Nissan Patrol jacking it off the floor ..

Submitted: Friday, May 08, 2009 at 16:10
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Ok , what do you guys use to elevate your cars to do work on things like suspension - bearings and so forth. My Nissan has a 2 inch lift -- so my standard floor jack ( hydraulic) does not even come close to reaching under the car - the bottle jack is ok but only works when stuck under a wheel to push up suspension - wont reach anywhere on the body , well it does - but by FULL extension - the tires are still on the ground ..

do i Just have to bite the bullet and buy a LARGE floor trolley they use for trucks ? the ones that cost about $400

what do you use ??

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 16:34

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 16:34
2000kg trolley jack and chassis stands works fine for me.
Jack up under the axle, place stands under the chassis, remove wheel then lower the axle.

If your chassis stands aren't high enough, you can put a jack plate inside a wheel and put the stand on this.
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Reply By: kiwicol - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 16:49

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 16:49
I bought a 2.5 tonne trolly jack for well under $180 and shopped around for floor stands that will take 2.5 tonne. I have no probs lifting a 2.5inch lift patrol. Lift on a 4x4 doesnt mean hieght from floor to bottom of diff, only tyre hieght affects that. Col
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Reply By: Member - Broe (WA) - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 16:54

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 16:54
Have you thought of a hilift jack? Great for out camping as well. Plus, you get a wheel adaptor which is basically a strap that loops through your wheel and lift the wheel off the ground negating the need to take up the suspension travel. Then put the axle stands under neath it.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:00

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:00
Have a 2t tonne trolley jack with 900mm lift.

Good for pulling motors out of the back of the beetle too when the rear of the beetle is jacked up.
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Reply By: Wisey - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:11

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:11
I use a trolley jack on top of a sleeper log offcuts, wide enough for jack wheel width , gives the jack enough lift to get the stands under chassis/diffs.

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Reply By: Willem - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:57

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:57

GQ with 2 inch lift. Can still slide in

1.8 ton Trolley Jack (about $50)
5 ton Jack stands
Also have ramps
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 20:06

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 20:06
Hi Ozboc,

Trolly jacks are expensive for their lifting capacity. I just use a 20tonne hydraulic jack - set up on two 4"x4" hardwood fence post offcuts. With the threaded part of the jack extended this gives a height of over 40cm before using the actual hydraulic part.
The jack was only $50 brand new - i.e. only $2.50 per tonne lifting capacity. Its always good to know you are not putting it anywhere near its full capacity.

Then use adjustable heavy duty stands under axles as in photo below.

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