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Exhaust Jack?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by DDD, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 3:17 AM
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    DDD

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  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 4:03 AM
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    It doesn't block the exhaust or shouldn't damage the engine. The engine isn't under any load. It looks like a legitimate product that's been designed, developed, & tested.

    Personally, I'd rather go with a more conventional jacking system than an airbag. Obviously, the airbag can develope leaks and how long would it last before it gets dry rot? It looks like there's only a handful of situations where you could actually use it - on flat & smooth surfaces. That thing probably isn't any cheaper than a standard hi-lift (I didn't look it up).
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    i would defently take a metel hi-lift before i would get a balloon to do the job.
    you could use it to easily kill yourself of carbon monoxide from the exhaust.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    Release the pressure and take a big wiff....
     
  5. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    I think it would only be useful on sand. A high lift jack would require a base plate in deep sand.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    You are not going to kill yourself with a bag of CO in the outdoors unless you get confused and stick your head INTO the bag to try and jack the truck up??

    I'd take a metal hi lift in a lot of places- but an Airbag can be very useful in lots of situations when designed and inflated properly. Heavy rescue/fire trucks usually carry airbags for a variety of situations...Usually righting large vehicles or getting vehicles out of ditches and culverts. I don't think I'd use it enuf to make it worthwhile to buy right now...but might be good someday.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    for one i dont live in sand but i do have snow..
    for two i might get confused and do just that.:p
     
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  10. Jun 3, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    I wonder if the foot print is big enough to be used in mud that might make it more usefull.
     
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    The X-Jack works incredibly well as long as you dont position the jack itself under the exhaust. I own one, and its far safer to use than a hi-lift. Yes it works incredible in sand, snow and will work better in mud than a hi-lift because of the surface area. Using a hi-lift on uneven ground is asking for an injury or vehicle damage; I saw one shift & slide out, forcing the top of the jack THROUGH a door, it went through it like an old school can opener, the Jeep owner was pissed & trashed the jack when he arrived home. I also have a friend whose buddy got a broken jaw when the handle flew up under tension and knocked him out cold. I do own a hi-lift, however its used strictly for breaking the bead on my tires with a special attachment, I never use it off road.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    Its about the diameter of a spare tire (so for FJ/Jeep guys with a back mounted spare it can go inside the spare tire cover & you'd never take an inch of interior storage) and its maybe 2-3" thick. Its built VERY well, its only enemy being sharp body seams (use the storage bag as the buffer zone per the instructions) and hot Cat converters (just be careful where you place it). But WAAAAY safer and more stable than a hi-lift. It also has a separate air fitting to use a compressor to air it up in case the motor is dead/underwater & you cant use the exhaust
     
  13. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Air bags just amaze me. A buddy of mine has a house moving business and he uses them to lift houses to get trailers built under them. No heavy equipment to move, just some air bags and compressor and those suckers just push the house up.

    Very practical and safe IMHO, Highlift jacks are nice too, but the bag can probably be mounted on almost every location on a side of a stuck truck, where the high lift jack is limited to few options on my stock bumper tacoma.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    i don' know about that
     
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