Jack for LC200 with 2” lift

Mar 25, 2015
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I suffer a bit from laziness. My new LC200 has had a Lovell’s GVM upgrade and 2” lift. Just wondering whether the OEM jack is now up to the task or do I need a new jack. Yeh, I now I could go outside and try it out, but I’m lying in bed

Can anyone provide advice?
 

Drover

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Seems like the Cruisota mob have to be at work early to pay for the guzzlers.................................. Most of my vehicles when I gave them a lift I had to add a 50mm block of wood to make up the gap, good idea to have base plate anyway................. they don't use scissor jacks i hope.
 
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Mar 25, 2015
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Turramurra, NSW
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Seems like the Cruisota mob have to be at work early to pay for the guzzlers.................................. Most of my vehicles when I gave them a lift I had to add a 50mm block of wood to make up the gap, good idea to have base plate anyway................. they don't use scissor jacks i hope.
Thanks @Drover, yes, it is a bottle jack. I used to use a 2” block of wood with the Pajero but I was never all that comfortable with it. It always seemed a bit unstable, nevertheless, I think it’s the way I’ll go.
 

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When I lifted the Ute I added a 50mm block to sit the jack on, the block is a good 250mm wide and provides a good base plate for the jack which is a must, the standard jack is good for concrete flat floors but on the road you should always carry a large flat base plate, scrape some dirt , lay base and mount jack, with a lift a fatter plate is needed, sometimes depending on the point on the vehicle they have as jacking points, a 25mm bit of pine is good to fit between vehicle and jack, less chance of slipping..... Jacks are designed by a chair borne warrior and an algorithm, flat, solid ground is rare, it pays to be ready..
 
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I found with some vehicles while I always have a block under the jack a bit between the jack and car body does mount better but only if your jack lift point is nice and wide like 30 or 40mm on a bottle jack any smaller and they will just split the timber, don't go that way to increase the lift though use wide solid blocks underneath, stability is the key factor.
 
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