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Lifting your truck to change tires is a fundamental part of wrenching, and nothing works better than a good old floor jack. The current trend of aluminum jacks is great for easily placing the jack under your 4x4, but we've found most are grossly underpowered to lift a fullsize truck. While surfing through the Northern Tool Web site (a Mecca of parts and supplies for just about any 4x4 or garage project), we came across these massive 3-ton aluminum race jacks by Torin. Just 16 strokes takes it from a minimum height of 4 inches to a max of 18, and yet the aluminum construction means it's the same weight or lighter than some lesser steel jacks.

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