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Hi-Lift Alternative

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by cubiclesurfer, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Apr 13, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    cubiclesurfer

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    so I've been shopping hi-lifts, and the more I read about them, the more I think I should also look into alternatives to hi-lifts for changing a flat offroad, on a lifted truck on possibly non-flat areas :rolleyes:

    yes, I'm not looking at the hi-lift as being a "recovery" tool at this point. while it probably is an important piece of equipment to have, I'd imagine that there are other alternatives to changing a tire. I've read that heavy duty bottle jacks and couple pieces of wood? I don't know... as you can tell, I have no experience in this.

    :help:
     
  2. Apr 13, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    Not sure what else would work if you on the lava fields.. any other place and an alternative could be had..
     
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    Check out safejacks.com. Not cheap, but will make a bottle jack useable and safe.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2016 at 1:54 AM
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    There are things like the ARB X Jack, inflatable bag using the exhaust pressure. There are other similar versions. If you have on board air, they make for those as well.
     
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    Watch that though.. would pop on the lava rocks.. lol
     
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    I can say for sure that the last flat I had was before 2005 on a truck. I've had my oldest HL since probably 1987-8 and have used it mostly around the property by also off-road enough to say it has paid for itself multiple times over. Some think they are dangerous, and they can be. But some really shouldn't be driving.
     

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