When in the heat of competition, every second counts. If a race includes the need to change tyres part way through, this can be a critical moment in deciding the finishing order due to the amount of time that can be lost. The conventional method of changing wheels and tyres on a car via the use of either a trolley or a scissor jack is not usually the quickest and can lead to a safety issue.
This is where air jacks step in. The jacks themselves are mounted directly to the car and are activated by connecting a feed of high pressure compressed air to the air jack system. This fires the 4 onboard rams and raises the car into the air, allowing the mechanics to quickly and easily change the wheels. Once the work is completed, the air supply is removed and the car drops to the floor, ready to head out of pit lane.
In this section you will find everything you need to install an air jack system including the jacks themselves, lances, regulators, air line plumbing and, of course, the compressed air itself.
If you are looking for a conventional way of jacking a car, be sure to check out the Jacks, Stands and Ramps section under Pit and Paddock Accessories.