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Old 01-17-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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What is a good jack that i can use to lift my jeep up when I rotate the tires? I used the stock jack once so far and my jeep actually managed to wobble off of the jack and get stuck with the jack wedged on the axle and gas tank. Thankfully this happened while I was putting a tire on so it didn't fall on it's brakes.

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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A simple bottle jack is the simplest option, but an actual floor jack is good for when you are working on it in the driveway.

I have one of these when on concrete.. Craftsman

And one of these in the Jeep for out and about.. Torin Hydraulic Bottle Jack — 4-Ton, Model# T90403 | Bottle Jacks | Northern Tool + Equipment

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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I don't believe the craftsmen will jack high enough to actually touch the axle. What do you normally put the jack on to lift the jeep?
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You really only need to lift the axle a couple inches to change the tire... at with a 15" lift height, I'd believe it's tall enough for the job. If not, find a 4-ton or something with a little more reach.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
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A simple bottle jack is the simplest option, but an actual floor jack is good for when you are working on it in the driveway.

I have one of these when on concrete.. Craftsman

And one of these in the Jeep for out and about.. Torin Hydraulic Bottle Jack — 4-Ton, Model# T90403 | Bottle Jacks | Northern Tool + Equipment

That 4 ton bottle jack says it has a max lift height of just 12 1/4". If you add the 2 3/8" screw adjustment to that you come up with 14 5/8". I use a slightly different 4 ton bottle jack from Harbor Freight that says it has a max lift height of 15 1/8". That is only an extra 1/2", but only an extra $3 as well.

4 Ton Hydraulic Bottle Jack

But then again, for all I know both jacks are the exact same unit, made in the exact same factory in China, and the person measuring them came up with different numbers, when in fact, they are the same.

A 4 ton bottle jack is a good option though, it even fits in the recessed area that the stock jack fits in.
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I use this one: 3 Ton Super Heavy Duty Floor Jack

The only downfall is that it's heavy, but well worth it for the ease of lifting my Jeep. I also bought a cordless 1/2 drive impact gun and a torgue wrench. I do a 5 tire rotation in 20 minutes start to finish, which includes getting the tools out and putting them away.

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