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Just a survey.

To change a tire, on the trail or the side of the road, whats your favorite kind of jack that will actually lift your vehicle sufficient amounts to allow tire removal?

I've always used a Datsun jack that came in the old Datsun 620 pickups, rated at 1.5 ton, screw type jack, looks like a bottle jack. Slow but works great and has a nice wide base.
Unfortunately I've just noticed that it will not go tall enough to lift my truck anymore. So what else is out there, anyone know of something better?
I'll carry around a block of wood but I'd really like to find something that would work better.

Oh yeah, Hi lift is not an option when the trucks this tall, needs something to lift it by the axle.

Dan. (those aluminum nascar jacks are looking really good right now)
 

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Jack-All.

I've wasted too much time with the stock 'bottle-jack' and I (finally) learned to strap the axle to the frame when using the hi-lift. It saves about 10 'clicks'.
 

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Dan I have a couple full size Chev or ford screw jacks. I don't know if they are tall enough. Do you want me to measure one?
When i used to have to lift farm equipment a hydraulic bottle jack was really handy.
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My stock Ford screw jack worked fine with the 33's. I haven't tried it with the 36's but I'm sure it will work.
 

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Rude said:
Jack-All.

I've wasted too much time with the stock 'bottle-jack' and I (finally) learned to strap the axle to the frame when using the hi-lift. It saves about 10 'clicks'.
Ditto here. Strap them axles up and you're set...
 

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Hey I've got no problem lifting my Jeep with a Jack-All. I'm talking about my Ford truck here though, its quite a bit taller than my Jeep, and quite a bit heavier. Its a pretty dangerous situation getting the Jack-all or Hi-lift to the top of its travel, kinda wobbly.
 

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A Hi-Lift or Jack-All is the most popular way to go. Sizes range all the way up to 60".

I'll never have trouble lifting my Samurai with the 60" Hi-Lift that I have :D
 

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Goof said:
A Hi-Lift or Jack-All is the most popular way to go. Sizes range all the way up to 60".

I'll never have trouble lifting my Samurai with the 60" Hi-Lift that I have :D
what i wanna know, is how the hell do you carry that damn thing on your Sammy:D

i had to cut about an inch and a half or so off my 48" so i could fit it where i wanted to inside:*******
 

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I'll tell you soon as I find a spot to put it! I got the Hi-Lift from my Grandfather...made back then they made things STRONG. I'd hate to cut it, but I might have to. I'm hoping I can slide it up the middle of the Sami, under the back seat up to near the parkingbrake. Right now I have no rear seat, so it's easy...but I'm trying to get myself a seat to put it.
 

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good idea!

i used to have mine mounted horizontally across the back where the spare tire mount is. it was rusting into crap, and i had to have it bolted/locked up with so many chains 'n sh!t it looked like some kind of german porno device.

i was sitting at an intersection once, and heard/felt this *thump* and then "OW!"

:confused: looked out and saw this girl who had been walking too close to the back of my rig and had clocked herself in the shoulder on the base plate of the jack.:rolleyes:

great, that's all i need is to be sued by a pedestrian for walking into my truck...i'm happier now that it's inside bolted to my floor and roll bar.

as to the original post question, for day to day stuff at home, i just use a Canadian Tire screw jack under the axles. works fine.
 

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jack

was at princess auto yesterday and thought i would check out the jacks
i have an old farm jack that i don't use cause it's unreliable
the new farm jacks don't seem much better if at all.
they have a tendancy to drop like a rock when lowering your truck
maybe there is a trick to it .does any one use one and what's the secret to making one lower smoothly
i've never had a jack-all or high-lift drop on me
 

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Re: jack

gregjack62 said:
was at princess auto yesterday and thought i would check out the jacks
i have an old farm jack that i don't use cause it's unreliable
the new farm jacks don't seem much better if at all.
they have a tendancy to drop like a rock when lowering your truck
maybe there is a trick to it .does any one use one and what's the secret to making one lower smoothly
i've never had a jack-all or high-lift drop on me
I'Ve never had a farm jack drop on me how cuold they sell em if they did that?
 

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Farm Jacks suck!!! I bought a couple at a tool auction and I have broken the handles off of both of them. They are very cheaply made. I also had the problem of them falling when letting the truck down. They are just bad news.

I now have a 48" Jackall and it hasn't let me down yet.
 
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