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OK to jack this part of chassis?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ppham444, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    ppham444

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    Hey, so I'm using another member's picture to ask this question. If you look at the picture below, to the left of the hydraulic jack is a crossmember. Well, I tried to jack from that point today and heard a lot of creaking, so I immediately dropped the lift. Is it OK to lift the truck with the jack from the crossmember? I hope I didn't bend it and messed up my alignment.
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  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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    I lift from that point all the time. The creaking you heard was probably just the suspension drooping. Wait for other to reply though don't take my word.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    Thanks, I'll wait for some more opinions. Yours is giving me a lil sigh of relief. lol
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    Not sure about a 2nd gen, but I jack up the front under the cross member all the time.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    I personally would not jack from there. I would jack from the cross member just to the left of it
     
  6. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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  7. Nov 13, 2010 at 1:24 AM
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    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    not what he was asking... read.




    It's fine. That is where I have always jacked from, well until I got my sliders :D
     
  8. Nov 13, 2010 at 1:40 AM
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    perfectly fine
     
  9. Nov 13, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Thats not a jack piont on the truck. You shouldnt jack from that spot. In the middle near the skid plate, you will see a jack point. Use that, and install safety supports on the frame.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    That bubble thing with a hole in it? Mines bent:D
     
  11. Nov 13, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yes.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    A block of wood over the jack may be better. My jack top is about the size of a a half dollar so it got bent.
     
  13. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Jack on the frame, rear axle, crossmember, not on suspension connections or control arms.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    my jack doesn't fit under there :(
     
  16. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    Well then Get a lower jack, lol. I jack right at the cross member as well.
     
  17. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    those are expensive! lol
     
  18. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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  19. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    If thats not what he is asking (of if thats a good spot to jack from), then why did you say that it was fine and thats where you jack from.

    You make no sense.
     
  20. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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