Front & rear floor jack lift points

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  1. Incognito

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    So I'm sure this has been asked before and that perhaps it's common knowledge to some, but I've been unable to find a solid answer through a search. Essentially I'm just wondering if it's safe to lift the front end via this cross member. I've done so several times now and have not observed anything unusual. I've also lifted the rear underneath the differential. Is that safe to do as well or am I totally wrong?
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  2. Doubeleive

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    I use the rear diff or on the frame under the motor in front of where you have it jacked up in the photo where the front plastic skid shield ends and and the metal one begins
     
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    Yeah rear diff and what doubie said about the front xmember
     
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    Me too.

    I use a 4x4 post to spread load and also give just a little extra lift.
     
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    I use the rear diff to jack the rear, frame rails to lift the front
     
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    Same here. I try and avoid any kind of lumber between my jack and the frame. I bought a high-lift jack so I can get my vehicle high enough.
     
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    I agree I also avoid lumber at least nothing bigger than a 2x4....

    Where can you put a Hi lift jack on a Tahoe / Yukon??? I have a hi lift but, I also have steel bumpers front and rear. However I still don't use the hi lift because the frame flexes and the bumper will crack the tail light. I have hooks for the wheels but, it would take and extreme reason to use the hooks on my cast wheels too. So admittedly my hi lift never gets used.
     
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    Let me clarify. By High Lift, I mean a floor jack with an extended lifting range like the red one in the photo below. I am not talking about a farm jack or off-road jack. I apologize if I caused any confusion with my choice of terminology.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-4-Ton-E...524682&hash=item5d904ff05a:g:8gsAAOSw0AFcwYHF
     
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