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post #10 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by kilogulf59 View Post
Well thanks to all for the assist here. Some good advice...especially about checking the spare...

One question, how to those hydraulic bottle jacks work in winter? It can easily get into the -20's here, lower aw well.
Your jack will probably be stored under the rear seat, so I hope it is a tad above -20 inside there.

Nuthin works on me below about 0 degs F, so I don't see worrying about the jack.

Originally Posted by Vinolush View Post

Like previously mentioned, make sure the collapsed height of the jack will fit under your jack point,

measure as if you have a flat (the truck will be a tad lower)

Originally Posted by drewabbs View Post
important words.
It never fails, I would find myself with a flat and sitting in mud that made my vehicle sink further.

If you are going to go this far with it, consider a block of wood, maybe a piece of a 2x6, to place under the bottle jack so it does not sink into the mud. Most bottle jacks have a pretty small footprint.

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