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Old 12-27-2004, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is this where u all put ur jack stands?


Thats where the jack is sussposed to go, so i figured thats where they should go. But when u let it down onto those it actually lifts the back of the jeep up b/c there so close to the center of the jeep. It puts alot of unneeded stress on the uni-body i think.

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Old 12-27-2004, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Woah....To get them there you have to jack it up REALLY high.

I just put them under the control arms. Alot less effort
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Jeepster, are those 2 1/2 ton jack stands, or did you go higher? I bought a pair for a five tire rotation, just for added safety (but I just passed 4k, so still a few months away from 6k).
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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no, those are the 6 ton, i got them for christmas from the parents, i also got an awsome creeper from them. heres a pic of all my new stuff. I bought the jack and lights about a month ago with my own money. i also wanted the stands for tire rotation and brake jobs etc.



And TRAILN, i would have to put it a whole lot higher to get it under the control arms, or do u jack it up from the control arm so it dosent let the wheel come down? I was afriad it would be unstable to put them there. And yea, i did have to jack it up high, i tried the front cross member then had to use the tranny cross member b/c my jack maxed out.
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6 ton huh? Cool. Nice set!

I just bought the 2 1/2 ton stands for safety incase the jack gave out. I'm just going to do one tire at a time since I'm using the spare. I assume I would need the 6 ton if I were leaving all the wheels up. Right? I haven't bothered to do my own rotations on other vehicles before, but after reading posts on JU, it doesn't sound like I can trust the techs to do a five tire rotation correctly. Part of my reason to do the five tire is to use up the spare. I'm looking at those REVOS someday... =D>
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I jack up right from the control arm.
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Originally Posted by grogiefrog
6 ton huh? Cool. Nice set!

I just bought the 2 1/2 ton stands for safety incase the jack gave out. I'm just going to do one tire at a time since I'm using the spare. I assume I would need the 6 ton if I were leaving all the wheels up. Right? I haven't bothered to do my own rotations on other vehicles before, but after reading posts on JU, it doesn't sound like I can trust the techs to do a five tire rotation correctly. Part of my reason to do the five tire is to use up the spare. I'm looking at those REVOS someday... =D>
no, u wouldnt need the 6 ton, unless u can find a way to use one jack stand to hold the entire jeep up, the libby weighs 4200lb, if u have 4 jack stands at each wheel, 2 ton would be fine for that. what im going to do is, put the jack stands under the front, then jack the whole rear up with the jack from the center of the rear end. But im thinking twice about that, if something did happen and the rear fell, it could really mess the brakes up, or kill someone. so i might put the stand under the front and then jack each back up one at a time. and im not using the spare, im going lf to br, rf to bl, and then the back stright up. thats what the om says to do.
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Oh, I see what you are doing. Yes, you wouldn't want your KJ to fall... [-o<
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Originally Posted by grogiefrog
Oh, I see what you are doing. Yes, you wouldn't want your KJ to fall... [-o<
Actually had mine fall at a tire shop one time. Jack gave out and the front crashed down to the ground with no tires or wheels on it. No damage thank goodness, but boy was I pissed off.
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Do u all think this is unsafe? its on fairly level ground, and it only stayed like this long enough to get pics then i put them back on, im rotating the tires.

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