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Old 03-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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I am looking for any recommendations on a jack to use with my 2011 JKU with 33"s and ACE rock rails. Looking to use it for tire rotations and general use for upgrades and working on the jeep. I am considering a bottle jack.

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Old 03-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Why not a hydraulic floor jack?

That and some good jackstands will make your life much easier. You can bag both @ Harbor Freight for minimal $$.

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Old 03-18-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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I have a heavy duty floor jack and stands, did my lift with it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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Why not a hydraulic jack?

That and some good jackstands will make your life much easier. You can bag both @ Harbor Freight for minimal $$.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Take a look at KOBALT 3-ton "speed lift" Hydraulic (19")/w jackstands ($100 bucks) and

A set of HF 12 ton stands (30") $75 bucks and

One HiLift (48") $75 bucks/w acc

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Old 03-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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X2 ^^^^ you don't want to do any of the work with a bottle jack.. the floor jack makes things so easy, and the jack stands add the security
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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X2 ^^^^ you don't want to do any of the work with a bottle jack.. the floor jack makes things so easy, and the jack stands add the security
I have the jack stands already. But if the best deal is a jack with stands combo then I would get that.

Thanks for all the fast replies. Looks like a floor jack it is. And then save for a hi-lift for trail work.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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Before ya drop your money on a floor jack and stands, get out a measuring tape and do a little measuring, make sure the jack you choose will max out high enough to do the job you want to do....They don't all go up the same height....
Be safe!! Good luck...."BH"
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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Just bought 3 ton jack stands at Harbor Freight for $15.99 and the hydraulic jack for $59.99. They are they best bet for what you need

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