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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Floor Jack / Jack Stands placement

Gang, I've searched the subject but want to make sure I've got it right -

I want to jack the '08 Commander and place it on jack stands to do a tire rotation.

Can I use the rear the differential to lift the jeep, and place the stands under the axle tubes? (It would be embarrassing to crush something and have to have it towed back to the dealer...) .

Any suggestions about the best placement for the jack and jack stands would be appreciated.

There's no lift on my Commander and, while I can change the oil without jacking the vehicle, rotating the tires without jacking the Jeep seems to be beyond my current job skills .

It's probably more time / cost effective to have the local tire shop do the job but I like working on the Jeep (as long as there isn't 12 inches of snow in the driveway).

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Yes , use the rear housing . The owners manual actually says to use the housing, just put the stands as far outboard as you can.
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Thanks Smitty.

Any advice about the front?

Project has been postponed to next weekend due to honeydo issues.
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I believe the stands would go under lower control arm. Check the owners manual, it's in there also.
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I believe the stands would go under lower control arm. Check the owners manual, it's in there also.
Yep, found it. Thanks Smitty. Owner's manual didn't mention a jacking point but I'll figure that out next Saturday. Honeydo list permitting.

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Before you lift the front, check this out.

http://www.wkjeeps.com/misc/lift_points_wk.pdf

The best place to lift the front is along the frame.

Look at my thread to see where the jack points are in the front.

The frame is easier and safer to use than the control arm.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=9617
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Before you lift the front, check this out.

http://www.wkjeeps.com/misc/lift_points_wk.pdf

The best place to lift the front is along the frame.

Look at my thread to see where the jack points are in the front.

The frame is easier and safer to use than the control arm.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=9617
Thanks Bob! Very helpful stuff!
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