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Jack stand support opening wider than designated frame support area...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beedoola, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Jul 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    beedoola

    beedoola [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    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)
     
  3. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    OH-MAN

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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.

    Be safe man
     
  4. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    scocar

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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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  5. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    beedoola

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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.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    scocar

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    OK, cool. Yeah, good call, I always leave the jack under somewhere...
     
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