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Thread: Do you buy a 48" or a 60" Hi-Lift jack?

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    Do you buy a 48" or a 60" Hi-Lift jack?

    TSC has a 60" TORIN Hi-Lift jack on sale, 50% off ($65.00)

    Where would you put a 60" jack? Is a 48" enough
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    I guess it depends how lifted your rig is. If it's over 48" tall then you might have a problem.

    But for most I would think the 48" is more than adequate. People often overlook how dangerous Hi-Lifts really can be though.

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    I have the 60 inch high lift

    BUT I dont always use it as a jack I bought the extra parts to go with it so that I can use it as a winch of sorts since I dont have a real winch yet

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    That's a good price, but where are you going to keep it? The 48" fits nicely across the back over the wheel wells behind the rear seat (for those of us that don't have an aftermarket rear bumper yet).

    Edit: The 48" has proven to be more than tall enough for what I need it for. And 91 has a point, these things can be dangerous.
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    I was also thinking the same, because I don't have a winch yet. I am wondering if, I possible might shorten it to a custom length, for the later location I decide to place it. What rear seat, that came out the day after I bought it. Best location for a custom built storage box.

    Yes a mechanical device with weight behind it can be dangerous if not used properly.

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    It would be real easy to modify the 60" to a custom length. Thats a good price snap it up!
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    TSC on sale til the 25th...also 3 ton stands half price $20.00 for 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Dowswell View Post
    TSC on sale til the 25th...also 3 ton stands half price $20.00 for 2
    Whhere TSC is located? Sorry, I'm not familiar with TSC...

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    Google TSC there is 1 in Grimsby,Orangeville ,Alliston,and many more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Dowswell View Post
    ...I am wondering if, I possible might shorten it to a custom length...
    Quote Originally Posted by Kennuck View Post
    It would be real easy to modify the 60" to a custom length...

    Ya, like you could buy the 60" then cut 12" off it!

    (48" is plenty unless you have a super flexing monster. And as mentioned, they fit across nicely behind the front seats.)



    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Dowswell View Post
    ...Yes a mechanical device with weight behind it can be dangerous if not used properly.
    Certainly, but in particular Hi-Lifts are quite dangerous. They like to slip off whatever they're lifting, or the vehicle itself tips. And ALWAYS keep a firm grip on the bar. Those have been known to fly up take out teeth.



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    I have a 60 cut about 6 inches off , works fine!

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