Fields of pain is where I graze
just curious to know if once you lift your vehicle, can you still change a tire with the stock jack.
Bingo Rio, that's why I always carry the stock bottle jack and my hi-lift with me for wheeling. Street driving the bottle jack is fine because I can still lift a tire from the diff or the the control arms. Even with 35's.The stock jack should be fine for lifting from the axel. Personally I like the security of being able to lift from my frame also. When I did my lift I grabbed a jack out of an older Suburban, little taller and I got it free from a friend. A while later I went Jeepâ€™n by myself (stupid I know) and I hi-centered my front diff on a log. I couldnâ€™t get the jack under the axel because of the tree, so I was forced to lift from my frame. Good thing I had the larger jackâ€¦This close call scared me a little, so on my way home I bought a Hi-Lift
I have never measured mine. But my stock jack has no problem at all lifting my 33's off the ground. With plenty of clearance and it has more to go when I stop jacking. I will measure it this weekend.Do the stock Jeep jacks lift more than 18 ", maybe I should just invest in one .