Hi Lift Jack Q - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-30-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 198
Hi Lift Jack Q

This question will serve as a reminder that I'm a newb.

Until recently I thought most people purchased the hi-lift simply because they were lifted and needed a way to change a tire just in case. Then I read they are to unstable to use when changing a tire (which I should have realized earlier).

So my question is why buy a hi-lift?

I understand they can be used as a come-along in situations but shouldn't I just get a come along then? And wouldn't a winch or a tow strap and a friend still be the better bet?

__________________
In it for the MUD.

-Steel02001
Steel02001 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,916
Once you learn to use a HiLift, they can be one minute from stuck-to freedom, or one minute from flat tire/blown bead to change, or one minute to tire rotation (same side) or one minute to STAYING OUTTA MUD/SNOW/ROCKS--

The HiLift jack is only as stable as the vehicle, ya gotta use tire chocks-

Can'tbeatem

JIMBO

__________________
"ya gotta have class"
JIMBOX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:11 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Maximus1956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 70
I'm pretty new to the jeep world as well. Dumb question, but where do you place the hi lift jack to change the tire? Do you use the bumper as the lift point? The reason I ask. My car has jack points or stops on four areas of the car. Two per side.

I sure as hell don't want to use the bottle jack that came with the TJ.
Maximus1956 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 198
Quote:
Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
Once you learn to use a HiLift, they can be one minute from stuck-to freedom, or one minute from flat tire/blown bead to change, or one minute to tire rotation (same side) or one minute to STAYING OUTTA MUD/SNOW/ROCKS--
Can you elaborate a bit, I am not sure I follow you. Maybe an example?
__________________
In it for the MUD.

-Steel02001
Steel02001 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:21 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
bobjenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximus1956
I'm pretty new to the jeep world as well. Dumb question, but where do you place the hi lift jack to change the tire? Do you use the bumper as the lift point? The reason I ask. My car has jack points or stops on four areas of the car. Two per side.

I sure as hell don't want to use the bottle jack that came with the TJ.
In the sides of body if you've got rock sliders our on the bumpers. Always chock the wheels though. I'm going to be getting the base soon with the tire lifter, get stuck you can lift the tire and put something under it for traction

I also have the gear to winch with it although I wouldn't want to its a major pita
bobjenkins is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:23 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,916
Well, if you don't have sliders or after mkt bumpers-


Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximus1956 View Post
I'm pretty new to the jeep world as well. Dumb question, but where do you place the hi lift jack to change the tire? Do you use the bumper as the lift point? The reason I ask. My car has jack points or stops on four areas of the car. Two per side.

I sure as hell don't want to use the bottle jack that came with the TJ.
Both front and rear bumpers have 2 spots to use the HiLift-each one at the point the frame meets the bumper, otherwise you'll TWEAK the bumper !!

If you're going to get a HiLift, then you plan on going off-road, so-

Get some sliders-GOOD ones first, then you can use the HiLift on either side, front or rear to change/repair tires-

Can'tbeatit

JIMBO
__________________
"ya gotta have class"
JIMBOX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:31 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
nick50471's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bushwood Country Club
Posts: 13,886
If you get stuck in a rut you can jack your Jeep up with the Hi-Lift then push it over out of the rut. You must be very careful when doing this.
__________________
License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.
nick50471 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:32 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
bobjenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,646
Don't forget you can also use it to whack an attacker. it weighs a ton
bobjenkins is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
nick50471's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bushwood Country Club
Posts: 13,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
Don't forget you can also use it to whack an attacker. it weighs a ton
X2 or drop it on your buddy that got you stuck.
__________________
License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.
nick50471 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:42 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 67
You guys are funny thanks fir the info on the jacks I knew you could use them as a come along but I had the same general questions about other uses
My89yj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,916
Heh Heh-YUP and it works that way in snow too !!


Quote:
Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
If you get stuck in a rut you can jack your Jeep up with the Hi-Lift then push it over out of the rut. You must be very careful when doing this.
A lot easier than trying to shovelout, course if you have an auto, you can usually "rock" out !!

JIMBO
__________________
"ya gotta have class"
JIMBOX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:56 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 198
Thanks for all the help guys.

Other than the hi lift jack, what other items do I need to purchase to use it as a winch/come-along?
__________________
In it for the MUD.

-Steel02001
Steel02001 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 02:59 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
bobjenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steel02001
Thanks for all the help guys.

Other than the hi lift jack, what other items do I need to purchase to use it as a winch/come-along?
Theres a kit that I bought, you need that in ADDITION to a longer chain thats not included
bobjenkins is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 03:02 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
bobjenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobjenkins

Theres a kit that I bought, you need that in ADDITION to a longer chain thats not included
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92200_97.htm
bobjenkins is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-30-2010, 03:05 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,916
Well, they sell HiLift "recovery" kits-or

The same TOW strap/D-rings/tree strap, that I'm sure you already have, can be used for it-

I've gotta portable winch/come-along/Hi-lift and ALL the recovery "stuff", but the list would take too much band width !!

As much as I've used the HiLift, I never have, as a come-along-but I've practiced it just for grins--

JIMBO

__________________
"ya gotta have class"
JIMBOX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
jack

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
JK Lift Reviews tiny terror JK General Discussion Forum 142 03-18-2014 11:21 AM
Lift options FREDO 4X4 YJ Tech Forum 9 10-06-2009 04:20 PM
Lift Comparisons DocG2828 TJ General Discussion Forum 13 04-26-2009 08:50 PM
High Lift Jack recommendations hedonist General Jeep Discussion 7 02-25-2009 02:05 AM
2'' procomp lift/ 1'' bb/ endlinks (IN) MoA Classifieds Archive 0 10-17-2007 08:51 PM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC