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Floor Jack and Lighting

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by DesertWanderer, Sep 4, 2022.

  1. Sep 4, 2022 at 1:14 PM
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    DesertWanderer

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    Hello. I am one of those weird people who likes to carry a floor jack in his truck, primarily for tire changes. I have a 3 ton "Daytona" from Harbor freight which is great in my garage but it is a little heavier (OK, a lot heavier) than I would like for mobile use. I have 3 other floor jacks (US General, Harbor Freight, 1.5 to 2 ton) that are aluminum frame and a hell of a lot easier to lift. Should the aluminum frame jacks be up to tire changes on my 2004 Double Cab 2WD? Do you have better choices?

    I also would like better headlights (brighter). Any ideas there?


    Thanks to all!
     
  2. Sep 4, 2022 at 3:09 PM
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    41bigdawg

    41bigdawg Let the BIG DAWG Eat

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    Sunnier

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    VWTim

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    I'm interested in seeing any photos of how people have them mounted in their beds, specifically the 1.5 size models without a bed cage.

    I have a HF 1.5T and build a skid plate. So far I have the handle mounted with quick fist clamps off the bed rails (actually half-strut) and looking to mount the jack over the pass fender well.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2022 at 5:58 AM
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    For those that don’t want to carry a big heavy jack around, is there a bigger factory option style scissor lift jack? I once had a flat tire on the side of the road, got my OEM spare tire off, jacked up the truck with the OEM jack, it didn’t reach! I was lucky someone pulled over and offered his floor jack.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2022 at 6:27 AM
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  8. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:38 PM
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    AB71BCAE-7793-4DE1-8A2F-3B1ADCD8FC90.jpg 417E5F73-AFED-48D4-B968-10521C6B781F.jpg I looked into safe jacks alot and other options they are pretty good. I came up with an alternative I’m trying out which is 6x6 post offset bases bolted together with the OEM jack on top, similar to other peoples use of a block of wood but lighter. Using 5 right now and it weighs just 2 extra lbs and fits under the seat next to the stock jack.
     
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  9. Sep 18, 2022 at 7:16 AM
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    Solid Snake

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    I keep a 2-ton floor jack (AC Delco) in my bed mounted tool box.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2022 at 7:32 AM
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    texasrho83

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    I have a 2 ton offroad jack and 6 ton bottle jack with numerous blocks of wood. I also carry a pair of jack stands and wheel chocks.
     
  11. Sep 18, 2022 at 7:56 AM
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    Terndrerrr

    Terndrerrr it's good to get lost once in a while

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    I just had a flat on the highway. I patched it and re-inflated it on the side of the road. Barely a 10-min job, and most of that time was spent waiting on my compressor to do its job. I did not need to jack up the truck and swap tires.

    You’ll still need to swap tires if you tear the sidewall, but for simple tread punctures, the compressor and tire repair kit I carry weigh maybe 5-6lb and occupy a small space in my toolbox. Pics here.

    Maybe a taller bottle jack and a solid plank of wood would work if you have a lifted truck that has rendered your factory jack too short.
     
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  12. Sep 18, 2022 at 11:17 PM
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    07 Tundie

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    I have a 12 ton bottle Jack from HF in my back seat. Works well when I’ve needed it.
     

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