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Post by Burak Borhan » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:31 pm

May I ask if you have a good suggestion for a Base Plate for the jack. I have a nice jack and I have been trying to find a base plate without success for a while.

Already checked some carpenter shops without success.. I will appreciate if you have a suggested place.


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Post by matthewficco » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:48 pm

Burak Borhan wrote:May I ask if you have a good suggestion for a Base Plate for the jack. I have a nice jack and I have been trying to find a base plate without success for a while.

Already checked some carpenter shops without success.. I will appreciate if you have a suggested place.

Burak, I would suggest to continuing searching the carpenter shops in Al Quoz for example (or elsewhere if closer to your house). Ask them for a cut-off piece of wood at least 2 feet in lenth and its dimensions should be 2 inches by 12 inches. It should also be a solid kind of would like Oak, Cherry, or laminate. They should easily have this stuff in their scraps if it is a big enough shop.

I picked mine up at: http://www.alonqood.com/

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Post by joe.zeinoun » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:02 pm

or simply drop by ace hardware check the plywood they have!
get the thickest one available and have them cut it into three equal parts which then you would glue/screw together! and ur done....
i would rather have fun with such a project than buy a ready made board ;)

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Post by tambi.ishak » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:23 am

I think the high jack is the best but you need to have the full accessories please find attached link showing the required parts which you need to have when you buy the high jack in order to have the right binefit.

http://www.aztrucks.com/product.asp?pr=Hi-Lift_Jack

I did find a high jack in DM and it's only for 200 AED and the bigger one for 350 AED but without accessories.



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Post by Gallo » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:33 pm

tambi.ishak wrote:I did find a high jack in DM and it's only for 200 AED and the bigger one for 350 AED but without accessories.
Thanks!
Where and what is DM? :-\

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Post by Steve Tribble » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:10 pm

For now just need jack and base plate. New jeep in 7 days. No room left in tj.

Those high lift jacks may look cool when mounted but can be dangerous. Recoil when teeth dont fully seat and unstable on an incline,,,imao.



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Post by joe.zeinoun » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:41 pm

pls note that u do need the following for operating a Hilift jack safely and efficiently:

lift mate to hook on rims
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Hilift base for more stable base support to avoid potential slipping
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Post by Sash716 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:32 pm

Gallo wrote:Hi Chaps.

As I like to look at least 2 dunes ahead :drive:, and sometimes I go with unexperienced Friends in the desert 8-| I would like to get an Hydraulic Jack

What do you suggest?
On rocks and mud I am used to this type of jack: http://www.maharashtradirectory.com/tes ... e-Jack.jpg

But I've seen some people here carries an high lift jack.

What's best and why?
The type of jack you linked might not be very good for sand, never used one or seen it being used out in the dunes. Even though I have one, I only use it at home on solid ground for when I need to get under the jeep or take of the wheels. btw these types of jacks are refereed to as bottle jacks (I just learnt this myself lol) What concerns me about this type of jack is that they're small and there's a risk of it slipping or something.

I've seen this type of jack used the most. http://www.harborfreight.com/media/cata ... _12335.jpg
I know some shops in Dragonmart sells them, I think Ace sells some too not sure. These ones are good, strong and can put them anywhere around the car. I bought one from DM a while back, but it broke. the oil leaked out ><

Hi-Lift jacks are nice for recoveries, but they do have their risks/downsides. Mainly I think they can be unstable sometimes. I've seen it slip and if the slip is bad it might damage the car. Another thing to consider with hi-lift jacks is that unless you got metal bumpers and such, there aren't many places you can use them on the car, except the tires. Which is fine if you're tring the fix a pop out, but if you need to change a tire or something then it might not work. Again, I'm sure someone with more experience hi-lift jacks can advise you better on them.


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Post by Sash716 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:34 pm

Gallo wrote:
tambi.ishak wrote:I did find a high jack in DM and it's only for 200 AED and the bigger one for 350 AED but without accessories.
Thanks!
Where and what is DM? :-\

DM will always be Danger Mouse in my eyes! ;)

But other than that, Dragon Mart. Happy Shopping!
DM = Dragon Mart. cheap chinese stuff. sometimes they work well, sometimes they don't :P


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Post by NomanK » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:59 am

I have everything from the Fewbie list except the snatch trap, any suggestions to where and which one i should get?



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