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Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

Unfortunately I had to use my spare due to a flat. Not only was the supplied scissor jack barely tall enough to get the spare on, it was precarious. I had to beat on the flat tire a bit to get it off the truck and was sure that the truck was going to fall off that flimsy thing.

Does anyone know of a bottle jack that would adapt to the pinch weld jacking points and fit into the rear spare tire storage area?
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:58 PM
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If you find one let me know, i hate those scissor jacks but storage is a problem with anything else...
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Re: Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

Try Harbor Freight
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Re: Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

That's part of the problem. There's no way I'm trusting a jack that costs $19.99. There's so much Chinese crap on the market, I don't know where to go to buy a quality one...
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Re: Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

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That's part of the problem. There's no way I'm trusting a jack that costs $19.99. There's so much Chinese crap on the market, I don't know where to go to buy a quality one...

Bottle jacks aren't that expensive. Don't go by the tons that it can lift. Instead go with the measurement that you will need to lift it high enough. The one I picked is a 8 ton unit but its lift measurement met my needs. I got mine from Sears for $30. It also fits nicely in the totes that are next to the spare tire.
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Re: Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

I would use a both a bottle jack and a jack stand. Can carry both.
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Bottle jacks aren't that expensive. Don't go by the tons that it can lift. Instead go with the measurement that you will need to lift it high enough. The one I picked is a 8 ton unit but its lift measurement met my needs. I got mine from Sears for $30. It also fits nicely in the totes that are next to the spare tire.
What is the model that you got from Sears?
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Re: Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

If you don't want a Chinese one, you will pay alot:

U.S. Made Hydraulic Jacks - Products

Hein-Werner Automotive Products

I have a 6 ton Cummins bottle jack that I've used for years. I'm positive it's made in China. So will every other jack you find OTC.
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Re: Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

Just an opinion but when lifting by the body I use a real lift & prefer to jack at the suspension when changing tires. Just needs to go up an inch or so.
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Re: Alternatives to the cheap scissor jackf for installing spare...

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What is the model that you got from Sears?

I bought it back in 2011. I don't think my model is available anymore at Sears. They do have a similiar one though. I would measure the height off the ground to the jack point so your jack fits underneath. Then make sure the jack will go high enough to lift the tire off the ground. Almost any bottle jack will do the job. Chances are that you will only use it a couple of times. It really doesn't need to be the Binford 5000 top of the line jack.
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