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Hi-Lift jack, 48"(1,22m) or 60"(1,5m)

Poll ended at Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:45 pm

1,22m
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25%
1,5m
15
75%
 
Total votes: 20
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:45 pm

What size would you choose between 1,22m(48") & 1,5m(60") and the reason why.
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:49 pm

Because bigger is better.... :mrgreen:
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:51 pm

Size counts - no matter what your wife says!
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:01 pm

Bigger is better but.... make sure the extra length is not going to be in your way. When deciding where to mount my high lift jack I sometimes wish I had a shorter jack
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:11 pm

For those with Hi Lift jacks, how many times did you find that a 1,2m would have been to short?
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:22 pm

You don't need to use the extra length if you don't need it, but if you need it & you don't have it, then you will be sorry.
When your suspension just keeps travelling & you can't get the wheels off the ground, then you will be sorry that you even asked this question. This can happen especially in running water & soft sand or mud.
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:24 pm

Haboob wrote:You don't need to use the extra length if you don't need it, but if you need it & you don't have it, then you will be sorry.
When your suspension just keeps travelling & you can't get the wheels off the ground, then you will be sorry that you even asked this question. This can happen especially in running water & soft sand or mud.
That's what I'm thinking too... rather have it and not need it.
The same goes for getting the Hi-Lift jacks as apposed to going the cheaper route and then the thing doesn't work when you need it!
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:29 pm

Royco wrote:
Haboob wrote:You don't need to use the extra length if you don't need it, but if you need it & you don't have it, then you will be sorry.
When your suspension just keeps travelling & you can't get the wheels off the ground, then you will be sorry that you even asked this question. This can happen especially in running water & soft sand or mud.
That's what I'm thinking too... rather have it and not need it.
The same goes for getting the Hi-Lift jacks as apposed to going the cheaper route and then the thing doesn't work when you need it!
For the extra few cents get the longer one :thumbup: You can always cut is shorter.....but you can't make the shorter one longer :!:
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:53 pm

OOOOMS wrote:
Royco wrote:
Haboob wrote:You don't need to use the extra length if you don't need it, but if you need it & you don't have it, then you will be sorry.
When your suspension just keeps travelling & you can't get the wheels off the ground, then you will be sorry that you even asked this question. This can happen especially in running water & soft sand or mud.
That's what I'm thinking too... rather have it and not need it.
The same goes for getting the Hi-Lift jacks as apposed to going the cheaper route and then the thing doesn't work when you need it!
For the extra few cents get the longer one :thumbup: You can always cut is shorter.....but you can't make the shorter one longer :!:
At iWarehuse the shorter one(1,22m) is R70 more expensive than the 1,5m. R1129 for the 1,5m and R 1199 for the 1,22m :think:
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:05 pm

OOOOMS wrote:For the extra few cents get the longer one :thumbup: You can always cut is shorter.....but you can't make the shorter one longer :!:
Luckily I know what a Hi-lift jack is, but if you had just read this forum on another peace of paper you would have had a complete different idea...
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:46 am

You need the 1,5m for the day that you need to lift your vehicle or winch your vehicle by 1,3m.

Believe me I have used it a couple of times to nearly full extent. And I have hurt my hand with it rather badly as well.
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:18 am

Sien Makro se prys is R900.00, weet nie watter lengte dit is nie, maar die goed het lank gelyk.
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:04 am

I have a long one, and I have never used it to its full extent. It is a female dog to pack bcause of the length so I dismanteled it and since then it was never used again. That was 7 years ago... I always ended up making a different plan. Now I am actually looking for a short track to swop for the long one.. :beg: :beg:

So my vote goes for the shorter one.. :thumbup:
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:19 am

Because at 1.2 meters the wheels are hardly off the ground
I have a 1.5 but cut off about 10cm to fit it dwars on the canopy
1.2 is too short
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Everyone is talking at Hi-Lift's at Makro, why can't I find any on they're website?
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