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Unread 01-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #31
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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.
My point was to keep in mind the audience when you're giving advice. Not a lot of guys are going to peak under there and think "hmm maybe i should trim the cover back before I lift from there".

The cover overlaps enough to get caught/bent. Not everyone has the same jack as you... and I can easily see a "beginner" wrencher using the metal lip of one of those small 2-1/4 ton jacks on the edge of the diff cover and peeling it away a bit if they're not careful. Especially with the front wheel blocked and jacking on a surface that doesn't let the jack roll easily it will "pull" the diff/cover rearwards as the vehicle is lifted.

These forums are great for helping people... but sometimes we forget that the person asking for advice might have minimal to zero experience under a vehicle and we have to bring it back to basics once in a while.

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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #32
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[QUOTE=JeepN4KC;14825614]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.

Cut and folded around the pinch welds. You should never cut strait through a pinch weld as that would most definitely weaken the frame. Only after researching and knowing that over long periods of time the pinch weld mod holds up did I cut around them. I would have never even touched it before someone else ran it for at least a year and had no problems. Like I said to each their own, jack 'er up how ever you like, but why wouldn't you attempt to come as close as you can to using the factory points. However if there is no proven damage you might as well go ahead and use the differential as a point, but when the cover cracks or your jeep leans to one side and falls over, well lets just say I wouldn't want to be in that position.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #33
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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.

^^^^My point exactly, take the safe route and use an extra 20 seconds to save yourself a real headache^^^^
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #34
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Umm, no you don't
I don't? I have the 2" Daystar spacer kit? Is a spacer lift different than a body lift? I was under the impression that body=spacer in the case of the WK's. And anything like the OME or Superlift would be considered a suspension lift, as you are replacing parts of the suspension. But hey I could be wrong!!
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #35
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I don't? I have the 2" Daystar spacer kit? Is a spacer lift different than a body lift? I was under the impression that body=spacer in the case of the WK's. And anything like the OME or Superlift would be considered a suspension lift, as you are replacing parts of the suspension. But hey I could be wrong!!
Body lift puts space between the frame and body. Budget boost puts spacers on the coils to raise the suspension. Suspension lift is broad but can include a budget boost or full replacement suspension components.
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edit: ^^ he beat me to it. Im slow when typing on my phone.
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Exactly. It's impossible to have a BL on a WK
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #38
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Body lift puts space between the frame and body. Budget boost puts spacers on the coils to raise the suspension. Suspension lift is broad but can include a budget boost or full replacement suspension components.
Well seeing as its my first car and first experience with lifts in general thank you for the clarification. Not trying to overstep my boundaries on anything guys. Sorry for the confusion.
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Not a problem.

Back on topic: jacks
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Not to get off topic but what kind of covers are there for the 10 bolt guys
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Unread 01-21-2013, 05:48 PM   #41
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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.
That's a well built rig you have in your signature. I take it someone else did all of the wrenching for you then?

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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
You should at least go with either the super lift brace or 4xguard brace. I know they were both being made by super lift at one point but JBA may have taken over the 4xguard manufacturing now, since Marlin owns them both.

Man this thread is all over the place.


I used to jack from the bottom of the pumpkin but now I have a 4xguard brace on it and won't be doing that again. When I changed out the diff fluid, I could tell that repeatedly jacking from the pumpkin will definitely lead to a leak of some sort. Sure maybe if your careful, but I definitely ended up seeing some red rtv after jacking it fr there a bunch of times. I'm staying clear of there from now on.
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That's a well built rig you have in your signature. I take it someone else did all of the wrenching for you then?
Actually a friend and I did it, it took us double the time it said it would though. We used his lift but neither of us had ever lifted a truck/suv before. I just never realized you could use the lower control arms and never thought about checking the owners manual .
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Actually a friend and I did it, it took us double the time it said it would though. We used his lift but neither of us had ever lifted a truck/suv before. I just never realized you could use the lower control arms and never thought about checking the owners manual .
Ok, cool man. I was gonna say. You have a badass ride and I was confused why it was giving you trouble. Just fine tune the lifting point then. It should definitely straighten out for you, but you have a Superlift so maybe it's different for you?
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