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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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Tire Change Kit

What do you guys have on board for a spare tire kit? I still have the original factory kit under the hood, but I've never used it and I like the idea of replacing it with a box.

What have you found to be a good bottle jack/lug wrench/box combo to fit neatly under the hood?

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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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I keep a 1/2'' ratchet, extension, and some sockets in the console since the OEM kit doesn't fit my lugs. I might to try to fab something and put all of that (and more) under the hood.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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I don't keep a spare at the moment. I keep a good off road tire plug and patch kit I got from ORW. to get the wheel and tire off I keep a half inch impact gun and impact sockets for my lug nuts (I have on board air to run it) and my high lift with a ratchet strap for jacking. (i strap the axle to the frame to keep the suspension from flexing out so I don't have to jack it up as high to get the tire off the ground)
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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
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The stock one...

Good idea about the strap though. I was wishing I had a wratchet strap last week when I inverted a shackle in Ouray. Do you know how hard it is to fully extend your springs and lift a wheel off the ground just by driving on a rock when you have no sway or trac bars and full length shocks?
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Unread 08-17-2011, 04:43 AM   #5
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I've never enjoyed lifting with the high-lift for a tire change. Instead of strapping the axle to the frame I lift the tire to be changed with the hi-lift tire attachment, lower the tire onto a jack stand, remove the hi-lift, and then the tire. Reverse.

More work but it seems safer that way, especially on the trail. The jeep is supported by the jack stand under the axle tube.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #6
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My only issue with that is you can't always get a jack stand under it on the trail, and of course,you have to carry the jack stands now as well. Usually when I have to remove a tire it's to change a busted front axle shaft. Tire repairs are usually done with the tire inlace with a plug or two. The high lift really isn't bad as long as you do it right. I also welded some plate steel to the bottom of my high lift base to give it a bigger footprint and make it a bit more stable. But it worked just fine for me before I did that. In fact I've used the instability of the high lift to my advantage to get unstuck before. Jacked it up and drove off the jack
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Unread 08-17-2011, 12:29 PM   #7
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My only issue with that is you can't always get a jack stand under it on the trail, and of course,you have to carry the jack stands now as well. Usually when I have to remove a tire it's to change a busted front axle shaft. Tire repairs are usually done with the tire inlace with a plug or two. The high lift really isn't bad as long as you do it right. I also welded some plate steel to the bottom of my high lift base to give it a bigger footprint and make it a bit more stable. But it worked just fine for me before I did that. In fact I've used the instability of the high lift to my advantage to get unstuck before. Jacked it up and drove off the jack
2 Things....

1. Glad to see I'm not the only one who has done that
2. Thats the kind of unsafe, poor practices that get people hurt. Therefore we aren't allowed to talk about it.

Seriously, I have used my highlift the exact same ways as you describe, and no, I have never had a problem with it either.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #8
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2 Things....

1. Glad to see I'm not the only one who has done that
2. Thats the kind of unsafe, poor practices that get people hurt. Therefore we aren't allowed to talk about it.

Seriously, I have used my highlift the exact same ways as you describe, and no, I have never had a problem with it either.
i never said it was safe. but its effective. Obviously only to be done in a real bind when there is no other alternative and obviously make sure nobody is standing anywhere near it when you do it. Just throwing it out there as another use for a high lift.
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