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PostSubject: have you/would you use these??   Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:43 pm

i definetaly can see the advantages of using these especially if you have sliders or tube front/rear bumpers...ive also seen them to fit square tubing too...

http://wabfab.org/Slider-Adapters/Slider-Adapter-3/flypage.tpl.html

interested in what you folks think of these...
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PostSubject: Re: have you/would you use these??   Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:52 pm

I have read that these are great. However, if you are going to order these, you might want to shop around....I have not heard good things about this particular company.....and I know others sell them.

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PostSubject: Re: have you/would you use these??   Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:14 am

oh i know that there are others out there...problem is that most cost about the same...i have also heard bad things about that particular company...honestly...$55.00 is alot of money to spend on just a bit of steel...havent seen too many for too much less...all about the same price...
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PostSubject: Re: have you/would you use these??   Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:14 am

It costs the same as the jack itself. Seems unnecessary to me.
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PostSubject: Re: have you/would you use these??   Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:09 am

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It costs the same as the jack itself. Seems unnecessary to me.

You will see how necessary they are the first time you try to jack a rig with sliders or tube bumper without one. It is very easy for a rig to slip off of the Hi-Lift without one.

Personally I do not find the $50.00 price point to be too high. I made my own and the time and material involved including paint are well worth paying $50.00 if you can not make one yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: have you/would you use these??   Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:28 am

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It costs the same as the jack itself. Seems unnecessary to me.

You will see how necessary they are the first time you try to jack a rig with sliders or tube bumper without one. It is very easy for a rig to slip off of the Hi-Lift without one.

Personally I do not find the $50.00 price point to be too high. I made my own and the time and material involved including paint are well worth paying $50.00 if you can not make one yourself.

I guess I'll need to wait till the 5th or 6th time Smile Already lifted from my sliders plenty of times. I can see it being sketchy if you're not careful - in fact, saw the results on a nice FJ from it slipping. I guess I'd need to see one used for myself to see how much better it would be.
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PostSubject: Re: have you/would you use these??   Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:36 pm

if you are gonna lift a truck that is already sitting on uneven ground, even using the offroad base the hilift is already precarious to use...the little knurls on the jacking point are almost useless if your at a weird angle...the base of a hi lift is already wobbly and then you try to rest the truck on about 1square inch...pretty dangerous...i will definetaly have one of these...

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