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post #1 of 9 Old 07-27-2005, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Best High Jack Lift

Im looking into getting a 48" High Jack lift and was just wondering what brands are best. Any info will help. Thanks.


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post #2 of 9 Old 07-27-2005, 09:16 AM
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Hi-Lift is the brand you want. its like a Warn winch, go with what you know works, especially when you really need it. also its a good idea to get the offraod base or make one. and if you don't have a winch, Hi-Lift makes a pretty nice recovery kit, that works with the jack.

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-27-2005, 09:26 AM
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I would avoid any brand except Hi-Lift. The others are often imported from China (not all but... ) and I've seen a couple photos of cheap Hi-Lift knock-offs bent over double under the weight of a Wrangler.

Be aware that due to it being highly unstable, a Hi-Lift is only a tool of last resort and should not be used for just normal tire changing or lifting of the Jeep for working on it in the garage. My Jeep has 35" tires and 5.5" of lift and the factory jack still works fine for changing a tire.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-27-2005, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for all your help
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-27-2005, 12:19 PM
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You get what you pay for. Whenever I get around to working on the Jeep I fear I will drop a pretty penny on my lift kit, but cheaper may mean an embarassing tow off the trail because of a pebble in the road.


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post #6 of 9 Old 07-27-2005, 06:46 PM
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The all cast iron 48" model is at Tractor Supply for $43 as I recall from last month. I believe thats the cheapest anywhere.

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-30-2005, 09:58 AM
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I just picked one up from Harbor Frieght all cast Iron 34.95 after tax 48'' seems solid enough I jacked up the Jeep in the driveway yesterday with it to test it out no problems

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-30-2005, 10:15 AM
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My cousin bent his while using his HF POJ Hi Lift knock off to jack up his Ranger. It bent into a bow shape! Just need some string & he can go hunt some cowboys! The only things I get from HF are non life threatening tools and tape.
There is a reason everyone (95%) have the real Hi Lift, it works, it's safe(r), it lasts (you could will one to your kids) and it is reasonably priced.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-30-2005, 11:46 AM
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True Hi Lift!

Mine is over 20 years old. It's not exactly straight anymore due to an episode of jacking up the back of the 3/4 ton and kicking it off the jack to get the rear out of some nasty ruts

Just painted it and it looks like new (if you don't site down the rail )

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