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Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by piercedtiger, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Sep 13, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    interesting... I bet some guys here will fab some up now!:cool:
     
  3. Sep 13, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    I bet on pavement those claws would buckle instantly... you would have to go back to stock or something. Its still a pretty clever idea!
     
  4. Sep 13, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    or just turn it upside down? have the claws face up on pavement
     
  5. Sep 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    you can't just flip it... see the other pic! it does look damn stout though!
     
  6. Sep 13, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    What he said! lol Looks like 1/4" steel.... That's not going to bend easily. Hell, the wheels of my jack push into the asphalt on my driveway. Imagine sharpened points with the weight of the truck on them! They'll dig right in.

    Thought it might be good for the people on here that have a Hi-Lift (or want one), but are worried about it slipping.

    Oh, and that thing looks thicker than my jack stands. Those don't buckle. ;)
     
  7. Sep 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Grind them halfway off and they would be perfect on any surface.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Check out my site, it's mostly up to date and there's too much to list here.
    I carry one of these: http://www.rescue42.com/jmr42.php

    It works well anywhere the stock base slips and it doubles as a way to secure a chain, another arm when using the jack as a clamp or spreader/jaws of life. Between it and the cradle for my sliders, my Hi-Lift became even more versatile.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Oh yeah I forgot about those! lol I want one too. Wouldn't work for a base around here. Soil's too soft, and it would sink. However, for the spreading and shackle mount it would be great. Probably better than the stock end for clamping too.

    ahhh... New job, decent raise, maybe I'll finally get to buy some of these toys! :D
     
  10. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    The Wabbit's Foot is made for off-road applications and thoroughly tested as such.

    Those "claws" leave nice little holes in pavement (blacktop) and you are going to have to do a lot to bend them, 1/4" plate. Friend of mine was using one in the parking lot to change a tire and the store owner got fussy he left a "bite" in his parking lot. :D

    Again, this product is made for off-road use. If you are lifting a vehicle on pavement use a floor jack. A Hi-Lift is made to be a recovery tool, not an everyday jack.

    :D
     
  11. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Why hello Wabbit!

    Welcome to TW!
     
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    Well... look what the bunny dragged in! ;)
     
  13. Sep 14, 2010 at 4:41 AM
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    Welcome aboard Wabbit. ;) Now talk to tcBob about becoming a vendor. I'm sure lots of people here would like to know what else you make. :D
     
  14. Sep 14, 2010 at 4:50 AM
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    Just for fun I looked up what it took to bend 1/4" plate steel. From the looks it takes 15-20 tons (30,000-40,000 lbs) of force to bend it. Hi-Lift's are rated to 4,660 lbs and max tested to 7,000 lbs. I think you'll be fine. ;)
     
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    I smell a group buy! Just a thought...
     
  16. Sep 14, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    wat?
    agh....edit after beaten on the group buy comments
     
  17. Sep 14, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    wat?
    only bad thing is the hi lift wouldnt fit in my tool box anymore w/ this on it. revenge said he was going to make a stout offroad base, but never saw anything after that
     
  18. Sep 14, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    So take it off, then put it in the tool box. :rolleyes: Damn, I thought you was smarter than that Hodgy! :boink:
     
  19. Sep 14, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    it's a point of ease of use...lol. all i have to do now is take it out of the box and use it. cant do that if i have to start removing shit and keeping track of where i stored the other parts...:D
     
  20. Sep 14, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    this wouldnt have solved that
     
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