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Exhaust Air Jack Lifts Your Car With Ease

By Luke Anderson

Getting a flat tire on your car always sucks. I don’t care where you are, it’s never fun to change a tire. Usually the worst part is actually trying to jack your car up so you can take off the wheel. Usually you’ll find the worst excuse for a car jack known to man in your trunk. You know the kind, they have some kind of rod that you have to twist about three hundred times, then you get to do it all again when you’re done changing the tire. I believe I’ve found the coolest jack ever.

This Exhaust Air Jack is a work of pure genius. It is a big orange bag which you set underneath your vehicle. There is a hose coming out of it which you connect to the exhaust of your car. In about 30 seconds the bag will have inflated enough to raise your car up off the ground. There’s even a one-way valve to prevent air loss if you decide to turn off your vehicle This will work on just about any surface, which isn’t the same for traditional jacks. I’d say that $129.99 for one of these would be money well spent.

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  • http://www.meandmyg9.com Peter

    That looks easier! I would encourage people to put a tri-pod jack under there as well for safety. If there is a burr on the undercarriage, or sharp object on the ground, it may cause a slow leak which could be quite dangerous.

  • Will

    Hmmmm, jacking up a car while it’s running…. Hope they are prepared for the lawsuits when a car is left in gear engine running as it is lifted off the object preventing it from moving.

  • http://blog.theavclub.tv andy cochrane

    That is brilliant. I would gladly get one of these for my car- I hate traditional jacks, and thankfully have not had to use one in a long time. As for lawsuits… ugh I hate fear of stupid people holding back innovation.

  • http://www.thegreendonkey.com lilpunk1302

    I dunno, personally, I can;t see any way this would work just from the exhaust, there has to be some form of pump or something…

    Wouldn’t the exhaust cause the engine to suffocate…?

  • David_E

    Does this baby have a pressure relief valve? If not, then no way that it can fly here in the States

  • spyboy

    I saw this invention in the mid 80’s, once again, OLD NEWS….

  • Yokanchi

    doesn’t look safe…

  • Tom

    File this gizmo under “How dumb is that?”
    At first blush this seems clever — except, nobody in their right mind would work on a car with the engine running. Okay fine – turn it off after inflation, right? How will you get into the car to turn it off when it is suspended in the air on the jack? So, in the process of reaching across the gear shift for the ignition, you accidentally knock it into drive, and all you-know-what breaks loose.

  • Jim

    It’s safe for people who aren’t complete morons. So about 6% of the US population.

  • kirbe

    are you kidding? think of all the things that could go wrong..hmm in gear? slow leak? FAST leak? it pops? how do you turn off the car? how do you know the round air jack wont slide out from under the car if you are “so smart” that you could use one of these, why dont you learn to use a jack? it takes about 2 minutes.

    I like the line about “stupid people holding back innovation”…when this is made by stupid people to be used by stupid people who cant use a jack.

  • Bret

    Yes, I remember info-mercials about these when I was a kid in the 70s-80s. They never sold well because of the safety issues involved. Haven’t seen them in a while – I guess someone decided to re-try this thing.

  • John

    There are places where you -can’t- use a jack. I don’t think I’d be using this next to the highway where a regular jack would work fine, but I could see using it off-road in sand or other soft surface where a regular jack might be useless and/or dangerous. It sure could prove handy (for instance) to lift a stuck tire so you can fill in the hole with rocks or something to let you get on your way.

  • http://google t.sureshbabu

    I want this air jack to my four wheeler can i get UAE ,DUBAI if i can get here please give the realeted shops for purching the jack i have very interst for this product and very fine and moderate technology.

  • http://google t.sureshbabu

    Where the shop of RUSHROCKS can you give me the address.

  • Winston

    All you American Law suit crazy people. Think about being stuck out in Africa I have used one of these when we slit the side wall of a landy packed to the roof in deep sand. I’ve had a similar situation but without one of these and the vehicle fell off the normal jack three times, twice with no wheel on!! So yes this thing is amazing and will save the day. Bugger law suits and all that, come into the real bush and see if you care about that stuff!!!! -South Africa

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if it would warp any of the softer panels like under the door since this jack also pushes outside the typical jack points. Great idea, but if it comes with a dent after I replace my tire, then I’m not sure if it’s worth it.

  • waveryder

    I wonder if it would warp any of the softer panels like under the door since this jack also pushes outside the typical jack points. Great idea, but if it comes with a dent after I replace my tire, then I’m not sure if it’s worth it.

  • adrian Wise

    I´m interested in distribute your gizmo air jack for the mexican territory

  • http://none joe

    adrian ohgizmo does not sell these jacks theyv are just writing about them, if you want to distribute them in mexico you should probably check with the manufacturer and not just a blog

  • T

    These are frequently used by off-roaders, they're safe to use just like any other jack if you know what you're doing. The problem that causes them to not sell is that most Americans don't have a clue what they're doing anywhere near a vehicle and that leads to inevitable injuries.

  • jack

    made by idiots, for idiots. it looks dangerous and it's probably more difficult than a regular jack

  • jack

    made by idiots, for idiots. it looks dangerous and it's probably more difficult than a regular jack

  • CristianStar

    I think this air jack lifting is genious although as genious as it appears to be, it also can be very dangerous as peter said.I guess a tri-pod just to be sure wouldn't hurt.

  • CristianStar

    I think this air jack lifting is genious although as genious as it appears to be, it also can be very dangerous as peter said.I guess a tri-pod just to be sure wouldn't hurt.
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  • R Gladwin

    I don’t think this “jack” is possible. You’ll need tremendous air pressure in order to lift a 5000lb SUV. Do you think a car exhaust pushes out air at that pressure? I don’t think so.

  • Brian Hamstrom

    Simple physics boss, that bag looks like a cylinder about 18 inches in diameter by 24 inches tall so a little over 1800 square inches of surface area. With a 5000lb car to lift one side you need 2500 lbs of force. So with 1800 square inches you only need 2500lbs/1800square inches to get 1.38 PSI. Exhaust gas pressure is more like 15-45 psi depending on the car. It will work fine.

  • DonnyB2

    This doesn’t work well with my new Tesla Model S.

  • Verlinda Gross

    I doubt it would work with my Prius hybrid either. Sometimes car is running on gas (with exhaust) and sometimes not (switches automatically to electric with no exhaust). BTW, the jack that came with my Prius is absolutely the WORST system I’ve ever seen in my 72 years!