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What are these?

I've always wondered what these are for. I've never used them for the intended use. They tend to kill animals that run infront of me and that are about 2' tall, but what are they really for?
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stock liftin part for the bottle jack to rest on
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stock liftin part for the bottle jack to rest on
yep... for some reason i cant remember you had to remove them when you install a RCD lift... not like you can use your stock jack on a lifted truck anyway
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The retardo commando who had the RCD installed on my truck left them on and fubar'd the front bump stops
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damn... i thought ford put them in to help kill off the smaller animals
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i dont think i would use the jack on that but if that is what it is for i guess.
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damn... i thought ford put them in to help kill off the smaller animals
I've used them more for that than anything else. I don't think I would want to put a jack on a rounded surface though, especially if the truck was tilted at a decent angle. While I have this thread going, what do ya'll carry with you to get those tires off the ground. My bottle jack seized up and will NOT budge for anything.
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so when i put on my rcd do i cut those off?
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I've used them more for that than anything else. I don't think I would want to put a jack on a rounded surface though, especially if the truck was tilted at a decent angle. While I have this thread going, what do ya'll carry with you to get those tires off the ground. My bottle jack seized up and will NOT budge for anything.
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so when i put on my rcd do i cut those off?
yes... dont remember why but i think they would hit something if they were still there
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I've used them more for that than anything else. I don't think I would want to put a jack on a rounded surface though, especially if the truck was tilted at a decent angle. While I have this thread going, what do ya'll carry with you to get those tires off the ground. My bottle jack seized up and will NOT budge for anything.
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I've used them more for that than anything else. I don't think I would want to put a jack on a rounded surface though, especially if the truck was tilted at a decent angle. While I have this thread going, what do ya'll carry with you to get those tires off the ground. My bottle jack seized up and will NOT budge for anything.
Hi Lift..

i jack it up from the tow hooks.. probably not the greatest. but it works
in the back im not sure what im gonna do... i think i can lift it from the d rings i have welded on.. but the high lift maxes out before the tires get off the ground..im thinking of getting axle straps for trailers, and wrapping them around the frame and axle

as for the little tabs.. thats where i put the jack stands.
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jacking is there purpose, they are rounded off to fit the jack, if you look at it it is also rounded somewhat....

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yep... for some reason i cant remember you had to remove them when you install a RCD lift... not like you can use your stock jack on a lifted truck anyway
actually with 35's my stock jack worked just fine......dont underestimate it.....
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damn!!

i have been meaning to get out there and see if it would lift it with 33's.. but since u have basically the same truck, and bigger tires ill take your word for it
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my stock bottle jack lifts mine........





























































































































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My bottle jack dont even really touch the truck
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