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I have 2004 X with oem step rail, with tires the X sits pretty high for the stock sissor jack, i have a high lift jack, where is the best spot to lift the car from, i have to remove the back tire to work on my evap canister but im reluctant to put the jack on the step rail, any suggestions?
 

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Your oem step rail will not hold the weight of your truck. Do not try. You can get a hi lift jack tire strap, lift it from the tire and put a jack stand under the axle...
 

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As Bklyn.X said the only way to utilize a Hi-Lift in your trucks configuration is with the wheel strap. Once lift it you would have to put a jack stand under the axle tube to support it while you remove the tire then work.

I only use the Hi-Lift while on a trail. For maintenance work I Have a floor jack and jack stands. Hi-Lift jacks are cumbersome and slightly sketchy but are the only decent reasonable option on a lifted truck while out on the trails.
 

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Your oem step rail will not hold the weight of your truck. Do not try. You can get a hi lift jack tire strap, lift it from the tire and put a jack stand under the axle...
Dint even cross my mind to try lifting from the step rail, thank you for the input, i fairly new to high trucks and first time owning a high lift jack, was not aware of the strap, will look into it, thank you!
 

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As Bklyn.X said the only way to utilize a Hi-Lift in your trucks configuration is with the wheel strap. Once lift it you would have to put a jack stand under the axle tube to support it while you remove the tire then work.

I only use the Hi-Lift while on a trail. For maintenance work I Have a floor jack and jack stands. Hi-Lift jacks are cumbersome and slightly sketchy but are the only decent reasonable option on a lifted truck while out on the trails.
Thank you, im deff investing on a floor jack, is the set up mentioned your road side emergency set up aswell?
 
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