Mux supplied jack useless

MUX STX

Active Member
I recently had a stone pierce a front tyre of the Mux while using the Isuzu supplied jack under the factory suggested lift points I could not raise the vehicle high enough to refit the inflated tyre.
I had to call RACQ to do the rest of the job for me, what a useless piece of crap that is.
Another point is, the guy at Bridgestone told me 17 inch tubes are currently not being made for the Australian market, so a new tyre had to be fitted.
I can only assume any size over 17 inch is also not available.

Hope this helps
 

smitty_r51

Well-Known Member
I always carry a lump of 100mm square lumber to use under the jack


Gives a flat spot, spreads the load on the ground and compensates for the 50mm lift.

This is is changing a punched tyre on the top of mt corree using the standard jack and my bit of wood 12768235_1274109422603850_6574406489803063570_o.jpg
 

mac_man_luke

Well-Known Member
Lifted? bigger tyres?

Tubes are not the way to do it anyway, either mushroom plugs from the inside or other specialist techniques or new tyre time.
Also good is the sticky rope style repair kits but they are meant to only be temporary.
 

Swaggie

Moderator
Lifted? bigger tyres?

Tubes are not the way to do it anyway, either mushroom plugs from the inside or other specialist techniques or new tyre time.
Also good is the sticky rope style repair kits but they are meant to only be temporary.
I totally agree and demand they DONT put an inner tube in my Muddies..
 

muc the truck

Well-Known Member
I just had the identical problem with my 2010 Colorado a couple of weeks ago . rear tyre was flat and could not raise it. I ended up borrowing some ones jack . when I got home I pissed the holden jack off and swapped it for my Landover Discovery series one hydraulic jack with has a lot more travel . And its so much easier.
 

muc the truck

Well-Known Member
Lifted? bigger tyres?

Tubes are not the way to do it anyway, either mushroom plugs from the inside or other specialist techniques or new tyre time.
Also good is the sticky rope style repair kits but they are meant to only be temporary.
those sticky rope seal repairs like used in 4x4 and truck kits last as long as the tyre does . I have not paid for a puncture repair in over 10 years . I have a very good kit though.
 

MUX STX

Active Member
The hole made by the rock was too big to patch in anyway, surprised that 17 inch tubes are not manufactured.

I have standard Isuzu supplied Bridgestones fitted.
 

bear63

Member
If a tubeless tyre is not safe to repair so it remains tubeless then it should be binned , a tube does not make the carcass of the tyre stronger or maintain the integrity of the carcass, if the tyre shop tells you otherwise they have no idea.
I have seen to many major failures of tyres from bodgy repairers
 

muc the truck

Well-Known Member
I was thinking that if the hole was so big that the a tubles repair would not fix it then there is no way on earth a tube would . Even if a 17'' tube was available.
In Early 2002 I had a tyre staked in the side wall and guys at Redcliffe tyre power sent it away to get a side wall repair done on it . Apparently using a kilin and rubber powders with a rubber / textile internal patch .
It saved me a lot of money as it cost $40 and the tyres were only a couple of weeks old but that tyre wore a lot of lead on the rim for the rest of its life . I drove it like this until the set of tyres had done about 60,ooo kms . I doubt anyone does this on any other tyre than earth moving now .
 

Trophy truck 481

Active Member
I just had the identical problem with my 2010 Colorado a couple of weeks ago . rear tyre was flat and could not raise it. I ended up borrowing some ones jack . when I got home I pissed the holden jack off and swapped it for my Landover Discovery series one hydraulic jack with has a lot more travel . And its so much easier.
what do those jacks look like ??
 

dirvine

Well-Known Member
I can tell you all I wish I had the Disco 1 jack for my 4. Only a scissor type and it only finally lifts the wheel when at fully wound up. Very unstable, totally useless in the bush,and a few have fallen off the jack on flat solid surfaces.
 

muc the truck

Well-Known Member
I can tell you all I wish I had the Disco 1 jack for my 4. Only a scissor type and it only finally lifts the wheel when at fully wound up. Very unstable, totally useless in the bush,and a few have fallen off the jack on flat solid surfaces.
go to your local landrover wrecker , They are the best hydraulic factory car jack I have ever owned. they compress very low and stretch out heaps . very compact .
 

Jaye

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those sticky rope seal repairs like used in 4x4 and truck kits last as long as the tyre does . I have not paid for a puncture repair in over 10 years . I have a very good kit though.
I have seen them last many years but they should only be used to get to to a repairer, who will strip the tyre from the rim, inspect the carcass and apply a mushroom type of plug from the inside.
 

Ziggy

Well-Known Member
It's always worth checking what height you need after you've done a lift or increased the tyre diameter. You may have raised the lift points too high for the factory jack to work under all circumstances.
 
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