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Hi lift jack questions/suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LilManny, May 26, 2012.

  1. May 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    LilManny

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    So with the lift and new bigger tires I need a new jack because I don't want to be "that guy" stuck on the road with a stock jack! Hahah we've all seen that.

    I know a lot of guys are running hi-lift jacks however with a stock body and no sliders how do you lift the truck without causing damage???

    I looked and didnt find any info on how people are using these so here's a new thread.. Thanks for the help in advance
     
  2. May 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    I think a lot of them hope it’s one of the rear tires so they can lift off of the tow-receiver.

    Toss a couple pieces of wood under your factory jack to giveit some height. Might not be pretty but it would work.
     
  3. May 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Hi-lift makes an accessory that hooks onto your rims to lift with. You can see it on thier website. would take a little more jacking, but I think you could lift the whole side of your truck from the good wheel.
     
  4. May 26, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    They make a bumper adapter, but I'd be hesitant. They also make a wheel adapter but then you'd need a jack stand ideally.

    IMO, best bet is get a new bottle jack and possibly a scrap block of wood or use your stock jack and scrap block of wood.
     
  5. May 26, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    Yeah I know I could use a block of wood however I don't wanna carry a block around..
     
  6. May 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    A block of wood is a whole lot smaller and less heavy as well as taking up less room. Unless you have sliders or don't care about damaging your paint, body or bumper then a block and bottle jack it your best bet. I've used wood and flat rocks in a pinch out on the trail with a bottle jack.
     
  7. May 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    Personally i use a hi lift, especially while out on a trail. But since I dont pack the hilift in the truck 24/7 I just bought an 8 ton bottle jack. I keep a couple scraps of wood in the truck and the jack fits nicely where the stock jack goes. Win win if you ask me. ;)
     
  8. May 26, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    I am also mostly stock and share your concerns...after a bit of asking around I picked up a base...I also got a rear receiver shackle and can use that as a lift point as well...

    http://www.hi-lift.com/accessories/off-road-base.html

    And this is the lift-mate...the thing with the hooks that hooks onto your stock wheel to give you a lift point...

    http://www.hi-lift.com/accessories/lift-mate.html

    I mounted it to the rail system with a hi-lift mount that one of the vendors did a group buy here not too long ago and it works GREAT!!

    Might want to take a look here - good article by Bill Burke on the hi-lift....

    http://www.bb4wa.com/articles/hilift_jack.html
     
  9. May 26, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    I wonder if someone makes a higher bottle jack
     
  10. May 26, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Go to your autoparts store and get a bigger bottle jack.... I sure as hell would never lift my vehicle off of the wheel...
     
  11. May 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    ya fuck that, unless your runnin steelies maybe
     
  12. May 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Yeah not happening after spending $1000 on rims! Probably gonna try and upgrade bottle jacks just don't see anything high enough
     
  13. May 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Maybe try a farm supply store? They might have a heavier, taller bottle jack for farm equipment.
     
  14. May 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Haha those aren't on every corner here in SoCal! Jk I'm sure I can find something
     
  15. May 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    if youre going places where you need a hi-lift, the you should be wearing protection to (bumpers, rock sliders etc), which are the best places to hook your hi-lift from.
     
  16. May 26, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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