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Jack recommendation for Tacoma with a 3 inch lift kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Patton250, May 1, 2021.

  1. May 1, 2021 at 6:24 AM
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    Patton250

    Patton250 [OP] Bible and Gun Clinger

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    So obviously the stock jack in my Tacoma will not work since I have lifted it 3 inches. What do you guys recommend for a portable jack that doesn’t take up much room in the truck but will lift the truck so you can change tires? Thanks.
     
  2. May 1, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    Bishop84

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    Stock jack works fine you lift from the axles. They only change height with tires and every 1" of tire is 1/2" of axle lift.
     
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    It was my understanding you’re supposed to lift the truck from the frame not the axle. I guess I was wrong. Thank you.
     
  4. May 1, 2021 at 6:59 AM
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    It takes a lot longer. It really depends, Ive never jacked from the frame as even stock its very high and less stable. You have to jack the frame up and unload the suspension, where as with axles it raises the wheels instantly.

    There's also a center jacking point which really speeds things up, its located on a cross member near the oil drain plug.
     
  5. May 1, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    Couple blocks of wood under the Jack works for me…..
     
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    Jack from the axles...buy a small portable hydraulic jack. They are typically less than 40 bucks
     
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    This. Not sexy, but functional and inexpensive.
     
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    Axles are fine. Most lift from the LCA, the diff or just under the rear ubolts.
     
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    I have a unijack and love it, you can look at it on Amazon
     
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  12. May 4, 2021 at 11:58 PM
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    cut up some 2x4s
     
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    May not be an option for you but I use my highlift extreme and jack from the bumpers and sliders if I'm not at home with the big floor jack.
     

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