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Old 08-05-2010, 06:49 PM
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Yep. Id rather have the headache of were to fit the 60" for storage rather than the headache of needing only 3-5 more inches on a 48"
If you have ever had your vehicle to the last hole on a 48" and seen how unstable it was headache will be the last of your concerns!
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If you have ever had your vehicle to the last hole on a 48" and seen how unstable it was headache will be the last of your concerns!
I agree with that. I've had my truck fall on its rotor after my jack tipped to the side.

But I've had to winch the truck uphill for 40+ feet with it. Having the longer jack there would have been nice. Probably would have saved me 8-10 riggings.
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If you have ever had your vehicle to the last hole on a 48" and seen how unstable it was headache will be the last of your concerns!
Tru! They both have the pros and cons
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This thread is super informative and helpful!
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As always, the Hi Lift is a proverbial widowmaker. I few years ago broke my pinky finger, trapping it between the Hi-lift and a Blazer chassis. Could have been a lot worse. Just realize that it's no substitute for an axle jack and that it's *always* unstable, and you'll be better off.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:39 AM
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I bought the 60" and mounted it to the front bumper ....
I hated the look at first, but needed it when going out solo, and dang sure didn't want it rattling around in the back,
what I've learned now is when its mounted up front like that, it actually helps me envision the location of my front corners really well in tight situations, because it is out front and on top and virtually the same width as the front of the truck.

So now I leave it there most times because of that reason, it is a good visual aid for me.....and the look is starting to grow on me a little...still ugly...but not quite as much as it was at first

so i guess that's the point, in my opinion a 60 not a 48 and if you need it you'll have it
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