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Old 01-15-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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Hi-lift jacks?

I don't know what hi lift I should be looking at if I'll be going with a leveling kit and 35 inch tires. Dies anyone out there know what size I should get? Any info and help will be great. Thanks

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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48" but Ive had mine and never used it... bottle neck jacks work better..

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I've used my 48" high lift a ton of times around the farm over the past 25 years for everything from firewood detail to foundation repair of the barn.

I've carried it tens of thousands of miles in anticipation of needing in various road trips, with never an opportunity to do such. Then again, I haven't exposed myself to the types of off-road adventures where it might come in handy.

Bottle jacks have proved more useful more of the time.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:43 AM   #4
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Heh Heh, the never ending story--

Some use, some don't-up to you, I've used a HiLift for over 50 years (two ofem) and I use mine NOW all the time-

I have other types of jacks I carry in my JKU/trailer, but the 48" hilift is the easiest/most convient/versatel one I've got-

Types of jacks are as personal as firearms/women/music, but I'd reccommend a 48" HiLift-carry imside the jeep and google "HiLift jack use"for training points and methods-they're dangerous without some logical training/visual examples-etc--

I even use mine to rotate my tires-quick-easy-convenient !!

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Old 01-16-2011, 10:05 AM   #5
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I don't know what hi lift I should be looking at if I'll be going with a leveling kit and 35 inch tires. Dies anyone out there know what size I should get? Any info and help will be great. Thanks
I bought a 48" Hi-Lift, wheel attachment , and the red handle holder. I tried it ,using the wheel thing, to do a 5 tire rotation. I was afraid to use it on stock flimsy bumpers. It took 1 hour to do one side, so I got out the floor jack to finsh upthe other side.It took 25 min using the floor jack. I plan on using the Hi-Lift to pull 4x4 posts out of the ground soon. I used one for this purpose years ago and it worked great! Havent had to use it for High axle center yet, but that day will come and I will be ready.
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Plus if your a broke man like myself and can't afford a wench a high lift Jack is your $100 wench. I've used for wench 100's of times. You just have to carry about 50' chain with you. I carry about 75' just in case.

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:24 PM   #8
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In the garage, the floor jack all the way. Off road, the Hi lift works fine unless you the jeep is flexed the wrong way. With any lift or extra travel at all you will find that you will jack & jack & jack & the bumper will be very high, but the stupid tire will still be on the ground.

A bottle jack is usually the best choice for lifting the sxle, although in past years the hilift has saved the day for me & those whom I've helped out.

Mounted mine with a shovel on the front bumper. 48"

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:51 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=07XMan2Door;994062]In the garage, the floor jack all the way. Off road, the Hi lift works fine unless you the jeep is flexed the wrong way. With any lift or extra travel at all you will find that you will jack & jack & jack & the bumper will be very high, but the stupid tire will still be on the ground.

A bottle jack is usually the best choice for lifting the sxle, although in past years the hilift has saved the day for me & those whom I've helped out.

Mounted mine with a shovel on the front bumper. 48"

[/QUOS Sharp mount!! where did you get it ?
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In the garage, the floor jack all the way. Off road, the Hi lift works fine unless you the jeep is flexed the wrong way. With any lift or extra travel at all you will find that you will jack & jack & jack & the bumper will be very high, but the stupid tire will still be on the ground.

A bottle jack is usually the best choice for lifting the sxle, although in past years the hilift has saved the day for me & those whom I've helped out.

Mounted mine with a shovel on the front bumper. 48"
I hope you never get into a collision, because lots have and then got stranded on a trail because their highlift was inoperable.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:52 PM   #11
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48" but Ive had mine and never used it... bottle neck jacks work better..
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Bottle jacks have proved more useful more of the time.
So what are your bottle jacks of choice?
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #12
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I have carried a hi-lift for 35 years or so. I used it for a lot of different things but I can't remember but a couple of times when I had to use it as a vehicle jack. Of course nothing else short of a winch truck with gin poles would have worked and a hi-lift is much easier and cheaper to have around than a winch truck.

A couple of words of advise: Hi-lifts can be very dangerous so plan your use carefully. If you carry it on the outside of your vehicle all the time include a can of WD -40 and a pair of channel locks in your tool box because it's been my experience the damn thing won't work when you need it. These two items will get it going again.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:37 AM   #13
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I have a 48" one and it works just fine. Plus there are plenty of little accessories to use with it, such as a lock, off-road stand, and even a bumper holder hook.
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I hope you never get into a collision, because lots have and then got stranded on a trail because their highlift was inoperable.
Havent been in a wreck in 34 years. I like my odds.
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Havent been in a wreck in 34 years. I like my odds.
Well i hope you beat the crap outta some wood after that bold statement. I havent been in a wreck (excluding IED blasts) since I was 16 and I'd still rather not risk destroying the one thing that might get me unlodged from a collision with a tree offroad, in a collision with a tree offroad.
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Well i hope you beat the crap outta some wood after that bold statement. I havent been in a wreck (excluding IED blasts) since I was 16 and I'd still rather not risk destroying the one thing that might get me unlodged from a collision with a tree offroad, in a collision with a tree offroad.

WTF? Then don't mount your jack on your front bumper??
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I'd still rather not risk destroying the one thing that might get me unlodged from a collision with a tree offroad, in a collision with a tree offroad.
I take it you've had a collision with a tree.
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I take it you've had a collision with a tree.

I think he's had a collision with a tree.

I think he's had a collision with a tree.


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