Jack point locations

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Jack point locations

Postby Conrad » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:27 pm

Hi all, Sorry but I can't find the answer in the owners manual and service manual... I am wanting to jack up the utiline with a lift, and am wondering what points I should be using to do this. I see the front jack points but there aren't any outriggers in the rear.

Also I'm guessing when people pull the front axle, they jack the truck up using the axle and then put the stands under the frame @ the front corners? I'd prefer to put the jack stands behind the front axle so I can extract the axle toward the front of the truck. Is there a preferable place to put the stands behind the front axle? Also same question for the rear, to put the stands in front of the rear so I can pull the rear out the back.
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Re: Jack point locations

Postby dodgeboykim » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Conrad wrote:Hi all, Sorry but I can't find the answer in the owners manual and service manual... I am wanting to jack up the utiline with a lift, and am wondering what points I should be using to do this. I see the front jack points but there aren't any outriggers in the rear.

Also I'm guessing when people pull the front axle, they jack the truck up using the axle and then put the stands under the frame @ the front corners? I'd prefer to put the jack stands behind the front axle so I can extract the axle toward the front of the truck. Is there a preferable place to put the stands behind the front axle? Also same question for the rear, to put the stands in front of the rear so I can pull the rear out the back.




Honestly I would use the appropriate spots to balance truck. Some 2 post lifts have extensions or adjustable pads to deal with frame height differences. As to where jack stands go. Where you need them for job at hand.
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Re: Jack point locations

Postby GMAN69 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:10 am

If you jack using front axle do not jack in center. Bends axle enough to effect front-end alignment. Cost me $90 to have my axle straightened years ago.
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Re: Jack point locations

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:26 am

GMAN69 wrote:If you jack using front axle do not jack in center. Bends axle enough to effect front-end alignment. Cost me $90 to have my axle straightened years ago.

Not the case with my D100 with the weight of a cummins 6bt on it. I lift it in the center and TRY to bend it cuz the alignment is way off. It won't bend!
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Re: Jack point locations

Postby Hobcobble » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:01 pm

PwrWgnDrvr wrote:
GMAN69 wrote:If you jack using front axle do not jack in center. Bends axle enough to effect front-end alignment. Cost me $90 to have my axle straightened years ago.

Not the case with my D100 with the weight of a cummins 6bt on it. I lift it in the center and TRY to bend it cuz the alignment is way off. It won't bend!


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Re: Jack point locations

Postby Conrad » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:19 pm

Thanks for the advice. :Thumbsup

As it turns out, the entire side of my truck jacks up just from that one location - a bit scary setting it up on jack stands like that, but works. :clap
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