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post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Reminder to be safe out there!!!

Just a reminder that the seemingly routine can go sideways in a heartbeat.

I was installing a 2" budget boost on the rear of my TJ today. Jeep was up on jack stands, and I started jacking up one side of the (wheel-less) axle. The jeep suddenly shifted on the stands (away from me) and started to roll sideways off the stands. I literally caught the jeep with my hand right at the tipping point, pulled it back on the stands, and carefully lowered the jack.

If it had of tipped, anyone on the far side would have been crushed between the jeep and my workbench.

The culprit: I had a total brain fart and started jacking up the driver's side of the axle to drop the far (passenger side) spring, before I actually disconnected the passenger side shock.

Stay sharp out there.

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 09:48 PM
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happens more than you may think too. seems every year someone in town here is crushed and dies by a car falling on them. small town too.

i put a dead fall( tires/bolcks) under anything i lift. no matter how many stands or jacks. at least that way it wont hit the ground and if you are under it leaves a space. then go change your under wear.......

yep stay frosty and think it through.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-10-2018, 12:05 AM
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I've had 1 jeep roll a jack sideways. I'm a lot more careful now. I put at least a tire under things on jack stands too now. I haven't needed it there but I'm not taking a chance

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