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Silverado tire jack

Postby f16gonzo [OP] » Aug 21 2013, 2:01am

Just purchased my first Chevy silverado and discovered the stock tire jack that comes with the truck is a death trap waiting to happen! Any suggestions on a portable after market jack that other owners have experience with that is safer/user friendly?
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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby CKNSLS » Aug 21 2013, 2:38am

There are relatively inexpensive floor jacks and bottle jacks from Harbor Freight. Unless you use supplemental jack stands, they are all "death traps" IMHO.
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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby SLE Z71 » Aug 21 2013, 2:40am

Almost all aftermarket bottle jacks are better then the factory one :lol:
On-sale at Canadian Tire I bought a 4-ton "big red" bottle jack for $45. But with portable bottle jacks have to watch the max height. I have a 3" lift on my truck and that gives me an over all 17" ground clearance and my jack only goes to 14", so I need to add a 4x4 under the jack.
Any work that requires the truck to be jacked up I do at home with my 3-ton floor jack that has a 20" lift.
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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby gmcultr » Aug 21 2013, 2:40am

I carry a 3ton floor jack in the back... lulz.

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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby #32 » Aug 21 2013, 2:59am

I bought a 6 ton bottle jack from autozone to carry around in my truck... what a disappointment! The dang thing didn't even get my tires off the ground with my 3.5" lift.

Guess I'll have to find a good floor jack to keep with me.

I'm really curious to see what the other 3.5" (and greater) guys are using.

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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby Commando602 » Aug 21 2013, 3:15am

A stack of dixie cups are safer than the factory jack stands.
I carry around a set of 6 ton ratchet jack stands that I got at harbor freight for $30.
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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby gmcultr » Aug 21 2013, 3:30am

Harborfreight has some really small floorjacks that get decent height... of course mine is a full-size steel kobalt jack.

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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby Copperhead » Aug 21 2013, 3:36am

I can't recall the last time I even tried to use a stock OEM jack. Has to be over 40 years ago when they still had the style of hooking the jack into a notch in the bumper on a lot of cars back then. I always carry a bottle jack, and some short pieces of 2x4 boards in case I have to do this on softer ground like a road shoulder or gravel road. You can stack 2x4's to make up any height issues. I know it sound like something out of some hillbilly movie, but some things stand the test of time.
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Re: Silverado tire jack

Postby zachspod333 » Aug 21 2013, 3:40am

i just use my hands and legs to pick up my truck and have my wife swap out tires! haha good idea i forgot to put my floor jack back in my toolbox
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