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Lifted floor jack....

Post by TwinStick » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:25 am

https://offroadpowerproducts.com/pro-ea ... gLW4PD_BwE

Has anyone done that to their floor jack ? I was thinking of trying to make something like that, my driveway is so friggin' uneven, my floor jacks bottom out ALL the time.
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Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: Lifted floor jack....

Post by DamageWagon » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:38 am

Find which manufacturer makes the parts or make the brackets yourself. Those Pro Eagle jacks are an amalgamation of Harbor Freight jacks.

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Re: Lifted floor jack....

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:12 am

I'd be too afraid that SOB would roll around after its jacked up! :jawdrop:

Jacks with little wheels are hard to move around - but they typically stay put when they're jacked.
Jacks with big wheels move around easy - maybe too easy! :wink:
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Re: Lifted floor jack....

Post by RPS1030 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:28 am

I really like my Pro Eagle big wheel 2-ton.

Hasn't struggled with lifting the PW.
Extendable Foot is really really useful.
Rolls over Everything I need it to, air hoses, 220V cords, rocks, paver steps to the back porch, door sill
Stays stable when lifted so far.

It is a little slow at jacking, but usable.
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Post by TwinStick » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:45 pm

Well, that Pro Eagle jack is certainly HD, :lol: . That's a CTD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuevDMEc1qs


Dont think it would go anywhere with e-brake on, or 4Lo 1st gear, providing you work on 1 end at a time.
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:51 pm

I've actually been thinking of picking up this to keep in the truck. The Hi-Lift is useless for changing a tire with all I have going on now. I looked at the ProEagle, and I like them, but they are nearly 2x the cost of everyone else's aluminum jacks.

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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:53 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:I've actually been thinking of picking up this to keep in the truck. The Hi-Lift is useless for changing a tire with all I have going on now

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I dig the skid-plate style jack mounts. Maybe a little harder to move around in some scenarios but they take a lot of the sketchiness out of things. They work in sand and silt where nothing else does without some kind of plate.

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Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:00 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:53 pm
BoldAdventure wrote:I've actually been thinking of picking up this to keep in the truck. The Hi-Lift is useless for changing a tire with all I have going on now

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I dig the skid-plate style jack mounts. Maybe a little harder to move around in some scenarios but they take a lot of the sketchiness out of things. They work in sand and silt where nothing else does without some kind of plate.
Me too. It looks like a solid solution.

I've found a few companies that make a skid (for various prices) for the Harbor Freight jacks, but the specifics have left me hesitant so far to order from one of them. Also, every time I go into Harbor Freight (which I just did yesterday) they don't have the 2-ton jack. Ugh. That Jegs jack is 260 for the whole deal. So I dunno, it's slightly tempting considering the prices below. The HF 2-ton is $99.00 plus finding a skid plate... So..... Maybe it's not a bad deal.

https://www.solomotorsports.com/shop/pa ... kid-plate/

http://dmzfab.com/product/jack-skid-pla ... cing-jack/

https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1792.html
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Post by TwinStick » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:27 pm

For the money difference at HF, i'd get the 3 ton aluminum. You can catch them on sale for $159. They work well. I have 2 of the old style HF 3 ton steel floor jacks & 1 of the new 3 ton aluminum ones i like them all. One of the steel ones is 26 yrs old now, been rebuilt 3x (O-rings & jack oil) & still working like a champ. Those skids are definitely the ticket for dirt or sand.
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Post by TwinStick » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:28 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:51 pm
I've actually been thinking of picking up this to keep in the truck. The Hi-Lift is useless for changing a tire with all I have going on now. I looked at the ProEagle, and I like them, but they are nearly 2x the cost of everyone else's aluminum jacks.

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Do you have 60" ?
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:20 pm

I use the HF 2.5 ton jack for everything. It works ok, I’ve had a wheel rip off, cheap center pin. One thing to watch for on jacks of this style, regardless of manufacturer, is that they do not at all like to be loaded at an angle. You cannot jack the truck up on the steep angle of a truss or radius arm, gotta get the ground and lifting point as close to parallel as possible or the links can fold and the jack will fail in an instant

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Post by Reloaderguy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:01 am

My 3 ton has been leaking for the last few years so I broke down and bought a 4 ton. I don't need an offroad floorjack.
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Post by TommyG » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:53 am

Been thinking about this for on the truck to use in the field. I really liked the concept of the Arb hydraulic jack but I am not paying almost a grand for one:

https://safejacks.com/collections/bottl ... ottle-jack

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Skid plate for stability:

https://safejacks.com/collections/bottl ... stabilizer

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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:08 am

TwinStick wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:28 pm
BoldAdventure wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:51 pm
I've actually been thinking of picking up this to keep in the truck. The Hi-Lift is useless for changing a tire with all I have going on now. e]

Do you have 60" ?

Yes, still useless, how high do I have to go before I get a tire off the ground? The answer is too damn high. It is useless for changing a tire on these trucks. Might be useful for recovery.

I have a 4-ton steel floor jack. No need for a 3 ton in the truck. All I want is to safely lift an axle one side at a time.
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Post by Bill2014 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:13 am

Maybe you need a light-weight, cheap, 3-4 ton exhaust jack?

Even work fairly well on soft uneven ground... :secret:
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Bill2014 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:13 am
Maybe you need a light-weight, cheap, 3-4 ton exhaust jack?

Even work fairly well on soft uneven ground... :secret:
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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:13 pm

Straight from China or the Russian Federation.
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Post by Bill2014 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:31 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
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Straight from China or the Russian Federation.
I hear you - but even our Power Wagons weren't made in the states :poke:
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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:00 pm

What does that have to do with the hilarity of where it ships from?
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Post by EasyDoesIt » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:49 pm

Semi related, I picked up a floor jack extension and it's made life a lot easier when working on lifted vehicles.

I don't remember where I got mine from but this is identical.

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Post by RustyPW » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:17 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:18 am
Bill2014 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:13 am
Maybe you need a light-weight, cheap, 3-4 ton exhaust jack?

Even work fairly well on soft uneven ground... :secret:
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In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Post by TwinStick » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:39 pm

I have an Uncle, retired GM worker & Vietnam Veteran, who has been screaming at me for 40 years to "BUY AMERICAN". When i bought my Power Wagon, he said "FINALLY, YOU BOUGHT AMERICAN", I said no, you got it all wrong, my Toyota is Made in America & my Dodge is Made in Mexico, lol :lol: . Yet his garage & workshop are literally FILLED with stuff from Harbor Freight.......go figure. Floor jacks, hydraulic rams, grinders, 12" disc wheel, tools, etc.... .
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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