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Hi-lift jack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by duckcmdr, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    I'm looking to get a hilift jack but i have a few ??


    where does the jack.. jack from? do i need sliders or upgraded bumpers? What are some good ones and types to buy?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    I'd like to know as well. :)
     
  3. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    You need slider to jack from also a different bumper like all pro, ARB or shrockworks.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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  5. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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  6. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    what is everyone with lifts and no bumpers or sliders jacking up with?

    blocks and the bottle jack?
     
  7. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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  8. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    bottle jack will jack my wheel off the ground to change a tire...

    at home I have a tall hydraulic jack. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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  10. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    you jack it and put the truck on a jack stand or block, change tire and then lift and take jack stand out.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    OK, thanks.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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  13. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    It's pain to do it but I never lift a truck or anything else without a jackstand or block to rest the truck on, I just don't trust any jack, especially a hi-lift (AKA widow maker)
     
  14. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    The whole reason i this came up was i rotated my tires today and i almost maxed out my 3ton floor jack and my jack stands needed to get blocked up. Then i thought if i had to change a tire this on the highway or offroad i would be screwed. So i figured i would get the right info here:) I plan on getting sliders but not sure when.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    I would use it more for offroading and highway use. x2 on not trusting jacks.
     
  16. Jan 17, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    I'd just get a different jack..
     
  18. Jan 18, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    Any suggestions?
     
  19. Jan 18, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    you can get taller (higher-capacity) bottle jacks. Try Harbor Freight.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    I carry jackstands for this very reason. Added weight in the bed (toolbox), but I've had them when they were needed. I won't get under anything held up on a hi-lift, but life w/o one on the trail is tough. It may be more trouble to sit a vehicle down on stands, but it's worth the trouble if it keeps you safe.
     
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