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Favorite Non-Stock Travel Jack?


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#1 CBJoe

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Hey All....Planning to put a full size spare in trunk of 73 Firebird Formula.  

 

Dont care about keeping stock...but whats your favorite Travel Jack to keep in trunk?  Stock bumper jack or a more modern bottle jack?

 

Cheers, joe

 

 



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I don't like bumper jacks so a rolling low profile hydraulic  jack would be my choice. Plus, for those times when you have to crawl under car to fix something on the side of the road,a pair of jack stands. Plus a couple of small boards, to support stands, in case your working in the dirt  And a board to put jack on.Safety first always.

 

For the jack, I'm talking one of those small ones that costs about $25.



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When I was a kid I use to keep a small hydraulic roller jack in the trunk. Now my classic car insurance has towing and I have AAA, so my fat ass isn't doing anything on the side of the road.  :lol:


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Posted A week ago

Favorite Jack :  No.27 Gold Maple Wood



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I'll drink to that.



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Posted A week ago

heh...i'll toast you but would rather drink some Rye :)

 

I suppose in general its just not a issued topic....just use what jack you want with the anciallary items you want (including AAA!).



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Posted A week ago

A bottle style jack is probably the smallest type you can find. They can be extremely strong, honey has one in his 18 wheeler for emergencies. Agree with everyone's suggestion about the board and jack stands. Never take a chance going under the car without jack stands. PS, these trunks will hold a surprising amount of stuff. Just ask me I know.

 

But I also agree a towing package of some kind is best. Some insurance policies offer them, AAA, GWRRA, take your pick. Just make sure that the one you have will allow for flat bed towing. (Most towing companies are moving to those anyway.) Also check the distance they will tow. Personally I have AAA with the RV supplement for the extra towing miles. I think it's good for 100 or 150 miles. GWRRA is the Gold Wing Riders club, which also offers vehicle towing.




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Posted A week ago

Thanks for the input on the boards...I'll scope a good one out.  

 

Layna...something tells me space will disappear quick with a full size spare :)






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