Putting a lifted jeep on jack stands - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By thedirtman
  • 1 Post By vykintasjucius
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 8
Feedback: 0 reviews
Putting a lifted jeep on jack stands

This might be a noob question but I just installed the Rock Krawler Mid Arm 3.5" X Factor lift, put 35" tires on by lifting the axles. Now my question is if I ever want to put it on jack stands how much articulation does the axle have, because it seems it is unlimited. When I start jacking the car up it stretches so much to the point where the axle air valve is so tight to the point where it is about to come out. Just confused if there is something that stops the axle from dropping so low that it will break everything off..
vykintasjucius is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 07:10 AM
Gunnery Sergeant USMC (ret)
 
Uncle Sams Misguided Child's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tucson AZ
Age: 52
Posts: 21,976
Feedback: 8 reviews

Why not just put jack stands under the axle?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lohchief View Post
If people don't take a stand now,you'll be bitches under their thumbs tomorrow.
Quote:
Originally Posted by StubEXrube View Post
I think too much of a pressure variant between Earth and outer-space... lack of oxygen... something like that.
Uncle Sams Misguided Child is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 8
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have done that when putting the bigger wheels after the lift install, but I just want to know if it is possible to accomplish a full droop without supporting the axles and not ripping any wires or tubes.
vykintasjucius is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 07:38 AM
JKO Addict!
 
thedirtman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southwest reno, nv
Age: 51
Posts: 4,292
Feedback: 0 reviews

You need to extend the wires and tubes. JK guys typically use the shocks as limiting straps so if you have shocks that let you droop that much everything connected to the axle needs to be able to extend that much.

Some build info here:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[COLOR="Red"]New to jeeps, check this link
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
thedirtman is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 8
Feedback: 0 reviews

so what component limits the droop?
vykintasjucius is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 07:41 AM
JKO Addict!
 
thedirtman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southwest reno, nv
Age: 51
Posts: 4,292
Feedback: 0 reviews

Your shocks and to some extent the sway bar.

Some build info here:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[COLOR="Red"]New to jeeps, check this link
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
thedirtman is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 07:43 AM
JKO Addict!
 
thedirtman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southwest reno, nv
Age: 51
Posts: 4,292
Feedback: 0 reviews

A properly done set up would include limiting straps set around 1" less then full droop of the shocks.
Texas_Jester likes this.

Some build info here:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[COLOR="Red"]New to jeeps, check this link
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
thedirtman is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 8
Feedback: 0 reviews

thanks for the explanation. I would think that the weight on the axle would destroy the shocks at full droop, I better put straps in there just to be safe...
Texas_Jester likes this.
vykintasjucius is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 08:10 AM
JKO Addict!
 
TCdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Age: 50
Posts: 3,717
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by vykintasjucius View Post
thanks for the explanation. I would think that the weight on the axle would destroy the shocks at full droop, I better put straps in there just to be safe...
still should extend your brake lines. ABS to but you should be able to just pull one of the ABS cable tie downs out to give some more extension.

TC
Crawling For Reid March 23, 2019 Adventure OffRoad Park


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TCdawg is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 8
Feedback: 0 reviews

I got extended brake lines installed with the kit, tho only thing that needs to be done now is the bracket for the rear emergency brake lines and I have to extend the axle air hose. I know I will be getting a set of limiting straps in the near future, in the meantime is it ok to fully droop the suspension without the limiting straps and just rely on the shocks to limit the droop or is that going to damage the shock?
vykintasjucius is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 05-15-2017, 02:38 PM
Rock God
 
funfred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Posts: 1,119
Feedback: 0 reviews

As long as you're not dropping the axle with gravity, like off a sweet jump, it shouldn't be an issue using the shock to limit your articulation as long as full articulation isn't your modus operandi...(You'd have put straps on by now.)

Look at all the pics of wheels in the air. Rarely do you see limiting straps on a licensed vehicle but, if you're pushing your Jeep's limits, the shocks are holding all the weight hangin' on the end of the control arms, plus half the weight of each of the control arms, track bars and drag link.
It's a lot to be, repeatedly, asking of a "fastener".
funfred is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome