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Old 01-07-2020, 06:49 AM   #111
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So I had an occasion to use my HumVee jack in a near perfect situation--swapping out a slow leaking left rear tire with my on-board spare. 2003 E250 EB weighing about 6500# as it sits these days. tire size 245/R75-16 on stock steel wheels, all work done on a flat paved street.

With the Agile adapter when raised the van felt solid, not a bit of sway, flex or scary movement while removing and replacing the tire(s). Even though this was my first and hopefully last time using this I'm convinced its so worth the money spent.

With the included tools its nearly effortless and mostly a one-handed job. Of course the lug nuts were/are another issue which I knew would require better tools than the angled combo wrench that's part of the stock/factory jack and handle stuff. FWIW I carry a 3/4" drive ratchet and 7/8" deep well socket which also works out quite well.

Storing all this gear is easy enough in my van as I have an unused space under a steel shelving unit on the passenger side---everything fits in an area about 6" wide, 10" tall and 30" long. Since the wheel well occupies most of the undershelf space it works out perfectly.

So anyway anyone on the fence about one of these should strongly consider one if you want to work safe when changing a tire. Given its benefits finding a place to store it should become a priority so it can be on-board when/if needed.

Here's a few still on eBay I'd suggest, no affiliation:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/M998-HMMWV-...kAAOSwp~pdYGxc (Missing some tools, available here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/M998-HMMWV-...QAAOSwIVpdc6Vx)

Full Kit, fair price: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HUMMER-H1-M...4AAOSwoRpcOQpF

Those are a few but not the only ones available--its best to shop around before buying one.

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Old 01-07-2020, 10:40 AM   #112
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Full Kit, fair price: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HUMMER-H1-M...4AAOSwoRpcOQpF

Those are a few but not the only ones available--its best to shop around before buying one.

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FYI, I got mine from this ebay seller. No problems at all.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/hummer-h1-s...53.m2749.l2649

This is the one I bought. Had a little bit or surface rust, but I plan on sanding it down and giving it a quick paint to stop it. Other than that, great seller. And only $45 for the set. (at least mine was the whole set.)
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For the rust try some naval jelly first? Cover the section where the NJ is applied with plastic wrap to keep it working and to not dry out.
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For the rust try some naval jelly first? Cover the section where the NJ is applied with plastic wrap to keep it working and to not dry out.
Interesting. I had never heard of Naval Jelly. And when I googled it, the first link was "The best rust remover you've never heard of". haha I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation!
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What a great idea and product! This is the first I've heard of both the adapter and the H1 jack. My own Dodge arrived jack-less and none have turned up at the junkyard so I will certainly get this setup since I'm also using the 245/75R-16 tires.

https://agileoffroad.com/product/agi...-jack-adaptor/



Still thinking about an underneath mount for the spare.
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I needed another one of these for a friend---based on photos alone he saw the wisdom of owning one and immediately ordered the Agile adapter. Since he doesn't have an eBay account I bought a decent offering from a seller---total cost was just under $90 including tax and shipping.

Since my seller is no longer registered as an eBay seller I'll share I bought mine for $35 plus about the same in shipping so I'm into it for $70. That seller had four of these which I considered buying and sharing with any other van owner but was too lazy to do all that work. When I had the chance to link to his sale I did--he was a very straight-up guy.

I didn't balk at Agile's price---no competition so had no real choice. Since others here review it so positively it became the only choice in my mind. I did think their default ground shipping was a bit excessive so a few calls got me a somewhat reduced cost---I'm into that part for $107 shipped all the way to Ohio.

Even so at just under $200 for both in-hand this is simply a great investment in vehicle service. Even though my van(s) aren't lifted, don't run huge tires and rarely off pavement I could get by with less but there's no reason---I value my safety far more than a few bux.
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