Anyone have this happen to their scissor jack?

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How's the fit in the standard storage compartment with the large base? I haven't opened mine up to investigate.
I haven't tried storing it in the spot where the factory jack is located because it just looks too big. I think it might fit OK in the cargo tub, but I carry other supplies in that spot. Not a big deal though. When I drive around town, I just leave it at home, but will load it up with all my other gear when I go off road. It really doesn't take up much space and is worth the peace of mind.

 
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You more or less get what you pay for. If this works for you, great. Be careful around jacks, regardless of source.
Yep. I splurged on a US Jack. Not only are they built well, but I was counting on that quality translating into not leaking in the storage compartment.
 

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Went to jack up the Jeep to put a jack stand underneath to remove those verdammt wheel spacers, and it shifted and fell of the jack (only a few inches).

However, it was enough that the base of the jack got torqued and the "teeth" on the base got pushed out of whack as seen below.

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I tried banging on the base with anything solid enough to let me and bupkis. It's stuck this way forever far as I can tell.

Has anyone else had this happen and if so, how did you fix it? Actually fix the old jack somehow or just s**tcan it and get a new one?

Inquiring minds want to know. I went out and got a 2.5T floor jack and that thing's the bee's knees, unfortunately it's way too awkward and large to actually keep in the rig for emergency use.
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I never trusted them much but I found a better light weight use for them
 
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OK...here's the last update on my unnecessarily long HMMWV jack saga! Since the Safe Jack pad was a little loose on the ram, I found a 1" diameter copper sleeve at Lowe's, cut about 1/2" off of it and slid it right over the ram. Fits nice and snug on the ram, but a little looser inside the jack pad receiver, allowing it to swivel freely...not sloppily like it was before. Granted, I could have accomplished the same thing with a little duct tape, but the copper sleeve is more durable, less chintzy, and won't melt goopy sticky stuff when my jack sits inside a 200-degree vehicle.

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