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I need a jack-recomendations

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by LAZYMON, Sep 12, 2000.

  1. LAZYMON

    LAZYMON 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    My Blazer didn't have a jack when I bought it and I think I really need one. So give me your recomendations please.

    73 Topless Blazer
     
  2. DMK

    DMK 1/2 ton status

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    If you use yours off road or have larger than stock tires I would go with a highlift jack. If your truck is stock the factory type jack will be fine.
     
  3. ED70K5

    ED70K5 1/2 ton status

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    It has to be a HI-LIFT jack! Ask for it by name!!!! I have a 60 in. HI-LIFT in my rig, cause you never know!! They make a couple of smaller versions! Check out there website!! You can also use this jack to "jack" your way out of being stuck!

    http://hi-lift.com

    Blazin' in TEXAS!
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Never go anywhere in a truck without a HighLift! It one of the most versitile tools in the world. I do mean tools, it's not just a jack.
    I have use it to straighten frames, clamp parts that I needed to weld, used the handle as a cheater. watched a bud use a handle as a tierod brace, Last weekend I used one to straighten a CJ skid plate, Used them to break beads on tires, used it as a hand winch, used the whole jack as a prybar, open bottles with them, There is a guy out west that has one set up to ballance driveshafts on the trail, Used one to install a tire on the rim, Used one to alinging an axle when installing a lift kit. I have even use it to lift a truck to change a tire twice.
    I could go on :)

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
    Grim-Reaper
    http://grimsk5s.coloradok5.com/
     
  5. Burt4x4

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    LOL, Damn Grim you got me beat on your list!
    I also have a High-Lift! I added a base plate to it and that helps a bunch when off camber or in the riverbed tring to jack on bolders! I highcentered my D60 and used the jack to lift up the back and put rocks under the tires and drove off!! AWSOME Tool!!

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG] Led Zeppelin
    http://burt4x4.coloradok5.com
     
  6. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I owuld like to put in another vote for the Hi-Lift!!

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
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  8. LAZYMON

    LAZYMON 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That's six votes for Hi-Lift and Zero for the other guys,what other guys? Thanks alot, I'm sold. Now I just need to find out who has the best price on one.
    Laters

    73 Topless Blazer
     
  9. EDdaTREE

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    Got mine from Summit but you can try tractor supply type places or tool supply stores, too.
     
  10. 4x4blazer

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    Forget the High-Lift man. Get yourself a good stock-style jack and several pieces of two by fours. Shim the jack up as high as you need it and just spin the handle! Its easy and saves wieght too!

    Just kiddin....High-Lift man, no contest!
     
  11. Burt4x4

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    One more thing there are two styles of a high lift!!
    Don't get the cheeper one!! it is flimsyier and dosent hold up to the elements as well!! The cheeper one uses a combo of cast and steel and has a red handle. The one you want has a black handle and is all cast Iron plus it has a claw type end to it instead of a square piece. Trust me I learend the hard way!!

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG] Led Zeppelin
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  12. Boss

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    Whoa, Burt, you mean to tell me that mine is a POS! Just kidding, but when I bought my Hilift a while back, it came with the red handle. It's 60" long. It is really heavy, seems pretty strong. I think I bought it for like $65 or $69. Forgot. Anyways, is that the weak one? I never seen or heard of the strong one before. How much is that?
    By the way, I got that really large base plate you recommended from Con-ferr. It really helped out a lot. Thanks
    Boss
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