emergency off-road wheel change discussion
Hi all: Let's share ideas on this. My Colorado has a 5.5" lift, steel sidesteps and at this time, a regular front and rear end. The factory jack would probably work in my driveway (I haven't tried) but it would be useless off road. I have a big 12t bottle jack that I could get/make adapters for to lift that the chassis frame or I could get a HiLift but, where to attach a HiLift for lifting? The sidesteps are attached fairly well to the truck but I doubt they are rated as lift points and the front and back are useless except for maybe the rear hitch point. Using the HiLift wheel adapter works to lift the problem wheel but then the truck has to be supported by floor jacks or lots of big bits of wood to be able to remove the HiLift and swap wheels.
What do you guys do (intend to do) in the event of an emergency off-road wheel change? Any special toys or adapters?
Rick 2016 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab, long bed
BDS 5.5" lift, Fuel Vector 20x9 rims, Toyo Open Country AT II Extreme 305/55R20 tires
Bushwacker pocket fender flares
Wilco Offroad Classic Hitchgate