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Jacking up the Tacoma...?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 45longcolt, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Sep 14, 2008 at 8:20 AM
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    45longcolt

    45longcolt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need to rotate my tires soon. I have a floor Jack capable of the weight involved. Is it acceptable/OK/safe to jack one entire side up with the jack centered under the frame on the side? My 15K mile service is coming up next weekend and I need to rotate those tires. The dealership recommends NOT balancing them for another 15K miles since they were balanced at 10K miles. I'll heed their advice and just rotate them but was wondering if it is OK to jack one side up to get to both tires to swap them around. Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 14, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Being as the frame is a "reinforced "C" chennel" It would be best if you jack the front, put a jack stand under, then jack the back, and do the rotation. Im not sure if the frame is strong enough to sustain the weight of the truck in an isolated spot. :)
     
  3. Sep 14, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    AFButters

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    it can be done.. but if would probobly be easier to get couple stands to put in support as a back up.. i have done it before on my old truck.. and in times when jacks were running low at work back in the day (Discount Tire) But saftey should be the first priority..
     
  4. Sep 14, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yes, it "Can" be done, but as I mentioned above, being a "C" channel frame, I dont think an isolated spot can hold the truck weight without bending a little bit.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    Do you have any jackstands?

    I jack up the entire rear-end under the pumpkin (with hydraulic jack) and put small jackstands under each side under the u-bolt plates. This leaves the entire rear-end up in the air. I then remove the hydraulic jack to one side and jack up the front wheel (one side at a time obviously). I use the frame to jack up on - right behind the front tire where it's fattest/curvs inward.

    AT that point, you'll have both front & rear tires off the ground on the one side. Rotate the tires front to back. Lower the front tire, torque lug nuts, and then fully lower and remove hydraulic jack. Then repeat to the opposite side.

    Obviously, you should 'chock' the wheels accordingly for safety. I always check the torque again after all 4 wheels are done. I torque mine to 100ft lbs.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    did i not say it is better and safier to use jack stands
     
  7. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    I have watched them at NTB raise the entire back end with a floor jack under the pumpkin so I am assuming it is OK to place a jack there to support the back end? I do have jack stands and will do as suggested and place one at each U-Bolt spot to support the back end while I raise one wheel at a time. I always chock the tire on the ground, safety first always. So torque them to 100 foot #' when done and on the ground?
     
  8. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    ^Yeah. 100# is fine but I think the manual calls for 85#. 6 of one, half dozen of the other, close enough. I'm rotating mine today, actually. Probably at half time. Football first, you know.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    Yes you did, sorry. Posting without the propper coffee intake again.. :eek:
     
  10. Sep 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    I use 100ft lbs for simplicity and usage for all the vehicles we have since we have a 100lb torque stick. Torx stick is a thing you use with the impact gun that'll get you close to 100ft lbs quickly and easily. But it's not perfect - so I always go around with a torque wrench to get 'em exact.

    If the manual says 85ft lbs, by all means...use 85lbs. It's a personal preference. As long as they're not too tight. I've seen guys end up with warped rotors cuz they muscled the lug nuts on too hard (and not useing an torque wrench).
     
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