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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:41 PM   #16
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You know what's funny? I do road side assistance for a living. As such I change between 5 and 7 tires a day. 7 days a week.

The company supplied me with a $75 GM Goodwrench 2.5 ton floor jack. Anything bigger than a Dodge Caravan I use my old ZJ's jack. The only complaint I have with the ZJ's jack is that it won't fit under the side of most cars.

But when it comes to changing the front tire on an F350 Super Duty? That damned ZJ jack can't be beat!!

I honestly don't know what everyone's problem is with the stock jack, unless it was one of the multitude of things changed in 96. The thing is bulletproof, reliable as a brick and takes up less room than a 2L soda bottle. As I say, I use it on average of 3-4 times a day for my living!!

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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #17
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You know what's funny? I do road side assistance for a living. As such I change between 5 and 7 tires a day. 7 days a week.

The company supplied me with a $75 GM Goodwrench 2.5 ton floor jack. Anything bigger than a Dodge Caravan I use my old ZJ's jack. The only complaint I have with the ZJ's jack is that it won't fit under the side of most cars.

But when it comes to changing the front tire on an F350 Super Duty? That damned ZJ jack can't be beat!!

I honestly don't know what everyone's problem is with the stock jack, unless it was one of the multitude of things changed in 96. The thing is bulletproof, reliable as a brick and takes up less room than a 2L soda bottle. As I say, I use it on average of 3-4 times a day for my living!!
You added an e to on in your sig dude. I mean, come on!
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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:53 PM   #18
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And we brought a 4 year old thread back from the dead why?
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Unread 08-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #19
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haha, I still have that jack, although it doesn't even come close to doing anything for my jeep now. I keep it in the trunk of the car now
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Unread 08-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #20
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And we brought a 4 year old thread back from the dead why?
to drive the Mods crazy

also, any one else ever run into the stock jack being to tall. With a completly flat tire it will not fit under the front driver side axle
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Unread 08-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #21
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I replaced all four of my stock tires with 30x9.50r15 tires with stock jack in the parking lot of my apartment. It was a PITA but it got the job done.
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Unread 08-02-2009, 11:02 PM   #22
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You added an e to on in your sig dude. I mean, come on!
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Unread 08-03-2009, 12:53 AM   #23
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I had a flat a few weeks ago and the jack didn't lift the tire up enough to take off a wheel. Thank goodness it was good and flat so it would come off. i had to place the spare at an angle with the bottom where it was supposed to be and the top angled out so I could fit a lug on and tighten the spare into place. I fitted some shims into the jeep to give it the 1/2" in needed and a little more.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 01:05 AM   #24
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When the tire is tall enough then the bottle will fit just fine under the control arm at the axle. If you guys put the jack under the frame rail & lift. You are leting the axle flex down before you lift the tire.

I've used my jack to push the front axle back to align holes when installing control arms before. It fit just right betrween the upper control arm bracket & front skid plate.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 01:07 AM   #25
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I dont see how so many people are having huge issues with this. I think that Jerry had a thread a while back where he changed a 33" or 35" M/T for us with the stock jack.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 07:58 AM   #26
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Fraser, it appears some people on here got stuck with a scissor jack in their Jeep. If that's the case, I don't blame them for being pissed. It doesn't matter the vehicle I own, if it has a scissor jack in it when we get it, I go straight to the wrecking yard and locate a Chevy pickup or Jeep XJ/ZJ and snag their bottle jack.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #27
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Yah... I use mine all the time, The floor jack is busy holding something else up, i grab the bottle jack and get the job done.

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Unread 08-03-2009, 12:16 PM   #28
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I blew a tire on my WJ at quarter to midnight outisde Effingham Illinois on the side of the highway. We pulled out the jack and spare and got to work. The jacking locating is a pain, and it's never really obvious where it should go by looking at the pictures/reading the owners manual. The tip that goes into the actual jack was chipped so every 3/4 rotation it fell out and had to be put back in (not easy when it's two feet away from you). Eventually it worked out but I've never had a worse jack, but any jack is a good jack when you need it.
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