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post #11 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by drewabbs View Post
Harbor Freight or Lowes/HomeDepot bottle jack will work just fine if you have room for it. Get under the jack point and find out how high you need the minimum specific to your tire and lift combo
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
Oh yeah, I already thought of that but thanks for the reminder...both of you

Originally Posted by CaryBosse View Post
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.

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.
That's assuming the bottle jack does fit under the seat???

Sound advice about a bigger footing for the jack and that additional height has to be taken into consideration as well. Also, something to block a tire with...

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Ken aka kilogulf59

(Left) My Son's 2006 Chevy Colorado 4WD Z71 Extended Cab 3.5L 220 hp I5 and Buddy (Center) 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD 3-Door Extended Cab Long Box 5.3L V8 285 HP Vortec Engine 4 speed HD trans. (Right) 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab LT1 Z71
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