How to Jack Up a Lifted Jeep

If you own a lifted Jeep, learning how to jack it up properly is essential for keeping the vehicle in peak condition. Properly jacking up and supporting your Jeep will ensure that there is no additional stress put on the suspension components or drivetrain while performing maintenance or repairs. It also helps prevent injury to yourself or anyone else who may be helping you work on your Jeep.

How to Jack Up a Lifted Jeep

One of the advantages of knowing to jack up a lifted Jeep is that it makes the process of performing maintenance or repairs much easier. By jacking up the vehicle, you can safely and easily access certain components, such as tires and brakes, which may otherwise be difficult to reach without lifting the Jeep’s entire body.

Additionally, many owners of lifted Jeeps choose to install aftermarket suspension systems, and jacking up the Jeep is often required in order to fit these components. In this blog post, You will learn in detail how to jack up a lifted jeep.

Tools You Will Need

  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • A lug wrench or impact gun
  • Tire iron
  • Socket set and ratchet
  • Wheel chocks (optional)
  • Pliers and screwdrivers
  • Socket, breaker bar, and wrench extensions (depending on the location of lug nuts/bolts)
  • Torque wrench
  • Hammer

Step-by-step Instructions for How to Jack Up a Lifted Jeep

Step 1: Inspect the Area

Before you begin to jack up your lifted Jeep, inspect where you will be working. Look for any obstructions or potential hazards that could get in the way of jacking up your vehicle. Make sure there is a level and stable surface to place your jack stands on so they will stay put when raising your Jeep.

Step 2: Assemble the Necessary Equipment

Gather all the necessary equipment to jack up your Jeeps, such as a hydraulic floor jack, sturdy stands, and a lug wrench. Make sure these items are in good working condition before proceeding with the job. Once you have your equipment together, position the jack stands underneath the frame of your Jeep. Make sure they are securely in place before beginning to raise your vehicle.

Gather All Necessary
 Equipment to Jack Up

Step 3: Lift Your Jeep

Carefully and slowly use your hydraulic floor jack to lift up the frame of your Jeep. Raise it until it is just high enough so that you can fit the jack stands underneath. Once your Jeep is lifted, securely place the jack stands into position to support your vehicle’s weight. Ensure they are firmly in place before moving on to other steps.

Step 4: Remove the Tires

At this point, you can now remove the tires from your vehicle. Make sure to use a lug wrench to loosen and remove each wheel. You will then be able to access any components or parts that are underneath the Jeep. Once the wheels have been removed, take a few minutes to check the brakes and axles for any issues or defects. If there are any problems, you should address them before driving your Jeep again.

Step 5: Reinstall the Wheels

Once you have finished inspecting the underside of your vehicle, it’s time to reinstall the tires. Again, use a lug wrench to secure each wheel back onto your Jeep. Once all the wheels are securely in place, carefully lower the hydraulic floor jack until it no longer supports your vehicle. Make sure that you do this slowly and evenly so that there will not be any sudden impacts on your frame or underbody components.

Use a Lug Wrench to
Secure Wheel Back

Step 6: Test Your Work

After lowering the jack, it is a good idea to test the stability of your Jeep. Take it for a short drive around the block and make sure that everything feels normal and that there are no rattles or unusual noises from underneath your vehicle. If all seems well, you can now really enjoy your Jeep with confidence, knowing that it is safe to drive.

By following these steps, you can easily and safely jack up your lifted Jeep.

Tips for How to Jack Up a Lifted Jeep

  1. Make sure the area in which you are jacking up your lifted jeep is level and solid, like a garage or pavement. Do not attempt to jack it up on an uneven surface as this can cause the vehicle to become unstable while being jacked up.
  2. Always use sturdy jack stands that are rated for the weight of your vehicle. Do not rely on a jack alone to hold up your lifted jeep while you are working underneath it.
  3. Place wheel chocks under the wheels of all four corners of the jeep, even if lifting only one side at a time. This will help stabilize the vehicle as it is jacked up.
  4. Ensure that the jack is in contact with a solid, metal part of the jeep’s frame and not on plastic or rubber parts like bumpers or body panels.
  5. Lift only one side at a time and secure both ends with jack stands before attempting to work underneath it.
  6. Do not get underneath the vehicle while it is jacked up. If you need to work on something, use a secure platform that is designed for working beneath vehicles and only do so when the jeep is securely supported with jack stands in multiple locations.
  7. Always keep an eye on the jack stands and make sure that the vehicle is securely held in place. Check for signs of instability or any foreign objects beneath the vehicle that may cause it to slip off the stands if disturbed.
  8. When you are done jacking up your lifted jeep, lower it slowly and check all four corners with a level gauge to ensure it is still properly aligned. This will help protect it from further damage and ensure its safe operation.
Always Use Sturdy Jack Stands

By following these tips, you can ensure the safety of your vehicle and those around you while jacking up a lifted jeep.

How Much Does It Cost to Lift a Jeep? 

Lifting a Jeep can be an expensive endeavor. Depending on what type of lift kit you need and the size of your vehicle, the cost of lifting a Jeep could range from just $500 to several thousand dollars. If you own a lifted Jeep, jacking it up is a much more affordable option. However, it’s important to ensure that you have the proper tools and safety equipment for the job to ensure your vehicle is lifted safely and securely.

When jacking up a lifted Jeep, it’s critical to ensure all necessary steps are followed to avoid any accidents or damage to your vehicle. The first step is finding an adequate support point on the vehicle. It’s important to ensure that you place the jack on a solid metal surface and not a plastic or rubber part, as these can break easily.

The next step is to place the jack under the designated support point on your Jeep and slowly raise it until the desired height is reached. Make sure that you check for levelness before proceeding and adjust as necessary. Finally, place the jack stands in their designated positions to provide extra support while you are working on the vehicle.

How Can You Store a Jack When Not in Use? 

If you’re looking to store your jack when not in use, make sure to choose a secure and reliable location. You should never leave the jack in plain view in the cab of your jeep. This can be dangerous if it becomes unsecured and rolls around the cabin while driving. Instead, look for areas where the jack can be properly secured, such as the back of the jeep.

This is especially useful for larger jacks that may not fit in your glove compartment or other small spaces. You should also look into buying a storage unit specifically designed to hold and secure your jack while it’s not in use.

When storing your jack, make sure to also take into account any changes that may have been done to your lifted jeep. You’ll want to ensure the jack will fit in whatever space you decide on and is properly secured so it won’t move around or become damaged while not in use. By taking the proper steps to secure and store your jack, you can be sure it will be ready to use when it comes.

When Storing Your Jack


One of the major disadvantages of jacking up a lifted jeep is that it can be an extremely dangerous process. If not done correctly, it can cause serious damage to both the jeep and its occupants. Proper safety precautions must always be taken when attempting to jack up any vehicle, especially one that has been lifted.

In conclusion, jacking up a lifted Jeep (or any vehicle) is not only possible but relatively simple. All you need to do is identify the correct areas of your vehicle, use the right jack and stands, and ensure safety measures are taken throughout the process.

Doing so will allow you to work on your car comfortably, safely, and with peace of mind knowing that you’re not going to cause any damage or injury. I hope this article has been beneficial for learning how to jack up a lifted jeep. Make Sure the precautionary measures are followed chronologically. 

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Enrique Howard

Hi, I am Enrique. I started my professional life as a handyman and did a lot of external and internal repair of home and office with a little bit of electric and plumbing support. I have extensive experience in tools testing such as drilling, turning, milling, and non-conventional machining like EDM. So let me help you on your journey towards becoming an enlightened DIYer with amazing tools that you can use on your project.

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