Which Exhaust Jack?

Submitted: Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 19:31
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Hi Guys
Looking to buy a good quality exhaust jack. Can anyone recommend a couple of good brands, and any to avoid.
Thanks for your time.
Steve..
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 19:40

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 19:40
I have one I bought from ARB - it has NEVER been used . Half retail if you want it .
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Member - Jezza (NSW) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 20:41

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 20:41
Hi Willie,

If Stephen L. is not interested in your exhaust jack I may be. Would you like to member message me with the details? (capacity, cost, exhaust only or exhaust and compressor type)

Cheers,
Jezza
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 20:47

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 20:47
Mine too goes on endless holidays without ever contributing...lol

Buty I keep it just in case of, seeing as I gave the Hi Lift Jack away.

MIne is a Mean Green Bullbag....whatever that means..hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Mudness - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:14

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:14
Having had one, I wouldnt buy another. In my experience the high lift ones (which you need for most vehicles) are too hard to use and dangerous, particularly if you dont have a spare set of hands. They always want to kick out sideways in all but ideal situations. Just my experiences, Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:15

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:15
Jezza ,
I will Member message you tomorrow when I have checked out the details . If you want it then , it's yours .
Cheers ,
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:47

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:47
Give them a away guys a waste of time space and money. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 22:08

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 22:08
Interesting comment Rob. They are not expensive (compared to most things to do with 4WDing). Mine takes up little space as it packs flat. Since I do a fair bit of tripping around alone (well with my wife, but that is 'alone' when it comes to recovery), I'm more than happy to carry it. A bit like most insurance. You hope you never need it, but are very thankful you have it when it is needed.

To answer the original question, I suggest one that can accept an air compressor input. Permits better control over inflation for the final part of the lift and it can still be used if you have a hole in the exhaust.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:54

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:54
Hey Willie, why did you buy it in the fist place ? Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 21:13

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 21:13
Hi Rob ,

I just listen to the experts and they said to get one . You know me Rob , I'm just an impressionable guy and I believe everything people tell me .

Like you , I use a hydraulic jack with a wood base and a wood ramp to drive the wheel on to if I am having getting the jack under the car .

I can see situations where you could really use the exhaust jack , but I am a tad short on space and do not want to take two jacks with me .

Cheers ,

Willie ..

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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 22:15

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 22:15
Have you ever used it Norm? Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 23:14

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 23:14
Haven't used it yet Rob. But bought it after helping get a guy unstuck from sand. He was down to the chassis all round. He had no recovery points at the back and I couldn't get past him to snatch from front. Fortunately he had an exhaust jack. Worked a treat. We lifted the vehicle one wheel at a time and shoveled sand under. After about 10 mins work and a lot less digging than otherwise needed, he just drove away.

Haven't used my house or vehicle insurance for over 20 years either, but I wouldn't be without it.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 21:42

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 21:42
A good hydraulic jack and a jacking plate will be far more serviceable for a fraction of the price. Much safer too. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: normc - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 23:29

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 23:29
Not looking for a lengthy debate Rob, but there would have been a real lot of digging to get a hydraulic jack and plate under this one. Then, starting from a foot underground, it would have had to be a very big jack to get it high enough to raise each wheel in one go.

Guess we all have different levels of tolerance for digging. Me, I do it when necessary, but avoid it when it is not.

Just like we often have different views on how to handle a given situation. I guess it doesn't really matter, as long as it works.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 13:07

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 13:07
Well Rob , you are mellowing - at least you didn't tell us that everyone that uses them is a wanka .

" a waste of time ,space and money" perhaps is still a little unforgiving Rob and it tends to get peoples backs up - eg normc , who obviously has found a good use for one in the sand and is annoyed by your " expert " attitude .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 23:29

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 23:29
Its a sad world when you get criticised for telling people not to waste their money on unnecessary items. I read your rig profile Willie, have you ever sat down and worked out what all that suff has cost you against how often you actually use it. Or even the cost of lugging all that stuff around. Its obviosly too late to help you Willie you must have shares in ARB, but if I can use my expertise (to quote you) in saving people wasting money on unnecessary equipment I will continue to do so. Its always good to have unbiased points of view. The final decision after all is up to them. Cheers Rob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 16:42

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 16:42
This is the bit of your follow up I really like Rob -
"It is always good to have unbiased points of view "

Are you telling me that your point of view is unbiased , but other people are biased .

I guess it takes that sort of confidence in yourself to become an expert . That is what seperates you from the idiot masses , eh Rob .

I agree with what you say about all the crap on my car - I am an idiot with more money than brains - but I enjoy all those gadgets , and I would not have it any other way . You're right about ARB , I am their soft touch of the year .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 17:01

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 17:01
Willie, finally we are in agreement. Cheers Rob.
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Reply By: johannagoanna - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 23:44

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 23:44
Have you ever used an exhaust jack? If not, borrow a mates, have a play, and see how hard they are to use! Then decided if you really want to buy one! Otherwise you will waste your money, like a lot of people have! - Jo
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 02:48

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 02:48
Doesn't look like allot of people like them....I have used mine about 4 times now and I think they are the greatest thing in the world. Not the safest but if you are careful then you should be right. But like suggested if you don't want to fork out the $300 or so bucks then borrow a friends and have a play

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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 06:48

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 06:48
Wouldn't be without one ! They can be dangerous but have a play and get used to using it before you need it in anger. They take up allmost no room and are very lightweight. I have a no name asian small bag that works well and is used to demonstrate airbag use on sand at 4wd training every two months. I used to have a narrow base Australian branded airbag that was very wobbly (DANGEROUS) but got rid of it and got an airbag with a wide base.
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Reply By: desert - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 08:47

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 08:47
Save your money, Stephen, they are a crock! Don't get caught up in the cycle of I must have it because it's available, nuts!
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 17:15

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 17:15
My name's not Jack but I'll respond anyway :)

What an interesting divergence of views - I wonder if the people who dislike them are not using them correctly? (Don't shoot me - it's just a question :)

I have one but have never used it - however, I suspect, any piece of recovery kit which raises such differing emotions is probably worth having.

Mike Harding (off to play with exhaust jacks)
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