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Jackin your lifted 200 series


If you have had a suspension lift, have you ever checked if the O E M jack will still lift the front end enough to change a flat tyre ?

In my case it does not, well at least by using the recommended jacking point on the chassis. Never had a flat in 5 1/2 years until Wednesday last week.

Lucky a kind tradie stopped and helped. He had a heavy duty 50mm rubber mat and that just got us there.

 

NRMA arrived in time to put the flat in the back. He had been delayed with kids and dogs locked in 2 separate cars.

Also worth a check to see if wheel nuts have been correctly torqued up.



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You couldn't plug it & inflate it yourself?



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I was on the way for a service, on level clean bitumen, safe position, seemed simple to change to spare, but oem jack lifts fairly high, but not enough for a 50mm lift in suspension( part of gvm upgrade)

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Hi Craig,
My 200 has a 2 inch lift and I found the OE Jack did not quite cut it any more.
I bought a small hydraulic Jack from Supachinaauto and I carry a 50 mm block of hardwood.
Strangely enough my JAYCO outback was too high for the supplied JAYCO Jack so I can use my little hydraulic unit on both car and van.
A few blocks of wood are a must with most vehicles these days.

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G'day Ric, I bought a 2 stage as I need minimum of 510mm over all height. As wood is now only 45mm because it is made out of 50mm I cut a piece of 100 x 50 rhs, not very heavy and now have it in the back as well.

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I keep a few blocks of wood in the car, also very handy for leveling the car for sleeping.

 

Other half always informs me that there is a pea under the mattress which I as a result measure with a bubble level & double check with a Bosch laser level.

 

Wood adds very little to the payload & a few pieces of wood is more multi purpose than most of the crap which we pack on our travels.



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