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Old 04-27-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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Question Hi Lift Hitch Mount

Has anyone tried one of these (especially on a JK)? I've looked at other hitch mounts and they seem to locate the jack handle below the bumper. This design locates the handle above the bumper (but the jack lip would point down).

I'm having difficulty finding a reasonable mounting location (not the hood) for a stock JKU that doesn't block my rear view or use up cargo space.

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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I have something similar....got it on ebay many years ago.

You sort of get the idea from this picture:


You can place the handle how ever you like just by flipped it over in the hitch or mount the hi-lift...so whether it's "up" or "down" is just in how you set it up.

I tried front and rear hitch mounted, and I rarely ever use the mount because the Hi-Lift gets very dirty, very quickly. Dust, mud, water, sand, everything that's on the side of your vehicle gets in all the mechanisms and basically renders the Hi-Lift useless...until you clean it off, and re-lube all the pins. It also rattles, but that didn't bother me much.

The bottom line is the Hi-Lift itself isn't all that necessary. Granted, there are times when it's indispensable, but for most folks you can do the same job better with a different tool (winch, bottle jack, etc). These days, my Hi-Lift holds up the wall in the garage, and that hitch mount is home to a spider.
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