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Jacks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tomonian77, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    tomonian77

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    I was at AutoZone yesterday picking up some Hellas for behind my grill and I got to looking at the hydraulic jacks. I almost bought one but I was afraid that the max lift was not high enough to raise my truck. I am getting 5100's installed tomorrow and wanted to know if a standard hydraulic jack will lift my truck enough to do some work, or shold I get a hi-lift?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Whats the lift height of the jack in question?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    5" to 13.5"
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    i got a big orange 2.5 ton jack from harbor freight.
    i think it goes up to 18" i think
     
  5. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    I have the same one. Had it for years..Works great and only paid $30 for it at a sidewalk sale :D

    It was starting to not lift all the way up recently (only about 3/4 of the way) so I Added some brake fluid to the piston and bam like new again.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    do you know what the max lift is on it?
     
  7. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    Not sure on mine but If I lift it from the rear diff, it lifts high enough to get the tires 265/75/16's about 4 inches off the ground. Lifting from the front subframe it gets the front tires a few inches off the ground with the suspension uncompressed.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    So it wouldnt be enough to put the truck on jacks stands to get under it.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    Yep I can get jack stands under mine. But im on stock suspension. I'm sure with the 5100's you might have to put a block of wood between the truck and jack to get a little more clearance between the tires and the ground when the suspension is uncompressed.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    awesome! thanks for the help guys. They had a jack and stand combo for $50, think I will stop by today and pick it up.
     
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