA and it slipped the first couple of times once any weight was put on it. I was finally able to jack it up but it still had a little bit of an angle to it so I just put it down and didn't bother removing the wheel.
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I jack from the differential. If you think that a jack is going to bend your axle then please stop wheeling and replace your D35 immediately
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Unread 01-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #21
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I jack from the differential. If you think that a jack is going to bend your axle then please stop wheeling and replace your D35 immediately
Jokes aside if it survives wheeling then it can live with being jacked up
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The stock WK/XK differential cover is thin & weak and protrudes about 1/8" below the case. If you're not careful you'll end up with a leak.

Jack from wherever your heart desires. I dont mind spending an extra 20 seconds and just using the shock mounts.
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I jack from the differential. If you think that a jack is going to bend your axle then please stop wheeling and replace your D35 immediately
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Jokes aside if it survives wheeling then it can live with being jacked up
^^^ These exactly. Although - the WK got the Chr8.25 :-)
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Those who generally ask for basic maintenance advice don't always have a lot of wrenching experience and may not realize there's other precautions that need to be taken before just throwing a jack under the differential.


It doesn't take much for these covers to leak.

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Get a better diff cover? If it bends with a jack it'll bend on a rock
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I've only got a 2" body lift
Umm, no you don't
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Those who generally ask for basic maintenance advice don't always have a lot of wrenching experience and may not realize there's other precautions that need to be taken before just throwing a jack under the differential.

It doesn't take much for these covers to leak.
Now that I see it I agree, in Stock for I wouldn't jack from the differential, not because of it hurting the axle but that cover
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Now that I see it I agree, in Stock for I wouldn't jack from the differential, not because of it hurting the axle but that cover
Exactly.

And just an FYI, that was a rock

I'm much better protected now



Still waiting for someone to make a complete 12-bolt diff cover. Right now theres only guards on the market; but a few good options for the 10-bolt guys
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Now that I see it I agree, in Stock for I wouldn't jack from the differential, not because of it hurting the axle but that cover
Even in stock form -

The lip of that cover doesn't really overlap the housing flange. If it does just file it back - especially if you're gonna wheel it.

Trust me - the pad of a 3+ ton floorjack fits under the 8.25 just fine w/o even contacting the diff cover.
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Exactly.

And just an FYI, that was a rock

I'm much better protected now



Still waiting for someone to make a complete 12-bolt diff cover. Right now theres only guards on the market; but a few good options for the 10-bolt guys
That spot is what got me and I replaced the rear cover with a Solid.
You're right, though - the 10 bolt guys have some choices over the QDII's.
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