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Hydraulic jack recommendation

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by koenbro, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. Sep 21, 2022 at 5:22 AM
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    koenbro

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    Can anyone please recommend a hydraulic jack to carry in the car for wheel changes or general recovery? My 1Gen has OME with a modest lift (maybe 2") on 265/70 R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracks.

    Found this one on Amazon, but wanted to tap into the experience of the forum. Are these any good? I can easily fabricate a wide base, and bolt it or weld it on.

    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09V96G3KP/?coliid=I3AQ6CQM5ZSRBI&colid=1RCTYAJM6SIGP


    Is there an air-pneumatic tall/long jack?
     
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  2. Sep 21, 2022 at 8:09 AM
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    Pro Eagle jacks are often recommended but are $$$.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2022 at 8:43 AM
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    I just picked up a pro eagle recently, love it. Worth the $$$
     
  4. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM
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    I struggle a bit with the value proposition of the Pro Eagle jacks. Please help me understand in what way is it better. I am mostly interested in the bottle jack.

    The pro eagle will not work with a compressor so now I have to stock and carry along CO2 cartridges, although I already have onboard air. Why not not just pump it up by hand or use compressed air?

    Not impressed so far.
     
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    The pro eagle is a regular hydraulic floor jack with big wheels, what jack are you looking at?

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  6. Sep 21, 2022 at 8:32 PM
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    The Amazon jack I posted is 4tons, weighs 18lbs and costs $128, whereas the 2 ton Pro Eagle is 52lbs and costs $530.

    I realize many builds are the Tiger tanks of off-roading, but I am more after a light and nimble truck. I don't mind paying for quality, but I still don't get the value proposition for 3x heavier, 4 times pricier, for half the capacity. I am sure I am missing something.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2022 at 4:40 AM
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    KYB/Norco jacks are nice.... they have been around for decades, made in Japan.
     
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  8. Sep 23, 2022 at 4:44 AM
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  9. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:38 AM
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    Yeah a HF jack (or KYB/Norco for hopefully better reliability) combined with the kit is probably the sweet spot. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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  10. Sep 26, 2022 at 5:08 PM
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    Buttskevin21

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    Dislike the pro eagle (big, heavy, expensive for what it is) so I just carry the stock jack in the stock spot, and a 1ft long 4x4 piece of wood. I sinch my drill on the jack so it jacks up and down in a couple seconds.
    On bigger trips I'll bring my little 1.5 harbor freight aluminum jack.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2022 at 9:38 AM
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    I ended up buying a Toyota OEM bottle jack NOS. Waiting for delivery then will update with my experience.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2022 at 12:44 PM
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    I use the telescoping Toyota OEM bottle jack, with a wide base like you mentioned base for dirt use. Some people modify a hilift base (picture below stolen from the internet) but I've found a cut down/modified 2x6 works just as well if you don't have a hilift ORB around. I like it to come apart in 2 pieces for easy storage.

    upload_2022-10-28_13-39-47.jpg
     
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