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Question for Those With Lifted Trucks..

What jack do you use?

Obviously the stock jack is way too small to be used. I just though about this today and went looking around, Wal-Mart has a SUV floor jack that lifts up to 21 for $42, Pepboys has the same thing for $59, and my frame is about 17 from the ground.

Though I have never had a flat (knock on wood) I know my jack would not help so what do you do? Call for a tow truck? Call a friend with a floor jack? Have a floor jack in your truck or tool box? Thought about stacking something under the jack but that is just asking for trouble..
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floor jack with a 4x4

stock jack with a 4x4
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If you try to jack a truck up on the frame, you wont ever get the wheels off the ground, b/c of how much the suspension droops. The stock jack *might* work if you jack it up using the tabs on the front lower control arms, or the axle in the rear.
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i use a craftsman floor jack with a 4x4 block of wood under the front crossmember
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i use the stock jack and it gets my 35's off the ground......
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I don't think I ever used my stock jack.

Harbour freight has a tall bottle jack I used. Its a lot like the stock one but it goes taller. They have a couple that are different heights and load ratings. Cheap and easy to carry.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93378

I also have a nice floor jack for when I am home. If you are thinking about buying a floor jack I really hate the cheap little ones that have the short handle and you have to remove the handle and turn the little thing on the back to let it down. Get one with the long handle where you just turn the and it lowers it down.

Junk style I hate
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=36119

Good style
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=54877
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i just put a piece of wood on top.
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i use the stock jack and it gets my 35's off the ground......

same here.
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same here....i just have to use a 4x4 block under my stock bottle jack....
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I don't think I ever used my stock jack.

Harbour freight has a tall bottle jack I used. Its a lot like the stock one but it goes taller. They have a couple that are different heights and load ratings. Cheap and easy to carry.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93378

I also have a nice floor jack for when I am home. If you are thinking about buying a floor jack I really hate the cheap little ones that have the short handle and you have to remove the handle and turn the little thing on the back to let it down. Get one with the long handle where you just turn the and it lowers it down.

Junk style I hate
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=36119

Good style
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=54877

i liked that bottle jack you have when we used it on my truck... i didnt realize it was so cheap
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i found a ghetto brand hi lift there for 29.99 im going tomorrow and buying it !

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=6530
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I use a hi lift. I use the lift mate to get the tire off the ground. It only takes easily 20 seconds or less of jacking to get the tire off the ground. Then get the ghetto bottle jack and slip it under axle and in actually 2-3 minutes I have the tire safely suspended in the air. The hi lift just makes it sooooo much easier. I learned the hard way of trying to fix a flat in a sandy river bottom Then some local jeepers come buy show me some wheelin' tricks and I'm rolling in minutes. They followed me out the whole rest of the trail (19 miles )just in case another rock decided to slash my sidewall. Nicest guys I've ever met on the trail.
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