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Post by Penfold13 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:12 am

Hi all,

Where do people jack the car up from to get axle stands under it? Anywhere I look seems too fagile to do this except the designed spots for each corner.

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Post by Rev Light » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:57 am

I put a proper hydraulic jack under the main chassis rails, with a wooden pad. I do not jack on the out riggers, even though mine have been repaired.


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Post by David Tew » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:35 am

Jack it on the main chassis near the suspension mountings as this will be the strongest area.
A hard rubber jack pad helps prevent damage (a hockey puck is a cheap alternative! :wink: )


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Post by willholderogri » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:39 am

Yes as above trolley jack under the main chassis


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Post by Penfold13 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:07 pm

The cross member of the main chassis is what I’d be inclined to use, but it’s tubular. Is there a risk of crushing it? The box sections are too off centre for me to jack up and put stands under both sides at the same time.

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Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:49 pm

If you see the thickness of the tube, then if that collapses you’ve got bigger problems to worry about...


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:13 pm

I use the cross tube welded to the rear of the plate under the radiator. My trolley jack head has notches which match. I go for the diff at the back but, as my car is lowered, I drive it onto 2" blocks first to get my jack under it.



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Post by TrevorG » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:20 pm

If you are putting the car up on four axle stands, you may find it easier to do it in stages of you only have one trolley jack. A rubber pad under the diff and as bc says for the front....all onto stands on a low setting, then repeat to get higher. Reduce s the risk of falling off trolley jack as it winds up and creeps along the floor



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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:03 pm

I do mine side-to-side with the trolley jack under the main rail, a bit at a time.
I put the axle stands under the rails too, don't like any springing between the body and terra firma.
No need to rush it, better safe than sorry IMO.


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Post by ScimmyMike » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:51 pm

I use under front tube and under axle when jacking up a GTE, good strong points and you only need to jack up twice but start at the front, have trouble getting jack under front if rears already been lifted plus car wont roll off when lifting front then rear of course


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Post by Pepe » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:57 am

Hey guys.

What do you do in emergency cases?
The original scissor type jack cannot be put stabley under the main rails/tubes as it is not accessible to wind there.
And the small hydraulic stem type life I carry doesn't lift the car high enough to lift the wheels of the ground...

Any ideas for on the road use lifters for emergency cases?


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Post by scimjim » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:08 am

the original scissor jack fits into holes at the front corners or on the tubes at the B post.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:22 pm

As Jim says, if it is the original jack it should have a pin which stops it slipping out of the jacking point. It is a bit wobbly, so I usually carry (in one of the rear toolboxes) a lightweight folding axle stand (this kind of thing). It's not the sort of thing you'd use for any serious work at home, but for a bit of extra security at the roadside, it's handy to have.


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Post by TrevorG » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:43 pm

My favourite is a high lift hydraulic bottle jack, but then I am normally driving a land rover and trailers so need something that will fit all vehicles and is compact enough to fit where original scissor jacks went.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:54 pm

TrevorG wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:43 pm
and is compact enough to fit where original scissor jacks went
That's something worth checking carefully - I've had problems with hydraulic jacks that fitted perfectly - until you had a flat tyre :wink:


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