01-22-2017, 09:21 PM
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Western Kentucky
Originally Posted by Luckymac
The Hi-Lift isn't the best jack for changing a tire. It just isn't stable enough.
My 1987 came without a jack, but had the bracket for a scissor jack. I got a jack from a local fellow that parts out Jeeps and builds off road vehicles.
For changing tires, your best bet is use an original bottle or scissor jack under the spring or axle and a block of wood. When I go out on the trails, I bring a 12" X 12" piece of 3/4" plywood and a short length of 4X4.
I have 31s and my spare tire would destroy my tailgate, so for daily driver duty I carry a can of Fix-A-Flat. For the trail, I toss my spare in the back where my back seat used to ride or if I feel particularly strong, I strap it down in my roof rack.
The Hi-Lift is great for recovery. There are many accessories to make it even better. I bring a chain and a come along besides all the other gear in my recovery tool box.
I haven't had to use my winch yet.
Good Luck, L.M.
Thanks LM, you just saved me about $100.
Ima start sourcing what I need, your list is very helpful.
What did my 89 come factory with, bottle or scissor?
Also, anyone have a pic of what it's supposed to look like mounted under the hood?
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1989 YJ Laredo, 4.2 carbureted, AX-15.
Small spring and body lift with 265/65-18 Duratracs w/ adapters.