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post #1 of 6 Old 07-30-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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What jack to get?

I am buying a 94 XJ with 4" lift and 33" tires. The jack on the car is useless. What jack should I get. What is the best, and what is cost effective?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-30-2008, 02:43 PM
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Best is the hi-lift brand.

I have the 60 Xtreme. And can do many things. And if you wheel alot then is worth it.

They come in different sizes and options. Black, red, then silver.
Each color is different lift options. I think of what is made of and what it can do.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-30-2008, 04:00 PM
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my stock jack works with 5.5 lift and 36s?? i would use a hilift for tire changes, i have one, and yes i have used it to change tires, it was very scary

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I have a Hi Lift that I never bring with me. The stock jack stays under the seat. As mentioned above, tire changin with a Hi Lift is not recommended unless you can put a block under the axle. I'm going to get one of these when funds allow:


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Is there any jack that is a good replacement for the stock one? Bottlejacks are heavy and don't go high

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-30-2008, 04:36 PM
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HI-lifts are not recommendable unless you have a solid jack point (read:solid bumpers and sliders) and even then its not the best idea to change a tire with one as they can get kinda tipsy. I would look for a long travel bottle jack, the hydrolic kind not the screw kind, and keep a block to use as a base if you have to jack in the soft stuff (like a 2"x8"x12" or so)

Edit: Double piston design is what im talkin bout

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