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Old June 16th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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inflatable exhaust jack???

Has anyone tried one of these inflatable jacks. The bag is placed under the truck, and is inflated with the trucks exhaust, or an air comp. It looks like it would be great in the sand.

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Old June 16th, 2008, 09:09 PM
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Never saw it used, but I wheeled with a guy who had one of these. Appeared to be good construction, definately a good price: 1 for $108 or 2 for $160. http://airjackusa.com/
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Old June 16th, 2008, 09:11 PM
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When ever I see these I always wonder... what is wrong with a regular jack?
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they auctioned of a couple of these @ one of the recent MAR events but those are the only ones I have seen.
Neat concept just have to wonder how safe they are.
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I wouldn't crawl under the truck but I could see using it to put crap under a tire to get it out of a hole.
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When ever I see these I always wonder... what is wrong with a regular jack?
Nothing wrong with a normal jack. I could see the benefits in soft silty soil, mud or snow. It would distribute the force out over a greater area. I use air bags rescue work and my job lifting trucks, concrete slabs, opening elevator doors, spreading iron rods, anything you can imagine using them for. They work great.
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I wonder what would happen if the jack bag touched a hot exhaust pipe.
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I wonder what would happen if the jack bag touched a hot exhaust pipe.
Our bags are rated to 220 degrees but they are also about 3/8" thick. I wouldn't put these bags anywhere near an exhaust. I still see them as a good tool for some situations.
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At RR8 my buddy and I got stuck in a rocky area on the defensive mine trail, and I think Will from NorCal had one and he bailed us out. We put a hi-lift jack but could only lift one side and the ground was not flat so we lowered the car and we were inching up with a bottle jack trying to put rocks under the tires. Will came with the bag, got it inflated in less than a few minutes the entire front end was in the air. We piled rocks under both tires and drove out in minutes. Until he came for us, we had been struggling for 40 minutes inching our way up and piling a rock or two under the tires and we would have to switch sides with the jack!

I think it's worth the money, weighs less than a regular jack and gets the car up faster and much more stable in a rocky area.

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hi guys i bought one from sodbury sortout about 8yrs ago, for 30 in a camel trophy bag.
it was the bag i wanted but the jack worked great on my 90. with standard suspension it could lift both rear wheels clear of the ground by 12" in less than 2 mins and was much safer when slewing the vehicle than my hi-lift.
what would you rather be hit by ? a bloody big jack or a bag of smelly gas?

it has been on the exhaust a few times with engine running with no damage as the top and bottom are very thick.

it really comes into its own in mud and soft sand but be carefull of it slipping on mud.

I would say if any of you play in the dunes and get stuck try a bag jack ..you'll buy one.

I sold mine when i got a wild offer for it and the bag from a dutch guy.

mind i always carried the hi lift just in case.
I think the true worth of something is what you pack "just in case" the rest is for show.

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