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How do you change a tire if the truck is lifted more than 6" and have 35" tires? Safely

What are my options?

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'04 Tacoma DC
I have stock bumpers
I don't have sliders
I don't want to carry around a floor jack
I don't want to use blocks of wood under the OEM jack, for safety reason. This may be fine on a driveway, but not offroading.

I see that a "Hi-Lift" can be used with the "Bumper-Lift" to lift the rear. But is the bumper strong enough to support the weight? Then how would you lift the front?

I plan on installing a lift soon, so this is something I need to consider.

Thanks!
 

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If you plan on spending that much money on lift and 35's,spend the extra money on some sliders and by a hi-lift jack,that way you can safley jack the truck up on or off road.
 

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buy a real jack and make an extension... also, it seems youre really concerned with safety... hi lifts arent very safe IMO... DEFINATELY dont get underneath a truck thats lifted with a hi lift! (well, dont get under a truck lifted with just any jack for that matter)

 

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A hi-lift is fine for the weight. I thought hi-lift made some type of adapter. I use my sliders or bumper. If you're on pavement you can probably make a bottle jack work under the lower a-arms, but it's been so long since I used those, I don't know for sure.

***This is what I was thinking of, but I can't see how you could use it change a tire :confused:

HI-Lift Jack Lift Mate
 

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TRD4WD said:
If you plan on spending that much money on lift and 35's,spend the extra money on some sliders and by a hi-lift jack,that way you can safley jack the truck up on or off road.
My advice exactly.
 

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That's a good idea...plus it's cheap! PSSSHHHH
Good thing they took a picture, cause he might not live to tell people how to safely lift their trucks
 

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HeeRowShee said:
How do you change a tire if the truck is lifted more than 6" and have 35" tires? Safely

What are my options?

Assumptions:
'04 Tacoma DC
I have stock bumpers
I don't have sliders
I don't want to carry around a floor jack
I don't want to use blocks of wood under the OEM jack, for safety reason. This may be fine on a driveway, but not offroading.

I see that a "Hi-Lift" can be used with the "Bumper-Lift" to lift the rear. But is the bumper strong enough to support the weight? Then how would you lift the front?

I plan on installing a lift soon, so this is something I need to consider.

Thanks!
I've actually used the stock jack to change a tire when I had 35's on my 84. I put the jack under the ubolt skid plate. I would rather use that than a hi lift for changing a tire on flat ground. Off road, hi lift all the way. Any off camber on dirt and the stock jack won't reach. But you will need some sliders or bumpers to use a hi lift. Imagine using a hi lift on a stock front bumper?
 

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Just buy a bottle jack like I did from Sears. I think I got an 8-ton bottle jack. The tonnage was not as important as the size it gave me. The 8-tons were long enough to get the height you need to reach the a arms or the ubolt plates or rear axle tube. The 6-ton was probably too short and the 12-ton were probably overkill and also weighs a lot more. I wanted something that would get the job done and not be too big to carry around in place of the stock scissor jack. For offroading, a hi lift is the way to go with some sliders or strong enough bumpers.
 

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HeeRowShee said:
How do you change a tire if the truck is lifted more than 6" and have 35" tires? Safely

What are my options?

Assumptions:
'04 Tacoma DC
I have stock bumpers
I don't have sliders
I don't want to carry around a floor jack
I don't want to use blocks of wood under the OEM jack, for safety reason. This may be fine on a driveway, but not offroading.

I see that a "Hi-Lift" can be used with the "Bumper-Lift" to lift the rear. But is the bumper strong enough to support the weight? Then how would you lift the front?

I plan on installing a lift soon, so this is something I need to consider.

Thanks!
Hi-Lift has a wheel attachment...but then you can't change that tire, LOL

get some sliders and a 60" HL.
 

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Don't buy the bumper lift for the hi lift. It works, barely, but you will bend your stock bumper. The lift-mate works well, but you have to block the axle to get the wheel off.
 
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