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Old 05-16-2019, 12:41 PM
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What is the best jack you can fit into stock jack location?

Is there a best option for a jack you found out there that fits into the stock jack location?

Maybe a four ton bottle jack fits?


The why:
I crumpled up my stock scissor jack helping someone on the side of the road. they didn't have the car in park... At the same time I didn't chalk the wheels either so...

Not a big fan of the stock scissor jack but I've used it successfully many times.
I don't want a Hi-Lift.
I don't want anything else in my recovery bag or banging around the cab of my two door.

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As an emergency tool, the scissor jack gets the job done and obviously fits properly in it's spot.

I suspect a replacement one might be your best solution here. You should be able to get one for dirt cheap from a wrecker. There's no market for them. They're practically disposable in a wreck.

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I have a bottle jack and it won't fit or at least I couldn't make it fit. If you want to use that space then I think you're only option is a scissor jack.

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A hi-jack is a recovery tool and not meant to change a tire. Mopar makes a base for the stock scissor lift. Fits nicely in the stock trunk under the mat.

https://smile.amazon.com/Jeep-Wrangl...r=8-2-fkmrnull
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A hi-jack is a recovery tool and not meant to change a tire. Mopar makes a base for the stock scissor lift. Fits nicely in the stock trunk under the mat.

https://smile.amazon.com/Jeep-Wrangl...r=8-2-fkmrnull
And by Mopar, you mean AEV.

And it doesn't fit anywhere conveniently for newer Jeeps with subwoofers in that spot.

OP's issue isn't that the scissor jack doesn't work. He's just looking for a better option if one exists.
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How about one of the exhaust jacks? Could one be rolled up and placed into that spot, excluding the hose? I have thought about getting one and mounting it to the roll bar somehow.
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A hi-jack is a recovery tool and not meant to change a tire. Mopar makes a base for the stock scissor lift. Fits nicely in the stock trunk under the mat.

https://smile.amazon.com/Jeep-Wrangl...r=8-2-fkmrnull
Actually a hi-jack is the jack a LOT of us grew up on when cars had those big chrome bumpers or vans and trucks. I never used a scissor jack until my Mom bought a compact card in the mid 80's. Her old Plymouth Grand Fury came with a jack, aka now a days as a Hi-Jack.
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How about one of the exhaust jacks? Could one be rolled up and placed into that spot, excluding the hose? I have thought about getting one and mounting it to the roll bar somehow.
I'm passing on the exhaust jack. I saw a video review that showed it lifting a diesel powered 4x4 nicely but couldn't get a gasser off the ground. That kills it for me

Plus my exhaust tip has been smashed out of round on the rocks, that could be a problem, not sure. I could see tearing a hole in the can out on the trail too. That make an exhaust jack completely useless.
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Actually a hi-jack is the jack a LOT of us grew up on when cars had those big chrome bumpers or vans and trucks. I never used a scissor jack until my Mom bought a compact card in the mid 80's. Her old Plymouth Grand Fury came with a jack, aka now a days as a Hi-Jack.
Amen, that's the only kind of jack I ever used until I bought my first new car in the 80's!

I even used one from a 74' Bonneville to partially lift up the ass end of a forklift.....................don't ask.
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Amen, that's the only kind of jack I ever used until I bought my first new car in the 80's!



I even used one from a 74' Bonneville to partially lift up the ass end of a forklift.....................don't ask.


LOL, these Young’ins dont know Jack sometimes. Yes, they can be dangerous, better tire changing, work jacks exist and these now regulated to recovery/work tool


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My tiny two ton bottle jack won’t fit with the plastic tray over it so that puts an end to this topic
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I recently bought a Hummer H1 3.5 ton scissor jack and Agile Offroad Adapter. I paid $40 for the jack. I haven’t really tested it out, so unfortunately I can’t give a review.

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