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How to jack up a taco with a 8in lift???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bowhunter11199, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    hey just wondering if anyone out there has a taco lifted big time and how you are able to lift up your truck to change stuff like tires? I've tried a normal jack but it took 5 2x4's to just reach my frame. I've heard about sky lifts but would i be able lift the truck in the middle of the fame?
     
  2. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    i was also told by a local autozone that i could just use an ordinary jack (cheap one) but just jack up my truck under that arms.:confused: but how would that work out with the idenpendent suspension? and are you even able to jack up a truck under the arms with out messing it up? and what about the rear how would i do that???
     
  6. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    this is when i hate lifted up tacos... but there are plently of good things. like helping chicks get in( im 16)
     
  7. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    for simple tire changes, you can use a floor jack under the stock lower control arms... i did that for about 4 years on my truck before it went long travel... never had an issue... figured the weight of the truck already sits on the arms and beats the hell out of them everytime the truck was jumped, so it should be strong enough to handle a floor jack underneath...

    for any extended period of time, you may want to come up with an alternative, or if lifting to work on the suspension...
     
  8. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    NOO! they will break. Always use wood or metal.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    ehh I dont like how the LCAs flex while you jack them up, IMO shell out 60 bucks at harbor freight to get a good sized floor jack and or a piece of 4x4
     
  10. Nov 12, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    I just jack up under the control arm in the front and under the rear axle for the rear.
    Been doing it for years and it won't mess up anything! How did u get a 8" lift... 5" suspension and 3" body?
     
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    i would suggest you not use one of these for driveway jacking if you're not experienced with it ....it's probably one of the most dangerous tools you'll ever use on your truck.
     
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    get a full size floor jack and put if in the tool box, you can pick up on the lower control arms without hurting anything, and the rear you can pick up under the shock mounts or the pumpkin.
     
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    i have a 6 in suspension and 2 in body lift. thats how i got 8 in lift. so jacking it up under the arms are ok?
     
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    Now that is a lift. :D
     
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    straight axle??? or no???
     
  17. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    im pretty sure its not a staright axel. i didnt personal put the lift on. The previous onwer(only 1) put it on and im almost positive that he just stuck with stock axels
     
  18. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    You can jack up by the control arms...but be wary. NEVER get under the truck with it sitting on the control arm alone. I had my Tacoma fall on me because of that.

    It definitely won't hurt the control arm in the least bit, but it is not a stable location to support your vehicle.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/general-automotive/93056-i-almost-got-seriously-injured-due-my-stupidity.html

    And oh boy...you don't know if it's a straight axle...that's not a good sign that you should be jacking it up. Any truck with a SFA and an 8 inch lift can be distinguished immediately by anybody who knows anything about trucks.

    Since you're asking about control arms, you're IFS.
     
  19. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    i just check it out i know for a fact that it has independent. i have just never look before because i've never really cared cuz i dont do extreme 4 wheeling. and all i need to do is just rotate my tires so i just need to get it off the ground them i can put some big jack stands under it. and dude chill out im 16 and im learning on the go
     
  20. Nov 12, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    What/who's lift is it??
    Just wondering who is still making 6" suspension lifts for 1st gens
     
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