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Old 12-31-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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Bottle Jack

So I have read that a lot of people have ditched the stock jack for a bottle jack. I am wondering what is the minimum height and the maximum height on the bottle jacks you are using? I know this is Jeep dependent, but want a starting point. I run 31s with a 2" BB, but will be upgrading to 32s or possible 33s in the future.

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I haven't read of people ditching the OE jack for a bottle jack. Especially since the OE jack is plenty tall enough for 35" tires and even 37" in a pinch.

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:40 PM   #3
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I thought the OE jack IS a bottle jack!?

I have a '97 if that makes any difference, perhaps there were different style jacks for different model years?
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It's a bottle jack that cranks.
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No, no,... I think he means people are dumping the stock jack for a bottle of jack.

My '00 has a bottle jack that works just fine. It helps to use wood blocks though.
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As previously stated by Jerry, the stock TJ jack (same from the factory for all TJ's) are fully capable of lifting high enough for 35" and even 37's.

Most don't know the factory jack has more than the one section...keep cranking...there is a second section.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:03 AM   #7
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i've used my OE jack exactly once and much prefer a regular hydrolic bottle jack for it's speed and ease of use. laying on the ground an up/dn motion is alot easier than a rotating one. until it made contact with the jeep, the OE one kept wanting to move/fall over-w/my 12T bottle, set it and it stays put.
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Does anyone know of a hydralic model that will fit in the stock location?
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You are correct that I did not know the stock jack has two sections that come out. I actually carry a mid size floor jack in the back right now because I know it will lift to the height it should. I will have to check out the stock bottle jack to make sure it is usable like you said. To tell the truth I have never had it out because I have my mid size one in the Jeep.
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Here's the OE jack having lifted my 35" tire up several inches off the ground.
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I don't carry one, but I saw a guy that used an electric impact wrench on his stock screw jack - WOW - easy and fast!

It doesn't hurt to carry a bottle jack in addition to the stock jack - sometimes you have to lift before you can lift. Think about it.
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on my 98 the stock is bottle jack (mine is shot) i bought a scisor style jack, i found out that if you go play in the mud, a scissor jack will be helpfull because of the low profile.
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I don't carry one, but I saw a guy that used an electric impact wrench on his stock screw jack - WOW - easy and fast!
old RV'er trick to set the 4(or 6) stablizer(sissor) jacks on the corners of a travel trailer. most use an 18v portable drill. i gave up and carry a corded drill now but rarely use it, with the speed wrench and since you are just snugging em down it's not hard.
humm, forgot i had 2 1500# sissor jacks i used temp till i perm mounted 2 additional 3000# ones in the middle of the trailer.

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