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Hi lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mr. Jimmy, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. Mr. Jimmy

    Mr. Jimmy Registered Member

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    I need a jack for my jimmy, truck has been lifted 6 inches with 35 inch tires. Who has used a hi lift jack and have you been satisfied with using it on a full size vehicle with stock bumpers?
     
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    keeferk5 Registered Member

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    I have one in both my Jeep and my K5. I would not even think of leaving home with out it.
     
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    Might want to go with the 60" over the 48".
     
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    After installing my 3" lift with 33's I couldn't even get my rig off the groung with the bumper attachment, you definately need the 60"....
     
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    where on the stock bumpers do yall put the hi lift jack with out any type of bumper attackment? it seems like it would bend the bumper in some places.
    can someone help me out here
     
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    48 inch is fine. Get a choker chain and chain the axle to the frame before jacking. MUCH safer only having to jack the truck 10 inches verses 40 inches. Just be careful of Brake lines with the chain.
     
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    On a stock bumper (at least through 80) there is a small cut out just below where the frame horn is. THat's is where I jack my 79. HiLift also sells a hook that can be attached to the jack and is made to work with stock style stamped bumpers.
     
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    I have the "hook" attachment for the stock bumper's...Work's great! I think it cost me $20.
     
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    Hey Grim, That chain to the axel tip is AWSOME!!!!!!! I agree that when you get the HighLift tward the top the rig is very tippy so make sure you have some buddys pushing on the rig the opposite way it wants to tip/lean. Get that tire on quick and NEVER go under your rig with just a HighLift supporting the weight!!!!
     
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    How does the Hi Lift work on Smitty Built Tube Bumpers???

    73 Blazer So. Ca.
    SoCalBigDawgs
     
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    I've got a 60" Hi Lift and it works great.
     
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    ditto on the chain tip grim!!!!! As my rig has got more and more travel capability, it seems that jacking it up to work on it is more and more of a PITA. I'm gonna have to try out that axle/frame chain trick...

    J
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Same here thanks Grim!/forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Just my $.02. Hi-lift jacks ARE NOT intended to lift your truck to change a tire. READ THE DIRECTIONS it tells you that it is not designed to stabilize a load. Hi-lift jacks do come in handy and are a must in every truck IMO. I would however also keep a bottle jack (of the proper size for your truck) in the truck for changing tires.
     
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    Hehe, yeah. If I jack from the frame, I can no longer get my tires off the ground even with a 64" Hi Lift! I either strap or chain the axle to the frame, or I use a floor/bottle jack under the axle.
     

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