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Hi lift on a stock gen 3

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Willys714, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Jan 20, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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    Willys714

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    With all the plastic on the bumpers I don’t see any way to use a highlift Jack. I’m thinking of buying a lightweight aluminum floor jack to use instead what’s everybody else using?
     
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    Not much use for a high lift on a stock truck other than a manual winch. I'd way rather use a good floor jack than a hi-lift for working on a vehicle in my driveway. Just make sure you get one with the longest lift. My old harbor freight jack only works in a few locations and I still have to be careful where I put my jack stands or it won't keep the tires off the ground. I'm looking into getting longer of both.

    I do keep a hi-lift in my truck. I've got sliders and accoutrements to use it as a winch. I really use it more for outside chores and I used it once to change a trailer tire. Never used it on my truck though.
     
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  4. Jan 20, 2020 at 7:42 AM
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    If you can wait, hold off until Amazon day. Smoking deals on floor Jack's.
     
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    I just got a welder, I have some 2x4 steel tubing.... I'm starting to wonder why I just don't buy another regular floor jack and weld an extension on it for the prices being asked.

    I could even get a smaller lighter one to add the height too. It would be way easier to push around and take up less floor space.
     
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    Haha liability.

    I considered the same and just moved on haha
     
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    That CO2 Jack from pro eagle is such a rad design. Brilliant actually.
     
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    That CO2 jack is $400 I think I’m gonna go ahead with the harbor freight aluminum floor jack
     
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    Yeah just make sure to get a coupon and get the lightweight aluminum. They last forever and you can use it both at home and in the garage/driveway. With the money you save you can even get the fancy aluminum skid plate plus mounting points for the floor jack from dmz or others.
     
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    I'm not saying I'd buy it. But it's still bad ass.
     
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    What's dmz?
     
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    Yep I think a floor jack would beat a bottle jack. If it’s lightweight I could try and wrestle it with the handle.
    I have yet to stick the truck but have been practicing with the motor home.
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    You can also buy a pro eagle head from SDHQ and retrofit it to a harbor freight jack so you can use the accessories! I documented it in my build thread below. Pro Eagle jacks are def better quality, but a lot of the desert race teams I am around all rock the HF stuff just fine.

    20180909_140250.jpg
     
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    What liability? I'm the one that is going to build it and use it. I'm pretty comfortable that I can make this work.... Or I will be before I do it.
     
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    I think you can comfortably make one, just find a bunch of pictures and go off proven designs and you should be gtg
     
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    Check the extended height. I've got the basic steel floor jack and while it works, it just barely does. I don't remember the size, but it's over 2 tons, it might be 3 tons and it looks like they don't sell it anymore.... they probably just rebranded it.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    Ah gotcha. Didn't know if you meant to sell.
     
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    Sweet! I don't need mine for offroad. I just need something easier to work with at home.
     
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