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Unread 06-02-2014, 07:57 AM   #16
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A ratchet strap around the axle & frame will keep the suspension from drooping so you won't have to lift as high

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Unread 06-02-2014, 11:53 PM   #17
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Don't forget to have low range engaged and in gear when lifting. Helps lock up the drivetrain. Engine off if course. Chock wheels and if any doubt, such as a steep surface, run winch line to a secure point. Run away jeeps are dangerous. Do I always use mine? No. Leave home w/o it? Never. The times you need pays for it self.
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Unread 06-04-2014, 10:25 AM   #18
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"how do I safely use a high lift jack? "

Wrap a heavy duty bungee cord around the handle and frame several times. Put it in the corner of the garage and leave it there forever. There are better tools available and false teeth are expensive.
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Unread 06-04-2014, 02:37 PM   #19
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"how do I safely use a high lift jack? "

Wrap a heavy duty bungee cord around the handle and frame several times. Put it in the corner of the garage and leave it there forever. There are better tools available and false teeth are expensive.
Or better yet act like an adult and learn about the safe operation of your tools and live for more than simple existence.

I have used a hilift to effect a frame repair by chaining the main beam to the broken section. Kept the axle from walking out when a Dana turdyfive broke the axle shaft 15 miles from the trail head using a chain, a ratchet strap and a refrigerator door. Used it as the laws of life to get people out of a H3 that rolled over. Used it as a clamp to hold a frame togetherso it could be welded back together using some batteries, jumper cables and some 6011 rod out of my tool box. Used it to keep a bridge from collapsing by clamping the main beams together so they wouldn't roll over onto their sides.

So keep telling yourself how sucky and dangerous they are while in the safety of your suburbia, we'll be out wheeling.
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Unread 06-04-2014, 11:28 PM   #20
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My $.02

Both of my vehicles carry hi lift. Ever need? Rarely if ever. Never for tire changing-- we use the lift-mate sometimes to help others thru high center trail obstacles. Its more utility in the shop and around the ranch here for other needs/uses. We have 2 more in the shop. Helps with leverage/lifting challenges from car and farm. Dangerous? You betcha! Once I got the near handle swing past the face sweep under load. Thanks to the kind hand of a higher power it only clipped and knocked off my hat. Whew! Be more aware!
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I once used some TV cable to truss up an exhaust, and once had a two wheel cart called into service for a front wheel broke off. But, like the useless hi-lift jack, I'll leave them at home in the corner of the garage collecting rust and avoiding accidents.

All of us older guys have nostalgia for a high lift jack. They look cool and they take us back to a time when trail equipment consisted of the hi-lift and a pint of Jack Daniels. But, times change. and serious off roaders today do not need the hi-lift for anything, ever.
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I once used some TV cable to truss up an exhaust, and once had a two wheel cart called into service for a front wheel broke off. But, like the useless hi-lift jack, I'll leave them at home in the corner of the garage collecting rust and avoiding accidents.

All of us older guys have nostalgia for a high lift jack. They look cool and they take us back to a time when trail equipment consisted of the hi-lift and a pint of Jack Daniels. But, times change. and serious off roaders today do not need the hi-lift for anything, ever.
Just becuase you do not have the ability to use it does not make it useless.
This may help you.
http://www.offroadadventures.com/articles/view/id/347
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Just becuase you do not have the ability to use it does not make it useless.
This may help you.
http://www.offroadadventures.com/articles/view/id/347
I probably used a hi lift when you were having trouble pooping in your diapers.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 08:30 AM   #24
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I probably used a hi lift when you were having trouble pooping in your diapers.
So you admit it does have uses and therefore not useless like you stated above.
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"Kept the axle from walking out when a Dana turdyfive broke the axle shaft 15 miles from the trail head using a chain, a ratchet strap and a refrigerator door."

Giggles,

I'm so proud of you! Using a refrigerator door to make a temporary fix for your Dana 35 out in the boonies must have been pretty awesome. Do you have any pics? I'm sure many of us would like to see that in action.

As far as suburbia goes, you have never been to Gunnison County Colorado have you? There is no such thing here. I have seen several hi-lift jacks on a few vehicles but I have never seen anybody use one in the Ouray-Silverton-Telluride area. I have heard horror stories about people who have been badly injured by them. So sorry I struck a nerve with you and I apologize. As a shareholder in the hi-lift corporation, I can clearly see how my comment must have looked like a personal attack. Sorry. Keep using your hi-lift jack safely.
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I once used some TV cable to truss up an exhaust, and once had a two wheel cart called into service for a front wheel broke off. But, like the useless hi-lift jack, I'll leave them at home in the corner of the garage collecting rust and avoiding accidents.

All of us older guys have nostalgia for a high lift jack. They look cool and they take us back to a time when trail equipment consisted of the hi-lift and a pint of Jack Daniels. But, times change. and serious off roaders today do not need the hi-lift for anything, ever.
Annuda ol phart heard from.. Yup those were the days. Locker? WTF is that? Seatbelts? Never heard of em being used in anything but a racin car.

Handyman Jack? No one left home without it.. EPA? Who'd a thunk? Simpler times..
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"Kept the axle from walking out when a Dana turdyfive broke the axle shaft 15 miles from the trail head using a chain, a ratchet strap and a refrigerator door."

Giggles,

I'm so proud of you! Using a refrigerator door to make a temporary fix for your Dana 35 out in the boonies must have been pretty awesome. Do you have any pics? I'm sure many of us would like to see that in action.

As far as suburbia goes, you have never been to Gunnison County Colorado have you? There is no such thing here. I have seen several hi-lift jacks on a few vehicles but I have never seen anybody use one in the Ouray-Silverton-Telluride area. I have heard horror stories about people who have been badly injured by them. So sorry I struck a nerve with you and I apologize. As a shareholder in the hi-lift corporation, I can clearly see how my comment must have looked like a personal attack. Sorry. Keep using your hi-lift jack safely.
Sadly I don't have any pics. Before the time of decent cellphone cameras and after I killed my wife's $2,500 Nikon I was forbidden to touch her cameras. I am usually too busy with life to stop and document everything. I guess I am just an old fart.

I have been all over the US and a lot of CO wheeling and yeah there are some decent trails there. Mostly a lot of patchouli smelling folks I have a hard time relating to...
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schitzangiggles: I like what you said but still have a comment. I am turning 66 in about a month. My generation grew up with jacks that resembled the hi-lift jack. There were some snowy nights that I got a flat and it was on a very steep hill. Was nervous and didn't like having to jack so high. One time in Arizona, as I was jacking, the jack was sinking into the hot Summer asphalt!!! Just saying that life wasn't all peachy back then but we used that jack and we ain't griping. We thought it was normal. I started jeepin' in a 1953 Willys Overland Wagon. Jeeping was different back then. Now-a-days, the jeep crowd has all kinds of doo-dads. During my youth, we were different too but we were not more dangerous. We were just as used to our lifestyle as you are to yours. People like Zillla and me were from an earlier time.
we called them bumper jacks.
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Sadly I don't have any pics. Before the time of decent cellphone cameras and after I killed my wife's $2,500 Nikon I was forbidden to touch her cameras. I am usually too busy with life to stop and document everything. I guess I am just an old fart.

I have been all over the US and a lot of CO wheeling and yeah there are some decent trails there. Mostly a lot of patchouli smelling folks I have a hard time relating to...

knew it, OLD FART!!!!! lol
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"how do i safely use a high lift jack? "

wrap a heavy duty bungee cord around the handle and frame several times. Put it in the corner of the garage and leave it there forever. There are better tools available and false teeth are expensive.
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