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What size Hi Lift should I get?


 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: What size Hi Lift should I get? Reply with quote

I got a 3 inch lift and 33 inch tires I'm just wondering if a 48 inch Hi Lift is enough or should I go 60?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a 60" and it sure seems LONG!

48" is sufficient, 60" may come in handy occasionally but will always be longer, heavier and more difficult to store!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

48". The 60" is just too big for a Jeep.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to consider where and how high your potential jacking points are as well as where in/on the Jeep you are going to store the jack. Like ehirner said, for a TJ a 48" should do the job just fine.

I have a 60"...but I have an XJ with 6" of lift and a front bumper where the only real point I could get a jack on it is almost 4' off the ground. In addition, the jack fits nicely on the inside of the roof rack lengthwise.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With 6.5 and 35's the 48 barely lifts my tires off the ground

But I carry it still because the 60 is freakin huge.. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

48-inch in my TJ. I removed the handle and keep it in the passenger side floor. I removed it because when I use it I normally am pole vaulting over something and I dont want the jack flipping up and punching a hole in my oil pan. As well I dont want the handle coming down and knocking out my teeth.
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