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Old 10-20-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
Can you pass the bailout please?
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Hilift jack

Since I'm installing a lift and larger tires, I guess I need a new method of jacking up the truck should I have a flat.

I have seen a lot of people that have this jack (or similar) but how does it work? Does it jack up the bumper? Does it fit to the frame somewhere? Anyone got pics of it in use? Just seems a little tall and skinny, making it prone to being knocked over easily...
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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it works best with sliders or a nice steel bumper simply crank it up but do not use it with the stock bumper although there is add-ons you can buy to lift it from your tire or your bumper its best used with sliders. theres a plate you can buy that works well with the hi-lift to keep it sturdy.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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jhodge has a cool pic of it being used.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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they make all kinds of stuff for them so you can pretty much lift from many points on the truck.

http://www.hi-lift.com/accessories/index.html
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:02 AM   #5
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yall beat me to the first response...haha

silverback has the link to what i was looking for. good stuff
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #6
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You need something solid to have it hook on to. Factory bumpers won't work. Best bet is sliders and aftermarket bumpers. It does not connect to the frame, nose is too short. But be careful, a Hilift can break your jaw in a split second. Preventive maintenance and practice using it before you actually need it are a good idea. It is prone to falling over without a load in it, a nice base is a good thing to have. I've seen plenty of dents in doors/fenders caused by them. I have this thing, http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/...kof_detail.htm and it lets me use my jack on any part of my truck with relative safety (better than just the nose of the HiLift anyhow). Do a YouTube search on the HiLift, there are a few videos of how to use it, how to use it as a winch, maintenance on it, etc. http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f
Pardon my ignorance, but "sliders"? What is that?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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http://www.n10cefab.com/fab/rockslid...s/DSCN1571.JPG
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:10 AM   #8
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like tube steps but look better and offer better protection against rocks

http://www.n-fab.com/products.nerfsteps.asp
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:13 AM   #9
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I wouldnt use n-fab unless i welded them to the truck i would use simple sliders for that.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:19 AM   #10
Can you pass the bailout please?
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Oh, sliders! Yeah I've seen them around the forums.

I don't intend to replace my bumpers and the pipe sliders looks just a little too "rock crawler" to me which isn't what I'm going for.

How about a floor jack? I had one for my Chevy (6" lift) and it seemed to work, but I had a toolbox in the back to store it. Anyone ever seen these "mounted" anywhere in the bed?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:32 AM   #12
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But he also has a suspension going you can mount it up front no probs.
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