where to jack

bigytwotone

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Dec 7, 2011
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Dawson creek BC Canada
Hello everyone i was just wondering if its alright to jack up the back of my truck from the rear pumpkin i have to take both rear tires off and plan to put jack stands under the axle while the tires are off. if not where can i jack to bring the whole rear end up??
 

Fire06

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Dec 18, 2011
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I always use the rear diff. on the truck to raise the rear end. Then place the jack stands on the axle out towards the wheels.
 

The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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Portland, OR
The rear diff is a great place because when you start to jack, the tires come off the ground instantly. It's not like when you jack under the frame, first you have to allow the suspension to go to full extension while the wheels droop. You just have to put the jack stands under the axle tubes and not the frame if you use that trick.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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The pumpkin does work great for the rear to lift. The front is not as easy to get both tires up at once unless you do a setup like this...:raspberry:

bl8.jpg
 

rmsg0040

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Dec 10, 2011
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IMO that does not look safe at all. Those jacks on the loose rocks look like they can slip. Put a piece of board underneat the jacks to keep em even.
 

Wex

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Dec 4, 2011
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HARDTRAILZ said:
The pumpkin does work great for the rear to lift. The front is not as easy to get both tires up at once unless you do a setup like this...:raspberry:


What is that in front of the jack? Glass, ice? Must be ice as glass does not float :smile:
 

Wyle

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Dec 4, 2011
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HARDTRAILZ said:
The pumpkin does work great for the rear to lift. The front is not as easy to get both tires up at once unless you do a setup like this...:raspberry:

bl8.jpg

Maybe, but then you need a wet suit and a snorkel to get under there and do any work on it. :rotfl:
 

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