How to Jack up a Lifted Truck


You’ve never raised a truck before and don’t know how to jack up a lifted truck.  Well, you’ve come to the right place.  This article will show you how to raise your lifted truck.

It is more difficult to jack up a lifted truck than other vehicles. This is because of its high ground clearance and heavyweight. You’ll need new methods for performing the necessary mechanic work now that you’ve modified your truck. You might not be able to find proper jack points as easily as you would in a regular truck. Who knows when you’ll need to change the tire on your truck. Then you’ll need to figure out how to jack up your lifted truck.

If you have a flat tire or need mechanic work done on your lifted truck and want to raise it, this article is for you.

How to Safely Jack up a Lifted Truck

Safe Work is Great Work

Work safely by following the rules. Safety is essential not only when jacking up a lifted truck but also in other vehicles. You must exercise greater caution when driving a lifted truck. Careless work could endanger both you and your truck.

You should follow simple rules of thumb before and during the job of raising a lifted truck. Use a jack with a load capacity greater than your truck’s weight. A good jack is also necessary for safe work. Like other hydraulic jacks, floor jacks are excellent for lifting heavy loads.

Aside from the jack, you’ll need enough jack stands to support your truck. Chocks play a significant role in the task.

Find a Good Spot for Jacking the Truck

Find a suitable ground for raising your truck before commencing the job. When finding a place to park your truck, look for a surface made of concrete or asphalt. This work can also be done in your concrete garage if you want to lift the truck there.

It’s better if you’re on the road. Just make sure the ground is firm and hard because lifting such a heavy weight on soft ground could result in sagging. Your jack and jack stand might sink into the ground. Don’t jack up your truck on sloping or uneven terrain.

After finding the ideal location, ensure your truck transmission is in park. If you have a manual transmission, put it in first gear. Remember to engage the handbrake.

How to Chock the Wheels of a Truck

Let’s now chock your truck’s tires. Chocks keep your truck from rolling, especially on sloping terrain. Most garages have little to no inclination for water flow. Never jack up your truck in your garage without first blocking the truck’s wheels.

To jack up your truck, you’ll need at least two chocks. Always chock the opposite side of your truck whenever you want to raise one side of your truck. Place chocks on the rear wheels of your truck if you want to lift the front.

To raise both front wheels, you must chock both back wheels. In cases like this, always place the chocks behind the rear wheels. Block both front wheels by setting the chocks in front of the wheels if you intend to lift the rear wheels.

You must chock the opposite angled wheel whenever you want to raise one of your truck’s corners. If you want to change just the rear right tire, you must first chock the front left tire. There is no need to chock both front tires in cases like this. If you have more chocks, it is preferable to chock both wheels.

Where to find the Jack Points under a Lifted Truck?

Jack points are essential for lifting your truck. These are the regions where your jack stands and jack will come into contact. A jack point should be located in your truck’s frame because the frame bears the entire weight of the truck; lifting the frame means raising the truck.

Your truck’s wheels each have a jack point wrapped around a tire. Jack points are located directly behind the front wheels. There are two jack points in front of the rear wheels. You can also find jack points near a wheel on the axle side.

There are two extra jack points between the front and rear wheels. When you jack up these points, they raise both the front and back wheels at the same time. There are more jack points on lifted trucks than on other vehicles, and they are also easy to find. The truck’s frame provides solid jack points.

If you have any questions about the jack points on your lifted truck, consult your owner’s manual. It also shows the correct jack points in your truck.

How to Place a Jack under a Vehicle

Placing a jack under the jack point in your truck is easier once you’ve identified the jack points. All you have to do is slide the jack under the chosen lift point. If you want to lift your truck’s front right wheel, place the jack under the nearest jack point to the wheel. In cases like these, the jack points are usually behind the wheel.

Lifted trucks have larger ground clearance, and you can easily mount a hydraulic jack underneath it. Some jacks fit easily under a car, while others require more space. This tends to happen in low-profile vehicles and with the bottle jack. 

Most lifted trucks come with enough ride height to accommodate a bottle jack. Bottle jacks are larger and require more space to slide beneath jack points.

Never put a jack point under a delicate component of your truck, like the exhaust pipe, pan, or steering rack. If you place a jack under such points, the truck’s load may cause damage to the truck.

Make sure the jack has a firm grip on the jack point after you’ve placed it under your truck. When you lift your truck, the angle of the truck changes and the truck may slip off the jack if there is insecure contact between the jack point and the jack. A rubber-padded jack saddle provides stability because it has a solid grip.

How to Raise a Lifted Truck

Before lifting your truck, raise the jack to the jack point. This is done so that the jack will directly connect with the jack point, even if it is a bottle jack. You can raise the truck once the jack points and the jack makes contact and have a firm grip.

Pump the jack a few more times after connecting the jack point to raise your truck. Pump the jack until your truck is lifted enough to accommodate a jack stand. You should have already decided how high you want to lift your truck from the ground. Also, check if the jack stand stretches far enough since your truck will rest on the jack stand.

How to Lower a Lifted Truck?

The truck will be supported by the jack stand you previously installed. Return the jack to its original location near the jack stand. Raise the jack high enough until it touches the jack point. Lift the truck and pump the jack a few inches higher than the jack stand to make it easier to remove the jack stand.

The truck will slowly descend once the jack stand has been removed. To do this, slowly open the jack’s release valve. The truck will drop to the ground once the jack is lowered, then you can drive.


You now know that jacking up a lifted truck is not as complicated as it appears. The task is the same as it is in regular vehicles. To jack up a lifted truck, all you need are the right tools and a little caution. If you know how to jack up a lifted truck, you won’t need to spend money hiring a professional. Use the techniques described above to safely lift your truck.