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Hi-Lift jack! Help!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BenJammn5, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    Tried getting my truck off the ground the other day w/ the OEM jack in the possible event that one my tires blew; Jack isn't big enough and I need something that will work better
    Thought about putting blocks under the jackmount but I'd rather get something that completely blows it out of the water, plus it gives me an excellent excuse to buy a new rad toy, like a 48" hi lift! jackhttp://www.expeditionexchange.com/hilift/

    Ive seen a few members around here w/ this jack but I'm wondering how you secure it in the bed, do you like it? How do you get your lifted truck off the ground to change a tire?
    thanks gents
     
  2. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    youre going to need something on your truck as a lift point...such as a steel bumper or sliders etc...stock stuff wont hold
     
  3. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    duckcmdr

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  4. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    The things required to pull bitches
    They have accessories for the jack to lift from the wheels. once up put a jack stand under it.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    Snyperx

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    I bought the 4xRAC mount kit by Hi-Lift and mounted to the passenger side of the bed using stainless steel nuts, bolts, and fender washers. The fender washers are important since they help spread the load out on the composite bed to prevent cracking. I also liked this setup since it allows you to secure your jack to the bed firmly and then use a padlock to prevent theft.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    x2.....they look like they'd work pretty good for certain wheels.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    A 4x4 w/o a Hi Lift isn't really a 4x4...well not a equipped one imo.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    i used the 4xrac to mount my hi-lift.(toolbox mount)

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  9. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    thanks gents; doesn't look like there's too many options for a truck w/o sliders or bumpers... hmm...
     
  10. Oct 11, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    you can use your receiver hitch for the rear but you in the same boat as me for the front without sliders or bumpers
     
  11. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Is there any other option? Maybe a different jack that works pretty good w/o sliders and bumpers?
     
  12. Oct 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    If you do get sliders WabFab makes a Hi-Lift adapter for round sliders.

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  13. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I have a HiLift jack but no sliders or front bumper. So I am planning to weld up the stock jack with an extension so I can use it to jack up the front from the stock lift point.
     
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    2.5 inch spacer lift
    that is exactly what i've been looking for. brilliant.
     
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