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Question about safety during lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rhowell, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    rhowell

    rhowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok,

    All my parts have arrived.

    OME front and rear shocks.
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    Just waiting for the weather to warm up.

    How to you "safely" lift your truck in your driveway when working on the front? What about when working on the back?
     
  2. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    In the manual, there is a page showing Lift locations, and Jack Stand placement. If you follow that, you cant go wrong.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I'm not sure what you are getting at here. Make sure the brake is on, jack on the frame, and use jack stands. Pretty standard :notsure:
     
  4. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    what he said lol :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Front: Set parking brake and chock rear wheels with adequate chocks, loosen lugs a bit on front wheels, jack up, set stands, lower onto stands but leave jack under center point.
    Rears, chock front wheels really well, make sure stands are set well because its those and the front chocks are the only things keeping the truck up and in place.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Dont listen to them, here you go
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  7. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    what they said /\
    Make sure when you lift the rear, you have the fronts chocked, and good too... gravity's a bad deal.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    186000mps

    186000mps ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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  9. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    I am going to expose myself for the newb I am. What does it mean when you say make sure the wheels are "chocked" well.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    Something to resist the wheel's tendency to roll. A log or chock block.
    The black wedge shaped rubber thing is a chock block
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    Actual wheel chocks are the best, usually hard plastic or rubber, but you can improvise. I've used 4x4 blocks of wood. Its just something that you stick under your tire on the downhill side so it cant roll away. Make sure its stuffed under the tire as best you can, and make sure its not something the tire will roll over. this\/ is an actual chock block.
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  12. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    I would go get a pair of chock blocks, when you set them, you want to make sure they are firmly set against the tire BEFORE you jack it up, usually I give em i medium kick to make sure they wedge themselves firmly under the tire, and I usually check them after I jack it up too.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    I like these the best
     
  14. Jan 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    I definitely remember using a 2 ft 4x4 in between the frame the jack pad to get that added height necessary to fit an add a leaf in. That definitely wasnt the most stable way to do it. Small gust of wind......
     
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