Originally Posted by dvschramm
I have a 2004 Taco Limited SR5 4x4 and the supplied jack is in no way big enough.
I have this model:
I got my truck second hand and I'm not very mechanically inclined so I'm not sure if it's been jacked up or not (it definitely has nice clearance). I should really have a jack to change my tire or get me out of bad situations. Suggestions on a new one, or should I just head to the auto parts store?
Check the owner's manual for jack points. Should be the transfer case crossmember in the front and the rear axle housing for the back.
If it has been lifted, you may not be able to jack the front up with the bottle jack unless you use a block of wood, brick or something very solid as a base underneath the jack.
You should still be able to get the rear off the ground unless you are running some very, very oversized tires.
You're other option is to get a hi-lift but unless you put on some sliders or off-road bumpers, you have no lift point to use the hi-lift on.