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Thread: Replacing a tire on the trail

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    Caught the Bug BlueRubicon's Avatar
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    Aug 2019
    Quote Originally Posted by JLjeepster View Post
    Does anyone know how much height is needed for 2.5inch lift on 37s to get off ground?
    A good 8" of travel before wheel comes off the ground. Like I saide previously I use a 48" HiLift. Next size bigger would be better in some circumstances. Do NOT get any smaller than 48" Jack

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    Been Around the Block Dale72's Avatar
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    Eddie has a video from 2 years ago, Harris was working on his JL using the stock jack in the parking lot of a hotel and the jack broke.

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    Knows a Thing or Two ddays v2's Avatar
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    Darlington, Pa
    HiLift jacks have a place, but they are damn dangerous if you're not careful. I grew up with those old piece of shit bumper jacks that came on the cars and they could do the same thing. A good bottle jack from Harbor Freight will be much safer. I had a spring perch mount welded on mine so it cradles the axle tube and won't slip off.

    This shows how dangerous these can be. Getting clobbered in the head by the handle would be serious pain. Concussion likely.

    Bottle Jack. Can't beat this for $40

    Jack 1.jpg
    Gruff 2014 JKU Money Pit on 37's
    Badger 2019 JLUR on 35's (so far)

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    Knows a Thing or Two JP223/3USA's Avatar
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    This is what I use and it fits perfectly in the rear storage. Also, I take a foot long 4x4 and 2x4. IMG_9238.JPGIMG_9239.JPG

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