Hi lift jack ideas

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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by olyelr » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:26 am

Nice thanks for the pics!
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Post by Easttnrhino » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:50 pm

I like, good idea. Thanks
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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by adeluca73 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:52 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:32 pm
I know this thread is old, but here's how I just mounted mine in a RamBox truck. Took the jack apart to its major pieces: jack bar, foot (replaced the bolt with a 1/4" pin), handle (replaced the cotter pin with a single leg snap button), and running gear. I built plywood dividers and a jig to hold the jack bar and handle. The handle's held on with Quick Fist clamps, and the jack bar is on 1/2" bolts with wing nuts.
That’s a slick way to shoehorn that monster in there!!!
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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:14 am

adeluca73 wrote:
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That’s a slick way to shoehorn that monster in there!!!
My wife said the same thing this morning.

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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by adeluca73 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:17 am

Reloaderguy wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:14 am
adeluca73 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:52 pm

That’s a slick way to shoehorn that monster in there!!!
My wife said the same thing this morning.
Figured it was you would chime in....I couldn't have teed it up any better aside from subtitling "that's what she said" after. Nice to see we conform to expectations....
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Post by JRHPWRWAGON06 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:11 pm

Those things weigh a ton. I would keep it in the garage unless i was Wheeling. Save on gas.
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Post by Bill2014 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:55 pm

JRHPWRWAGON06 wrote:
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Those things weigh a ton. I would keep it in the garage unless i was Wheeling. Save on gas.
You will only need it if it is in your garage :poke:
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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by KevinABQ » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:01 pm

Nobody ever forgets their recovery gear on a shelf in their garage. Particularly if it stays in the truck.
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Post by Mule » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:37 pm

A good checklist and pre-trip inspection goes a long ways!

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Post by btsbarton » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:16 pm

JRHPWRWAGON06 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Those things weigh a ton. I would keep it in the garage unless i was Wheeling. Save on gas.
You’re aware how much these things already weigh right? lol what is an extra 50 pounds

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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by Oilbrnr » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:33 am

HOBBES wrote:
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What are you using as lift-points on the PW and what do you expect to achieve with that Hi_lift?

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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by EasyDoesIt » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:49 pm

Oilbrnr wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:33 am
HOBBES wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:14 pm
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What are you using as lift-points on the PW and what do you expect to achieve with that Hi_lift?

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In a pinch you can use the front tow hooks. I've done it, I wouldn't get under the truck but to change a tire or get the tire out of a hole, id do it again.

Also the rear hitch would work.

Or get one of those wheel straps.
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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:46 am

I carry a Hi Lift for the same reason I carry a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit. The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared".

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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by HOBBES » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:38 pm

Oilbrnr wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:33 am
HOBBES wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:14 pm
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What are you using as lift-points on the PW and what do you expect to achieve with that Hi_lift?

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I wish I had a set of MOPAR factory rock rails installed to lift from. Instead, I have the lift-mate wheel strap, bumper lift, off road base, winch kit, etc. I like the idea of it being capable of being used as a spreader. The Jackmate allows me to pry open a car door like a can opener, if necessary.
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Re: Hi lift jack ideas

Post by btsbarton » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:29 pm

Oilbrnr wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:33 am
HOBBES wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:14 pm
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What are you using as lift-points on the PW and what do you expect to achieve with that Hi_lift?

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If you have rock sliders, they are good lift points for a HiLift.

If you get the “Lift Mate” wheel lift kit, it’s great for lifting one corner to place a traction board or rocks to fill a hole you’re stuck in, even without rock Sliders. Same concept if you need to break suction of a stuck vehicle framed out in mud/ice.

You can use the instability of the jack to its advantage to “cast off”...jacking it up and pushing or driving off the jack to reposition a vehicle. This isn’t for beginners/faint of heard though, as it can be dangerous if done wrong.

Hilift can also be used to press bearings, break tire beads, and It can be used as a winch in a pinch (slow, not much travel before having to reset)

I think the nicest misconception is HiLifts are for changing tires on lifted vehicles.... they are not! They CAN be as a last resort, but the MUCH SAFER route is to use the (stock) bottle jack under the axle and a 4x4 block of wood to gain the extra height if needed.

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