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    Default Hi-Lift or Smittybuilt?

    Which one? By the time I am done you guys will have collectivley cyber modded my rig with all the advice I have asked for.
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    Get a tractor jack, same applications, same device, but cheaper. just my $.02
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    eh..... I think you get what you pay for with this one. Hi Lifts are dangerous enough to use when they're in great shape. Go w/ the hi lift, a little more expensive, but worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BucketOKarma View Post
    Get a tractor jack, same applications, same device, but cheaper. just my $.02
    why the hell didnt i think of that....good call
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    Another option:

    Get a fat chick to sit on the other end of your rig - that will lift what ever side you need to be lifted and they have the added benefit of a built in theft deterrent - no one is gonna go close to that much ugly!

    Come to think of it I think my ex-wife is available if you are interested.
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    Infidel: I sense a lil' hostility there....

    I agree with Bucket, I bought mine at Tractor Supply for $29...used it a couple of times so far w/o probs....red and the same size as the Hi-Lift. 'sides they're strong enuff for ranch/farm work, right?
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    I looked at the one in TS right next to the hi-lift they have the exact same lift spec's.
    But I think the main difference is the material used in the handle and maybe a couple other parts. I'm looking at getting the same one, but can't recall the name of the mfg.
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    I don't know... I keep seeing the picture of the tractor supply jack that is bent in half... that was enough to make me spend the extra $ on the hi lift.

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    I had a high lift for 10 years and only used it once on some one elses Jeep. But it rusted up from never beeing used. Don't think I'll buy another. Just my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownrc View Post
    I had a high lift for 10 years and only used it once on some one elses Jeep. But it rusted up from never beeing used. Don't think I'll buy another. Just my 2 cents
    X2!!! I had mine about 5 years and the same problem. Looks like its been in the creek in my front yard.
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