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he may have been asking about jacking the whole front rather than one side at a time. I have not personally had to jack mine up, but is that possible with a floor jack on a 2008 f150?
Back in the day, jacking from the crossmember was ok because the crossmember was substantial enough, but if it ok with a f150?
Personally I would put the jack under the frame right behind the front wheel and right in front of the rear wheel. That is only if I was going to do one wheel at a time.
Yes you DO need jackstands when you are working on your truck, even if it is only one side at a time.
A jack is not meant to hold you vehicle, just to lift it.
Last edited by '08f150stx; 01-06-2011 at 01:22 AM.
Front cross member to pick the whole front up. Set your jack stands up on the ends of that bar and lower the truck onto them. For just one wheel, frame rail behind the tire. With a 3 ton floor jack, this is no problem.
awesome... gonna have to print this out... i was jacking the truck up by placing the jack right in the middle of the front cross member and then placing the two stands at the bolt-ends of the cross member.
and he was saying I shouldnt do it that way... maybe he was assuming its better to jack one side up at a time??? idk
I always use the front cross member. Be sure to always use jack stands because there is a 5 cents oring that's holding your truck up when you only use a jack.
amen! never trust a jack alone.... jack stands are a must, put jack stands under front cross member or frame rails behind front wheels...
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