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Old 12-10-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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High Lift Jack Justification

I'm trying to justify a High-Lift jack purchase but I'm not sold. My 05' Rubicon has 2" of lift and Warn bumpers front and rear. I guess what I am getting at is I don't have any real good spots to jack with. The bumpers taper in at the bottom so the lifting foot on the jack wouldn't reach. I don't have rocker panel guards other than the stock Rubicon ones. They pretty much look useless for jacking and I know jacking on the body wouldn't be good.

What are your opinions? What jacking points do you use on your Jeep? Is a High-Lift worth having?

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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Check this accessory out. You should be able to use it with your warn bumpers

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92200_02.htm

I love my hi lift. An ordinary floor jack does not go high enough and weighs a ton. Hi lifts are great to have. Check out all the other accessories.

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
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a hi-lift can be one of those very very valiable things, depending how bad you're stuck. but most of the time a winch will get you out of everything a hi-lift would.

i've had a hi-lift for a long time. never once needed it off-road, mostly used it for farm/ranch/property type stuff. i've got a friend who's used his a few times to get his truck out of mud holes in the mountains when snow or rain came in fast and hard.

i can save your butt big time if you wheel backcountry wilderness stuff.
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I like what I am reading so far and that special bumper attachment looks like it would work well with my bumper. I'll have too look further into the other accessories. I do run a lot of back woods wilderness type trails. Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:36 PM   #5
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Carry a little short loop of chain. Loop the chain through your shackle. Then lift by the chain loop.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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Carry a little short loop of chain. Loop the chain through your shackle. Then lift by the chain loop.
That would be a good idea, but my Jeep has coil springs.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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Hi-Lift Jack Lift Mate

sold on it yet ?
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Dang there are a lot of different gizmo's for a Hi-Lift. I think you all have me pretty much sold on getting one.
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Dang there are a lot of different gizmo's for a Hi-Lift. I think you all have me pretty much sold on getting one.
Get the 48 inch one the other s are to long
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Get the 48 inch one the other s are to long

Check!
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Waste of money. A good bottle jack is all you need, especially if you have a winch.
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farm and fleet has their brand for less than half the $ of a hi lift. It may or may not be as good, but since you'll probably rarely need it (but be grateful you got one when you do) how much abuse is it really going to take?
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farm and fleet has their brand for less than half the $ of a hi lift. It may or may not be as good, but since you'll probably rarely need it (but be grateful you got one when you do) how much abuse is it really going to take?
the cheap chinese version eliminates half the things the hi-lift is useful for since you can't take the handle off.
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One thing to keep in mind is that if you ever need a Hi-Lift while offroading, there will usually be 50 of 'em within a quarter mile of you with their owners running up to your stuck Jeep with theirs to help you out. Same with a winch.

Personally, I stopped carrying my Hi-Lift years ago and converted it to a home for my backyard shed's resident black widow spider. Over the past 15 years, I think I needed one just once and there were 3-4 of them within 100' feet of me. I carry tools, spare parts, and recovery gear that are far more useful.

No one in the couple groups I wheel with bother carrying Hi-Lifts anymore. You certainly don't need one to change up to even 35-37" tires. Using them as a winch is more of a joke than anything, try using one as a winch sometime.
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One thing to keep in mind is that if you ever need a Hi-Lift while offroading, there will usually be 50 of 'em within a quarter mile of you with their owners running up to your stuck Jeep with theirs to help you out. Same with a winch.

Personally, I stopped carrying my Hi-Lift years ago and converted it to a home for my backyard shed's resident black widow spider. Over the past 15 years, I think I needed one just once and there were 3-4 of them within 100' feet of me. I carry tools, spare parts, and recovery gear that are far more useful.

No one in the couple groups I wheel with bother carrying Hi-Lifts anymore. You certainly don't need one to change up to even 35-37" tires. Using them as a winch is more of a joke than anything, try using one as a winch sometime.
Agreed. Mine is a hat rack in my garage. Bottle jack is the way to go.
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Waste of money. A good bottle jack is all you need, especially if you have a winch.
Right, and with the money you save you can buy that bottle jack AND a bottle of Jack
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They are cheap as hell, just go get one. No justification needed.
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Waste of money. A good bottle of jack is all you need, especially if you have a lovely wench
I fixed it for you dude
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Nice! Only the loveliest of wenches are invited into my love machine....

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