While we love driving lifted trucks as much as anyone, there’s no question that it can be difficult or even impossible to raise up these vehicles with a standard floor jack. Whether you need to change a tire or do a little bit of work on the underside of the truck, it’s important to outfit yourself with the right equipment. A lift extender could be the right option for you, and below we’ve included our favorite choice among these tools. However, for most drivers, we actually recommend looking into an extended floor jack rather than an add-on for your existing tool.
An extended jack will be designed specifically to handle taller vehicles, with a stronger weight capacity as well as the ability to reach a greater height. Take a look at both options, and read on to find out some of the major differences you can expect to find between the two types of tools. We’ve included a short review for each product, so you’ll know what you can expect for your truck, including the height and weight capacity for your chosen jack. At the end of our list, we’ll offer up some more details on picking out the right jack for your vehicle, and the many ways Ultimate Rides can help you get set up with the perfect lifted truck. Contact us today if you believe we can help in any way!
Best Choice: 911 Motorsports Bolt On Floor Jack Extension
If you’re set on keeping your current jack and installing an extension to suit your lifted vehicle, this is the number one option we’d recommend. It’s a floor jack extension that bolts on to your existing jack, giving you three different options for height. You can choose between two inches, six inches, or eleven inches using the different adapters included with the extension set. This is a good choice if your current jack has a high weight capacity, and you’re a fan of how it operates. These extensions are manufactured in the USA, so you’ll be able to support domestic manufacturing when you buy one. Additionally, it should be easy to install on most jacks, and will often help you save some money compared to buying an entirely new floor jack. This is definitely our favorite lift extension.
Using Extended Floor Jacks for Lifted Trucks
While a lift extension for a jack can be useful in certain situations, most of the time we’d encourage you to look into an extended jack instead. With one of these jacks, you’ll find a product that was specifically designed to handle the increased weight and height of trucks with a lift. Extended jacks can be found at a wide range of prices, mostly varying in the amount of weight they can lift as well as any functional add-ons, such as an extra saddle or a foot pedal. Take a look below at our recommendations for an extended jack, and see if any of these options seem like the right fit for your truck. After that, we’ll dig into the details of deciding on the perfect jack if you’re still not feeling sure.
1. BIG RED T83006 Torin Hydraulic Trolley Service/Floor Jack with Extra Saddle
6,000 lb. Capacity
The top two jacks on our list both come from BIG RED. They’re one of the top providers of extended jacks, and this option in particular might just be our favorite choice. Rather than buying an adapter, you can simply choose a jack that’s suited to handle your lifted vehicle. The alloy steel jack can support up to 6,000 lbs. of weight, and raise a vehicle up to nearly 21 inches. The jack features strong maneuverability, and includes a quick lift pump that makes fast work of raising your vehicle. For all these reasons, it’s the option we’d recommend to anyone needing to work on a lift truck.
2. BIG RED T80501 Torin Hydraulic Heavy Duty Long Frame Service/Floor Jack with Foot Pedal
10,000 lb. Capacity
Our second jack from BIG RED features the ability to raise a vehicle that weighs as much as 10,000 lbs. That makes it the perfect jack for exceptionally heavy trucks. This jack is still easy to use, though it will end up costing you more than other jacks on the market. It can lift a vehicle up to 22 inches, and includes a built-in safety overload system to protect you. The jack even includes a foot pedal for greater convenience. It wasn’t difficult to rank this option near the top of our list featuring the best extended jacks, with the only possible hang-up being that it may be more than most drivers will need.
3. Torin TAM820010L Hydraulic Low Profile Aluminum Floor Jack with Dual Piston Quick Lift Pump
4,000 lb. Capacity
This next jack comes from Torin, another top choice for today’s drivers. This jack lift can hold as much as 2 tons, or 4,000 lbs. It doesn’t get quite as high as the first two jacks on our list, with a maximum height of 17-5/16 inches. However, if you’re certain that is enough for your vehicle, this is one of the best jacks out there. It’s quick and easy to use, includes a safety backup system, and comes with a one-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. Take a look and decide if this jack is right for you and your vehicle.
4. HPDMC Blackjack Hydraulic Trolley Service/Floor Jack
6,000 lb. Capacity
The next jack on our list features a removable handle, a 6,000 lb. capacity, and can get just under 21 inches of lift. It comes from HPDMC, who (while they aren’t quite as well-known as BIG RED or Torin) offer quality products that customers will be able to rely on. That includes this jack. The pump style is both safe and easy to control, and the jack is made from a heavy-duty steel that will stand up to the test of time. Consider it for your home garage as your go-to jack to work on lifted vehicles.
5. Torin ATZ830026XB Hydraulic Ultra Low Profile Heavy Duty Steel Service/Floor Jack with Dual Piston Quick Lift Pump
6,000 lb. Capacity
Lastly, we have another jack from Torin to share with you. It’s a low-profile jack that is easy to pack up and transport when the need arises. It can reach up to 20 inches, and supports as much as 6,000 lbs. The jack also features a dual piston pump for faster lifting, making it a great option for those who want a floor jack that won’t require too much work to get going. Take a look at this jack and decide if it’s a good fit for your needs. As long as it is, you won’t have to worry about relying on its quality.
Finding a Jack for a Lifted Truck
In order to choose the right jack, you first need to know how much your vehicle weighs, and how high you’ll need to lift it in order to fit underneath or change out your tire. Once you determine this, you’ll be able to narrow down your selection of jacks to those that your confident will offer the right size and capacity. Whether you choose a floor jack extension or an extended jack, you will need to know whether or not you can safely fit underneath the vehicle while on your back.
Once you have this information, start thinking about quality as well as your budget. Ideally, you want to find the highest quality jack within your price range. The question is: how does one determine the best jack? We recommend choosing one of the major brand names such as BIG RED or Torin. With those companies, you’ll know what to expect from their jacks, and the result is more often than not very high quality. You will also want to pay close attention to customer reviews for any jack you consider, with a special emphasis placed on confirmed purchases. That way, you’ll be able to hear from people who have already been using the jack.
Lift Your Truck at Ultimate Rides
Looking for a place that specializes in lifting trucks? Ultimate Rides is your destination. We’re a specialty auto dealer that focuses on custom vehicles, with shipping available all across the United States. Check out our inventory and you’ll find a wide range of options from manufacturers like Ford, Chevy, Ram, Jeep and more. In addition to the customizations already present on our vehicles, customers will have an opportunity to make any changes before they take possession of the vehicle. We have a staff of ASE-certified technicians who work in our lift center, and there we can offer installation for accessories, as well as adjusting the suspension, providing a new paint job, redesigning the interior, and much more. We have a wide range of parts and accessories already in stock, with the ability to order anything we don’t already carry. Give us a call today and share your ideas with us to find out how we can help you start driving your dream vehicle in just a matter of days!
Ultimate Rides is located at 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416. That’s only an hour south of Chicago. For those of you who’d like to get in touch with us over the phone, you can contact us at 815-634-3900 to speak to a helpful member of our team today.