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Old 01-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #31
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Harbor Freight has a 4ton bottle jack on sale right now for only 12.99, even stores nicely in the OEM location, if you're like me and your Jeep is missing the OEM jack. HF doesn't always have the best quality tools, but it should do good enough for roadside tire changes:



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I didnt think you were supposed to store hydraulic bottle jacks on their sides.

The factory jack isnt hydraulic so it doesnt have that problem.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:20 AM   #32
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Darn, didn't realize that, but it makes sense since that could allow fluid to seep past the seals. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #33
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Harbor Freight has a 4ton bottle jack on sale right now for only 12.99, even stores nicely in the OEM location, if you're like me and your Jeep is missing the OEM jack. HF doesn't always have the best quality tools, but it should do good enough for roadside tire changes:



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That's the same one I bought last week and it's a damn sturdy jack especially for $13. I almost bought the 8 ton for $25 but figured it was a little over kill...if there is such a thing You want to store it standing up if you can but it's so small that shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #34
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There is an axle strap available that prevents the axle from drooping when using a Hi-Lift.
I have one in my goody bag that I won at a Jeep event raffle. It's has never been used. Any tie down strap would work really.

If anyone insists on using a Hi-Lift to change a tire, I would recommend it.

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