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#1 NQRSoobee

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:10 PM

Hi All,

 

  Put a couple of new tyres on the back of my trusty steed.  However Cluse Bros in Smithfield (an outer northern suburb of Adelaide) who put the tyres on jacked the Liberty up at the right rear using the body kit side skirt.  They didn't break the skirt and although I haven't had a close check I can't see any cracking, but the fella who fitted the tyres told me the side skirt is designed to be used as a jacking point.  Now a piece of fibre-glass trim that is a side skirt seems to be me to be something that isn't designed for jacking up a 1.8 tonne car.  What's the thoughts out there about this?



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:28 PM

Big negative.

 

Not only do you run the risk of damaging your side skirt (and anything it's connected to/with like clips and push rivets) but it'll soon become a hazard to anyone working underneath or near the car. There are areas that are sort of embossed I guess you could say where the jack is designed to sit in; that is the correct way to jack the car up as it is lifting the vehicle on a stable jack point or the actual chassis of the car. If I'm not mistaken there should be a little diagram on either the jack or one of the other placards that show details about wheels, tyre pressures, etc.

 

Not sure if it is universal but the jack points are easily identified on my Liberty.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:34 AM

The jacking points are close to the edge, right before the side skirts.

Are you sure he wasn't using the thing with the notches:

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Should also be in your user manual.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Cluse Bros clearly know what they are doing.
They used the correct spot and managed to do no damage to the skirt which is something the majority of liberty owners fail at when they use the vehicle's supplied scissor jack.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:23 AM

I know where my jacking point is.




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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:33 PM

Cluse Bros clearly know what they are doing.
They used the correct spot and managed to do no damage to the skirt which is something the majority of liberty owners fail at when they use the vehicle's supplied scissor jack.


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