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  1. #476
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    i gotta get a pic next time i see it but there is this frontier with a backboard strapped to it that tools around here. how many points is that?
    you don't want no smoke.

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    Thats it...its time to play G.O.T.O.S.

    I remember when the jack in the trunk was a high lift in most cars. Not the brand but that style, not quite as heavy duty but the same design. Yes theyll fuck you up but theres no real substitute for a high clearance vehicle even on pavement. Its the only jack that has enough lift for my Power Wagon. You cant see it on my truck because its mounted inside the bed. I dont even have a lift on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    I remember when the jack in the trunk was a high lift in most cars. Not the brand but that style, not quite as heavy duty but the same design. Yes theyll fuck you up but theres no real substitute for a high clearance vehicle even on pavement. Its the only jack that has enough lift for my Power Wagon. You cant see it on my truck because its mounted inside the bed. I dont even have a lift on it.


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    Your factory supplied spare tire changing jack doesn't work, even on pavement?

    What surprises me on all those external mounted Hi Lift jacks is how few people use a cover. A rusted Hi Lift is dangerous and may not even work.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    It astounds me how many people have a hi-lift and it's obvious they've never even used it. They can seriously fuck you up if you don't use it properly. Same goes for a winch. (I was trained by Bill Burke of Camel Trophy fame back in the day when I did a lot of wheeling and led trails for a 4x4 club, like almost 20 years ago). Crazy how everything has come full-circle.
    i bought a 9000 pound van that came with a hi-lift jack mounted to the back. I tested it out on my driveway. I could lift the rear wheel 1/4 inch off the ground, that's it. My wife has two clicks short of doing that, strength-wise. So unless i'm alone 4x4ing and might need it to put a traction mat under my wheel (i'd have to use the hook that grabs the wheel instead of placing it under the frame, then it would go much more up than 1/4 inch), it is now living in my garage. I had to buy a military hummer scissor jack instead because it actually works. (not saying it doesn't work on smaller lighter rigs with shorter wheelbases). I was duped into thinking it was the only solution on a big van until....I actually used it. WTF.

    How come no one straps their scissor or bottle jack to the outside? Maybe I should start that!

    I kinda want to strap my kids play shovel and rake to my van too.

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    Thats it...its time to play G.O.T.O.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Your factory supplied spare tire changing jack doesn't work, even on pavement?

    What surprises me on all those external mounted Hi Lift jacks is how few people use a cover. A rusted Hi Lift is dangerous and may not even work.
    My Power Wagon is a 76. I bought it used. It didnt have a jack. I should give the bottle jack that I found a try, I could just put it in the saddle box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post

    I kinda want to strap my kids play shovel and rake to my van too.
    Count me in, I want to do that too, preferably a pink barbie shovel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    My Power Wagon is a 76. I bought it used. It didnt have a jack. I should give the bottle jack that I found a try, I could just put it in the saddle box.
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    Plenty of bottle jacks out there with enough clearance. That and a couple wood blocks gives you enough to cover your bases.

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    When i got a flat seriuosly in the middle of nowhere on a 2 ton delivery van with 20" wheels I discovered
    I couldn't lift the wheel but there was a shovel in the crewcab so I used the blade under the tire to lever it up on to the hub with my foot, a good reason to have a shovel all the time

    i have since seen you toobes of small chinese women changing tires on big rigs with just a pry bar
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Ive used a HiLift successfully a few times as was pretty stoked to have it. One time was above tree line and a thunderstorm/ snow storm was moving in. If we hadnt got out when we did my buddys truck would have been there till the following June.

    You generally need steel bumpers and sliders to really make them useful though. A shovel is a basic must have as is an axe.

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    Maybe we should market a lightweight aluminum HiLift replica that doesnt actually have any moving parts. Keep the weight down while still peacocking around town.

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    Molded plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Maybe we should market a lightweight aluminum HiLift replica that doesn’t actually have any moving parts. Keep the weight down while still peacocking around town.
    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    Molded plastic.
    3D printed gotos accessories

    Maybe Kickstarter it?
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    New Earth Cruiser spotted down the street. They popped the roof canvas/tent earlier today. Wasn't sure if this was in the spirit of this thread, but seemed close. Give them more time to buy the rest of the add-ons.

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    Real question..is the earthcruiser close to the value of a house on the golf course in Missoula?

    Also I may have just thrown up in my mouth a little....

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    Probably close to 50-60%. But, I highly doubt that it is theirs. More likely to be friends or relatives. Seems like I saw a roamer there a year ago.

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    Jesus. I could see taking that down to South America, however. Truly overlanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    New Earth Cruiser spotted down the street. They popped the roof canvas/tent earlier today. Wasn't sure if this was in the spirit of this thread, but seemed close. Give them more time to buy the rest of the add-ons.
    Yup made in Bend OR
    I definitely think they count
    The "recommended accessories" give it a score of about 11
    The little packs on the spare tire are hillarious.
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    Today, Bridge 99, Metolius River, Deschutes County OR
    44.33.24N 121.37.13W

    Need some help with how we score some of this
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    I count:
    Big ass bumper
    Winch
    Xtra points for shackles?
    Big ass wheels/tires
    Two red 5g cans - metal
    Two black 10(?)g jugs - plastic
    Orange tool box
    Flat blade shovel
    High lift jack
    Axe (along rear)
    Two more boxes
    Points for spare tire on top?
    Second shovel (spade)
    Points for rear bumper shackles?
    Subtract a point for lack of stickers?
    Add a point for Utardia plates?

    So somewhere between 14 and 18 points sound right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Today, Bridge 99, Metolius River, Deschutes County OR
    44.33.24N 121.37.13W

    Need some help with how we score some of this
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    I count:
    Big ass bumper
    Winch
    Xtra points for shackles?
    Big ass wheels/tires
    Two red 5g cans - metal
    Two black 10(?)g jugs - plastic
    Orange tool box
    Flat blade shovel
    High lift jack
    Axe (along rear)
    Two more boxes
    Points for spare tire on top?
    Second shovel (spade)
    Points for rear bumper shackles?
    Subtract a point for lack of stickers?
    Add a point for Utardia plates?

    So somewhere between 14 and 18 points sound right?
    sounds about right to me, though i'd lean more in the 17-18 range when whatever the fuck that hitch is is taken into account. that thing has gotta be worth a point or two.
    you don't want no smoke.

  20. #495
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    There are a number of campgrounds in the area. They may have dumped a trailer and driven up.
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  21. #496
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    I like the strap kids stuff to the roof idea to poke fun at them. I have a mini shovel, what would be a good fake traction board? Maybe a little playmate 12 cooler on the roof, could be hilarious at any stoplight on foothill drive.

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    hatchet and machete (although likely to get stolen)
    Playmate cooler strapped down
    Kiddy sand scoop or garden trowel
    Maybe Barbie & Ken
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    Pull a Mitt Romney with a dog cage and stuffed dog on top.
    Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
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    Nice one TBS. But, on the other hand...facepalm.

    Saw this yday, worth about 5
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    Let me lock in the system at Warp 2
    Push it on into systematic overdrive
    You know what to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tap View Post
    Nice one TBS. But, on the other hand...facepalm.

    Saw this yday, worth about 5
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    What are those two gizmos attached to the hood at the cowl? They don’t look like GoPros
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