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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

Looking for advice.
I have a Hi Lift - Lift Mate, used to jack up vehicles by their wheels. It doesn't seem to be compatible as is with the CLK wheels.
But using a climbing sling, I can run it through one or two spokes. The sling is rated to 22 kN or about 10 000 lbs. I would use two slings thus making it 20,000 lbs.

Would the CLK wheels withstand lifting the vehicle like this? I wouldn't want to damage the wheels, or have them break while lifting.
Placing behind two spokes is less force on the wheel, but then increases the angle of the sling and then the sling is not as strong.
Using one spoke, has a good angle for sling strength, but more force on one spoke.

What do people think about this?

Is this safe?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

Lift Mate in action.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

Are the wheelís spikes rounded enough to not worry about cutting the webbing?

How would change a flat tire using the jack that way?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

The spokes are pretty smooth and should not cut the sling.

This would only be for lifting a wheel to fill underneath it in recovery situations. I have the GW hi lift adapter for the stock jack location for a tire change.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

With the dynamic loading webbing can take, you're fine, you're just static lifting.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

The Fuchs rims are forged, so I assume they're stronger than regular cast aluminum rims.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

And any thoughts on lifting from One spoke versus Two spokes?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

I'm concerned that there may not be enough clearance behind the spokes and in front of the brakes to get the strap through there.

I'd say if you can actually get it through with the wheels on the van, go for it.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

What do people think about this?


Think it has limited uses and would see action "maybe" twice in my life time.

I grew up on the beach and never needed anything like that w the exception of the one time my Rabbit got stuck. by the time we got it out the water was up to the windows. Ok so I needed one of these once in 15 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

AZ Landshaper wrote:
...by the time we got it out the water was up to the windows. Ok so I needed one of these once in 15 years.


That deserves an accompanying photo!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

Why not use something like this, they work very well, and weigh a LOT less than the high lift Jack's, easy to use, especially in sand or soft ground.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Arrival-4Ton-Exhaust-...ect=mobile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

Just be sure to retire that sling from your climbing rack. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: CLK Wheels and Hi Lift Jack? Reply with quote

Ya I was going to get new slings for the wheels. That sling in the photo I only use to sort my draws.

As far as the exhaust jack goes...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T5I4gae00Ho
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