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Old March 14th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default Exhaust jack?

Ever wonder if it does work? Well I have, and I found a video that proves the idea works.


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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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That dosen't look to safe. The wheel could slide off the bag and also coulden't that much back pressure damage the engine?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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the whole idea of those things has never appealed well to me.. too many risks involved
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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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well i would think that first you would need an exhaust system without any leaks to get as much air into the bag as possible. second, that wheel looks like it doesn't have any lugs on it. third, wouldn't you need to be jacking up the frame so you can get the wheel off.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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I drilled a small condensation hole in the lower side of my muffler for cold weather days. A lot of exhaust systems have this same set up too.

So this would not work.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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I don't think small holes in the exhaust would prevent it from working. Notice the smoke coming from the wheel well, and the fact that he's just holding it on he exhaust pipe. (how he's not burning his hand I don't know). As for safety it be like any other type of jack, you should put something solid under it to hold it up before working under it.

But I wonder whats the point? It would take up as much room as a regular jack and would be worthless if the vehicle wasn't running. The only benefit I could see it that it would work on soft ground where a regular jack would sink in.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #7
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well i would think that first you would need an exhaust system without any leaks to get as much air into the bag as possible. second, that wheel looks like it doesn't have any lugs on it. third, wouldn't you need to be jacking up the frame so you can get the wheel off.
apparently not so...


It was devoped for lifting sunken vehicles out of the mud I think.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #8
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Yes they work. Land Rover guys have been running them around the world for years.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #9
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ARB BUSHRANGER X-JACK
Vehicle Exhaust or Air Compressor Operated Jack
(Best Exterior Accessory Product Award SEMA)

When Stuck in Sand, Snow or Mud
the X-Jack is the fastest way to get your vehicle lifted out!




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Crawling around under your vehicle to safely position your conventional jack can now be a thing of the past. With an ARB X-Jack, simply place the unit on the ground beneath the side of the vehicle to be raised and connect the hose to your tailpipe. When the engine is started, the jack inflates. With a lifting capacity of 8800 pounds, an exhaust jack is the fastest way to lift your vehicle up to 30 inches. 72X10US X Jack

Mud, sand and snow, can render a conventional jack ineffective. The X-Jack exhaust jack offers a wider footprint to avoid sinking and uses specially designed, triangular shaped feet to keep the unit firmly grounded. The unit is designed to be safely placed under the side of the body rather than positioned under an axle.

ARB X- Jack Specs:
A solid hard plate integrated in to the top of the X-Jack along with additional side curtains offer maximum protection against punctures. The X-Jack also has a secondary inflation point for use with a 12 volt compressor and for maximum speed, the compressor and the exhaust hose can be connected at the same time! The X-Jack has a lifting capacity of 8800 pounds and can lift your vehicle up to 30 inches.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #10
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I'd trust it way more than a High Lift...
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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #11
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i seen someone use one when i was at silver lake last year. buried there jeep in the sand all they had to do was dig a small hole under the frame to get that under there and in 5 mins they were out. i'd buy one after seeing it work
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Old April 24th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #12
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If you get a decent model they also have a outlet to hook up a 12v compressor
And yes they do work . I have not had any of my models returned in the 3 years i have been selling them
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