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post #1 of 13 Old 08-05-2009, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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Jack help??

Alright, now that I have installed 3" lift and 35's, my stock jack is useless. What does everyone use for a jack?? Of course the first thing I think of is a high lift jack but I have no lift points to use one. I just want something I can carry around in case of a flat or other emergency because this is a DD!?!?!? Floor jack, bottle jack....I guess they all have good points and bad points. I need some ideas please.

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I just got a scrap 2x4, cut it into 6 pieces and sandwiched them with some gorilla glue and carriage bolts. The middle layer is turned 90 degrees to the top and bottom layer. The stock jack will lift the axle with at least 37s with this block underneath. I have a hi-lift for off road, but it is much safer to use the crappy factory jack in the driveway or on the side of the road.

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You can buy an aftermarket jack "foot" or fabricate your own. Either way, don't scrap your stock jack--it is still very useful, since it scissors so flat, you can get it under the Jeep in circumstances where others won't fit.

You may also invest $50 or so in a heavy duty bottle jack that jacks to a suitable height for a simple tire change.

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I just got a scrap 2x4, cut it into 6 pieces and sandwiched them with some gorilla glue and carriage bolts. The middle layer is turned 90 degrees to the top and bottom layer. The stock jack will lift the axle with at least 37s with this block underneath. I have a hi-lift for off road, but it is much safer to use the crappy factory jack in the driveway or on the side of the road.

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Laminated plywood works well too and is less likely to split. Just make the whole thing 4.5" thick. Just use whatever scrap wood you have laying around. It also helps keep the jack from sinking in soft ground.

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AEV sells a "Jack Base" that will also fit into the rear storage cubby



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Yeah what they said. the AEV thing looks like a good idea but it's not much cheaper than a hi-lift. I use hi-lift off- or on side of- road and a floor jack when I'm home. And I use concrete blocks under my puny jack stands.

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So I far I like the AEV jack base, but I will probably build something out of wood for now. Gee, why couldn't I think of this on my own, I feel like such a dummy!!! That's why this forum is so awesome, everyone gets to share ideas and experiences, Thanks everyone

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The Hi-lift is great off-road and I use it with the attachement that hooks on the wheel. Of course that's totally useless if you need to change a flat (unless you have a jack stand handy). I've got the same problem as you. There's no attachment point for the Hi-lift on the stock bumpers. That's where the AEV (or any home-made) base comes in handly.
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honestly, your stock jack is fine. I have a 4" lift and 35s and it works just fine for flats on the street.

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You could always do the laminated plywood deal, then take a sawzall and trim it to fit in the rear storage cubby like the AEV one... Hmmmmm... I think I'll hafta give that a try!! ha ha
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I have the aev base and it works great with my 35's saves time having to open the jack up all the way too, but plywood/2x4 would work good also

and if you dont have a base for sand and no real points to lift with your hi-lift after you try and the jeep tips over, you just need 10guys or so to push jeep up stick tire under frame and then do this




so if you wheel in sand make sure you have a base or a shovel
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Oh, for the love of Pete, tkob! I am going to have to avoid reading your posts--they always contain pictures that make me gasp and pucker.

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Oh, for the love of Pete, tkob! I am going to have to avoid reading your posts--they always contain pictures that make me gasp and pucker.
lmfao hey it was my idea and it worked damn good

with all the damn jeeps we had there about 12, not one had anything to use for a base, we tried a shovel but that just sunk too haha, and the owner of the hi-lift was the owner of that jeep no good to have a hi-lift without a point to lift your jeep with it. my jeep with jack base and 1ftx2ft plywood was back at camp after filling the snorkel/intake with water in my famous submarine pic camp was about 40 min away

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