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Jacks used on lifted trucks?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by remgu2000, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Feb 23, 2018 at 3:36 AM
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    remgu2000

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    I plan on lifting my taco today. What jacks do you all use for roadside flat tire changes? Or do you just use the stock jack propped up on a piece of 4x4?

    Edit: I will probably get 2.25 - 2.5" lift out of my setup.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:01 AM
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    People will tell you not to do it but that's one reason why you have a High Lift jack.
     
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    I tend to agree with those people, hi lifts should be a last resort. So I am looking for an alternative strictly for on-road use.
     
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    I’m running a 3” lift and used the oem jack on a piece of wood when I got stuck in the mud, but you have to jack it up from the axel for you to be able to lift it high enough. Although it could get a little sketchy getting partially under the truck to jack it up.
     
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    Ripped off all four mudflaps. Scratches all down both sides 6112’s up front on 3rd notch 5100’s in back with Toytech 1” block Skids & sliders from SOS Concepts I got rid of the 1” block and put on Wheelers 1 1/2” progressive AAL. SPC UCA. Be sure your standing on the drivers side when reading the instructions! I swapped sides so many times that I can swap UCA’s in 15 minutes. I put in the 3/4” spacer to eliminate the Taco Lean, and just got my 4th alignment. Traded the OEM rims for 17” Sport rims and a bora bora 1” spacer. I got my Firestone 285/70/17 MT2’s. Pelfreybilt gas tank skid and hi-lift jack should be here Friday. Looking at bumpers, but I think they will wait for next year. So far I’m happy with my build. I’ve done it all myself, leading to a lot of cussing and frustration, but it’s all mine.
    Is the plastic baseplate worth the extra $30-$40.00?
     
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    Hi-Lifts are horrible to use and dangerous if you don't NEED them. If you are not looking for a solution to raise a lifted vehicle that gets a flat in a paved surface or moderate trail, look at https://safejacks.com/ hell of a lot easier to use, store, and safer to boot.

    Granted if you heavily wheel, a Hi-Lift is the way to go for reasons other than lifting the vehicle.
     
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    Nothing wrong with HiLift jacks IF USED PROPERLY. That description applies to millions of tools.

    Must use common sense. Rules out many folks by default
     
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    Cherry picker.

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    Fuck hi lifts for anything aside from a recovery. I use the stock jack, and rest it on two 2"x12" pieces of wood. A chunk of 4"x4" between the frame and top of jack will work equally well. For the rear, just jack from under the axle.
     
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    theres a guy here on TW that makes the adapters, I got mine from. @adanfon .... :thumbsup:
     
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    A 2x4 or 4x4 block will be fine for on the road tire changes. Take into account bigger tires as well though, that will increase ground clearance too.

    $30-$40 base not needed. Keep some 3/4” ply 1’x1’ for a base.

    Hi lifts are safe if you’re not stupid. And practical outside of your truck bed. It’s a farm jack. I use mine every other day for work. Great fence post puller, great for jacking up heavy objects to get sleepers under. Awesome for positioning heavy equipment. I’d suggest anyone with sliders and good lifting points on their trucks to get one. Indispensable tool.
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:58 AM
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    Rather than a piece of wood (which there is nothing inherently wrong BTW) I carry a 14" X 14" X 1/4" piece of aluminum. Being as thin as it is, it takes up little space.
     
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    I follow you. The thing is when you're in a rush and get a flat tire on the side of the road and it's raining or snowing you just don't have the same luxury that you do when you're on the trail and you can just chill and do it right.

    I'll get a hi-lift I just want something else for paved roads.
     
  18. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:59 AM
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    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do

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  19. Feb 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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    Hi lifts are faster than any other jack I’ve used.
     
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    I'm into saving space/saving weight/and not carrying the kitchen sink when I go anywhere. HiLift will do things a bottle jack can't. Only want one or the other due to space/weight limitations.
     
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