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Floor Jack for truck lifted 3" - Jack Height??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Hairy Taco, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Oct 6, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    Hairy Taco

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    I am looking at purchasing a floor jack. My truck has a 3" lift. What height floor jack is typically required to get the tires off of the ground?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    I had a hard time with my smaller floor jack, I ended up using my hi-lift off the front bumper.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Get a HF floor jack with the highest reach. Use a 4x4 block if you need to.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    Hi-lift, FTW. Also went to the local auto store and bought the tallest floor jack they had. If it's not enough, I guess you could put a 4x4 block on top? :notsure:
     
  5. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    IIRC, there are accessories available for the hi-lifts to use on vehicles without armor.
     
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  7. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    The readily available floor jacks lift to either 14", 19" or 21" it seems. I just wonder if these lift high enough to pull off the wheels.
    No Sliders.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Ok, so it looks like you have your Billys at 1.75. Do you recall whether you are maxing out your jack when you use it?
     
  9. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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  10. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    ok cool, thanks. I found the jack on Arcan's site. Looks like it lifts 21.3" . Sounds like it should be enough then.
    http://arcanusa.com/lifting.html
     
  11. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    That jack looks so sketchy.

    Try using a high lift with LT! It's difficult.....

    I find a regular floor jack works for me with 35s. Definitely get a stronger beefier one. Generally those are also a little taller.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    They have a lot of choices. Thanks for the link.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    A scissor or bottle style jack? I am also thinking about just getting a biggor scissor jack.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    Normally I use the recommended points. The side frame on the front and the axle on the back I believe.
     
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    thanks for all of the input guys. It is appreciated.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Anyone out there using a floor jack under their 3" lift? If so how many inches does your jack lift?
     
  18. Oct 7, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    I don't like bottle jacks, they're very unstable. And if you're trying to use it on the trail? Forget about it. I use this type at home, but it's not a bad idea to bring it on the trail. Sometimes a hi-lift doesn't get the job done.

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  19. Oct 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    what height does yours lift to? I want to pick one up. I am looking at some that lift 15", some that lift 19" and some that lift 21" . I just want to be sure the one I get lifts high enough. I really dont wanna have to block it up higher.

    Anyone? thanks
     
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    Im wondering the same thing, I wanna buy a floor jack and am not sure how high it needs to be.
     
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