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Jacking up the frontend

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fr8train, Aug 18, 2001.

  1. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    I am a little uneasy using the HI-LIft on my stock front bumper. Anyone shed some light on my problem? Or just an alternative area to set the jack up?
     
  2. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Man, whatever you do, don't just just a hilift. I personally, wouldn't allow anyone to get under a vehcile that is just supported by a highlift. Get someone to jack her up with highlift, then block the frame behind front wheels where frame necks out. I normally use railroad tie sections I cut down. I have used my highlift enough to know she will slip sometimes, and don't ever want to get f*&ed on that sometime. Just my 2cents worth

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  3. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Dually noted. I am not going be using the hi-lift for the primary I am still trying to figure the thing out. It has such a small surface area that bears all that weight.
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Dually noted

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    I love it- great way to put it[​IMG]

    Anyway, what are you talkin about specifically?

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  5. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    [​IMG] I guess that is a cool way to put it. I just thought I have been watching too much John Cleese and Monty Pythons flying circus videos.[​IMG]
     
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    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    And the same goes for any jack. I have a 3.5 ton about 7 months old and the thing just let out on me one day for no reason. Luckily I had jackstands under the truck too! or else i could have been toast!

    Surfing is Life...
     
  7. Hayduke

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    NEVER NEVER NEVER trust only a jack of any kind when you have your rig apart and def. when you are under it! use jackstands and/or blocks along with your jack. THINK!
    be safe!
    peace.
    HAYDUKE

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