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post #1 of 28 Old 11-28-2019, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Jack recommendations

I have a couple inch lift and 33ís. Need a new jack so looking for recommendations.


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post #2 of 28 Old 11-28-2019, 07:14 PM
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on the lighter side the stock type scissor jack can even lift 35s by the axle, no matter the lift. if its a bit short 2x4x12" block of wood as well as 4x6x12". a small bottle jack as well. will cover the range well. basically all i ever use i real life in many years. some times that scissor can get under things nothing else can, there junk but useful junk. For all the high lifts carried and never used but those others do.

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post #3 of 28 Old 11-28-2019, 08:12 PM
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Bottle jack with the SWaG adaptor



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post #4 of 28 Old 11-28-2019, 08:52 PM
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IMHO for 33's a good scissor or bottle jack should be all you need. Your standard Hi lift jack is typically only good for meats up to 35's anyway. And they do take up space. But they can be used for unusual situations, albeit rare. I carry both simply b/c I already had a Hi lift, but will usually use a bottle jack for changing a tire.

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For those who use the stock scissor jack.....it is known to fail without warning. I have seen this firsthand. When it does, it comes crashing down at lightening speed. The screw strips in the threaded block suddenly & all the weight comes down.
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post #6 of 28 Old 11-29-2019, 09:36 AM
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Goggle "SafeJack"
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Pricey but the ARB (or other brands) lift bags / jacks are pretty cool. Air or exhaust power... Used one last winter when a rover threw a tire chain... easy peasy

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That's a pretty slick get up, little pricey though.

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post #9 of 28 Old 11-30-2019, 02:04 PM
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Whatís wrong with this?

https://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Bot...adle_p_66.html

Inexpensive and safe to use. I have a Hi-Lift but would only use it to aid recovery. A small bottle jack with this adaptor is all you need.


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https://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Bot...adle_p_66.html

Inexpensive and safe to use. I have a Hi-Lift but would only use it to aid recovery. A small bottle jack with this adaptor is all you need.


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post #11 of 28 Old 11-30-2019, 09:23 PM
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I got one of these, just haven't found a place to mount it yet. I use the hell out of it at home. Tractor Supply has them too.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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post #12 of 28 Old 12-01-2019, 06:25 AM
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A decent hydraulic bottle jack (with some spacer boards to put it on for both stability and height) is a practical choice, and not too expensive. There are also folding jack stands you can use for a safety while working

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I have a Hi-Lift. Isnít that safe enough to use to get jack stands under it? Iíd never work under a Jeep thatís only supported by a Hi-Lift. Thatís suicide.


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post #15 of 28 Old 12-01-2019, 06:11 PM
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A Hi-lift is for extrication from stucks. You can change a tire with it, but it's just a PITA to use because it isn't meant for that job. Risky too. And this is coming from someone who carries a Hi-Lift off-roading.

For side of the road tire changes, I just carry the stock jack under the hood. It's as safe as any jack, and none of them are risk free, nor idiot proof.

For repair and maintenance at home in the driveway, a $69 Harbor Freight floor jack gets the call. That's what gets used more than anything. Due to the fact that I don't get stuck and don't get flat tires, if I can help it.

I've got a couple of hydraulic bottle jacks. Used them for lifting the house. Wouldn't have much use for one under the vehicles.

It's December, so I guess it's time for our monthly "which jack" thread.
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