|03-21-2008 10:33 PM|
but a question: is the stock jack in your TJ's a bottle jack or the scissors type?
|03-21-2008 09:57 AM|
just get a bottle jack (whether its TJ or a truck jack) and just use wood if you have too.
or you could just get a bottle jack at an auto parts store and use wood if you need it.
|03-20-2008 11:57 PM|
so my tj has a dana 60 rear and a dana 40 front. im not familiar with what a stock jeep wrangler came with in any, way, shape or form! im just barely learning mine.
in my particular situation, the rear mounts are only an inch at best below the tube. so yes, i wouldnt have to jack as high if i used that method, but it wouldnt gain much either. as for the front, its worse, the mounts are tube height or a little higher. so i would need to just go from the tube height.
i just bought this jeep and it didnt come with a jack. so i have no means of measuring what a stock jack will do. and no, i dont know anyone with a wrangler so i cant borrow theirs.
so back to the whole reason i started blabbing in this thread.....
BESIDES a hi-lift jack, what might be my options?
stock jack out of a 3/4 ton or 1 ton truck ?
stock jack out of a tj and place a block of wood under it?
go to checker or pep boys or where ever and buy a bottle jack that might accommodate my needs ?
or..... ? ?? ? ?
|03-20-2008 11:43 PM|
|03-20-2008 03:01 PM|
|03-20-2008 02:56 PM|
|03-20-2008 09:28 AM|
(the bottom of your axle is only an inch higher up than an axle with 35's.)
|03-20-2008 02:07 AM|
I use my factory jack to change a 35" tire and axles
(As you can see I didn't read any other posts just the first two)
|03-20-2008 01:55 AM|
|03-20-2008 01:42 AM|
so if i dont need 18" of lift to get my tire off the ground then maybe you can be so kind to explain to me exactly what I need.
|03-20-2008 01:20 AM|
|03-19-2008 11:30 PM|
something i just thought of... would a stock jack from a full size truck, like a ford F350 for instance, be something to look into? i wonder what the stealership would charge ya for a jack? also, wonder how much "lift" those jacks would do.
anyone here have a full size 3/4 or 1 ton truck?? and that also knows how high their stock jack on said vehicle goes up??
|03-19-2008 12:33 PM|
|MOz||For the record, I'll be the guy who keeps the high lift jack that everyone can borrow (just as long as I can borrow your bottle jack).|
|03-19-2008 10:48 AM|
|whiteyj||A couple of 4x4 blocks as others have mentioned under the bottle jack shortens the distance to the axle and reduces the pumping required.|
|03-19-2008 03:21 AM|
ok i just measured, i need 18" to get my tires off the ground enough to change them. mind you this is on level ground.
i would love a bottle jack to do this, but the higher they seem to pump up, the larger the actual size of jack.
(yes im familiar with the adjustable heads) i dont want to be carrying a 60 lb jack everywhere i go. guess i can always buy a smaller sized one and carry some 4x4 with me, but is that ideal?
what does anyone recommend?
|02-16-2008 01:11 AM|
|02-16-2008 12:50 AM|
|spanky||ok i just bought a wrangler. it has no jack what so ever. the jeep has a 9" suspension lift and a 1" body lift with 37" tires. so is someone gonna tell me to not use a Hi Jack as my only jack? is there something safer to change a tire with the set up i listed? yes i know hi jacks are great and all, they do this that and the other, but for me buying ONE jack and ONE jack only to use where ever i may need it, trail, street, where ever... what would you recommend ?|
|03-24-2007 08:41 PM|
|04moneypit||I bought mine used, so I didn't have a factory jack, ie all I now carry is the high lift, but, I don't care to change tires with it, and If I can avoid it, I use my floor jack at home.|
|03-24-2007 08:35 PM|
i only use mine when its on stable ground and balanced.
|03-24-2007 12:27 PM|
By the time you get your axle strapped to the frame so you can jack your TJ up, which I have done myself when using my Hi-Lift, I'll have my 35" tire off with the bottle jack.
Why are some people so stubborn about Hi-Lifts, insisting on using them even for changing tires?
|03-24-2007 03:59 AM|
|Joe Dirt||Use a strap to hold the axle to the frame and the highlift to jack it up. It works great everytime. You do it your way and I'll do in mine.|
|03-24-2007 01:17 AM|
|03-23-2007 10:19 PM|
|rich1014||I have a hi lift - BUT I also keep a few short pieces of 2X4 & 4X4 for whatever comes.|
|03-23-2007 09:52 PM|
|rebelBullDawg325||agreed.... any of yall ever seen a hi-lift kick out from under somethin?|
|03-23-2007 08:42 PM|
|bluvikng||Jerry, is so very correct. A high lift, is a very dangerous instrument. It has a lot of uses, but is not that necessary. A good winch, and your basic lift, from factory, is far safer. If you need more lift, under your axle, carry a 6" long 4X4 to make up the difference. Way more safer. Good call, Jerry!!!!!!!!!!|
|03-23-2007 07:34 PM|
I'm with Jerry on this one. If I can avoid using my hi-lift just to change a tire then I do. I have to crank it almost all of the way up to get the tire off the ground and then it's not very stable at all. The stock jack under a control arm on the axle works perfectly.
Don't get me wrong. That bad boy has a helluva lot of uses on the trail. We've used them for everything from springs, hi-centered, come alongs, handle as a tie rod sleeve, and countless others. I however just don't like to have it on the pavement with that jack being the only thing supporting it.
|03-23-2007 06:43 PM|
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|03-23-2007 05:47 PM|
|Rawkon||why would you consider it last resort? Ive used mine too put my spring back in. worked great and fast|
|03-23-2007 04:55 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||The factory jack will lift a Jeep high enough to change a 35" tire, you don't need a Hi-Lift to change a Jeep's tires. Indeed, a Hi-Lift should only be considered as a last resort for tire changing duties.|
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