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Posted: 08/06/20 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

My wife got her DL when we've been married already.
At the time I made her change the wheel so she knows.
Would she do it today, since years passed? I doubt it, but at least she has an idea.


Under DW's car I have painted the marks where she needs to put the jack. Right size socket and loong breaker bar. About once a year, she "helps" me rotate her tires. In her late '60s I would hope somebody would help, but I know she can if needed.

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Posted: 08/07/20 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not really helpful to the topic but hopefully it'll give some a laugh.

A year or so ago I had to replace the cooling hoses for the Allison transmission on my Silverado. Removing the passenger side front tire and fender liner was the easiest way to get to the lines and while I had the truck up on jacks I figured I'd change the front shocks at the same time.

I use a bottle jack under the frame then lower the truck onto a jack stand also under the frame. To mount the shock it was easiest to use the bottle jack to raise the front axle (independent suspension) to fit the shock. To do this I had to use the adjustment on the bottle jack as it was significantly lower than the frame. So, after a long day changing coolant lines and replacing one shock I had the tire back on and was ready to start the driver's side shock. I put the bottle jack back under the frame but because of the adjustment I made to install the shock I couldn't lift the truck high enough to get the jack stand out. So, lower the bottle jack, adjust the post height so it will lift the truck higher jack it back up and remove the jack stand. Lower the bottle jack and now I have the jack post adjusted so high with the jack all the way down it's still supporting the truck. Jack it back up, reinstall jack stand, lower the jack and adjust the post height, raise the truck again, pull out the jack stand and lower the jack. Now I can pull the jack back out but I realized when I pulled out the jack stand I had positioned it under the step/nerf bar and when I lowered the truck it was now being supported by the jack stand under the nerf bar. Soooo, jack it back up one more time to get the jack stand out from under the nerf bar. After that I decided it was best to wait and do the driver side shock the next day.

I now return the thread to its original topic.

BTW: I use a 12 ton jack. Overkill perhaps. But as Colonel John Hannibal Smith likes to say, overkill is underrated.

* This post was edited 08/07/20 11:04am by DWeikert *


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Posted: 08/10/20 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A few people here saying you are only lifting 1/4 the weight. If you put the jack under the axle as close as you can get it to the tire, you will find it will lift a significant amount of weight off of the other tire as well. Particularly true on a dually. The jack is going to be about 1/4 of the track inboard, at best. That will increase the load on the jack by 33%. In addition there is roll stiffness in the suspension which will load the jack further, any anti-sway bar further still. If the wheel has 3000 lb load your jack may see 4000 or even 5000 lbs.


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I’m not really sure why you’d want a marginal jack. I bought a 12 ton bottle jack after someone where suggested that size. It’s actually not that much or that much larger at $50 or less.


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Gotta love my wife, towing her horse behind the tc she had a blow out on I5 near the grapevine. She was solo. I had made sure we had a 12 ton bottle jack 30" 1/2" ratcheting torque wrench proper extension and socket on board plus a full tool kit. Inner dually went, half tore off the fender. she changed the flat, unbolted the fender and was on her way in just over an hour


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