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Tire jack options or High lift?

After i lifted my truck, i pretty much realised that the jack that i got from factory is pretty much useless to me after my 3 inch lift with my 33's.

I am looking for a High lift jack for my truck but 4 Wheel parts talked me out of it because i do not have a place to put it on the truck to safely jack up the truck in case of a flat.

What do you guys do? What do you guys carry as far as a Jack to replace a tire just in case. Keep a piece or 4x4 wood to pace the jack on top of?

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I do know there are several attachments that can make the hi-lift work. Like wheel attachment jacks and such, but I suppose if you don't have an aftermarket bumper or solid rock sliders on the sides, it would be a bit of a wasted investment. At least for now. As far as lift, yeah a couple short blocks of 4x4 wood is what I use. My 2 3/4 ton floor jack can't even really get the stock pro-4x up off the ground to any respectable height without the wood blocks... They don't exactly sell floor jacks FOR 4x4 specific vehicles either...

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I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but I recently purchased this:

https://safejacks.com/collections/fr...th-bottle-jack

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...after reading your OP, I feel sort of stupid that this issue never crossed my mind (although I'm still only in the research phase of what lift and suspension I want to do to my SV CC)...

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I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but I recently purchased this:

https://safejacks.com/collections/fr...th-bottle-jack
Unfortunately I cannot find any screw style bottle jacks on the market anymore. I really want one like my original Datsun truck had. Even some Toyota's had them in the 90's and early 2000's. Sadly the only kind of bottle jacks you can find now are the obnoxious and unreliable pump kind. At least those are the two adjectives I use for them, probably great for everyone else.

I do miss being able to just hook the power drill up to the bottle jack and up goes your vehicle.

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This is what I use. It is a scissors jack for an H1 Hummer.It comes with a steel base that keeps it from sinking in soft terrain.
Did some modifications so it would be secure under the differential. Also welded a lug nut to it so I can use a portable impact wrench to raise and lower it.
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...after reading your OP, I feel sort of stupid that this issue never crossed my mind (although I'm still only in the research phase of what lift and suspension I want to do to my SV CC)...
i never really cared about that until i really started offroading my truck quite a bit. Had it happen on my last trip with one of my friends in a tacoma and i wanted to make sure i was prepared for it if and when it does happen to me.

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I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but I recently purchased this:

https://safejacks.com/collections/fr...th-bottle-jack
I carry a Craftsman 12 ton but don't have any of those nifty accessories. I got's me some pieces of wood though...

This guy is super sexy but that's some serious weight to take on when the scissors, bottle, and hi-lifts do the job just as well (and others)

One of the reasons sliders were one of my first investments (other than fear of pinching a rocker panel) was because I knew I'd be toting a Hi-Lift whether I had lift points or not, since it's so versatile. You can get any of four wheels off the ground with sliders, sometimes two. Bumpers don't always lift as well (I need an attachment for the shackle to lift from my front Shrock)

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It is all about where you jack. In the rear you jack on the axle tube. The half inch going from 32" to 33"s make no difference in getting the wheels off the ground.

In the front it looks like you have SPC UCA thus you have about 1" extra of down travel. Still the factory suspension drops considerably when lifted from the frame. Have you tried. How close. You can jack on the front cross member as that is a bit lower and will get you more height. You can also jack directly on the LCA. THis will lift the truck with no suspension drop to worry about.

Using a high lift to change tires is dicey. The best lift point for a high lift is in the 2" receiver of the hitch. Tongue of the lift fits perfectly. I don't like jacking on the sliders as the top of the lift is too close to the body for my taste. I use a lift mate (hooks on to the wheels) for corner lifting but that doesn't help with changing the tires.

IMO the stock jack is still the best for changing tires. Just have to know where to jack from.

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^This. Under the axle tube or LCA the factory jack does just fine for tire changes. For off road I just throw a block of wood to help the jack reach if those spots are inaccessible.

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