JeepsNeeds.com has come out with a new product for the off-road community that makes using a Hi-lift jack much safer out on the trails.
It is called a D-Lift Adaptor. The DLA is designed for the D-rings to slide into the adapter and lock into place with the capture hook. This will lock the Hi-lift jack to the Jeep.
It also has a 2 inch diameter grooved poly-carbonate top piece to provide the operator with more flexibility to lift from other lift points on the vehicle.
The DLA is a solidly built product, made with a single piece of steel, cold rolled and bent into shape. And the top is a non-marring poly-carbonate surface. It weighs a little under 5 pounds.
I have only used it once myself, but found it simple and easy to use. Attaching the DLA to the D-ring on my aftermarket bumper on my Jeep was quite easy and took very little time.
I have seen it demo’d three times and it lives up to the claims. You can head over to The Jeep Momma You Tube channel for a demonstration on how the DLA works.
I did find removing the pin that locks the DLA to the Hi-Lift to be difficult, but this is due to the weakness I have in my hands due to mild arthritis.
I will say I have always taken my vehicles to the shop to get any work done, even change a tire. So to use a Hi-lift jack for me is a scary thought. I have never used one before because of all the warnings about the dangers. The first time I used one was when Chris from JeepsNeeds demo’d the DLA for me.
Then it was my turn and I attached the Hi-lift jack to my Rubicon with the DLA and started jacking up my Jeep.
As you can see I don’t have a whole lot of upper body strength. It was very difficult for me to lift the Wrangler and I needed to put my whole body into it. Without the DLA I am not sure how successful I would have been. I would give this product 5 stars and with safety in mind, the price of $160 shouldn’t be an issue.
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Jeeps Needs is providing a DLA for this review and the help of the design of the D-Lift Adaptor. No additional compensation received. All opinions are my own.