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what do you guys who go trail riding and are prone to flat tires bring incase you get a flat in the trail? I just got a hi lift jack and it SUCKS and the only place for me to jack it up is on the front and rear hitch extensions.....any other options? im going to get rid of this jack because 1. i hate it 2. its almost as tall as the top of my tailgate (3" bl and belltech 6400s) so **** it lol
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Why? A highlift id the most versitile recovery tool you can buy. You can winch with it, use it as a jack stand etc. You just dont have the patience to use it properly. Get some sliders and use those as a jacking point. Or use your tow hooks.

What else are you going to use. The stock jack will no longer work
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im pretty sure mines not working right you have to literally SLAM the handle against the jack for it to lower the truck and they sent me the biggest one when i ordered the 36" lol what size should i go with since i have to get rid of this one anyway
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im pretty sure mines not working right you have to literally SLAM the handle against the jack for it to lower the truck and they sent me the biggest one when i ordered the 36" lol what size should i go with since i have to get rid of this one anyway
Spray it will a good lubricate… works wonders !
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im pretty sure mines not working right you have to literally SLAM the handle against the jack for it to lower the truck and they sent me the biggest one when i ordered the 36" lol what size should i go with since i have to get rid of this one anyway
Go for a 36 then
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im pretty sure mines not working right you have to literally SLAM the handle against the jack for it to lower the truck and they sent me the biggest one when i ordered the 36" lol what size should i go with since i have to get rid of this one anyway
You didn't get the biggest one, you got the 48"
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my old 4runner had a **** load of flex. i could flex on taller highway dividers and still have all the tires toutching easy and had more than enough room for my 37s in the fenders, once you get so tall or slinky they just kinda loose there pop even with a 36 on my sliders all it would do is lean me over.

lube the **** out of the jack, it may want to work a touch beter, also it could be the wieght, ive noticed that high lifhts dont like wieght alot on the lowering part of it. or you could just push your trick off the jack....
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I think you have a problem with user error.
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I think you have a problem with user error.
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Get some sliders. They make great jack points.
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