Air Jack for double cab - 1.5 ton or 2.5 ton

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TolBos
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Sat May 24, 2014 7:04 pm

Hi
What would you recommend for use with Hilux Double Cab (2006 & later)?
Can buy 1.5 ton Takla from friend. Or should I rather go for 2.5 ton?
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Sat May 24, 2014 8:05 pm

GVM of a Vigo is in excess of 2.5 tons... I think a 1.5 is going to be too light in the brooks... :twisted: :twisted:
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Sat May 24, 2014 10:02 pm

Trying to find out how Takla's rating works.
On some such air jacks 1.5tons means it is for a vehicle weighing up to 1.5tons.
On others it means the jack can actually lift up to 1.5 tons...

For the Takla? Wish I knew.
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Sat May 24, 2014 10:27 pm

Remember you dont really lift up the full weight of the vehicle. If you lift up the right back half of the vehicle it is basically only a 1/4 of the weight.So theoretically 1.5 will be enough
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Sat May 24, 2014 10:33 pm

george wrote:Remember you dont really lift up the full weight of the vehicle. If you lift up the right back half of the vehicle it is basically only a 1/4 of the weight.So theoretically 1.5 will be enough
Yes but...
I've seen posts where guys say that the 1.5tons means it is for a vehicle weighing up to 1.5tons and NOT the weight that the jack can actually lift/carry...
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Sat May 24, 2014 10:45 pm

Yes but...
I've seen posts where guys say that the 1.5tons means it is for a vehicle weighing up to 1.5tons and NOT the weight that the jack can actually lift/carry...
Anton I dont really know,but I would think there is not a lot of 4x4 that weight 1.5tons.Maybe a Jimny or rav.
On the other hand get the one with the biggest rating :thumbup:
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Sat May 24, 2014 10:53 pm

Thanks for the input George... :thumbup:
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Sun May 25, 2014 9:09 pm

Better to go for the bigger one, it takes less strain and will last longer
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Sun May 25, 2014 10:44 pm

pietpetoors wrote:Better to go for the bigger one, it takes less strain and will last longer
Thanks. Looks like the way to go...
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