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Old 01-24-2011, 06:19 AM
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Default Jacking up my truck

I got a bit of an issue. I have a 2 1/4 ton floor jack and stands. I have been trying to jack up my truck to do some work. I cant raise it high enough to even get the tires off the ground. Anyone have tips for cribbing or blocking to use under a jack? I'm not even sure a bigger floor jack can raise it high enough. Are there other jack points any of you guru's could suggest?
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:23 AM
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I have to put my jack under the arm with maybe a block and do one side at a time to get my Nissan up when it was on 33s now I just hook the engine hoist up to the bumper with it on 35s.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:25 AM
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My jack maxes out and the tire still isnt off the ground lol
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:27 AM
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wow Im gunna have to say bigger floor jack then man unless you have a bottle jack laying around. I would say make a cradle for it out of wood but thats a little riskey.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:29 AM
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Two, 4"x4" blocks that are a few inches longer than the jack. Put the blocks underneath the jack. Put the jack under the truck and lift away.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:35 AM
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wow Im gunna have to say bigger floor jack then man unless you have a bottle jack laying around. I would say make a cradle for it out of wood but thats a little riskey.
Yeah....I'm kinda stumped

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Two, 4"x4" blocks that are a few inches longer than the jack. Put the blocks underneath the jack. Put the jack under the truck and lift away.
I tried cribbing like that but as you know with floor jacks with wheels, you start pumping it rolls forward as it goes up. so unless I build a massive block under my truck I'm not sure what else to do
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:42 AM
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My '86 F250 is lifted 12 inches and I use a harbor freight 3.5 ton jack and it works perfect. Might want to think of upgrading, my man
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:55 AM
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I've been looking at them. Do you know the height of the 3.5?
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:08 AM
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Should tell you on their website. Just a suggestion tho, go with the little more expensive aluminum racing jack ($20 more) because my steel ones dangerous as hell (POS)
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:10 AM
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Arent they the low profile ones?
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:15 AM
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bricks, wood blocks and cinderblocks baby!! any means necessary.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:21 AM
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bricks, wood blocks and cinderblocks baby!! any means necessary.
Yeah I'm trying that, Just want to make sure its safe
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:55 AM
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If your jack has a removable head or pad, pic up an extra one and weld a steel 4 or 6 inch block of steel to the jack head, then if it rolls while jacking, it is not going to come off since is welded to the head/pad. keep the stock headd for reg. cars/trucks. the head is generally held on with a cotter pin


Or get one of those air bag jacks
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:00 AM
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I've been using a base under my jack and haven't had problems with it moving once I get some weight on it but like you I think it's a good idea to upgrade to a better jack.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:04 AM
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Yeah....I'm kinda stumped



I tried cribbing like that but as you know with floor jacks with wheels, you start pumping it rolls forward as it goes up. so unless I build a massive block under my truck I'm not sure what else to do
Hence why you get pieces that are longer than your jack.
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