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Old 05-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Jack type, size, brand?

I just bought my 2013 JKU and was wondering what type, size and brand of jack I need to keep on hand in case of emergency. Any suggestions? Or if you could point me to a thread that goes over this, I'll delete this one.

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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The stock jack that comes with the vehicle should be more than adequate for an emergency/

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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If you're talking about a jack other than the one that came with it a lot of guys get a hi-lift. I have a 48".
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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Oh I didn't realize it came with one! It's been raining since I bought it and I haven't been able to get out and go through it. I guess it's hidden in the back?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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Not sure where they hide them in the JK. Probably in the storage area in the rear floorboard. In TJ's it's under the passenger seat.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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The little red Made in Italy factory bottle jack out of a Land Rover is the shiz. You can find them on eBay or in scrap yards. They make the OEM Jeep jack look like the POS that it is.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #8
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Anyone know how much lift a stock jack can accommodate.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #9
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I read that the stock bottle jack can be used to change up to 37s, and lift doesn't have anything to do with changing a tire when the lift is under the axle.
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I'm going offroading for the first time soon and was just double checking. I only have a 2 inch lift but figured Id ask
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I read that the stock bottle jack can be used to change up to 37s, and lift doesn't have anything to do with changing a tire when the lift is under the axle.
***when the jack is under the axle***
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Oh I didn't realize it came with one! It's been raining since I bought it and I haven't been able to get out and go through it. I guess it's hidden in the back?
The owner's manual is available to download for free on the Jeep website.
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The owner's manual is available to download for free on the Jeep website.
Yeah I actually downloaded the owners man app on my iPhone. Took some searching but I found it on the app & in my jeep.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:47 AM   #14
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I love my 1950's hi lift. It is the one my grandfather used all over the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Over time the handle was lost, so i had a friend of mine machine an aluminum custom fit one. The jack has been in the family this long and never let us down.
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I want a hi lift. They look awesome. I don't want to be one of those guys who has one just for looks, but it is tempting.

Are they still made in the states?
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I want a hi lift. They look awesome. I don't want to be one of those guys who has one just for looks, but it is tempting.

Are they still made in the states?
yes they are but if you get one make sure you read the directions and practice with the jack a lot BEFORE you need it. They are very dangerous if not used properly.
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The stock jack that comes with the vehicle should be more than adequate for an emergency/
X2. I always carry a couple small 12" pieces of 2x6 boards in the back of the Jeep. They come in very handy for keeping jacks from sinking into the ground, as well as other uses.

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