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Have a question about Hi-Lift Jacks!?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by The Mega, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Nov 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    Okay, so I'm looking to get a Hi-Lift Jack here soon and I am not sure which one is best for our truck. Should I go with the 48" or the 60" jack, and what is the major benefits of the Xtreme jack over the other? Thanks guys:D
     
  2. Nov 29, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    im sure youll be fine with the 48" jack. and my $.02 about the xtreme jack is that it's probably not worth the extra money.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Yea I only plan on lifting from my sliders, but just so I know what is the major difference with the Xtreme?
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 4:43 AM
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    48" jack will be plenty.

    If you visit their website...you can find what the differences are
    http://www.hi-lift.com/
     
  5. Dec 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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  6. Dec 8, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    I like the 60" as you can also use it to pull you out from a "sticky" situation if you put a clevice on each end to hook tow ropes on. The 60" gives you an extra foot of pulling before re-adjusting chains or tow ropes.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Got the 48" all cast. Thanks for your guys suggestions. Going to be mounting it in the bed tomorrow morning, I'll try and post a pic when i get time.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Can u get the 60 into a short bed?

    What r u guys using to mount? Is there a way to lock it?
     
  9. Dec 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    60", don't go 48.

    in the trail, you'll be glad you got the 602. We had many cases where the 48 was nto high enough.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    yes it fits.

    on mine i use the 4xRAC mounts. I have a long bed bu a bunch of fellow CT4WDers have the short bed and the 60"
     
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  12. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    I'll have pics up tomorrow it came out awesome. I used a 4XRAC and just mounted it on the driver side of the be. It low enough so I can still put my tonneau cover back on. I also used large fender washers on the other side of the bed so there is no way for it to rip through. And the carriage bolts that the jack sits on has holes for master locks
     
  13. Dec 10, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    Always go with a 60" if you can. Like Beachboy said...

    - Sometimes you'll be using it when the ground is not level with your Tacoma.

    - You want to try to stay in the middle range of the post. (Too high and you risk bending or get really tippy. The 48" you lose post length real quick.

    - Sometimes your hi-lift will sink into snow, soft dirt, mud.

    - Sliders, ARB Bumpers, or the Slee Off-Road attachment are great points to use to Hi-Lift off of. Never the rear trailer hitch.

    - The Xtreme has some extra parts to expand the uses of the Hi-Lift right out of the box.

    - Do get some wheel chocks, leather work gloves, and WD-40 as well.

    - 4XRack works great on the driver's side of the composite bed or on the floor of the bed
     
  14. Dec 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    The UTV is for ATV's and similar. I saw it there and it's nice and stubby.
     
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    Yup you can lock it with small pad locks in the 4XRack
     
  16. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    Do you say never the hitch even if your using a shackle receiver? If so why not? I'm guessing its because the receiver is designed for parallel stresses, not perpendicular. But please elaborate, thanks.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    If you use your Hi-Lift on your receiver you'll end up just shunting your truck instead of lifting it.

    There's no opposing forces holding your truck straight so it'll just fall off the jack to either side.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    X100 do not lift on the hitch, I made this mistake and came about a centimeter away from having my highlift handle rip through my tailgate like a can opener.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    This is how it looks in the bed.
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    I have my baseplate on the cab side, and handle towards the rear. driver's side.
     
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