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After bigger tires and lift, will a regular floor jack still lift the truck?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen TRD Pro (2014-2021)' started by Kbar691, Sep 10, 2023.

  1. Sep 10, 2023 at 7:04 PM
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    Kbar691

    Kbar691 [OP] Hmmm

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    I just put 285/75-18 toyos on my truck. Looks great. Will soon be adding coach builder +3 shackles and Eibach trd coils. This will put probably 3 inches (bigger tires plus lift) on top of the factory 2 inches for the trd pro. Will a regular floor Jack still lift the truck up for tire rotations? I have a craftsman 3 ton currently. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Sep 10, 2023 at 7:09 PM
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    RollTide82

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    Get the offroad badlands....you won't be sorry
     
  3. Sep 10, 2023 at 7:09 PM
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    I would say barely. I have a 3.5 ton jack and need a little more clearance, but I'm in a slight incline.
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2023 at 7:18 AM
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    Standard floor jack should be fine. Even my low profile jack from my STI lifts my TRD Pro with larger than OEM tires. The only thing you would need to look at is how tall your jack stands are if you ever plan to raise and support with suspension fully extended. If you are lifting and supporting by rear axle and front control arms/diff, you will be fine...
     
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  5. Sep 13, 2023 at 9:12 AM
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    get a hunk of 4x4 to put on the jack head...
     
  6. Sep 13, 2023 at 9:36 AM
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    My Craftsman 3 ton barely got mine high enough. The Badlands Offroad jack is what you need as mentioned. It has a 29 inch lift height. I love mine.
     
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    This unless you are just looking for an excuse to buy a new Jack.
     
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  8. Sep 13, 2023 at 2:50 PM
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    Kbar691 [OP] Hmmm

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    Thank you all. I am not crazy excited about buying a new one. But I may at some point. I scoped out the badlands and will go that route at some point. Until then it looks like “hunk of 4x4” will do.

    I had also wondered if my 3 ton jack stands will do the job going forward and I really don’t think they will as someone else mentioned. Buy those first then a jack at some point.
     
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  9. Sep 13, 2023 at 3:44 PM
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    belairbrian

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    Kbar691,
    I'm kind of in the same place, my 3 ton low profile will raise my Tundra but the 3 ton jack stands are marginal. I raised the truck enough to get all for wheels off the ground and was pretty muched maxed out on the stands. 6 of 7 notches exposed, which causes some tilt. Add to that that they are almost 30 years old, no lock pin, and it's time to buy new 6 ton stands.

    But then that brings the next question. Pyramid ratcheting or square tube with pin for setting height.
    Kind of thinking something like these:
    https://www.amazon.com/BIG-RED-ATZ1...ocphy=9012801&hvtargid=pla-1662744842288&th=1
     
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  10. Sep 13, 2023 at 3:51 PM
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    2mchfun

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    Or just visit a trash pile at a home construction site and buy a box of nails. You can easily build bases for both the jack and jack stands that you have out of scrap lumber. Criss cross layers.
     
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  11. Sep 13, 2023 at 4:56 PM
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    Too many, but not enough....
    I have a 2 inch lift and stock size tires and a standard one barely is enough
     
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    Did no one else learn to take a 4x4, cut it to the length needed and use that as a jack pad to get the floor jack to be the right height?

    This isnt the answer if you need an extra foot. But 6-8 additional inches, yeah, get the block of wood until you get a better jack.

    The piece of 4x4 and jack isnt the answer when off road, or anywhere outside of easily controlled circumstances. It will add some additional instability to the jack. Be careful. As every time, with any lifting device. Watch the vehicle raise 1-2 inches then test stability before attempting any higher.

    But, I've seen an LVS front half supported with 6x 1' hunks of RR tie...
     
  13. Sep 13, 2023 at 9:36 PM
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    I put on 37 recently... 3-ton jack stands are good enough for the rear axle and the floor jack on the pumpkin, but very inadequate for the front of the truck. A standard floor jack is good enough if you can get a good jack point on the lower control arms in the front, but it is nowhere near tall enough if you are trying to jack from any other point on the front. I just bought a set of 6-ton jack stands from harbor freight, I can jack from the lower control arm to pick up the truck, then set the jack stand under the frame near the driver's door where the frame comes back down flat (and matched on the passenger side). At about 1/2 extension on the stands I can then have both front tires off the ground at full droop, and the 3 tons on the rear axle I can still put my truck 100% in the air pretty easy. Just have to be smart with where you are placing the jack

    Edit: picture for visual
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  14. Sep 13, 2023 at 10:01 PM
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    Too many, but not enough....
    When I need to lift the body of the truck by the hitch, I use 2x4s. Just not often I need to work on the rear suspension.
     
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    Unless you're doing work where you need the suspension at full droop, a standard floor jack should be more than sufficient.

    For almost all work you will do on your truck, jack the rear from the pumpkin, and the front from the control arms.

    If, say, you're running tires 4" in diameter over stock, the jack only needs to lift an additional 2" more than with stock tires.
     

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