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which jack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by RDtres, Oct 25, 2012.

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whick jack

Poll closed Nov 24, 2012.
  1. rapid jack

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. high lift jack

    11 vote(s)
    84.6%
  1. Oct 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    RDtres

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    rapid jack or high lift?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    BMOC

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    floor jack
     
  3. Oct 25, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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  4. Nov 1, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    RDtres

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    Does anyone have any experience with Harbor Feight's Rapid Jack? 1.5 ton, 3 ton any ton. I'm looking to use it in the garage mostly but I noticed a few rally trucks have aluminum racing floor jacks mounted in the bed. I've always thought Hi Lifts were more versatile but I'm looking for opinions
     
  5. Nov 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    SconnieHailer

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    Stay away from acdelco floor jacks. Garbage internals...

    ~M
     
  6. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    amadougrand

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    I would say it depends upon the application. I tend to use my hi-lift jack more due to being stuck or in a recovery situation than to change a tire. In that application a floor jack does not get the job done.

    Both jacks have their purpose.

    I would expect a floor jack is more useful to race teams for the speed in which it can be used to change a tire with little risk. It is also more useful for situations that call for the need to wrench.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    amadougrand

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    One more thing, the floor jacks my security carries in their B6 Landcrusiers drive me crazy from the rattling even on the smoothest of roads. I am one rattling trip away from loosing it and spraying an entire can of Great Stuff into the gears.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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  9. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    TeamLombardo

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    Hi-lift if you have points where you can place it. Very versatile IMO
     
  10. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    depends on the region and what you use the truck for.

    I would never be without a hi lift. for my uses a floor jack is useless.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Sandman614

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  12. Nov 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    BMOC

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    get the arcan jack 99 bucks at cosco. imo
     
  13. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    So I finally broke down over the weekend and bought a Harbor Freight Steel 3 ton floor jack with rapid pump for $79.99. This thing is a beast and has a high lift ability. The only con is its weight. Anyhow, I have my hi-lift mounted and have found it to be more useful for off-road etc. while the floor jack is better at home on level ground. I've also added a few pieces of 2x4 to aid in sticky situations, sand, mud, etc. Happy recovering!
     
  14. Dec 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    DGXR

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    Good choice. I also have the HF 3 ton rapid pump floor jack for home use. Yes it's heavy but it's affordable, works fast and has been reliable for me.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    I actually just picked up a HF 2.5ton rapid jack. So far i like it alot but then again ive only had it for 2 weeks. But realistically you cant beat 79.99 for that Jack!
     
  16. Dec 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    RDtres

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    Agreed!!! you can't beat the affordability of HF.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    I have an Avid light bar with an extra bar in the middle and was wondering if it is strong enough for lifting with a high lift jack? Or should I get an attachment that bolts to the light bar and then hook the jack to it? :confused:

    horns & avid L. Bar .jpg
     
  18. Apr 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    Jack?? I just use my thighs, back, and buns of steel to lift my truck up... :rofl:
     
  19. Apr 10, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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  20. Apr 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    Is the rapid jack from China? Most stuff from HF is.
     
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