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05-05-2013 10:55 AM
Hokieneer
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Originally Posted by Happy515Camper View Post
I hate advising folks on what there will need unless I know what kind of wheeling you are likely to do. I feel that we tend to over-gadget our rigs with the latest and greatest. Also if you are on a trip with others on a regular basis sharing the equipment is a way to keep from having to buy everything yourself.
Another point is the lack of space on a jeep. My blazer was able to carry all kinds of stuff because of the size. I had recovery items like the jack, come a long, pull pal, three 50 foot straps, chain, extra synthetic winch line, D shackles, two pulleys plus a winch.
Add repair parts, water fuel, oil, trans fluid etc and things can get tight. I had three passenger seats too.
Sorry for making this a long drawn out response but it takes a while to figure out you needs but the Hi-lift is one of the very first purchases you should make if you plan to be out in the dirt. I would pas on the come a long for now and get some straps, line and shackles.
David
Hey I appreciate your input and yeah got to watch space but the JKU has a bit of room. Honestly here in West Virginia the terrain is pretty variable you can be in deep mud one minutes then rock crawling the next yesterday I was playing in the sand next to a river, but it does seem like a hi lift is a good idea and I'm all set on straps, line, and shackles
05-05-2013 01:48 AM
Happy515Camper I hate advising folks on what there will need unless I know what kind of wheeling you are likely to do. I feel that we tend to over-gadget our rigs with the latest and greatest. Also if you are on a trip with others on a regular basis sharing the equipment is a way to keep from having to buy everything yourself.
Another point is the lack of space on a jeep. My blazer was able to carry all kinds of stuff because of the size. I had recovery items like the jack, come a long, pull pal, three 50 foot straps, chain, extra synthetic winch line, D shackles, two pulleys plus a winch.
Add repair parts, water fuel, oil, trans fluid etc and things can get tight. I had three passenger seats too.
Sorry for making this a long drawn out response but it takes a while to figure out you needs but the Hi-lift is one of the very first purchases you should make if you plan to be out in the dirt. I would pas on the come a long for now and get some straps, line and shackles.
David
05-05-2013 12:09 AM
Hokieneer That is a sweet rig though looks like that would be fun to build and run! congrats on your jeep too . Yeah at this point I am thinking about getting both a 48" hi-lift and a 2-ton come along (think that will enough?)
05-04-2013 11:39 PM
Happy515Camper I know its blasphemy but most of my off-road experience has been in full-sized Chevys. I ran a 79 Blazer for many years. A Hi Lift is a must and depending on how far you hang your keyster out in the wind the come-a-long becomes necessary. For a comparison here's my Blazer to show how much damage it could take. This is my first Jeep and I am not going to radicalize it, just make it overall more capable.
David
05-04-2013 09:46 PM
Hokieneer
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Originally Posted by Happy515Camper View Post
I can tell you fellas are not pushing the envelope enough. Plan A-winch. Plan B-Hi Lift. Plan C one of these.
The Wyeth-Scott Co. - portable winches | cable puller | come along winches

I have gotten myself in so much trouble I needed all three rigged up at once pulling in different axis.
David
impressive yeah I haven't gotten their yet but it is quickly heading that way the more I go out haha just trying to get ready for that time I need them. How do you like the hi-lift? I have looked at that come along looks like a serious piece
05-04-2013 09:38 PM
MichaelEdwardsDO
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Originally Posted by Happy515Camper View Post
I can tell you fellas are not pushing the envelope enough. Plan A-winch. Plan B-Hi Lift. Plan C one of these.
The Wyeth-Scott Co. - portable winches | cable puller | come along winches

I have gotten myself in so much trouble I needed all three rigged up at once pulling in different axis.
David
Wish I could wheel with you ! You sound like you have my kind of good/bad judgment
05-04-2013 09:34 PM
Happy515Camper I can tell you fellas are not pushing the envelope enough. Plan A-winch. Plan B-Hi Lift. Plan C one of these.
The Wyeth-Scott Co. - portable winches | cable puller | come along winches

I have gotten myself in so much trouble I needed all three rigged up at once pulling in different axis.
David
05-04-2013 09:33 PM
Hokieneer
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Originally Posted by jrussblues View Post
They are extremely slow, but a come along isn't exactly fast either.
yeah I def understand that this is really for when all else fails
05-04-2013 09:23 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by Hokieneer View Post
I have looked at those and seemed some not so great things, Have you guys used them for recovery? do they work well?
They are extremely slow, but a come along isn't exactly fast either.
05-04-2013 09:22 PM
Hokieneer I have looked at those and I am intrigued but I have seen some scary things, Have you guys used them for recovery? do they work well?
05-04-2013 09:00 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by 13rubi View Post
look into a high lift jack. They are pretty versatile, you could use it to lift or pull.
x3
05-04-2013 08:51 PM
13Rubi look into a high lift jack. they are pretty versatile, you could use it to lift or pull.
05-04-2013 08:50 PM
Scoutnad Hi Lift jack - doubles as a heavy-duty come-along.
05-04-2013 07:42 PM
Hokieneer
Recommend a Come-a-long

Hey I have been looking for a come-a-long as a back-up for my winch and just looking for personal experience of good brands and a good weight rating for a JKU. Also if there are any other mechanical devices for recovery that you all use.

Thanks!

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