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Clinton 01-24-2011 07:19 AM

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?

blkranger231 01-24-2011 07:23 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
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.

Clinton 01-24-2011 07:25 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
My jack maxes out and the tire still isnt off the ground lol

blkranger231 01-24-2011 07:27 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
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.

ranger101 01-24-2011 07:29 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
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.

Clinton 01-24-2011 07:35 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blkranger231 (Post 304746)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by ranger101 (Post 304748)
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

brinker88 01-24-2011 07:42 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
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

Clinton 01-24-2011 07:55 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
I've been looking at them. Do you know the height of the 3.5?

brinker88 01-24-2011 08:08 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
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)

Clinton 01-24-2011 08:10 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
Arent they the low profile ones?

edgeman4.0 01-24-2011 08:15 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
bricks, wood blocks and cinderblocks baby!! any means necessary.

Clinton 01-24-2011 08:21 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by edgeman4.0 (Post 304772)
bricks, wood blocks and cinderblocks baby!! any means necessary.

Yeah I'm trying that, Just want to make sure its safe

azgilamonster 01-24-2011 08:55 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
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

zx6rrdan 01-24-2011 09:00 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
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.

ranger101 01-24-2011 09:04 AM

Re: Jacking up my truck
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Clinton (Post 304753)
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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