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Old 01-31-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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Hi lift jack

Are the stock Wrangler bumpers adequately strong to use with a hi lift jack?

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Old 01-31-2014, 02:38 PM   #2
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Since you posted in JK Tech, we'll assume you are asking about JK's. The standard JK front bumper is covered with a plastic skin and the rear bumper is nothing more than a plastic skin, neither of which are suitable jack points.

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Old 01-31-2014, 03:11 PM   #3
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Thanks. That is what I needed.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
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the rear frame rail is just behind the 1/2" of plastic for the rear bumper. I have used my hi-lift there. as for the front.....nothing i would want to tell you to do. Buy one of the tire adapters and you can lift it from the wheels.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:41 PM   #5
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Be careful when using the HiLift jack. They can cause serious injuries. I built both of my bumpers and plan on adding a small piece of channel or angle iron for the jack. Might keep it from slipping.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:53 PM   #6
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when you're going to use the jack, make sure you chock both wheels on the opposite axle. it's a good idea to carry a ratchet strap with you. before you have to use the jack, run the ratchet strap around the frame and the axle to collapse the suspension...

this means you don't have to lift the jeep so high to remove the tire and do the work you need to.

once you get the tire off, place the tire under the jeep, by a frame rail. not a bad habit to get into... to place the spare under the rig prior to lifiting the jeep at all...

no matter how safe you are, your jeep is going to fall off the jack.it happens, not much you can do there, especially if you're on uneven terrain. if you don't have anything under the jeep, your jeep will fall on the brake rotor. potentially destroy the rotor, not to mention give you all kinds of fits just trying to jack the jeep back off the ground.


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