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---is it safe to do this?---

would a stock front bummper of a ford ranger hold the weight of the truck if i used a bummper jack on it?
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thout ya would know befor i did something stupid!..lol..
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..lol.. that what i thout but i just wanna double check..thanks bud
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hell no.
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here my next qu. what jacks do ya use for ya lifted trucks?
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(reason being)
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i had a flat yesterday ( witch turned into a 6 mile walk and 2 tickets but thats another story) and my jack didnt work so i want to invest into a jack i know i can use for a wile.

any ideal buds?
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Hi- Lift Jack
or a floor jack
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Hi- Lift Jack
or a floor jack
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. would a 3 ton floor jack have more lift than a 2 1/2 ton jack( as far as lifting higher is concerned)
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could have less. amount of lift depends on the jack.. your truck isnt tall enough that any standard floor jack would have a problem
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could have less. amount of lift depends on the jack.. your truck isnt tall enough that any standard floor jack would have a problem
as of right now , you are true, but i want to invest into a jack that will work when i do get the lift on my ranger. and im thinking about 4-7 inches...... i havent decided yeat.
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will the same floor jacks work?
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there is things called 4x4 blocks of wood they come in handy lol
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there is things called 4x4 blocks of wood they come in handy lol
Yep!!

I use my floor jack and a chunk of 4x4 to lift my truck up, then support it with jack stands. If I ever get a flat on the road though, I'm screwed. The on board factory jack is a POS and doesn't even come close to anything when fully extended.
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there is things called 4x4 blocks of wood they come in handy lol
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i was not trying to go the "non block route" i do it now but hey , whatever works ..works..riiight..lol
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Bottle jack?
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I have a Craftsmen Truck Jack and I cant get my truck off the ground I have to use a strong block of wood to get it off the ground in the front. So I think it would lift your truck fine!
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You guys with a hi lift. What do you guys use as lift points?

I've used my tow hooks and hitch before, they worked alright.
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I went and got a 3 1/2ton jack....lifts from 5" to 21"... that's should work right... and if a semi ever needed a jack.....I gott it covered....lol
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bump for what?

i carry a 3 ton jack in both of my trucks and several pieces of 4x4 wood incase i cant reach the desired lifting point...which isnt outta the realm of possibility on my 88 F-350.

at first i thought u meant a regular bumper jack using for lifting buses. hell that would work great just make u use the frame rails.
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^^what he said. bump for what?




you're way overthinking this whole jack thing.
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My jack lifts to like 21 inches and thats not enough. I have to use wood as well.
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just get a rail jack, we have one at work to jack up the equipment we build, its like 16" tall and jacks up another 16" so we can get about 32" out of it using the bottom toe, it looks simalr to this one but has a hook type thing on the bottom attached to the ram and a little bigger in diameter

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i have used a pneumatic bumper jack on my beater '94 ranger.
i had no problems at all, it didn't even flex.
those who are saying it isn't safe, have you ever done it?
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bump for what?

i carry a 3 ton jack in both of my trucks and several pieces of 4x4 wood incase i cant reach the desired lifting point...which isnt outta the realm of possibility on my 88 F-350.

at first i thought u meant a regular bumper jack using for lifting buses. hell that would work great just make u use the frame rails.
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you got your answer...your answer is no, and beyond that, you recieve ideas on what to use to jack the truck up....what else do you want other than to always keep your thread at the top of the active posts???
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you got your answer...your answer is no, and beyond that, you recieve ideas on what to use to jack the truck up....what else do you want other than to always keep your thread at the top of the active posts???
Haha... they know what a Bump is dude.

They are more curious why you bumped a thread that already had an answer to all the questions asked.
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