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    Default High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    Hi,

    Any suggestions how to create high lift jacking points on a Landcruiser 76 Series, without fitting a bull bar and rear bumper replacement?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    Have a look at the two websites below. I think a Hi-lift Jack Wheel Buddy might be the solution you are seeking. For changing tyres you might need to carry a stand to place under the chassis once jacked up. I have modified bumpers and the buddy as well. Most 4x4 outlets in SA have in stock or can get.

    https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/p...lift-lift-mate

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...strap-good-bad
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    Default Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    Stofpad rock sliders.
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    Default Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Stofpad rock sliders.
    + 1. What GRIPS said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Have a look at the two websites below. I think a Hi-lift Jack Wheel Buddy might be the solution you are seeking. For changing tyres you might need to carry a stand to place under the chassis once jacked up. I have modified bumpers and the buddy as well. Most 4x4 outlets in SA have in stock or can get.

    https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/p...lift-lift-mate

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...strap-good-bad
    Stan, thanks for the useful advice and links. I agree a Wheel Buddy is a solution for most recovery situations. The exception is when the tyre must be changed in challenging terrain, where a stand makes sense.
    Appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Stofpad rock sliders.
    Rock sliders with jacking points also make sense. Thanks for this.
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    Default Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    While you are checking, double check those bolts on the towbar and bullbar.

    Please check your tow-bars.

    My high-lift points are fitted on the bullbar and towbar. 90% of the time, you only need it on the front or back.

    You do get a strap for the wheels, I did not bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Big Sky View Post
    Rock sliders with jacking points also make sense. Thanks for this.
    Before you trust these socket-type jacking points, I humbly ask that you test them first.

    I did once, and it didn't work for me, and in hindsight, it is quite clear to me that it pretty much can't work. Hear me out:
    When you jack a car up on the side, it will roll away from the jack. Since the pin is rigidly bolted to the jack, the foot-plate of the jack must slip on the ground, away from the car, which it may or may not be able to do, depending on the condition of the ground. I almost want to say that you are in a better situation than if it does slip, because what will happen is that the jack will bind up.

    If on the other hand the jack does slip on the ground, you can keep jacking up. However, when you want to lower the car, the jack's foot plate must now slip back toward the car, and since it is at an angle, the foot plate WILL dig in and cannot slip back. You are now stuck more effectively than you were before.

    Having said that, it will be less of a problem on a car with limited articulation. So maybe it can work better on a 79 with it's relatively hard suspension than was the case for me.

    Now having said all this, I firmly believe the safest place to use a hi-lift jack on a heavy vehicle is to jack it under the rock-slider, but get one that doesn't require the pin adapter.
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    Peter I do share your sentiment around socket and pin recovery points.
    You do however get pins that can swivel that sort your concerns
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    Default Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    Jip.

    I had one of those slip out on me once... I guess one can fix that problem with a hole and an R-clip, but to my mind it's just easier to make the rock slider such that one can just jack directly under it.
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    Default Re: High lift jacking points on a L/C 76 Series?

    Peter with the Stofpad sliders you are safe to jack under them. Uys did quite a sturdy design. When I installed mine I tested them lifting the Cruisers with a trolley jack.
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