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Steel02001 11-30-2010 01:48 PM

Hi Lift Jack Q
 
This question will serve as a reminder that I'm a newb.

Until recently I thought most people purchased the hi-lift simply because they were lifted and needed a way to change a tire just in case. Then I read they are to unstable to use when changing a tire (which I should have realized earlier).

So my question is why buy a hi-lift?

I understand they can be used as a come-along in situations but shouldn't I just get a come along then? And wouldn't a winch or a tow strap and a friend still be the better bet?

JIMBOX 11-30-2010 01:58 PM

:D Once you learn to use a HiLift, they can be one minute from stuck-to freedom, or one minute from flat tire/blown bead to change, or one minute to tire rotation (same side) or one minute to STAYING OUTTA MUD/SNOW/ROCKS--

The HiLift jack is only as stable as the vehicle, ya gotta use tire chocks-

Can'tbeatem

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Maximus1956 11-30-2010 02:11 PM

I'm pretty new to the jeep world as well. Dumb question, but where do you place the hi lift jack to change the tire? Do you use the bumper as the lift point? The reason I ask. My car has jack points or stops on four areas of the car. Two per side.

I sure as hell don't want to use the bottle jack that came with the TJ.

Steel02001 11-30-2010 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 901133)
:D Once you learn to use a HiLift, they can be one minute from stuck-to freedom, or one minute from flat tire/blown bead to change, or one minute to tire rotation (same side) or one minute to STAYING OUTTA MUD/SNOW/ROCKS--

Can you elaborate a bit, I am not sure I follow you. Maybe an example?

bobjenkins 11-30-2010 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maximus1956
I'm pretty new to the jeep world as well. Dumb question, but where do you place the hi lift jack to change the tire? Do you use the bumper as the lift point? The reason I ask. My car has jack points or stops on four areas of the car. Two per side.

I sure as hell don't want to use the bottle jack that came with the TJ.

In the sides of body if you've got rock sliders our on the bumpers. Always chock the wheels though. I'm going to be getting the base soon with the tire lifter, get stuck you can lift the tire and put something under it for traction

I also have the gear to winch with it although I wouldn't want to its a major pita

JIMBOX 11-30-2010 02:23 PM

:D Well, if you don't have sliders or after mkt bumpers-


Quote:

Originally Posted by Maximus1956 (Post 901161)
I'm pretty new to the jeep world as well. Dumb question, but where do you place the hi lift jack to change the tire? Do you use the bumper as the lift point? The reason I ask. My car has jack points or stops on four areas of the car. Two per side.

I sure as hell don't want to use the bottle jack that came with the TJ.

Both front and rear bumpers have 2 spots to use the HiLift-each one at the point the frame meets the bumper, otherwise you'll TWEAK the bumper !!

If you're going to get a HiLift, then you plan on going off-road, so-

Get some sliders-GOOD ones first, then you can use the HiLift on either side, front or rear to change/repair tires-

Can'tbeatit

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

nick50471 11-30-2010 02:31 PM

If you get stuck in a rut you can jack your Jeep up with the Hi-Lift then push it over out of the rut. You must be very careful when doing this.

bobjenkins 11-30-2010 02:32 PM

Don't forget you can also use it to whack an attacker. it weighs a ton

nick50471 11-30-2010 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 901210)
Don't forget you can also use it to whack an attacker. it weighs a ton

X2 or drop it on your buddy that got you stuck.

My89yj 11-30-2010 02:42 PM

You guys are funny thanks fir the info on the jacks I knew you could use them as a come along but I had the same general questions about other uses

JIMBOX 11-30-2010 02:43 PM

;) Heh Heh-YUP and it works that way in snow too !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by nick50471 (Post 901208)
If you get stuck in a rut you can jack your Jeep up with the Hi-Lift then push it over out of the rut. You must be very careful when doing this.

A lot easier than trying to shovelout, course if you have an auto, you can usually "rock" out !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Steel02001 11-30-2010 02:56 PM

Thanks for all the help guys.

Other than the hi lift jack, what other items do I need to purchase to use it as a winch/come-along?

bobjenkins 11-30-2010 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steel02001
Thanks for all the help guys.

Other than the hi lift jack, what other items do I need to purchase to use it as a winch/come-along?

Theres a kit that I bought, you need that in ADDITION to a longer chain thats not included

bobjenkins 11-30-2010 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobjenkins

Theres a kit that I bought, you need that in ADDITION to a longer chain thats not included

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92200_97.htm

JIMBOX 11-30-2010 03:05 PM

:D Well, they sell HiLift "recovery" kits-or

The same TOW strap/D-rings/tree strap, that I'm sure you already have, can be used for it-

I've gotta portable winch/come-along/Hi-lift and ALL the recovery "stuff", but the list would take too much band width !!

As much as I've used the HiLift, I never have, as a come-along-but I've practiced it just for grins--

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO


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