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Front End Jackstand Locations

OK. So I'm an idiot. My owner's manual says never to use the differential to jack up the front end. I'm good with that but when you put the jack in the little notch by the differential housing and get it raised where do you put the jackstand?
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I would put the jackstands under the front axle.

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I always jack my FE up by the pumpkin and then slide the stands in the notch between the pumpkin and the end of the axle. I have probably jacked my truck up this way atleast 20 times.... nothing broken here.

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I think you'd be okay, it's not a suburu with an aluminum housing.

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It has to do with the tubes bending... seen it happen on a jeep with an AMC 20 rear... but then again it ain't no Dana 60 housing!!!!!! LOL

I jack from the pumpkin myself

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It has to do with the tubes bending... seen it happen on a jeep with an AMC 20 rear... but then again it ain't no Dana 60 housing!!!!!! LOL

I jack from the pumpkin myself
That would be a sight to see!

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It has to do with the tubes bending... seen it happen on a jeep with an AMC 20 rear... but then again it ain't no Dana 60 housing!!!!!! LOL

I jack from the pumpkin myself
I am restoring a 77CJ5 with that same diff, so thanks for the info. As others have said get yourself some good heavy duty jack stands (mine are rated for 6 tons) and use the axle tube and you will be fine.

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