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Front jack points

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by teamfast, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    teamfast

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    Now that the truck is lifted I have a hell of a time getting my floor jack to get this truck off the ground. It lifts to a max of 21".

    I dont have the room for a bigger jack (one of those kickass long ones.)

    I have been using blocks of wood to get direct on the frame however last night I used a 2x4 spread across my front skid plate (all pro IFS) on the bottom closest to the front where it bolts into the cross member.

    Its a perfect location (i used the 2x4 to distribute the jack point) however I am worried this isnt strong enough.

    Anyone else used this spot?

    Under the control arms doesnt work because they are on too much of an angle.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    hendooman

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    I only have a slight lift and yeah those little jacks are nice, but they need about 3 or 4 more inches of lift. I like you use a 2x4 or a 4x4 to use it under the cross member, I have found this works the best and then get the jack stands under it.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Pugga

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    I usually jack from the large flat spot on the frame just behind the front tire (right about where the cross member is). I've got a larger floor jack but it still isn't high enough so I put a couple pieces of 2x4 to make up the difference and having that large flat spot makes it more stable.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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  5. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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  6. Feb 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    Thank you!
     
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