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Unread 06-02-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
kaleo333
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Hi-Lift

So I was messing around with my factory jack today to make sure I knew how to change a tire... and I quickly realized I can't get the Jeep off the ground now, and I'm about to add even more lift... How do you guys recommend I get it up to change a tire or something? should I just be jacking from a different spot or is a Hi-lift the best way to go? And what size hi-lift will I be needing along with any useful accessories for the trail? And finally, how should I go about mounting this to the Jeep? Thanks for any help, I'm clueless...

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Unread 06-03-2013, 02:14 AM   #2
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Believe the manual says to put it under the axle, on the side your lifting.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #3
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Lifting under the axle will do it with stock jack
Unless you have steel bumpers or aftermarket rock rails a Hi-Lift will not do you much good since there would be no where to use it.
Some do use it in the hitch but to change a ire it wouldn't work too well. They do make a kit that you lift the wheel up, but kind of blundersome if again just changing a tire
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Unread 06-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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Would the spot in the manual for changing a front tire still work? And rock rails are on the to do list... But not quite my next project
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