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Unread 03-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Oversize Tires and Stock Jack

How big of a tire can I go before the stock jack becomes useless?

I am thinking about a set of 32" tires, and was wondering if I need to buy a bigger jack to change the tire.

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Unread 03-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Stock jack will work fine with 32s
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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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Stock jack will work fine with 32s
In fact, the stock jack works fine with 35" tires and 37" in a pinch.

The below shows the stock jack lifting my axle with its 35" tires.

Don't forget, a 32" tire only lifts the axle 1" higher than a 30" tire does.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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Indeed, that little bottle jack works quite well
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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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GREAT! Thank you gentlemen!

Will someone please comment on my other post? I am looking to buy a replacement exhaust manifold to replace my current cracked Borla header:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/re...ifold-1344229/
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I also pack some wood. a 4x6 about a foot long and 4 2x4's, just if needed.
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Yea the stock bottle jack is pretty great!
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out of curiosity, has anyone tried hooking up a drill to operate the jack? Not really for the actual jacking, but for getting the jack extended and then collapsed again for storrage? rather than sitting there spinning it with your fingers, I bet a small electric hand-drill would work great!
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out of curiosity, has anyone tried hooking up a drill to operate the jack? Not really for the actual jacking, but for getting the jack extended and then collapsed again for storrage? rather than sitting there spinning it with your fingers, I bet a small electric hand-drill would work great!
Haha with like a big flat head bit. Might work! Never thought of that.
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out of curiosity, has anyone tried hooking up a drill to operate the jack? Not really for the actual jacking, but for getting the jack extended and then collapsed again for storrage? rather than sitting there spinning it with your fingers, I bet a small electric hand-drill would work great!
Here's a pretty cool jack that's made to run with a drill: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1049558
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