Originally Posted by Ohbrian
I know, sounds stupid and probably is. My truck was lifted 3 inches and I want to put in some new UCA's, I plan on doing this myself. My question is how and where do you put a jack? I measured from the ground to the frame in two different places and it looks like roughly 15 or 18 inches which appears to be the limit of most floor jacks I see. Is it safe to put a block of wood or something on the jack? Can I leave the truck on the jack while I do the work or should I find some taller jack stands? If anyone has some pics for reference and/or some equipment reccomendations I'd appreciate it.
I use Big Red jack stands from Tractor Supply with some plywood under them, they get to the height without problems. They are positioned on the frame rails, just past the bend behind the front tires.
I use a large floor jack with a 8x8 block of wood, it is actually in the foreground. I position the jack and wood block in the center of the front crossmember. Remember to chock the back wheels. Double check the jack stand contact points to be sure they are seated properly. Give a good shake to make sure its all stable.
Sometimes I leave the floor jack in place, but back off the tension to let the jack stands carry the load. The floor jack is there just for safety.
In this photo, the truck was up over night, so I took the floor jack to the shed.
**I just noticed you have Pre Runner, the jack stand locations are inside the frame rails, see last picture.