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    Default Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

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    So up to now I have been driving around with my standard jack that came with my Jeep Wrangler. I have only added an AEV pedestal to increase the height of the jack. I have a 4.5inch lift with 37 inch tyres and have been lucky enough to not require a tyre change whilst off roading up to now.

    My question is what will work best to change a tyre on a 4x4 trail or a sand dune? A hi lift jack, an air jack or the pedestal? Taking into consideration the lift of the vehicle. I have had mixed feedback from guys in the industry.

    Eager to get some insight

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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

    You'll need a 1.5m High lifting jack like the JackAll jack (http://securetech.co.za/high-lift-ja...ft-jack-3600kg) with the wheels and suspension that your Jeep has currently. I have an idea that with your suspension you won't really get the wheels of the ground as the jack will probably run out of ladder before you have stretched the suspension to its max. You need a jack that will lift the wheel the moment you start jacking. Under axle the best option.
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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

    My Hardbody with 7" lift and 33s maxes out my hilift to its last 4"s before a wheel comes off the ground, so that Jeep on 37s with Jeep articulation is going to be a problem. What I have found works well, is to ratchet strap the axle to the chassis, before you jack up the vehicle. Then the wheel comes up as you jack the chassis.
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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

    Each jack has their own limitations.

    Nice video here from Oz by Ronny Dahl.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5I4gae00Ho&t=1364s


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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    My Hardbody with 7" lift and 33s maxes out my hilift to its last 4"s before a wheel comes off the ground, so that Jeep on 37s with Jeep articulation is going to be a problem. What I have found works well, is to ratchet strap the axle to the chassis, before you jack up the vehicle. Then the wheel comes up as you jack the chassis.
    +1 on this !

    When I still had Defenders, I used a length of chain between the chassis and axle. The wheels lift when the chassis goes up
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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

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    Each jack has their own limitations.

    Nice video here from Oz by Ronny Dahl.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5I4gae00Ho&t=1364s
    Good video

    He does not mention a hi lift jack mate, which fits on the jack, clips on a wheel and can lift the wheel and axle without stretching the suspension. Just a little to clear a flat tyre, then slip a standard bottle jack, eg the TOY standard one, with the handle attached to the eye, and plastic base plate tied on - don't have to get under vehicle, then lower the HLJ when bottle jack has taken weight. Used once and safe as you have two devices before the bottle takes weight and hooks on the jack mate get loose but still in place. Progressive.

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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

    Thanks for all the feedback. Already helped to get a better understanding.

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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

    Quote Originally Posted by ed rouillard View Post
    Good video

    He does not mention a hi lift jack mate, which fits on the jack, clips on a wheel and can lift the wheel and axle without stretching the suspension. Just a little to clear a flat tyre, then slip a standard bottle jack, eg the TOY standard one, with the handle attached to the eye, and plastic base plate tied on - don't have to get under vehicle, then lower the HLJ when bottle jack has taken weight. Used once and safe as you have two devices before the bottle takes weight and hooks on the jack mate get loose but still in place. Progressive.
    I use the Hi-lift Tyre mate and have a collapsible Jack Stand that I place under the diff. Works well and takes up less space than air jacks for example


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    Default Re: Hi Lift vs Air Jack vs Pedastal

    For just changing a tyre, go to a scrapyard and buy a mechanical bottle jack from a Toyota.

    For everything else a hi-lift jack.
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