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What jack to buy?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stoopalini, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a 2 1/2" suspension lift with 33"x12.5"x15" tires. I know I need a high lift jack, but how high does it need to go?

    Will <a target="_blank" href=http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=6530> this 48" jack</a> be enough to do the job?

    Thomas.

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Get the 60...48" may work but it will be at its limits unless the only place you use it will be in the driveway.

    Rene

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  3. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, thanks Rene.

    I searched Harborfreight for a 60" one, but I couldn't find it. Do you know any other places online to order one at?

    Thanks,

    Thomas.



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  4. CAROLINAK5

    CAROLINAK5 1/2 ton status

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    i can't seem to find a hi-lift in the 60" model...tractor supply says they can't even order me one. any leads?
     
  5. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    I've been searching around, and so far I've found 2 locations that sell the 60"

    AdventerousOffRoad is the 2nd place.

    I'm going to keep looking to see if I can find one cheaper.

    Thomas.

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  6. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    I decided to give Four Wheel Parts a call, and they have the 60" in stock.

    Black stamped Iron 60" Highlift is $58
    Red Cast Iron 60" Highlift is $69

    I think I'll just cruise down there and pick one up.

    Thomas.

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  7. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here is where I got mine
    <a target="_blank" href=http://4by4connection.com/hiliftjack.html>http://4by4connection.com/hiliftjack.html</a>
    for $62.95 for the cast 60". if you look around on their website and apply for a sticker then you get $5 off

    Rob 85K5

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  8. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the info. I just checked that place out, but the total came to over $80 after shipping [​IMG]

    I think Four Wheel Parts is looking like the best bet, mainly because there's no shipping.

    Thomas.

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  9. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    FWP is supposed to match any price, print the website and take it to them when you buy the jack

    Rob 85K5

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  10. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    Good Idea! I will definitely do that......

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    got mine at tractor supply
     
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    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    got mine at tractor supply, good price but i did have to pre-pay
     
  13. BlazerGuy

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    I got my 60" cast iron jack from 4WPW too [​IMG]

    ~~'84 K5~~
    Check it out at:

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  14. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Try <a target="_blank" href=http://www.oly4x4.com/hilift.htm>http://www.oly4x4.com/hilift.htm</a>

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  15. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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    I would say go with 4WPW, I just got mine there, they didn't have it in stock but they drop shipped it from houston and i got it the next day, at my doorstep, i was very satisfied.
    sergio

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  16. Bronco Billy

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    I carry around a 2 1/2 ton floor jack in the back of my rig. uch safer than trying to jack -up a lifted rig. I have a 4" lift and ue to have a hi-lift.

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    you can get the 60" hi-lift through summit for about $60

    Check out my 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://members.theglobe.com/xnoahx/73k5.htm>http://members.theglobe.com/xnoahx/73k5.htm</a>
     
  18. tRustyK5

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    That 2 1/2 ton floor jack wouldn't be near as safe in the rocks and boulders...or half as handy in the mud...

    For versatility the hi-lift is pretty hard to beat, although for working on mine in the carport the floor jack gets the nod every time![​IMG]

    Rene

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  19. Stoopalini

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    Yea, I agree.
    I have two 3 ton floor jacks in the garage, but I didn't want to be carrying one around with me. I ended up getting the 48" Stamped High Lift and It does the job fine; but I think I will get the bumper kit for it ....... just for added piece-of-mind.

    Thanks for all the replys,

    Thomas.

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    print the website and take it to them when you buy the jack

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    You got that right..
    I took in Summit's prices on the 15x10 8 lug wheel's.. and they (4wpw) gave them to me for the same price.. knocked 8 buck's off per wheel..
    Really pay's to go in there with ammunition off the internet.



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