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High Lift Jack Tips and Tricks?


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#1 MorganM

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:04 PM

My inlaws got me a SWEET high lift jack for Christmas. Initially they didn't want to get it for me becuase they thought I would kill myself with it. I told them it was for offroading not for really holding my car up while I work under it. So they got me a pretty nice one !_!

Anyway...

Whats some tips and tricks to this thing and offroading? I've never really used one... Some things I can think of:



  • Keep a slab of wood for solid base to set it on.
  • Use to jack up if high centerd then stuff things under wheels.
  • Jack up and push it off the jack to get out of a nasty rut. Someone else actually mentioned this to me. Sounds a little unsafe but so are a lot of things :-p
What else?

#2 singletrack

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:14 PM

My inlaws got me a SWEET high lift jack for Christmas.

I've always wanted to see "how to fix a strut with a hi-lift handle" like was done on the Subicon.

Really. Where are the pics, fellers?

#3 northguy

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:24 PM

You can also use it to push your car with it. Put the base against a solid part of the car and the lift jaw against a tree or big rock and jack away. Up here we call them handyman jacks, and they are responsible for a number of broken jaws, concussions, and broken wrists/hands/crushed fingers. Be careful.

#4 s'ko

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:09 PM

can be used as a come-along.

hook up one chain to the pipe, the other to the jacking mechanism and jack away.

Jacking vehicle off a high-center is also a great one. Sister's Jeep got stuck on a Jeep trap mound. We hooked a line to the front of the Jeep and then jacked her rear up. Towed it off of the mount. Jack fell as it moved forward.

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#5 A DOG

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 10:02 AM

There have been several instances where I got highcentered or just stuck and had to jack my way out by sticking rocks under the tires. It takes a while to position rocks under the tires right, but if you do it right the first time you wont have to do it again.

#6 MSSLGECKO

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 10:13 AM

A Dog, whats the Bozeman snow like today? Missoula got like 4-5"s. Sorry about this hijack.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 10:45 AM

A Dog, whats the Bozeman snow like today? Missoula got like 4-5"s. Sorry about this hijack.


we only got 2in in town, but bridger bowl got over 6 last night. I hope we get some more snow because I want to snow rally.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 11:13 AM

word.




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