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48" highlift worth $20

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LKJR, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. LKJR

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    48\" highlift worth $20

    place here in town that sells just lots of junk, has a couple 48" highlifts in the back for like $25 or so. needs a handle if I remember right but that's not that bad. not sure if it needs a rebuild or not, if I remember they don't go down well w/o weight on them. is it worth it you think or should I just wait and buy a larger one.
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    i would go for it. I just bought a 48" highlift for $50.
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    my concern is if it's gonna be high enough? with a 4" suspension lift on 36's is it enough? and If I remember right aren't the larger one's only like 60-70 bucks?
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    i picked up a 48" farm jack from harbor freight for about $30 it's just like a high lift. i got rid of it when i got my lift kit and got me a 60" hi-lift. www.4wheelparts.com has them for $59.95. and the 48" for $49.95 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    yeah, need the 60"-er for any decently tall fullsize rig... I take my 48" version everywhere i go, but i cant get my tires off the ground with it, especially on the rear end which is pretty flexy.

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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    Use the 48" hi-lift but weld a link of chain to your differential tube and one directly above it on the frame rail then if you need to lift the wheel off the ground attach a piece of chain between the two links so you don't have to lift all the suspension before the tire lifts off the ground. It will be much safer this way rather than trying to use a 60" hi-lift to lift all the suspension then the tire.
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    i don't suppose you would have a pic of that setup or a diagram of somekind?
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    In a pinch you can wrap a chain around the frame and axle at rest then jack it up.
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    ok, i'm stupid. now i realize that you guys are saying to chain the axle to the frame. i thought you were saying to tie the chain on to the hi-lift /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    yeah, i need to come up with a setup like that. btw, what size chain you guys use? just wanna be safe...

    j
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

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    yeah, i need to come up with a setup like that. btw, what size chain you guys use? just wanna be safe...

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    Go get yourself a "truck chain" 5/16" rated for tieing loads down on a big rig flatbed trailer. It comes in 25' lengths normally. Take said chain and cut into 1 10' and 1 15' length. Then put slip hooks on the cut end. It'll have grab hooks on the other ends already. To jack the axle up slip the chain over the frame and around the axle and use the grab hook to hold the loop of chain together. By using a slip hook on the other end you can wrap it around something and have the chain tighten as you pull on it. Also the slip hook will fit the eye of a strap better.
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    i got my 60" all cast for $60 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

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    i got my 60" all cast for $60 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    The problem with jacking up without chaining the axle first is how high you have to jack the truck to get the wheel off and unstable it is hanging off the jack. I perfer to use a bottle jack for tire changing away from the house. I had a 60" HLJ till it was ripped off and will get another one as they have there uses.
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    I got mine for FREE..... Ex Girlfriend. Hey at least she was good for something /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -fLeXy K20
     
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    Re: 48\" highlift worth $20

    yea i'll tell ya what, i got my hi-lift for free too. i was riding my ATV around and looked over and there it was sittin up against a tree stump, it was the damnest thing too, it wasnt even rusted or anything. but, i wouldnt really buy a worthless one thats missing parts for that much. i duno where you are from but I work at rural king in evansville and we sell farm jacks for like 30 bucks, and highlift jacks for 40 bucks. its a pretty good buy. check it out if theres a rural king near you
     

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