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Old October 10th, 2018, 18:00
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Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

Hey guys before I do something silly.
The OEM cherokee Gas tank skid. the seemly ultra beefy skid.
can I jack the rear end up from it ?
Save me from a bad time
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Old October 10th, 2018, 18:22
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Re: Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

I sure wouldn't!
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Old October 10th, 2018, 18:23
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Re: Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

why would you lift it from there?
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Old October 10th, 2018, 18:39
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Re: Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

I have been doing that for years. I put a piece of 2 X 4 X 2' (2 feet length of 2 X 4) between the jack and the skid. If the skid cannot protect the fuel tank while lifting the XJ with a jack it will never protect the tank coming off a rock ledge,... and my XJ have come down hard on the skid many times.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 10:26
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Re: Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

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why would you lift it from there?

Have you seen the OEM gas tank skid plate.
its beefy.
Thanks for the 2x4 idea.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 21:16
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Re: Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

Beefy?! Wut? It is thin and flimsy. The 2x4 is a good idea, if you just put a jack under it it will probably bend and puncture your gas tank
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Old October 15th, 2018, 10:14
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Re: Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

Beefy or not, why would you want to do this ?

Safe, proper, and secure jack points are the axle, the frame rails, the front leaf spring brackets, and the receiver hitch.
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Re: Jacking up the XJ on the stock Gas Skid

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Beefy or not, why would you want to do this ?

Safe, proper, and secure jack points are the axle, the frame rails, the front leaf spring brackets, and the receiver hitch.
Do you need an answer?

Because 1) I love doing it.
2) It have worked great for me for over 17 years.
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