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Looks like under $30 shipped on Ebay and other, pretty inexpensive.

And I thought the old vW folks were cheap....

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Looks like under $30 shipped on Ebay and other, pretty inexpensive.

And I thought the old vW folks were cheap....
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Do you have any of the kit? I have a GIANT movie prop like screw driver that would work. Do you weld?
As an aside, if one has the first three pieces (the T-bracket and the two extensions) one can use a ratchet with a 4-point or 8-point 3/8" socket to turn the rods. I keep a cheap ratchet and socket in my truck for just that reason, it's much easier than using the lug wrench.

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I dropped the spare last night. My question is why the 3 sections. You only need two for the spare. And only one for the jack. Maybe if you really put the jack way under the truck?

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I dropped the spare last night. My question is why the 3 sections. You only need two for the spare. And only one for the jack. Maybe if you really put the jack way under the truck?
You only need one to reach the jack point for the front wheels on the frame rail. The owners manual recommends putting the jack under the axle for the rear wheels. You need all three sections to reach the jack under the axle without putting at least your hands and forearms under the truck (really not a good idea). Of course I'm sure you could use the frame rail to raise a rear tire, but it would require more travel of the jack to get the tire off the ground.

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Yesterday I needed to replace the repaired flat tire on the rear. Thinking of this thread I pulled out my factory jack to do the job. And yes 3 sections of the jack extension allows you to crank just behind the rear bumper. Forget how long that screw lead scissor jack takes. On the way "down" I used the old trick of a 1/2" chucked drill to lower. 1/2" chuck will grab the square end of the extension. So glad I stopped using that jack as a primary many years ago.

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I had the opportunity to put the spare to use today. I saw a nail in my RF thread, smack
in the middle. I resisted the urge to pull it out for a week, hoping to get to the tire shop
(Les Schwab - free plug policy for anyone). Yesterday, I pulled the nail and lost the gamble
as air forcefully exited. No biggie. Getting the spare out took only a couple of minutes.

My question for the hive is whether you insert any material between the tire and the truck
frame as you crank it back up? I saw that the sidewall was deformed in a couple of areas
which appear to be frame abrasions.

Closed cell sleeping pad....bubble wrap....don't crank down on the handle....no worries,
it'll buff out? thanks, r-
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