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sorry for the dumb question but if i have one of these professional jacks, where do I put no to damage the car (under it)?
 

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redssrloaded said:
sorry for the dumb question but if i have one of these professional jacks, where do I put no to damage the car (under it)?

Put the jack under the front frame member. It is about 18" from the front of the verhicle. There are three holes in that frame member. That's where I put my jack when I jack it up to change the oil.
 

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Thanks

Thanks Fred.
 

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thanks for the suggestion. My wife's car (Range Rover) has this jack that operates like those professional looking jacks but it does not have a "plate" as the part that raises the car. Instead it has 2 prongs ( one inch apart). Do you think I can use it or should I spend money at Sams club for a 1.5 ton jack that goes for $110?
 

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Fred Edick said:
redssrloaded,

Thought LLOGER was very kind with his reply.....
Fred, what does that supposed to mean?
 

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Well, he could have said ....

redssrloaded said:
Fred, what does that supposed to mean?
you can take that jack and shove it! Remember the old joke about the guy that was having such a nice day and then everything started to go wrong which led to his attitude that all succeeding events would continue turning out wrong. When he finally got to the farmer's house instead of asking to borrow a jack, he just told the farmer where to put it!

Naturally Fred was just joshing and we all took it that way! Ask a loaded question and get a loaded answer! :lol
 

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You can jack the vehicle anywhere on the frame. Do not put the jack under the radiator since that support is not steel but a composite material. Do not jack the vehicle on the steel bar that runs side to side under the fuel tank. Do not jack on the battery box, engine or transmission. Common sense should be applied when you use a jack.
 

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you can take that jack and shove it! Remember the old joke about the guy that was having such a nice day and then everything started to go wrong which led to his attitude that all succeeding events would continue turning out wrong. When he finally got to the farmer's house instead of asking to borrow a jack, he just told the farmer where to put it!

Naturally Fred was just joshing and we all took it that way! Ask a loaded question and get a loaded answer! :lol

oh I see, I didn't look at it that way.
 

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Thanks for the comprehensive answer. I don't usually get under my cars and believe keeping the economy strong by paying specialists to the the best job possible not half @ss like I would. :lol

Anyone would be kind enough to post a picture (if it's not asking too much) of the spots that would be safe to put the jack on? Thanks
 

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Be careful

On the front there is a rounded crossmember that is behind the radiator support. Be carfull if using that one as it is not all that thick and my bend as it will not support the weight of the front end without deforming.
 

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any pics please. I'm getting nervous.
 

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I will post a pic this evening of where NOT to put the jack on the front end.
I have been jacking from the side on the main fraim rail, doing the whole side at a time. You would just have to find the balance point, but you can get both tires on one side up at a time.
 

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Hi, RedSSR

This is pretty basic info, but just to make sure -
Once you've jacked up a corner or full side, PLEEEEEEZE put jackstands underneath - don't trust the jack itself. Jackstands are a pretty inexpensive item, and might save your life.

Ray

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thanks for the suggestion. My wife's car (Range Rover) has this jack that operates like those professional looking jacks but it does not have a "plate" as the part that raises the car. Instead it has 2 prongs ( one inch apart). Do you think I can use it or should I spend money at Sams club for a 1.5 ton jack that goes for $110?
You want the pro jack with the disk. That disk pivots. That way when you steer the jack while moving the truck, the jack won't slip out from under.
 

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wildcat66 said:
Hey Redloaded have you considered building up instead of out. Maybe get one of those lifts like they use in garages.:)
what do you mean?
 

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beer100 said:
You want the pro jack with the disk. That disk pivots. That way when you steer the jack while moving the truck, the jack won't slip out from under.

does anyone have a website that you can ecommend on a reasonably price jack?

How is this jack

Oh by the way, thanks for the advice on jack stands, but I'm not planning to be under the car. I just want to jack it up and put it on the dollies. I'm pretty worthless as far as mechanical stuff goes so I won't even try.
 

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jwthomp said:
those are cool but I don't have much of vertical room. My garage door openner is about2 feet above my car. I wish I had the room, those are awesome. now if I break into the living room which is above the garage....
 
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