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post #1 of 4 Old 03-01-2015, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Floor jack, jack lift

I've been searching with no real concrete help. I have a 4" lift and 35s. I have a 2010 unlimited 4 door Sahara. I assume I'm playing roulette right now with my stock jack and my setup. I want something in my jeep in case I get a flat on the road and also in my garage for changing out my tires once a year for inspection. Could someone point me to the right product? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-01-2015, 03:54 PM
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I'm also on 35's with 4" lift on my 4dr JKUR. I find that the stock jack is still sufficient if you jack up from the lower control arm mounts. Other than that I used Hi-Lift Jack until it broke, and will get another next time I visit my local offroad retailer. When using a Hi-Lift you want to use a ratchet strap from the axle to the frame so the suspension doesn't droop.

For the garage a Harbor Frieght 4-ton shop jack works just fine. Any shop jack that provides at least 20" height is going to work. 35's are just 17.5" radius, plus an inch to 3 inches of axle tube or diff. So really an 18" jack should just lift the tire off the ground.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-01-2015, 07:05 PM
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I just put a piece of wood between the axle and floor jack. Works great and less pumping. I'm running 37" MTR's.

On trail, I'd do the same. Shim the stock jack with whatever you can find.

Hi lift is great but not ideal for changing tires. Actually useless for most people since you have to find a safe jacking point and as mentioned above, secure the axle from flexing down.

I don't carry one although they look cool. I have used my stock jack on the trail numerous times when I was hung up on the belly and it worked fine. Didn't look cool but it worked.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-02-2015, 12:48 AM
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3 ton harbor freight jack for the garage.
AEV jack extension for side of the road.
Hi Lift for the trail.

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