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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hi-Lift Jack 48" or 60"???

Hey guys, Quadratec have a 48" Hi-Lift Jack for $74.99 and the 60" for $76.99. Should I get the 60"? I think is too big.



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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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go big or go home!!!

Seriously though i've owned both...obiviously the 48" is easier to store and I started with one. But after axle swaps and larger tires I found the 60" is what I needed to get my tires off the ground! But depending on the lift you have now or what you plan to have....i found that they 48" limited me too often and got scary as hell trying to get it up there to change a tire. The 60" was more stable for me. It just all depends.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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Before you order that, check your local Napa. Mine carries those for $64.99 in the store, but I'm the middle of wheelin' country. I'd probably just get the 60.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:48 PM   #4
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I'd go with the 48" despite the few dollars price diff.

If you have a tractor supply co store near you thats the place to buy 'em. I think I paid just over $50 out the door a couple of years ago for one there. Everyone else wanted about $20 more.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:53 PM   #5
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Not a YJ guy, but i'd vote for the 48" because of mounting it. I personally took and drilled some holes in my rear tire carrier and run some bolts through it, then mounted my high lift on that.. works great. Its more of an ornament then any thing.. works really good for a handle on my tire carrier too.. i use my winch MUCH more. But i actually got to use the jack yesterday to help a buddy change his tire on the trail.. first time ive ever used it on the trail

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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:24 PM   #6
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48". I've only seen 60" needed for full size broncos with huge lifts. If you're only going to be using it for yourself and other jeeps, 48" will do and is easier to store.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:29 PM   #7
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"48 is just fine, really dont think you will need to lift your jeep "60 off the ground. if you were closer i would sell you mine, it just sits in the garage collecting dust since my stock jack works just fine with my "5.5 of lift and "35 tires.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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Mine just sits in the corner of the garage too. I would save your money for something really useful. If you ever did need one, someone else will have it. I have never needed one wheeling. I tried jacking up my Jeep with it once and decided it wasn't a good idea and just used my floor jack. I use my stock jack to change my 35" tires too.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:38 PM   #9
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One more vote for the 48. For your jeep that is as big as you will ever need. Plus there is no where to store a larger jack.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:55 PM   #10
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Keep in mind that some bumpers are goofy-shaped and don't allow you to get underneath the body very easily... for example, my front bumper has a tube that sticks forward and the only way I can use the jack from the front is to lift from that hoop. At that height I can only get a few inches off the ground. Fine for the garage, not fine on weird uneven terrain in the unlikely event that I need to lift my entire front end (maybe if my diff was stuck in a rock and I couldn't get off). It hasn't been a problem for me yet and I have the 48" hi-lift, but something to think about. If you can store the 60", why not get it? You never know...
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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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smittybilt also makes a version of the hi lift. prices are good too
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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:58 PM   #12
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Go 48", that's all I have to say about it enough's been said
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:14 PM   #13
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I bent my 60" on the trail and then cut it down to 52"
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Unread 04-12-2010, 09:07 PM   #14
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I also say 48". i have the 60 " and i am limited on where i can mount it.
If you buy the 48" i"ll trade you my 60".
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Unread 04-12-2010, 09:09 PM   #15
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I bent my 60" on the trail and then cut it down to 52"
Thats funny.. i was standing in the garage today staring at my jack thinking about cutting a foot off of it.
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