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Old 05-25-2019, 10:01 AM
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Jacking by axles?

I want to Jack by axle so I can put Jack stands underneath them to do a tire rotation. Any issues?

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That's the way the factory jack does it, and that's how I do it with my floor jack. And many times for the same reason as you mention; to put jack stands under the axles.
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I've also seen people placing the jack under the differential, I always wondered if is ok too.
CA mounts?
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I've also seen people placing the jack under the differential, I always wondered if is ok too.
CA mounts?
Both ways are totally ok.
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I've also seen people placing the jack under the differential, I always wondered if is ok too.
CA mounts?
I prefer diff or axle tubes but sometimes CA mounts are necessary to use. Been doing both for 25 years with no issues ever.
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What are CA mounts

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Disregard, control arm mounts

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When I rotate tires or jack the jeep up to put stands under the frame for axle work I put the floor jack under the back diff and then the middle of the front axle, just to the side of the front diff. I use hockey pucks on my floor jack. I always put the stands as close to the spring mounts on the axles as possible. That puts the frame and body weight being transmitted through the springs right on the stands and minimal bending on the tubes.

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I use an oak block on the jack pad, and jack the rear under the diff, and the front under the lower control arm mounts

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