air jacks

Submitted: Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 10:31
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Hello all, went out over the weekend and got the patrol hung up on rocks,no worries get out air bag/jack hook up to exhaust and away.But no the rubber cone doesnt fit the champhered exhaust pipe on a GU.
It did previously fit my disco,suzuki,navara etc.

This is just a suggestion for people to check these air bags actually fit the exhaust of your vehicle before they get stuck somewhere really remote.

Happy travelling.
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Reply By: Member - Chris (Wollongong) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:00

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:00
What brand of Air Bag was it Brian???
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:51

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:51
Chris it is a POWER JAC made by nathan trailers,Im fairly sure i purchased it in wollongong s/c 4wd who i have had great service from.The bag itself is fine if you have an appropriate exhaust pipe.
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Follow Up By: johnsy - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:11

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:11
Brian it probably fits the trick is to push the funnel on and then down and then it will seal .
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 16:12

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 16:12
funny I was just thinkin' the same thing the other day. Mine's been sitting in the back drawers for 18 months now and has still got the factory plastic wrapped around it. Will head out and get bogged soon to test it rather than wait for an inopportune time I reckon.Next Trek - Callawa Rd
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Reply By: Eric - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:06

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:06
I dont know about you guys but we got a rangy into trouble a couple of weeks ago , and the air jack was useless , 5 attempts to get it up . All it did was roll sideways in the end it folded in a way were we couldnt even get it releced , so I cracked the bleep s and drove over it . In the end got the hi lift out , job done .
Now im sure I will get critisised here but I would love to hear the others opinions on these jacks
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Follow Up By: johnsy - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:18

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:18
Eric I can under stand where your coming from ! I find a lot of the time using the air bag on its side and under the diff is far easier than trying to lift the vehicle and its suspension travel.
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Reply By: Eric - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:31

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 21:31
thanks ill try it
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Reply By: brian - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 07:28

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 07:28
johnsey thankyou for your reply i did try that it just doesnt fit the pipe because of the way the pipe is cut at an angle
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 13:37

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 13:37
Brian,

Have you tried putting on a chrome exhaust extension on the pipe to square it up?
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Reply By: Penguin - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 13:32

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 13:32
I have one of these too and interestingly, it came with a note saying that if you needed to use it with an 80 series L/C (or anything else with a chamfered pipe) to contact the agents for a FREE adaptor. I did just that and guess what arrived in the mail....a piece of PVC pipe with square ends that fits neatly inside the end of the exhaust pipe. Works fine!
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Follow Up By: outahere - Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 18:08

Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 18:08
when I spoke to the Australian Manufacturer of Power Jac - Abgal Australia they knew nothing about it - said first they heard of it. Penguin who did you call so I can chase them up for an adapter.
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Follow Up By: Penguin - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 09:52

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 09:52
I just checked on my brand - it's a Bushranger. They are made by www.kingsleyenterprises.com.au. But really, it's just a piece of 60mm PVC pipe 30cm long. Pick it up from your local hardware store. Bear in mind that the diameter may vary between brands and models so measure yours first.
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