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I searched already, and found only 1 thread that ended up discussing the weaknesses of them compared to a hi lift.
I am aware of their limitations, but where I do alot of wheeling (the beach & dunes) it makes perfect sense. I've been stuck in my subaru & nearly stuck recently w/ the truck & the wife really doesn't like pushing the truck w/ her bad back! :)
Does anyone use one regularly or have experience with them?

TIA,

Jdub
 

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KNew a guy that had one for just such purpose, I was not impressed.
 

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I've seen them but never used them, a highlift works 90% of the time or option 2 never wheel alone
 

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So if I was gonna plunk down $100, it should be for the hilift then?
 

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only if you have somewhere to jack from with the hi-lift.
 

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i can't think of one thing that the exhaust jack can do that the hi-lift jack can't do, but i can think of lots of things that the regular hi-lift jack can do that the exhaust jack can't do.
 

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i can't think of one thing that the exhaust jack can do that the hi-lift jack can't do, but i can think of lots of things that the regular hi-lift jack can do that the exhaust jack can't do.
Can the hi-lift lift the lady in your avatar? :)
 

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Hilift is useless in the sand...if your on the dunes I would think the exhaust jack would be far superior
 

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Hilift is useless in the sand...if your on the dunes I would think the exhaust jack would be far superior
bull. i've used a 4x4" peice of driftwood to lift the entire rear end of my truck out of really really soft mud. in a pinch, you could use almost anything.
i have been buried to the axle in sand as well and didn't need anything under the base.

 

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aired down with good tires and a hi lift and you should be GTG. you can buy a base for the HL that is designed for things just like sand. of course you can always use a 2x6(or 8) and do the same thing but you will need lift points for the HL.
 

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plus the jack its self has got to be pretty thick, and i don't think it would fold up well for easy storage, and the hose has got to be a mess.

the jack may be a little bulky, but they are easy to use, and prooven.
 

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Thanks RB & others...that photo of RB's stuck in that muck makes the decision easy for me now.
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if you've got a highlift base, or a piece of wood. *shrug* if your truly out in the dunes....I cant imagine that stuff is going to be laying around. Maybe a floor mat would work...maybe not. or you could place the jack on your spare. that would work as well. Possibly.

just sayin'
 

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Thanks RB & others...that photo of RB's stuck in that muck makes the decision easy for me now.
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no prob, i just don't want you wasting your money on a hyped up product like that exhaust jack because of advertising when there is something simple, easier, and prooven available.

just keep in mind that you need something for the hilift jack to secure to. there are accessories (tire hooks/bumper hooks) that may reduce the possibility of damage to a truck with no dedicated recovery points. if you have a tow hitch, there are clevis mounts available that secure in the hitch for a recovery point.

heres a glory shot of my truck, but you can see the hitch mounted clevis and it is holding up very well to the abuse.
 

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I'll give the hi lift a try along w/ the hitch mounted clevis...no recovery points yet...I just can't spring the $$ for a bumper that costs that much yet, although I REALLY want a front hitch bumper. Other priorities unfortunately.
Thanks again for the ideas guys,
Jdub

PS cool pic RB. That some serious articulation. And body damage! eek!
 
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