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How to change a flat tire?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by putter2010, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Jul 26, 2015 at 4:43 PM
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    Hello everyone. Need a little help. I have a 2010 tacoma, with with 285 65 R 18 and a 3 inch lift. What kind of jack do i need to keep with me in case of a flat? The bottle jack that came with the truck only goes to 18 inchs,but it is so flemsey not sure it would work. What do most people use. I noticed some people have a high lift jack,but if i need to jack up the front the is no where to hook it.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2015 at 4:48 PM
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    That jack goes high enough to handle anything. Have you ever jacked it up all the way to see?

    You would need sliders or something to be able to jack up a front wheel with a high-lift.
     
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    Get a 3 ton bottle jack and carry a couple 6" long pieces of 2x6. You should be fine. The stock jacks are a pain in the ass.

    The front jack point is the round steel cup looking thing that hangs down behind the skid plate but you should use a floor jack for that one as it will be the most stable.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    Thank you. Im a new tocoma owner and have never owned anything that has been lifted. Just hate the thoughts of hauling a 3 ton floor jack in the back. I could strap it down to keep it from sliding around. I plan on getting a fold a cover soon. So i wouldnt have to worry about someone stealing it.
     
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    Get you one of these. Of course, then get an onboard compressor too if you want to have a no worry ever about changing a tire, or keeping them at the right pressure where ever you are.

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    I use this one from Walmart. Works well, just keep 6" long piece of 2x6.
     
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    Thank you so much for your help. Im sure i will have more uneducated questions as i enjoy my tacoma.
     
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    Did you fix your flat tire?
     
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    Didnt have one. Just used the saying to find out what i would need if i did. I just knew factory jack wouldnt work. I thought about high lift jack,but looking at the front there is no where to hook it. I may just get a 2.5 ton and strap it down in the back. Thanks again to everyone for your ideas.
     
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    Just so you're aware, we generally save threads with the word "HELP" in all caps for actual emergencies (stranded on a trail, something going catastrophically wrong or needing immediate attention, etc).

    I fixed the thread title.
     
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