Front & rear floor jack lift points

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  1. Galante

    Galante Supporting Member

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    Jack I bought 20yrs ago came with a second saddle.... can’t say ive ever used it but i have it.... as a matter of fct i just found it in my bsmt the other day....this is exactly the one i have.... although mine looks new. Jack is heavy tho.... hmmm maybe its tome for something new.....
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    iamdub Hold on... Lemme overthink this for a bit...

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    Trailer hitch seems to be a viable jacking point. :shrug:

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    I wonder how stable those would be in the dirt? It might come in handy for a quick change while off road... I can just see this now get a flat pop that out up in seconds get out the air impact and tire is changed in pit stop fashion... My onboard air could handle this easy...
     
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  5. iamdub

    iamdub Hold on... Lemme overthink this for a bit...

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    They specify their utility in dirt, mud, water, etc. Of course, they also list a handful of CYA's lol.
     
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    i thought our hitches only had a 1,000 lb tongue rating? wouldn't raising it by the hitch exceed it by a few thousand pounds?


     
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    That's pulling down on an extension tongue, not lifting up on the receiver. Putting a jack under the reciever (2" square box opening) would be much the same as using a weight distributing hitch, which lifts the rear and puts more weight on the front axles.

    I've used a floor jack under the reciever on my 2001 to lift the rear when rotating the tires after the front has jackstands under the control arms. Done it 2x a year for the past 10+ years with no problems.

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    iamdub Hold on... Lemme overthink this for a bit...

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    I didn't see anything bend, so eff it.

    FWIW, It didn't have the weight of the rear axle or spare on it. lol

    I was lifting the body up to get more space to snake the exhaust pipe out, going over the axle.
     
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    I lifted mine with a farm jack on the hitch and my steel bumper flexed the frame enough to crack my rear tail light.. It moved about 1/2 inch... For the back end I just lift the differential and toss jack stands under there...
     

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