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Hi Lift Jack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wolftaco0503, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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    Wolftaco0503

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    Is there a difference in how or what they are made out of? Brand? I know the off road base is a must have as is the hi-lift jack itself, but don't know what makes the best or one that I would want. This is informational seeking and not food for trolls.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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    OverlandArmory

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    Are you asking about the jack itself of just the base?
     
  3. Apr 18, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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  4. Apr 18, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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    When looking around for a "Hi-Lift" jack, I also found many different manufacturers. I had considered a different brand due to the price. In the end I decided to buy a "Hi-Lift" because its proven reputation. I would rather not be stranded (or injured) miles from nowhere because of a jack failure.
    IMO, get a "Hi-Lift" brand jack.
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2016 at 1:22 PM
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    Everyone will say hi lift is the best and I know I will get shit for saying it's not. I've got a farm style jack from northern for three reasons it's cheaper, just as strong, and didn't care about the color scheme and looks of it since I don't display it on the roof or shit like that it stays in my tool box. Only thing I did was change out the bolts to grade 8 since they were shit, as for the rest they are mostly same design. Hi lift is just a brand
     
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  6. Apr 18, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    Just keep throwin' money at it.
    From hi-lift themselves: http://www.hi-lift.com/hi-lift-jacks/faqs.html

    This covers cast/steel vs steel. The extreme is below

     
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  7. Apr 18, 2016 at 1:53 PM
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    The mechanism of the jacks is "public domain" so no patented features make one better than another - only the construction. I agree with the "don't rely on unknown foreign bolts" advice - put some real hardware in where you need it. Many of the fasteners we use today come from offshore - but the FEDS have been pretty good about enforcing the use of real steel due to many safety complaints - MSHA and OSHA in particular.
    High-lift® does have some useful attachments to look for - namely the hooks that lift your outfit by the wheel. Worth the investment. Otherwise - if you haven't fixed up your truck with the needed "hard points" - there won't be any place to use the jack without body damage............

    Look around for a good price on the LM-100 Lift-Mate that High-Lift peddles...
     
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  8. Apr 18, 2016 at 1:55 PM
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    I just go on assuming people will have those points but that is bad for me to do.....
    :facepalm:
     
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    If your truck has stock front and rear bumpers and no sliders a farm jack is only a "must" for decoration. But then again decorating for mall cred is a really big deal to many so YMMV.
     
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  12. Apr 18, 2016 at 5:39 PM
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    I need to up my mall cred, maybe 50" light bar and a rack with a new shovel, hi lift with neoprene cover that's never been used and a fiskars ax
     
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    Why the heck not? There are plenty of Tacos with big tires, steel bumpers, skid plates, winches.......and nerf bars/side steps.
     
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  14. Apr 18, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    I've got all those but I use those, I need shit I don't use to put on there. Maybe I'll go fucking crazy and strap a snow shovel for that inch of snow we get in Texas that melts in an hour.
     
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    So hi-lift jacks are only for vehicles with Steel Bumpers or Sliders?
     
  17. Apr 18, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    If you don't have sliders or bumpers you won't have a jack point to use the hi lift.
     
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  18. Apr 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM
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    Unless you buy the attachment which hooks to your wheel in which you jack from your wheel allowing you to put a jack stand underneath the truck and then you can remove the hooks from the wheel and remove that wheel if necessary
     
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    okay so there is no use in buying one. Thank you all
     
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