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Factory Jack work after 3" lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by schleygo, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    schleygo

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    Hello,

    Doing a 600mile drive this weekend. Doing a once over of the truck.

    Just lifted my 07 Dbl cab by 3inches. Does the factory jack work w the truck lifted 3inches? Hate to be stuck in BFE w a jack that is 1inch short and a flat.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    i have been wanting to know this too...take a piece of 2x6 just in case
     
  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    It will work with some 2x6 under it I needed 2 stacked on top of each other to jack mine up
     
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    make that 2 or 3 pieces and you'll def be all set ;)

    better yet, get out the jack and try it so we'll all know lol :D
     
  5. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    Get a hi-lift jack and the appropriate tools you'll need to use it to jack from.

    Rock sliders attached to the frame are nice for lifting the truck using hi-lift.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    Tire size is more important than the suspension lift. If you have stock size tires and a 3" suspension lift, your stock jack will work since it doesn't lift at the frame. The front may be a hair shy because of the LCA angle with a lift though... I can't remember where exactly te jack point is in the front. If you have oversized tires, it'll be too short. It's always good to have some blocking with you regardless, even if you're 100% stock since that little jack plate can easily sink causing it to tip over. If it's hot, it can even sink in asphalt.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Get a 6 ton Black-Jack bottle jack from wally world,, should only cost you $18.00 and gives you plenty of lift AND fits in place of the original jack!
     
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    Don't spread rumors that are blatantly false.

    Suspension lift doesn't matter if you jack on the LCA.

    That being said, manual says to put the bottle jack under the frame. This makes your suspension droop, and if you have aftermarket UCAs, lift, etc to increase your suspension travel, you will droop farther and require more jack to get your wheels off the ground.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    I have this for trails, but I've heard many times that hi-lifts are too unstable on-road. I've never tried it myself.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    When jacking the front, I used my jack at the lcas since I didn't have any spare lumber to jack from the center, worked fine, got the whole wheel off the ground
     
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    Didn't spread a rumor that was false... I jack from the rear axle so any suspension lift will not add any distance from the axle to the ground and up front a suspension lift will affect the LCA angle. If the angle is steeper, the distance from a point on the LCA to the ground is larger... simple geometry. If you're supposed to jack from the frame up front, then you're correct the bottle jack won't work.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    You are supposed to jack from the frame up front.

    Agreed, lift won't affect rear.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    Im headed there to get one. It is much easier to get that than carrying blocks and a stock jack. Plus, it fits where the original jack goes.

    Thanks
     
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    Why would it be 'unstable' on road (level flat surface?)?

    Offroad is where it could be unstable (rough/uneven) terrain.

    Besides.... it depends on how you're using it and where you're jacking from. Hi lift Jacks need some sort of accessories to assist in attaching to the vehicle when lifting. If you're using an unsafe method of attaching it to the vehicle....then...YEAH, it'll be unstable.

    Every time I had to rotate my tires on my 96 tacoma, I used a hi-lift under my rock sliders. Never had any problems.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Because it is a very tall jack with a relatively small base.

    I would imagine the hi-lift has to extend higher to lift the corner of the frame by the same amount when jacking from the sliders, as well, considering you're farther from the center about which the vehicle is lifting.

    It also requires OP has sliders or a bumper, which he may not.

    It has dug into the dirt pretty well when I've used it (admittedly, on dirt, not rock). But offroad you probably don't have a choice, so this is irrelevant.

    This has nothing to do with anything, I'm assuming nobody is stupid enough to use a hi-lift without proper jack points.

    I've known people who have refused to use jack stands, too, and "never had a problem." In other words, this is meaningless to me.

    Also, huh? Have you ever heard of a floor jack and stands? You used a hi-lift to perform routine maintenance?

    OP can use whatever he wants. I like to have an option that doesn't take up bed space, in addition to my hi-lift. If all I had was my hi-lift on road, I'd certainly use it. *shrug*

    I don't know for certain that a bottle jack is better on-road, just what I've heard on this forum.
     
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