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Do I need a high lift jack?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Lunabird, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Jan 12, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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    Lunabird

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    Just wondering is it a good idea to get a high lift jack? Currently I do not have a lift on my DCLB sport, nor do I have heavy duty rails (just stock 15' steps rails. I do hunt and fish in semi remote areas.

    Also how do people use a high lift jack if you don't have a aftermarket bumper or rocker rails? I've seen tire hooks but other than that I'm stumped.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2017 at 1:55 PM
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    If you don't have a lift then your stock bottle jack or whatever came with your truck should be fine. Maybe carry around something flat and sturdy to place underneath it in case you have to use it out on a trail, same as you'd have to do with a hi-lift (if you don't have the offroad base for it)
     
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    Yes, you need one
     
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    If you don't have after market parts that have hi-lift points, don't worry about buying one.

    They're a useful tool, but can be deadly when used improperly.
     
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    yup, seen a truck get dropped off of one once, scary shit. Fortunately the tires were on
     
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    Used my hilift twice. First time the hilift fell over and the truck fell. Thankfully nobody was under it.

    Second time we used it on someone's truck in Moab. Someone else had a home made base for it with steel cables that prevented it from falling over. Looked much more stable.
     
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