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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 02:32 PM
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101 ways to use your high-lift jack

Although I havn't needed it yet I was wondering how other board members use their high-lifts. I was also wondering shere the best jacking points are on the bronco. Im thinking of either buying or making an aftermarket bumper with grill guard so that i have a good jack point to lift both front tires to put chains on for the snow. I also know that they can be used as a winch but i havnt looked into what accessories i may need. I've also seen adapters that allow you to jack using the hubs but im not sure if this would work with a semi-floating axle. So how do you use your high-lift? [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: 101 ways to use your high-lift jack

i used it to change a tire on 86convert4wd's truck on the parkway with my truck on a flatbed. jacked right off the back of the truck. Ive also used em to lift the rear of a truck, so we can push it off to the left or right, so we could make a turn on a trail that was too sharp for the truck to make. Some people even use em (with a block and tackle,) as a makeshift winch.
I currently use mine to do tire/brake/axle work, as my floor jack cant lift the truck high enough to get the wheels off the ground.
Theres lotsa uses for it!
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Re: 101 ways to use your high-lift jack

Hey wasnt that 86converteds truck we used it on to go around corners seems his truck is the only one who has needed it other than in the drive way. ha ha ha [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I have used my high lift to push the rear of a leaf spring out away from the frame to get the bolt out of the spring hanger then I used it like a vise to get it to line back up so the bolt would go throuh. I have practiced using it like a winch but havnt had to use it as such yet and the only other things I have used for is basic jacking. If jacking the back of a vehicle up I would suggest using some kind of make sift base. I used a 3/4 in peice of plywood about 2 ft by 3 ft and attatch it to the bottom any time I am lift something to keep it more stable. also help when jacking in the mud.
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Re: 101 ways to use your high-lift jack

oh man, those things are infinitely useful! i've used mine in the front frame rails and rear hitch to pull the truck up out of ruts, put the truck up on frame jackstands, push it at an angle to move the bronco out of a near-roll in a huge washout, move a tree covering the trail, bend bumpers back after trees got ahold of them, and also to hold the rear of two different broncos up while reattaching their rear axles [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] somehow i've managed to bend it, but it still works and i never leave home without it [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

i've attempted to use it as a winch but it really doesnt have enough force for a straight pull.... i'd like to try it with a pulley, i bet it'd work, though it'd be slow
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Yup they are worth their weight in gold. I carry two 60 inch jacks and love em.
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Re: 101 ways to use your high-lift jack

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jacked right off the back of the truck.

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hahahahahaha [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
hoyl crap, i almost choked on my dinner when i read that, i was laughing so hard! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
thats not quite what i meant, lol [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: 101 ways to use your high-lift jack

used oen today to get a f 250 snow plow out fo a jam, it slid sideways inbewteen some rocks and a french dran and ended up on the frame, the drain swallowed a 245/75r16 tire. Wasnt funn either jacking it out in the snow. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Re: 101 ways to use your high-lift jack

Anyone know if they make a stainless stell parts kit for the high-lift? It's great but the action rusts up fast being mild steel.
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Re: 101 ways to use your high-lift jack

RepT, just don't spill any on the paint!!!
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There is a repair kit, don't know of any stainless repair kit. Do you spray it regularly with WD-40? Don't worry, he won't mind. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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