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Old 08-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Hi Lift Jack

Hi:

My lift will be installed next week and I need to order a quality jack.

Can someone recommend the model and length of the Hi Lift Jack I would need for my E-250, 4" lift 33" tires? I went to their website and am thinking of the cast/steel model.
What are your opinions?

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

You'll need the model that can lift the most weight. Size is up to you but I bought the tall model. If you use hilift in the sites search you will get plenty of info including accessories
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

Plenty of discussion in past threads here, but I believe if your van is higher than stock, using a HiLift on the bumper is not recommended. I carry one along with the accessory that will lift the wheel of the ground, a lot safer and far less travel. Then I put a jackstand under the axle for stability.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

I use the same method as Jeffrey....

Used mine twice on the last trip for others.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

Same here ......

I got this Hi-Lift model just for the newer style end and also liked the color. I got the longer one to make it slightly easier to us the jack as a manual winch.

http://www.hi-lift.com/hi-lift-jacks/x-treme.html

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

The 60" Hi Lift Extreme will do most anything you can safely ask of it , as Jeffery mentioned take a look at the accessories as well , they will provide you with a number of jacking and pulling options .
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

I hope that these questions are also of interest to the original poster:

What type / model of jack stand do you use?

How do you mount or carry the Hi Lift jack on your vehicle?

Thanks to all for making this such a great forum.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

I have a Jack Stand/Hydrolic jack combo. It just need to be rated for the weight. As far as the mounting location If you use hilift in the sites search and Greggd as the author you will get some pictures how both Gregg and I have them mounted. Use hilift in the search by itself for several posts about the jacks and accessories.

Here is a link to the stand many of us use
http://www.tractorsupply.com/vehicle-ma ... nd-1160455
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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Re: Hi Lift Jack

Plus I have a smaller bottlejack to get the axle up enough to allow the jackstand/hydraulic to get under on a fully flat tire.

I've not had an opportunity to take either out of the box yet (dang Toyo's) But I will before next tour, just to see if they work.

Been around and used HiLifts all my life on the farm. Waaaay strong, and waaaay dangerous at the same time.
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I have a 48" extreme mounted on front Aluminess bumper with Hi-Lift mounts which I covered in Plasti-dip. (pics on gallery) For me, the Hi-Lift is the emergency tool I would use to pull from rear or side if needed, I would also use it to lift just one wheel if necessary to either repair a flat with compressor/plug kit or lift one tire from a hole. If you do not have a winch I would consider the 60" and find a creative way to mount it.
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