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