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Old 06-24-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hi-lift mounting poll

I'm thinking of mounting a 45 or 60 hi lift onto my hood at the base of the windshield to save on adding any more weight to the rear by putting it on a bumper. Thoughts? Pics of where you have yours?

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I had one in my hood for a couple months and got trashed from rain, snow and salt. Rusted out and had to take it off everytime you open the hood. If you want some clamps that mount it to your roll bar in the rear I'll sell em to you cheap. I liked it inside to keep it out if the elements

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I have a rear bumper with a tire carrier that also has a high lift mount. To keep it from getting trashed by the elements I only put it on the carrier when I'm heading out to the trails.
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Back of the rollbar mount. Keeps it out of the elements.

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I have mine on the rear roll bar as well. I like it there as it is protected but I am going to figure out how to mount it higher as it gets in the way when I have my rear seat in on my 2 door
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I see the hood mounts are about $80 for two prices of plastic it looks like! How much does it cost for the rear rollbar mounts.
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Just found a video of how to mount a 48" hi lift behind the rear seat using the roll bars and $10 worth of parts from ace hardware. The video shows it being mounted this way using a u-bolt and a couple of wing nuts. Think I'm going this route.
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Post a link to the video you saw please
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I had mine on my hood. It interfered with my Rigid a-pillar lights. I voted for rear bumper. In the rear you could always cover it with the hi lift neoprene boot. I personally don't like it inside the vehicle.

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I see the hood mounts are about $80 for two prices of plastic it looks like! How much does it cost for the rear rollbar mounts.
Rugged Ridge has a set for around $75, but they haven't gotten the best ratings. This set from Hi-Lift on Amazon is only ~$52 and look pretty good.

Amazon.com: Hi-Lift Jack TM-700 1"-2" Adjustable Tube Mount: Automotive

If you go the homebuilt route be sure to post pictures when you get it all setup.
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Rugged Ridge has a set for around $75, but they haven't gotten the best ratings. This set from Hi-Lift on Amazon is only ~$52 and look pretty good.

Amazon.com: Hi-Lift Jack TM-700 1"-2" Adjustable Tube Mount: Automotive

If you go the homebuilt route be sure to post pictures when you get it all setup.
I got these and they do NOT fit the roll bars in the rear of my 2014 JK, the clamps are too small.
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Post a link to the video you saw please
Sure thing, here it is.

DIY: Jeep Wrangler JK Custom Hi-Lift Jack Mount - YouTube
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Rugged Ridge has a set for around $75, but they haven't gotten the best ratings. This set from Hi-Lift on Amazon is only ~$52 and look pretty good.

Amazon.com: Hi-Lift Jack TM-700 1"-2" Adjustable Tube Mount: Automotive

If you go the homebuilt route be sure to post pictures when you get it all setup.
Those pieces look higher quality than the rugged ridge or the one sold by 4wheelparts but it's only for mounting it to a bull bar?
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My vote would prob be inside. Why would someone mounting outside keep it there all the time ?
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My vote would prob be inside. Why would someone mounting outside keep it there all the time ?
Come on now cause it looks cool.
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Come on now cause it looks cool.
I would have a winch if that was the case rofl
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On my Tuffy lid secured to hood mounts and a bike lock - for the topless days



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Like the rear winching ability lol!
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That multi-mount winch could be real handy time to time...

I leave my hi-lift at home except on wheeling trips, then it gets secured to the floor of the cargo area in my two-door JK. Kind of hard to get to there, under everything else, but I actually have only needed it once in the 20+ years I've owned it.

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I like the river raider roll bar mount. Seems like a strong well built piece.
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Under the back seats on my '13 JKU. It's out of sight but there when I need it.
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I have a rugged rigged tailgate mount. Out of the way, doesn't take up any space, and don't have to take it off to bring the top down.
Also I like how it has thumb wheels to remove the hi lift. Would hate having to get tools to use it.

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I got these and they do NOT fit the roll bars in the rear of my 2014 JK, the clamps are too small.
Ok, so I'm stupid, no argument there. I went back and looked at my order, and I notice that they come in two different sizes, they are 1" - 2" and 3" - 4", and of course I had ordered the smaller one of the two... doh... Anyway, I ordered the larger one so I will report back after I get them and see if they work, they should.
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Please don't drive around with a hi-lift mounted. That drives me crazy.

Put it in the garage until you go wheeling, then you can mount it wherever you want.
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I have mine mounted on the bumper. It's secure in the garvin bumper but really easy to get out to use.

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Please don't drive around with a hi-lift mounted. That drives me crazy. Put it in the garage until you go wheeling, then you can mount it wherever you want.
For some of us it is the only jack that will work if we loose a tire on or off the road.
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I have mine mounted on the bumper. It's secure in the garvin bumper but really easy to get out to use.



For some of us it is the only jack that will work if we loose a tire on or off the road.
This.

Once you lift, scissor jacks won't reach. The only option for 35s and 3" lift is a 1-3 ton floor jack or a hi lift.

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