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Getting All Jacked UP! New ARB JACK Off Road Jeep Recovery



today on Otto edits jeep we're getting jacked off with off-road lifting devices actually I'm gonna put these down howdy I'm G pin Jason you may notice that I have a new snazzy nickname well I was hanging out with some friends last week and they were thinking that maybe to get more views on this here interwebs I need a hook something edgy so I'm gonna come up with some nicknames for each vehicle that I work on like on the Mustang I'll be clutch lewis and on the truck I'll be Ram Johnson or something like that but for now it's Jeep and Jason so today on Auto edits Jeep I'm gonna be going through a couple of the off-road recovery lifting devices now I'm gonna do another feature on the other items that I use for recovery but today it's lifting stuff so we're gonna cover trusty hi-lift jack and the new Big Dawg awesome piece of hardware that I just acquired this is the ARB jack it's simply called jack and it's a hydraulic jack to replace this thing in my gear and we'll do a quick comparison and I'll show you some of the highlights of why this is kind of one of those items in the off-road world that was really sought after and it's finally out and available to the public and I'm stoked to get ahold of one let me show you why I miss my helper Pinto get it go get it I'm very lucky to have such a good helper go girl yeah alright let's talk about Jax so now this video is not supposed to be a direct comparison between these two items here this is a future video on this thing and why I am so stoked to add this to my gear I will probably be leaving this at home now that I have this and this will be an out permanent part of my gear in both the truck and the Jeep here so let's go over quickly some of the features that this thing has now this is you know like obviously a very handsome piece it's all made out of 6061 aluminum the body it has a really good high-quality feel to it and it should because this thing comes in at a pretty pricey it's about eight hundred bucks so it's a very expensive item to add but it is safer than this right here this thing kind of wants to kill you it's very capable in the right hands but it's kind of dangerous and sketchy this right here takes a lot of that out of lift in your vehicle I'm going to demonstrate that in a second we're gonna lift this Jeep up with both of these things and I'll show you some of the pluses and minuses so it's a handsome thing it it's safer it actually has a super high capability so you're just in a really great spot and then it comes with a crate traveling bag it comes with this little case here so now instead of mounting it outside your vehicle like you would do on this thing you now just put it pack it with your gear in this pretty cool little bag right here now what I did as well is I ordered the base plate here so you're in it I think this is another a few bucks to order this thing and it's sold separately and what that does is in the dirt it gives you that stability or something where the ground is not quite so stable so you get that stability out of your your jack base so let's lift up the front of the Jeep and let's talk about these things after I kick the ball for pintle one more time great go ahead all right all right so we're gonna start by lifting the front of the Jeep with the ARB Jack now another one of the cool features on this thing is that it has this and I'm going to demonstrate this thing in a minute this is one of the things I was actually very attracted about having a tool that does multiple things is important like one of the things that I haven't gotten to yet on the high lift is that you can use that as a jack and or as a winch which I actually did once I actually had to use that to pull the truck out of a sticky situation so I will miss that feature but that's why I have a worn winch and I actually ordered a winch for the one vehicle that didn't have it at the time so covered there don't need that now watch how easy and safe this is all right so we're gonna go ahead and lift up the front of the Jeep I'm going to just pick this high point here just to demonstrate the lift characteristics of this thing and one of the cool things about having this adjustable collar here is that you now can really amplify the amount and the range of your lift so now you still have the 20 inches of stroke out of this here and then you have this to start the actual lifting point so this is a really that's a really great feature on this thing so we'll just get this in position and start lifting so this right here is a really good example of and you just want to make sure everything's solid I have the base under here jack is lifting straight up and there you go we are lifting we are about tires off the ground so there you go are the tires on the ground and you wouldn't necessarily do this in the field if you were gonna change a tire but if you wanted to get things under your tire if you were stuck or if you needed to do just something quickly underneath the Jeep obviously you want to be safe and exercise all of the proper safety precautions but this gives you a good idea of the capabilities and how awesome this thing is and how stable it is bye-bye jack so here is another highlight feature of this this little guy right here this is the release valve a now instead of a handle trying to take your teeth out or smash you in the chin or the face you now have this little valve that you just press and you have either slow you have a very controlled rate of lowering down whatever vehicle you've just listed that is a huge feature of this thing so that's pretty much why I'm stoked on this now in a minute we're gonna test out that other feature down there on the tire DB ting because I have a bunch of that to do soon and that's gonna come in handy so having a tool that does multiple things I haven't encountered a need for that in the field but it's a thing what if you do need that in the field you now have that so let's get this out of the way I'll show you what the hi-lift jack what to do what is entailed so to do to lift from the same point on the hi-lift jack you would just adjust to jack mode now I have cut this one so this one's modified this started as a a long one and you'll just notice right off the bat that this is my fault I cut this this now won't lift from here because it actually doesn't reach that's an unforeseen benefit of that thing right there that just shows you that little bit more range now I only cut off six inches of this thing so it was only this much taller so now we're gonna improvise I'm gonna have these metal cloak Rock sliders here and I've loved these if you've noticed I've used them quite a bit leaned out a lot of stuff Prichard Canyon for example and some fun and Sand Hollow so let's go ahead and see if we can get a bite here all right you got a good bite on it and as you can see deep is raising and as you can tell this is uh it's solid it's a good lifter hey buddy all right we're gonna get it you're gonna get it go get it and and all is fine here and as you can see you get a good lift on it it's a little less unnerving it takes a lot more effort but here is where this thing is just scary in you know less friendly we're gonna put this in godown mode and watch this watch out Pinto now this right here it wants to come up pretty hard and a lot of times jeez oh there it is there you go see that wanted to punch me right in the face now that's how you lower this thing down so this is literally almost worth the ARB jack just for that safety factor right there but it's not a deal breaker this is a very utilitarian product it gets things done farmers and uh photos have been using them forever so I'm not bashing it it's just different but I'm thrilled about all of the features and stuff on the ARB Jack and let's just play with one of those other features I was talking about earlier check this out okay so here we have one of the Falcon wild peak MT 37-inch tires on some TR beadlock wheels from the truck now I'm gonna try to DBT obviously this is a bead lock so this is a you know bolted on ring but we're gonna try to D be the back of this thing because I'm about to do some tire maintenance and swapping so let's try this so now I have the valve stem out so the thing is empty of air so let's figure out how to break the bead with our new jack this is gonna be pretty cool so that means we just line up this actual cutout in the base and then we'll use the closest available notch for our jaw there and start jacking and see now one of the cool things about this thing is that the base is done it rotates 360 degrees so you could actually move this as you see fit and watch we're going to do right now that looks like the right spot hey Vince don't forget to kick your ball for your assistant Oh beats broken there you go buddy all right watch out I'll kick it move come on all right let's do it to the other side let's completely break the bead on this nope there you go the bead is officially off look at that I am thrilled with this little feature of this thing now we'll gently lower it back down to release it so okay I'll be honest with you guys I watched the ARB video on the website and they have this big burly dude named Jack and he's introducing the air B Jack and he likes to slam the thing in the dirt a bunch so there you go ARB Jack Oh for the win look at that so this is gonna be great let me show you how I'm gonna store it so there you have it the new ARB Jack is now officially part of my recovery gear don't recommend this for you well it's it's an investment like I said earlier but it is an extraordinarily capable piece of equipment it adds safety and functionality to your gear and now it lives right back here don't forget baseplate so for multifunction use safety and capability this is a great item to add to I'm very happy to be adding this to my recovery and safety gear so until next time thank you guys so much for watching and enjoy your drive maybe see out in the trail I'm getting out there soon and there's lots more to come on the Jeep so stick around good dough hey are you eating but huh any much thank you

Glenn Chapman

23 Comments

  1. very nice product but you could break the beed with it even without the cut out and it will work with the farmer jack too. But I do agree it's far better than any high lift jack out there.

  2. No winch capability, attachments are available for the hi-lift to do bead breaking and much more, $800? Sorry Jase, not convinced…

  3. Floor jack and a block of wood has served me well for almost 30 years of driving.

  4. The Hi Lift is a Great plan B if your winch decides to quit when you’re alone…just saying.

  5. I just use an old farm jack for popping beads works the same but doesnt cost 800 bucks lol

  6. Glad to see a SCV person representing… I live in Saugus..saw you at the gas station about a month ago. Awesome videos. Maybe just stay with “Jason”…just my opinion… views will come

  7. Most quality bumpers have high lift cut outs making lifting at a lower center of gravity much safer. Cool concept but ARB is always highly priced and only time will tell how the valves, seals, etc will hold up. Smittybilt will come out with one for like $100 and you can buy a warranty with it ha. Stuff is all made in China anyway. Cool vid though.

  8. That thing may be costly, but I think I would like it a lot more. High Lifts ALWAYS scare me. Anytime I see somebody using one. This seems far more predictable, and much safer to lower a vehicle with.

  9. Just wondering, I had read somewhere that they do not recommend storing it horizontally. Have you read or heard anything on that?

  10. you guys knew this was going to be pricey soon as you saw ARB. not for everyone, don't really think I'm sold myself, but I actually expected $1200 lol

  11. Another awsome video… Can i just buy the jeep lol… Keep the videos comin…

  12. Hey Jeepin Jason….Nice jack 👍 but like you said, not for everyone. You should put Pinto on those t-shirts.

  13. You could buy a descent winch for $800, or 2 ProEagle jacks, or 10 HiLift Jacks, and you could do anything the ARB jack could do, including de-beading a tire, and more.

  14. That thing is awesome, but $800 for a jack? With no base included?

    Yeah I'll stick to my jankey $150 farm jack and keep taking every precaution to keep it safe when in use.

  15. Welcome back with the vids. You getting a JL soon and modifying it😀? what's up with large Marge?

  16. Looks great man. Those highlift jacks always seem sketchy and that’s a good option if you have the budget. Lack of punctuation makes for a great read too. Lmao! 🤣

  17. Looks like a nice jack.. price is way too steep. And then storing it inside 🤷🏼‍♂️ you can probably use the high lift to Debead also. And it can get stored outside the vehicle.. the only thing that jack has is the lowering capability. And that base can be replaced with scrap wood if needed. Not my cup of coffee but it’s ok 👌🏼

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