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Old 31 Mar 2006
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Air Jacks

Hi

I've seen a few air-jacks on ebay, but the all seem to be roughly the same size, giving 480mm of lift. This doesn't seem quite big enough to get under the longitudinal chassis rails on my Toyo to lift the wheel clean off the ground (bearing in mind the suspension travel).

Are there larger unit available? Am I underestimating the size of the jack? Is there some other technique?

Any info appreciated,

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I've got a Power Jac for sale if you want. I shipped it over from Aus a few years ago it's unused (I always use my Jackal). Spec is as follows:

"4 ton lifting capacity. Lifts up to 28" above the ground. Requires 2" clearance under vehicle to operate."

75 GBP. Can collect in London or Lincolnshire.

IMHO the main benefit is for jacking a vehicle when bogged rather than using it to change tyres.
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I also own a Power Jack which I highly recommend for recovery in dunes.Really cuts down on the work required.HOWEVER,the possible down side is that they take up a fair bit of space-the size of a modest sports kitbag.If u can afford the space then buy ctc's jack as that make are hard to beat.If u can't a stury timber plank and mech jack work well but raise a good sweat!
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It's tough to beat a floor jack and sheet of wood.

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Bought and popped one of the ebay ones

Thought I would mention that I bought an ebay one and without anything sharp managed to pop it with an empty 4x4. Went out and bought a HiLift straight away.

In other words.... get a good one if you are going to get one at all.

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Still not sure whether I want an air-jack, a hi-lift, or just a good ole bottle jack and a block of wood, with a couple of folding axle stands....

Simon - was it one of those Draper bags, or the silver ones going for £16.99? They looked a bit puny - not sure it would even reach the chassis rail.. Did it make a good bang?

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Cool taking an airjack...

If you plan on lots of dune driving you light consider an airjack.

When I wend trans africa I had a bottle jack and a high lift. The high lift came off only once, and that was at the Cameroonian border when someone tried to nick it.
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My "Power Jac" Air Jack is now on sale on ebay if anyone is interested.

Item: 8060583820

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axle stands not needed

axle stands aren't necessary in my experience, except maybe on trucks, use a pair of jerry cans on their side.

my draper wouldn't stay on the exhaust, I think the tube is too small, caused a great comedy moment when it blew off though and covered me in diesel soot!

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Still not sure whether I want an air-jack, a hi-lift, or just a good ole bottle jack and a block of wood, with a couple of folding axle stands....

Simon - was it one of those Draper bags, or the silver ones going for £16.99? They looked a bit puny - not sure it would even reach the chassis rail.. Did it make a good bang?

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