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    Default Advice on what jack to use

    Hi Guys,

    I have a quick question.

    I recently raised my Navara about 5" all round (levelling raise), and I am struggling to get the wheel off the ground with the standard scissor jack.

    I was wondering what other options I have with regards to a jack that can give me a higher lift. Was considering a High Lift, but I have the original round tube side steps, so not sure if it will be a viable option.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Advice on what jack to use

    Id get a bottle jack, and jack up on the axle/hub, or whatever is connected to the wheel (wishbones? I dont know the terms), ie, push the wheel up, dont let it sag
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    Buy a 6ton bottle jack, get a few blocks of wood and you away.
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    Jack up under the suspension, not the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Jack up under the suspension, not the body.

    My concern with using a high lift.

    Thanks guys.

    I will look at the bottle jacks. Still would like a high lift for the other versatile uses.

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    Would a 4 ton bottle be okay?

    I am thinking about it fitting behind the rear seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Triton View Post
    I will look at the bottle jacks. Still would like a high lift for the other versatile uses.
    I had one for many years. I think I used it once and a proper trolley jack would have worked better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Triton View Post
    Would a 4 ton bottle be okay?
    I am thinking about it fitting behind the rear seat.
    Have a look at the height of the suspension and lift required. It is not so much the max weight as the required lift.
    For offroad use I much prefer an air jack, much safer
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I had one for many years. I think I used it once and a proper trolley jack would have worked better.
    Trolley jack would be my option too, but want something that is not bulky to carry with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-Deon View Post
    Have a look at the height of the suspension and lift required. It is not so much the max weight as the required lift.
    For offroad use I much prefer an air jack, much safer
    Definitely on my wish list... Need to budget for one next year

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    I personally do not like the bottle jacks especially when they start leaking. The jacks of the toys and isuzu are very nice, they work on a gear basis
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    Default Re: Advice on what jack to use

    Quote Originally Posted by King_Triton View Post
    Would a 4 ton bottle be okay?

    I am thinking about it fitting behind the rear seat.
    absolutely

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    Default Re: Advice on what jack to use

    Quote Originally Posted by King_Triton View Post
    My concern with using a high lift.

    Thanks guys.

    I will look at the bottle jacks. Still would like a high lift for the other versatile uses.

    Mobi-Jack. The have a two-stage one.

    http://www.mobi-jack.co.za/bottle_jacks.htm

    And get a proper base, as said above



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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Mobi-Jack. The have a two-stage one.

    http://www.mobi-jack.co.za/bottle_jacks.htm

    And get a proper base, as said above
    Thanks. That's the type I plan on getting.

    A flat base is a must.. thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Triton View Post
    Thanks. That's the type I plan on getting.

    A flat base is a must.. thanks guys

    That orange plastic base for a high lift jack works a charm, safe and light, but expensive



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    Default Re: Advice on what jack to use

    Trolley Jack's are 2 ton which is hand able but bulky and hard to jack with imho. My 6 ton bottle jack is about the height of a 500ml coke bottle. I just find it easier to use a 6t bottle jack than a 2t trolley jack.
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    I use 2 types of jacks. A mechanical bottle jack with extended sleeve, just for getting the tyre off, and a high lift jack. Both work well. The bottle jack fits the cars existing mounting position. You have to use it under suspension though.

    https://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=1713&t=75

    I don't like the hydraulic bottle jacks as in my car they are stored sideways and this seems to make them fail. I have gone through so many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    That orange plastic base for a high lift jack works a charm, safe and light, but expensive
    Not the base plate I use but not too expensive.

    https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/p...lift-jack/6527
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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Triton View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I have a quick question.

    I recently raised my Navara about 5" all round (levelling raise), and I am struggling to get the wheel off the ground with the standard scissor jack.

    I was wondering what other options I have with regards to a jack that can give me a higher lift. Was considering a High Lift, but I have the original round tube side steps, so not sure if it will be a viable option.

    Thanks in advance.
    I am past lying under a car to get a jack in. I carry a high lift jack, a jack buddy and a collapsible axle stand.

    Loosen the wheel nuts, jack with the jack buddy on the wheel, insert axle stand, change wheel. Reverse procedure to lower.
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    Default Re: Advice on what jack to use

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Mobi-Jack. The have a two-stage one.

    http://www.mobi-jack.co.za/bottle_jacks.htm

    And get a proper base, as said above
    They are good jacks, but the "2-stage" is misleading. They count the threaded top as one stage. The hydraulic part is only 1 stage.

    Midas used to sell a proper 2 stage. They called it a 3 stage, also counting the threaded section as a stage. I don't see it on their website anymore.


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