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    Default Got some of my recovery gear!

    Sweet. All I'm waiting on now is my yanker from The Ultimate Tow and Recovery Ropes. Placed my order today, said it would be shipped today. Fantastic. Thanks for the advice Fifthpro.

    -60" Hi-Lift Xtreme
    -Big footprint pad
    -Isolator
    -4 Shackle clevises
    -50' synthetic rope extension
    -10K Snatchblock

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    Nice dude. That is just one of the things on my wish list.
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    After the belly up and cage (cj cages aren't great for the family and dogs) I needed to figure out how the hell to get out of my predicaments without a winch. After a well worded PM, Fifthpro sold me on the idea that I can recover myself with this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    After a well worded PM, Fifthpro sold me on the idea that I can recover myself with this stuff.
    You can do a lot with a Hi-Lift and an E-Tool or short handled shovel.

    Having a saw is nice also (if you're in an area with trees)

    To use the Hi-lift as a winch or come along, a couple of short chains w/hooks are almost a necassaity. Just make sure they are rated for what you're doing. Hi-Lift sells them, so if you're not sure, get thiers!


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    The clevises should be able to hook on the two points on the jack. If not, I'll secure some hooks. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Chris,
    Also, (If you don't know already), go out and work the Hi-lift. Learn it's operation, so when the need to use it arises you;
    A.) Don't look like a dumba$$,
    B.) Don't ruin your equipment,
    C.) (And MOST Important) You don't hurt yourself or someone else.

    BTW nice score on the recovery gear.

    Later, T.J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    The clevises should be able to hook on the two points on the jack. If not, I'll secure some hooks. Thanks for the heads up.
    The chain(s) allow you to adjust the length, so you can use the Hi-Lift to it's full length while using it as a come-along/hand winch.

    You really don't want to tie knots in your synthetic line to get the right distance

    I've found that they never space the tree's in just the right position for recovery

    I have a really cool hook I use for tie-down/recovery. It can shorten the length of the chain to where ever you need it, and still leaves the end hooks free.

    I'll try and snap a pick of it this weekend. It's really cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    The clevises should be able to hook on the two points on the jack. If not, I'll secure some hooks. Thanks for the heads up.
    Nice start on the recovery gear Chris!

    If you are going to use the HiLift as a comealong/winch, you really need the HiLift Off Rad kit:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Lift-Jack-O.../dp/B00042KQ58

    It has the items to set the jack up properly.

    I would also recommend the Maasdam Jackmate, will allow you to use your jack on ice/slippery surfaces, straighten bent tie rods and more:

    http://www.bc4x4.com/quick/2002/jackmate/

    Finally the HiLift Liftmate will allow you to lift from the rigs wheel. This prevents the suspension from unloading and the tire dropping down when you need to stack rocks to get out of a high center or put a traction aid like brush or a floor mat under a tire to recover from mud or sand:

    http://www.hi-lift.com/accessories/lift-mate.html

    I take the base, jackmate, and lift mate each time I am wheeling. I have used them all.
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    Might want to add one of these to help keep the flex to a minimum.

    http://rimrockmtn.com/products.htm#Jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ 4 the Boxers View Post
    Might want to add one of these to help keep the flex to a minimum.

    http://rimrockmtn.com/products.htm#Jack
    Looks like a great piece of gear!

    I was thinking that you could also use that strap to stabilize the jack or the Jeep while its on the jack once its lifted off the ground. Looks like you could run one of the hooks thru the holes in the jack and the looped end around a tree or another Jeeps bumper or somthing.
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