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Re: Jack Points

Postby Clem » 16 Sep 2016 13:46

After thinking about things long and hard, I have gone for one of these, which I have tried and much to my surprise found that it works like a dream:

http://www.bigcountry.co.za/shop/product-types/recovery-gear/wheel-jack-buddy/

One of the key advantages is that you lift the wheel and not the suspension – which is not an inconsiderable factor in a vehicle which has a very long and flexible suspension. The only downside that I can see is that you cannot change a wheel with your hi lift Jack and there is some risk (albeit limited) of possibly scratching the rims but this is rarely a significant factor in a vehicle which is truly used off-road. And of course you cannot throw the vehicle off the middle mannetjie that is something I have not normally done in the past anyway as I don't consider it terribly safe.

Having used a hi lift Jack for many years as well on "normal" jacking points, I tend to think that the Jack buddy is safer as you do not need to "climb" up the Jack as high as you do when you use a normal jacking point. It seems to be an altogether more stable setup.
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Re: Jack Points

Postby SJC » 16 Sep 2016 13:51

I got the wheel jack buddy and the extension that fits into the round jacking points. The wheel jack buddy works lekker if you want to lift a wheel to pack rocks underneath it.
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Re: Jack Points

Postby SJC » 16 Sep 2016 13:54

Clem wrote:After thinking about things long and hard, I have gone for one of these, which I have tried and much to my surprise found that it works like a dream:

http://www.bigcountry.co.za/shop/product-types/recovery-gear/wheel-jack-buddy/

One of the key advantages is that you lift the wheel and not the suspension – which is not an inconsiderable factor in a vehicle which has a very long and flexible suspension. The only downside that I can see is that you cannot change a wheel with your hi lift Jack and there is some risk (albeit limited) of possibly scratching the rims but this is rarely a significant factor in a vehicle which is truly used off-road. And of course you cannot throw the vehicle off the middle mannetjie that is something I have not normally done in the past anyway as I don't consider it terribly safe.

Having used a hi lift Jack for many years as well on "normal" jacking points, I tend to think that the Jack buddy is safer as you do not need to "climb" up the Jack as high as you do when you use a normal jacking point. It seems to be an altogether more stable setup.

P.S> I see 4x4direct is a lot cheaoper than bigcountry.co.za... :surprised:
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/recovery-gea ... -mate.html
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Re: Jack Points

Postby Clem » 17 Sep 2016 13:18

Look closely and you will see that they are slightly different and the quality appears not to be quite the same. But probably they will do the same job in the end. Maybee I just got "taken" and am trying to justify to myself now… :biggrin:
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Re: Jack Points

Postby SJC » 17 Sep 2016 13:40

They do look slightly different, I agree.
The wheel jack buddy I got looks the same as the bigcountry one. (got mine many years ago,cant remember how much I paid for it).

How long do they take to deliver?
I need to get more hilift jacking points. (But need it before next week friday).
http://www.bigcountry.co.za/shop/produc ... ng-points/


P.S> I see outdoor warehouse's jacking points are only R280.
http://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/produ ... point/6368
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Re: Jack Points

Postby Clem » 17 Sep 2016 14:07

I bought mine at ummm...ja... uumm...<koff>. Can't remember the name...big 4x4 place out Edenvale way.
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Re: Jack Points

Postby Peter Connan » 17 Sep 2016 14:12

Clem wrote:I bought mine at ummm...ja... uumm...<koff>. Can't remember the name...big 4x4 place out Edenvale way.


Was the guy's name Richard Ransom?
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Re: Jack Points

Postby Clem » 18 Sep 2016 07:03

:-)

I can't remember what I paid for it either!
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