How long is your Hi-Lift..?

Discussion in 'Winching and Recovery' started by RiverRatMatt, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. RiverRatMatt

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    I know this is a really personal question and a touchy subject for some... but I'm wondering how long of a Hi-Lift I should have. Joking aside, I bought one years ago and decided to go for the longest option, figuring I could cut it down to size if I wanted.

    Now I'm a bit more concerned with weight and space on the rig, and I know that I don't need a super long jack - it will be carried on my mostly stock LX470 with 33'' tires.

    So the question is, how short should I cut it?
     
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    Mine is 48" but it's a little long for most of my needs.
     
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    Have you ever used it? If not, consider just getting rid of it.

    Very occasionally useful, but most of the times, it's an ornament.

    Consider in it's place, an extra Toyota bottle jack, which is always a good thing.
     
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    A hi-lift is the most unsafe way to change or service a tire. If you are using it for its original intended purpose you must be able to lift from the center of your front and rear bumper high enough to get the wheels off the ground. It most cases a 48" will work.
     
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    I have used it, but not with this rig yet. I will cut it down to 48"
     
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    You can buy a shorter bar from Hi-Lift. I was given a 48 inch Hi-Lift and bought the longer bar from them directly.

    I can see that on a 100, very few places to place a Hi-Lift to jack it up. I like the wheel lift accessory and use that mostly and then place something real under the axle.

    But seriously, there are often better options to lift your truck. The factory screw jack is excellent, and with @LandCruiserPhil 's attachment, it's basically fool proof.
     
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    Went through three hacksaw blades to get past the first part of the I-beam... going to have to get ahold of an angle grinder -.-
     
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