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    Caught the Bug JLjeepster's Avatar
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    Replacing a tire on the trail

    So far this is what I have. Anything else you guys think I need? Iím new to this stuff. I have a JL with 2.5 lift and 37s
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    I believe Eddie and Cindy have a video about what they take with them when they wheel.


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    A chunk of 4X4 wood block and the stock jack. 12 years of wheeling in Colorado and Iíve seen a Hi-Lift used one time.


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    A bottle jack and a 4x4 block is all you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncb View Post
    A chunk of 4X4 wood block and the stock jack. 12 years of wheeling in Colorado and Iíve seen a Hi-Lift used one time.


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    Ditto. Stock jack fits in it's compartment, while a bottle jack does not. Block of wood is all you need.

    The only time I have used a Hi-Lift is in my garage.
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    Been Around the Block Dale72's Avatar
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    I would still take a bottle jack over a stock jack any day

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    I disagree about the HiLift. We use it frequently and we wheel at least twice every month. Take the stock jack out and simply store it, sell it or throw it away.
    I agree about the bottle jack. It is always good to have one with you. I have had to replace failed ball joints on a rocky trail twice. Without the HiLift, it would of been almost impossible. A HiLift does more than jack up a vehicle. You can use it to get out of sticky situation, like if your high sided, or use as a come-a-long, break a tire bead, etc. A HiLift is one of the least expensive things you can buy for a Jeep. The plastic base plate you can get with it is also very useful, I have used it many times. Make sure you buy the right size. I use a 48" and I have 3" lift with 37's on my JL.
    I actually welded on extra Drings for jack points. My rear bumper has been removed since the first month I bought the Jeep. So you need jack points to lift the rear.
    Best of luck in your journey!!

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    Oh...don't waste your money on a 'Handle Keeper', real HiLift jacks come with a velcro strap. That is all you need.

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    Does anyone know how much height is needed for 2.5inch lift on 37s to get off ground?

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    I used my hilift to rip off my tail light while being unconcentrated and two times for getzing unstuck from a tree stump - on my yj at the leaf spring plate

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