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Stock jack doesn't seem to raise truck enough

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Syvman, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Jun 3, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Syvman

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    So yesterday I had a catastrophic tire failure on the front driver side. Truck is stock height with 265/75r16 tires (largest you should go stock iirc). I busted out the jack and tools and I found the lowest point on the truck I could to jack the truck up but it didn't get high enough to remove the flat tire... It got to a point where cranking it didn't just didn't raise it any further. Is there a replacement jack that fits in the storage area available that will lift a few inches more? I was doing this on a pretty flat surface so I don't think that played into it. Seems the consensus is that the stock jack is barely adequate even for stock size tires, let alone larger. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance everyone!
     
  2. Jun 3, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    mynewtoy

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    Lift from under the LCA.
     
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    Happened to me last week. I ended up buying a hydraulic bottle jack so I wouldn’t have to turn that stupid jack handle over and over..
     
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  5. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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  6. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    I'm going to try this when I get home - I never considered this. Is it stable enough to safely change the tire? Thanks!
     
  7. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    Which hydraulic jack did you go with? I must admit - that damn screw type jack was incredibly frustrating. I've used scissor jacks that put up less fight. Did the jack you purchased fit in the storage area?
     
  8. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    I hsve 315/75/16s and was able to put them on with the bottle jack. Used it under the lca
     
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    By chance, would the blocks fit inside the spare tire?
     
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  10. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    I agree, the stock jack sucks. Nothing like laying on the side of the road trying to line up the jack then turning the damn crank. I'm going to pick up a bottle jack myself.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    @Syvman I had the same issue once I lifted my truck and went to 285s. I made a "extension" out of some 2x6 wood and some carriage bolts. It fits in the same compartment as my jack in my 17' access cab.

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    Good chance the bottle jack will leak if you lay it on it’s side.
     
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    Very cool. Good on ya.
     
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    My 2009 came with a bottle jack.
     
  15. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    Yea it fits. I picked it up from harbor freight.
     
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    Funny I just picked up a nasty screw yesterday and used the factory bottle jack to change out the spare. Stock everything, worked like a charm. Except a wheel stud snapped off while removing the lug nut... guess my tire shop is back to their usual shenanigans. I get to fix those (tire and stud) this afternoon.
    Good luck OP.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    This sounds like a great idea. I guess I don't think far enough outside the box. Thank you
     
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    Love this!! :thumbsup:
     
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    I want to thank everyone for their input - it looks like I have some good options to choose from (and also some peace of mind in case this happens again). I really appreciate everyone's ideas.
     
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  20. Jun 3, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    Definitely going to try this. Awesome.
     

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