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Good after market floor jack (emergency tire changes)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Alpha Q Up, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Nov 18, 2011 at 4:34 AM
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    Alpha Q Up

    Alpha Q Up [OP] Well-Known Member

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    While putting the lift on my truck we realized my truck didn't come with the oem jack for changing out flats on the side of the road.

    So I'm looking for an after market jack that will work with a 3" lift.

    As of right now I don't have sliders so I won't be getting a hi-lift jack.


    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Nov 18, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    wolfgang123

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    i went to lowes and picked up a 5 ton (i think it was the 5 ton) bottle jack for 25 bucks made by kobalt...i must say that thing is the shiz. i have a 3 inch lift and it works GREAT
     
  3. Nov 18, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    Cool. I'll look into that.

    Thanks
     
  4. Nov 18, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    yeah kobalt the blue boxes. The little top unscrews to get more lift height too.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    we run the harbor freight aluminum floor jacks in the beds of our race trucks and daily driver chase trucks...

    they are a lot easier to pull out of the bed as they aren't as heavy and cumbersome as the bigger shop style floor jacks...

    for the back, we lift from under the differential... for the front, we either put a big block of wood to lift from the crossmember, or for simple tire changes, under the lower control arm...

    here is mine...

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  6. Nov 18, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    jjew18

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    It didn't come with a jack or it doesn't work for your needs. I'm pretty sure it is illegal to not have one when sold (unless private party).
     
  7. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    This is awesome....what weight capacity is recommended for our trucks? I have a double cab long bed!!
     
  8. Nov 18, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    The bottle jack that comes with our trucks stock don't extend far enough to raise the front of the truck up. You should still be able to jack up the rear from stock bottle jack when jacking at the axle housing but I haven't tried myself and only being able to jack up the back half of the truck doesn't really cut it. :cool:
     
  9. Nov 18, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    jberry813

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    Works on my truck. Put it under the LCA.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    3,000 lb should suffice... you typically are not lifting the whole truck on one jack...
     
  11. Nov 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    Mike: I like the what You guys did with the plate.



    Another question guys... Is there an aftermarket bar to lower the spare tire?
     
  12. Nov 18, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    thanks!

    i don't know of any aftermarket bar...

    if you can find one at a junkyard, that may be your best bet...
     
  13. Nov 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Now that is a pretty cool idea for your jack!:thumbsup:
     
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