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Iíve been thinking about getting a Quickjack and when I looked under the truck to take some measurements I noticed that the ladder frame rails are some distance away from the rocker panels. Access to them is also sometimes blocked by the front/rear radius arms. Not only that, but the various brackets and mounting points protrude downward from the frame rail.

For those of you with a car lift or quick jack, where do you lift from? The manual says to use axels or frame, but I imagine the radius arms get in the way no? Is it OK to lift by the radius arms? I noticed that being done in some Atlantic British videos.
 
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I jack mine up via the shock mounting points in the axles and then jack stands in the notch of the radious app
 
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Thank you! Btw your undercarriage is immaculate. 👍
 
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I don't at the moment have an undercarriage view showing the lift points, but I am using the point where the control arms attach to the frame. Not sure what lift eScott has but I like his high lift adapter more so than what I have on my TwinBusch lift. The collar under his pad looks sturdy.

 
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The problem is if you use the frame or even the suspension points, it puts the lift arms pretty far in towards the center of the car, and it is not very stable.

The best support spot as shown in the photos from escott16, is the point where the body and frame bolt together. You need a block of wood or rubber pads to lift there though, and it takes a bit of feel/getting used to as the front one has a funky angle as the bracket goes back into the center of the car.
 
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Mine is extreamly stable Iíve jumped up into the car , shook it , itís not going anywhere , and I use wood just so I donít wear out the rubber plates on my lift
 
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Originally Posted by Llamasayswhat View Post
The problem is if you use the frame or even the suspension points, it puts the lift arms pretty far in towards the center of the car, and it is not very stable..
RE stability, I use two 20 ton jack stands. One in the front another in the rear opposite sides. It has been pretty solid for me. While I see where eScott jacks it up, I would not have thought to lift there initially as I would hate to have the body panel fold due to the trucks weight.
 
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No damages , Iíve had it on a lift probably 10+ times sometimes days at a time
 
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Originally Posted by myD2HSE View Post
RE stability, I use two 20 ton jack stands. One in the front another in the rear opposite sides. It has been pretty solid for me. While I see where eScott jacks it up, I would not have thought to lift there initially as I would hate to have the body panel fold due to the trucks weight.

The question was about using a lift, not jacks and stands. Jacks and stands would be fine there, but the nature of lifts with the single mount point for the lift arms makes it sketchy and unstable at best unless you use the outer points at the body mount like escott uses.

We lift all the discos in our shop at that point
 
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