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Hi-lift stable base thing

Post  CrawlingForward on 10/17/2013, 11:58 am

$110 seems pretty steep, but it seems like an awesome improvement!

http://www.overlandexpo.com/overland-tech-travel/2012/12/15/transform-your-hi-lift-jack.html



I know I've had my rig fall off hi-lifts a few times. This seems like a great solution.

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Post  Mark on 10/17/2013, 12:21 pm

My 02 weighing in. Something is not right here!
 All rigs will slide in the sand on a slope with a jack under it, there is nothing to hold it still as the sand is so fluid like.
 When they first show the jeep with that new plate on the jack the camera is turned to make it look like it is on a hill.
Then when they shake the jeep you can see that it is on flat ground.
It kinda Looks like something home Brewish,, as in ,,you can make it yourself for next to nothing now that you can see what they made it from, you could even use light chain instead of the cable.
It certainly does look like it makes it more stable side to side though.
If I were driving on sand alot I would build something that resembles that.
A very informative site, the bottle jack plate looks good.
Thank's Geoff.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 10/17/2013, 1:25 pm

Yeah, I mean, it seems to be just a plate (which is the main reason it doesn't sink in) with cables on it. Definitely something that could be home-brewed for a lot cheaper.

Definitely better side-to-side, though, as it limits the normal "wobble" from like a foot to only an inch or so.

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Post  Ryan McKee on 10/17/2013, 3:54 pm

CrawlingForward wrote:
I know I've had my rig fall off hi-lifts a few times..

It 'twas the best of times, it 'twas the worst of times hahahahahaha pale 

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Re: Hi-lift stable base thing

Post  CrawlingForward on 10/17/2013, 4:01 pm

Ryan M wrote:
CrawlingForward wrote:
I know I've had my rig fall off hi-lifts a few times..
It 'twas the best of times, it 'twas the worst of times hahahahahaha pale 
ha ha, eh, live and learn. *Still* incredulous that *no* damage came of that.

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