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09-12-2019 12:25 PM
Gator1 The Hi lift type jacks require that you have an aftermarket bumper, or a place to secure it to, but even then if you used one on an OEM bumper it would probably destroy it.
09-12-2019 11:06 AM
Grogg Lifting up a heavy object and getting underneath it is the inherently dangerous part.

Any tool can be used wrong. It's not like stuff hasn't slipped off of bottle jacks, or floor jack seals haven't failed, or jack stands have been used improperly. Otherwise, no one would say "Bring a floor jack or bottle jack and something solid to place underneath"


I assumed OP was adult enough to decide what was safest for his application. After all, he's getting underneath it to do the work at the end of the day.
09-12-2019 08:31 AM
Jhenderson
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Originally Posted by First Ram View Post
Guns don't kill people, Hi-Lift Jacks do.

Blaming an inanimate object for its owners stupidity is a poor argument.
09-12-2019 12:02 AM
MDSWA
Hi Lift Jacks are too Dangerous for me

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Guns don't kill people, Hi-Lift Jacks do.
You're better off with a good bottle jack rated for your trucks weight. Easier to store and a heck of a lot safer to use. Bring a base of some kind to set it on and a tarp to lay on when you place it. Hi Lift Jack Jacks are inherently dangerous. I've had several near misses.
and hate using them. They seem to be determined to kill you or at least damage your vehicle. Watch a few Youtube videos before you buy one.
09-11-2019 10:53 PM
First Ram Guns don't kill people, Hi-Lift Jacks do.
09-09-2019 12:23 AM
Bad V2 Hi Lifts have their uses and are very helpful. If your main purpose is to change a tire though, floor jack with a skid. Lifts the tire off the ground fast. With a Hi Lift, you gotta lift a lot more and droop the suspension. Unless you use that tire adapter thingy. No thanks
09-04-2019 11:22 AM
Grogg I was going to say, there are other ways to use a Hi Lift than on the bumper

Chase - realistically, you're not going to want to jack up your truck directly on the side. you can't do that with a floor jack. I'd use a front tow hook in a heart beat to get the truck up enough to change a tire in an emergency.

you could consider adding a front mount receiver on the truck. heck, you could use it to mount the jack on. or even just put one of those carrying baskets on it and put your floor jack and extra beer in it.

all ideas
09-03-2019 11:12 PM
ChaseSS I really like the idea of the Hi Lift, but I'm just not seeing the hard points on our trucks (2014) to use? Other than the rear hitch, I'm not sure where I could lift from on the front or sides. I have a Warn Ascent bumper, I don't want to mess up the bumper as it houses and protects my winch, but could I use the Hi Lift to jack from one of the Warn tow hooks on the front? Ideally I'd like to find a hard point on the sides so I only have to lift the tire I need. That LM-100 might be the ticket, just don't want to mess up a wheel in the process.
09-03-2019 07:58 PM
Jhenderson I say hi lift also. With 2 lengths of strap it doubles as a come along. Most importantly you can jack up a vehicle as high as possible, then push it off to one side to get out of a rut or hole. 2-3 of these jack and push events can move you truck 6 feet to either side for better traction or to get you off a high center. Use the hitch receiver in back , or a length of heavy 2” strap can go to the frame for a sturdy lift point in front.
09-03-2019 07:41 PM
2500/6 If a vehicle does not have adequate hard points for a High Lift, the Hi-Lift Jack LM-100 Lift-Mate will hook to the wheel.I carry this as well as a jack stand.





09-03-2019 05:59 PM
Bad V2 With the heavy motor we run, use a floor jack. Here is my set-up. Harbor Freight 2.5 aluminum jack mounted on a skid with mount. Hi Lifts are sketch on the front of our trucks and you need heavy duty jack points. Custom bumpers and such.




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09-03-2019 03:19 PM
KATOOM Hi-lift jacks are what you see on most hardcore offroader vehicles. And a lot of aftermarket bumpers have hangers for that specific jack too.
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