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Old 07-30-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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Jack stand support opening wider than designated frame support area...

I'm about to change my rotors but the jacks I have- my father's rather, have a opening that is wider than the jack area on the frame. I don't want to potentially damage the frame. Would it be alright to move te jacks a little more toward the inside of the frame where the two pieces of metal don't overlap?


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Old 07-30-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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It ain't gonna do shit to the frame, it's a West Coast truck.

I've put my jacks pretty much EVERYWHERE on a Tacoma frame that it is possible..including un-safe positions.

It's perfectly fine.


I usually put jacks right at the last straight portion of frame before it starts curving inward towards your front control arms.

That's a typical jack point on these trucks^

If your truck isn't too high off the ground, you can do the front frame rails but you have a Prerunner..so jacks probably won't reach it.
I personally would not support from the front cross member..the stance is not wide enough and make's for a unstable truck sometimes(try rocking it and see what happens)
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I would not put that stand where it is on the first pic sitting on those two little dimples skeers me.
Find a better spot and do the shake test before crawling under it.
If it falls off on the shake test that is a bad day, if it falls off on you while you are jerking on stuff under it, it is a bad life.

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See attached. Looks like the FSM indicates cross member under tranny, and it looks like you are on LCAs
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See attached. Looks like the FSM indicates cross member under tranny, and it looks like you are on LCAs
na, I'm where you're talking about, just moved it over a tad inward.

Also have the jack in the center raising position in addition to the two stands.
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na, I'm where you're talking about, just moved it over a tad inward.

Also have the jack in the center raising position in addition to the two stands.
OK, cool. Yeah, good call, I always leave the jack under somewhere...
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