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post #1 of 15 Old 03-22-2017, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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What size jack do I need for 33in tires w/ no lift

I am doing all of my brakes this weekend and need to go buy a jack tall enough. I have 33in Duratrac's with no lift. I know that the stock lift will not go high enough. What length will I need to get these tires up and off the ground?

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post #2 of 15 Old 03-22-2017, 09:38 AM
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Sports came stock with 29" tires and Sahara's had 32" tires. So in reality, you only need about another inch of lift which I would do with a couple of 3/4" plywood blocks.

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Guess I probably should have listed...I have a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited 4 door. Not sure if this makes a difference. My stock jack is rusted and unusable so I will need to get a new one.
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Sports came stock with 29" tires and Sahara's had 32" tires. So in reality, you only need about another inch of lift which I would do with a couple of 3/4" plywood blocks.
What he said! You can never have too many blocks in the shop! Just make sure they are bigger than the jack base, maybe a few inches.

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Guess I probably should have listed...I have a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited 4 door. Not sure if this makes a difference. My stock jack is rusted and unusable so I will need to get a new one.
I found a jack so cool i bought 2! Let me see if i can find a link somewhere...

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Here it is, i love these jacks! Both are under my Dodge 1ton as we speak. Ive used them for years now for anything from my fifth wheel rv to the Jeep and the truck. Probably the best jacks i have ever bought as far as versitility. The have the safety stand built in so if that project runs longer and you need to walk away, no prob. Let the jack down till it hits the lock and no worries!

https://www.amazon.com/Powerbuilt-64.../dp/B003ULZGFU

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I would go with a $20 bottle jack. A 4 Ton Craftsman jack covers 8" to almost 16" and can be used on the trail also. It's not too big either.

A 2 Ton floor jack isn't a bad call either for about $40 or there are some really nice ones for about $100. I bought the Craftsman combo set, floor Jack and 2 Jackstands for $80 several years ago and have been really happy for shop use.

Then there is always this.
https://www.amazon.com/ARB-72X10-Ora...F6ANMXM6HND6CZ

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So you think 21 inch length will do the trick?
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Here it is, i love these jacks! Both are under my Dodge 1ton as we speak. Ive used them for years now for anything from my fifth wheel rv to the Jeep and the truck. Probably the best jacks i have ever bought as far as versitility. The have the safety stand built in so if that project runs longer and you need to walk away, no prob. Let the jack down till it hits the lock and no worries!

https://www.amazon.com/Powerbuilt-64.../dp/B003ULZGFU
Thats a cool solution. Now I have to pick up a couple of those.
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What he said! You can never have too many blocks in the shop! Just make sure they are bigger than the jack base, maybe a few inches.
Under the axle most scissor jacks will do the job.

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a straight up bottle jack can kick out if you get to rocking the Jeep while wrenching on the lihs or other such items, scissors are for emergency tire changes. I would never get a body part under the vehicle in either situation. If you ever want to do anything more than change a tire or similar, get the ones i posted a link to! They can be used on the trail or the side of the road too.
Im not gonna lose sleep over your choice i just know ive got floor jacks, jack stands, trans jacks, high lifts, and bottle jacks. They all have their uses but, these are my go to jacks for most things.

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a straight up bottle jack can kick out if you get to rocking the Jeep while wrenching on the lihs or other such items, scissors are for emergency tire changes. I would never get a body part under the vehicle in either situation. If you ever want to do anything more than change a tire or similar, get the ones i posted a link to! They can be used on the trail or the side of the road too.
Im not gonna lose sleep over your choice i just know ive got floor jacks, jack stands, trans jacks, high lifts, and bottle jacks. They all have their uses but, these are my go to jacks for most things.
Sorry, I meant to quote the OP in my previous post. I thought he was just looking for a replacement jack for his rusted OE jack.

I agree with you when working on the rig.

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half of 33 is 16.5. Axle tube is 4"(?) so ~14.5 to lower tube (minus tire squat).
So any bottle jack under 12 retracted that extends to minimum of 16 and holds a minimum of 1 ton is enough to lift each tire 2" off ground, one at a time to get jack stand under - unless on a flat tire.

I like the idea of a pair of them jacks linked above with two small stands...

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I am doing all of my brakes this weekend and need to go buy a jack tall enough. I have 33in Duratrac's with no lift. I know that the stock lift will not go high enough. What length will I need to get these tires up and off the ground?
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I agree with others on the bottle jack. They're extremely convenient and fit in the place where your scissor jack would be.

Grab 1 (or 2) and a couple jack stands and you'll be set.
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