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Who's skeered of their hi-lift thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Matic, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    Matic

    Matic [OP] Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    I am.

    Centered my 48 incher on the bumper in the garage a while back. As soon as both wheels were off the ground....the jack went left and the truck went right. Almost 2 feet thru the side of my garage.

    Any other "scary" moments or pics?
     
  2. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i bent mine.... truck shifted to one side and the bast settled in the other direction. didn't fall or anything, but i'm now in need or a new jack.
    [​IMG]

    however, the night before, we were fixing one guy's locker (got stuck in lock), and we lifted the rear off the ground via the trailer hitch to see if the tires spun independandly. the first try, it wasn't quite centered and fell over.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Matic

    Matic [OP] Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    Mine didn't shoot out to the side or anything, just kinda tipped over. But it was still a lil squirelly since my garage walls are brick and the truck missed it by nearly under 5 inches.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    oh man, that would suck to have it hit a brick wall :eek:
     
  5. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    I forgot where I saw an adapter for the hi-lifts that makes it sit nice around a tube slider. I forgot which vendor makes it
     
  6. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i've found the off road base helps greatly on concrete. offroad base + floor mat with rubber bottom = piece of cake

    i hate using them in the hitch, so when i do, i've started intentionally leaning the jack over just a tad, and attaching the rear of the truck to a tree/rock/other truck with a chain and come along, so i can tension it and not have it sway to either side and fall
     
  7. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i remember seeing that too. if it wasn't hi-lift themselves, arb rings a bell.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Ahh good to know
     
  9. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    Matic

    Matic [OP] Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    What about the tire lift hooks, anyone try them?
     
  10. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    elblako91

    elblako91 Well-Known Member

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    centered mine on my hitch. i know stupid me and removed both rear tires thing wasn't balanced and it all shifted to the right. nothing broke since it it landed on my trailer hitch.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    my friend has them, but i don't think he's ever used them. his hi lift has been all for show so far lol
     
  12. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Mine too actually. I got the hi-lift and the mate, but shortly after I got a winch. The one time I got stuck on a trail recently, I just used the winch. So my hi-lift just sits pretty on my bed rails for now :D
     
  13. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    Matic

    Matic [OP] Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    Jeez. good thing no one was underneath. I carry a full on 4 ton hydro in the toolbox. Ive gone to it 90% of the time over my hi-lift.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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  15. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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  16. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    not to worry, there are still uses for it. had we winched this fella before using the hi lift to get him off the rock, everything from his transmission back weould still be on the trail
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    EEK!

    That's a great picture with that guy looking at it
     
  18. Jul 13, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    Gregero

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    you guys have made me afraid to use mine...
     
  19. Jul 13, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    i dont have one but ive always thought when i got one i would be really careful with it

    i always picture the truck shifting and it goin right through the door
     
  20. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    good call, i'll do that from now on.
     
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