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nixt
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Extreme Hi-Lift Reply with quote

Has anyone bought this new style of hi-lift jack?


Here's the Hi-lift website: http://www.hi-lift.com/products/xtreme.htm
Here are some places that have it listed for sale: http://offroadrecovery.com/category/hi_lift_jacks_and_accesso/
http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/Hi-Lift%20Jack_Xtreme.htm

Is this thing just a regular hi-lift with a different coating and a different attachment for winching/clamping/spreading? It's listed at $99.95 for the 48" and $102.95 for the 60". Personally, I already own a 48" cast/stamped hi-lift and I don't really see how this new jack is all that different or worth the extra $40. Is the new multi-use attachment all that more useful- if it is does anybody know if hi-lift will sell it separately? I've only used my hi-lift to jack up my vehicle when I've buried the axles- I've never used it for a come-along winch style recovery. I can't envision a situation where I'd ever try to use it as a heavy as hell 48 or 60 inch clamp or as a bar spreader type tool.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah looks like a fancy (read expensive) finish and attachment. From what I was able to figure out from their website, it's rated the same as the other jacks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come to think of it, does this jack allow you to do anything that you can't do with a regular hi-lift? It says on the web page that the new style attachment has one position for all of the winching, clamping, and spreading functions. You can just rotate the normal hi-lift clevis attachment 90 degrees to use it in this manner. Here's another thought that just came up- how do you key in the little "degrees" symbol on the keyboard?
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Heavy duty OME Suspension kit
with 2" coil spacers for 3.5-3.75 total lift
235/85R16 Goodyear MTR's Measure a true 32"

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Links4Jeeps.com is in the process of doing a review on the same Jack. Wink Well ok, a member is and it will be up very soon.

Do I know much about it? The paint is different and doesn't corrode as easily as the old red paint, UH.......... I guess I'll find out the rest like everybody else. Mr. Green
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