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Old 02-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Next Jeep Project: Limb Risers and Hi Lift Jack

Hey all,
I'm all about learning new things and posting my major mistakes. So, my next project is limb risers by River Raider and Hi lift jack mounted on my hood. Here's the links, I'll be posting my review once I get the equipment.

Hood Mount: JK Hi Lift Hood Mount

Limb Riser: JK Limb Riser

Hi Lift Jack: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006BQL4CK

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Just curious where you have your jacks mounted?

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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I love the looks of the hi-lift mounted on the hood. But no way in hell would I trust myself enough to do it. I just know that the first time I go to pull it down, I'll drop it on my damn hood. That is just my luck.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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A HiLift Jack should NEVER be stored outside--always kept sheltered INSIDE and

I would immediately install "limb risers"-if

I was planning an overland trip thru BRAZIL !

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A HiLift Jack should NEVER be stored outside--always kept sheltered INSIDE and

I would immediately install "limb risers"-if

I was planning an overland trip thru BRAZIL !

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.............. it was coming Put a Hi-lift outside the unit and Jimbo is going to revoke your Jeep Card

The Jury is still out on this one
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Heh Heh, purely personal willee, but-


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.............. it was coming Put a Hi-lift outside the unit and Jimbo is going to revoke your Jeep Card

The Jury is still out on this one
After using HiLift Jacks for over 50 years---I've learned to keepem INSIDE, to insure safety ops and relyability in ALL WEATHER !

They really look in the Mall, if they're on the jeeps hood !

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:50 PM   #6
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To be honest

I have looked at putting her in my Jeep however; space is an issue. Two dogs, a baby, a wife and a 15 year old tends to make my space limited. Not to mention the 60" lift eats up a lot of room. Room for things like my guns, my fly rods, etc etc etc.

To fix the issue of "weather", I have also purchased a neoprene cover as well as a masterlock locking system. If someone really wants the jack bad enough to put in the work to cut the dual locks with the alarm going off. Then I'm pretty impressed.

As far as limb risers, I have been on many trails here in Colorado where limb risers would have been handy. I know a lot of Jeepers prefer to have scratches, dents, and proof of serious fun. I don't sweat it if I get a dent, scratch, etc but I don't look to cause damage. For $70, it's worth it to me.

Not sure about revoking my Jeep card, but if that's all it takes, I don't want it.
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I have looked at putting her in my Jeep however; space is an issue. Two dogs, a baby, a wife and a 15 year old tends to make my space limited. Not to mention the 60" lift eats up a lot of room. Room for things like my guns, my fly rods, etc etc etc.

To fix the issue of "weather", I have also purchased a neoprene cover as well as a masterlock locking system. If someone really wants the jack bad enough to put in the work to cut the dual locks with the alarm going off. Then I'm pretty impressed.

Not sure about revoking my Jeep card, but if that's all it takes, I don't want it.
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do--good luck !

Heh Heh, ya probably outta buy a JKU--it's amazing what you can carry in them !

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Lightbulb Limb risers.....

..... what the heck are they

Edit: Foundem! Would be a real asset here during the summer on our Mtn Trails 1st time I'v seen the things (sheltered life)
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..... what the heck are they

Edit: Foundem! Would be a real asset here during the summer on our Mtn Trails 1st time I'v seen the things (sheltered life)
No limb riser installed. Look what happens
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:31 PM   #10
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Everything I've read about Hi Lift jacks says keeps 'em well maintained and protected and store them as low as your situation permits to help keep your center of gravity as low as possible.

I haven't thought to need a Limb Riser in the Pines of NJ...yet?
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I have the river raiders limb risers. they add a wicked look to the jeep, 100% a head turner, and they work great. I just wish I put mine to use more; I decided I needed them after the first two runs I did (solo runs, not knowing anything about whats legal to wheel) on ATV trails. Now that I've been out with fellow jeepers from my area, I find myself using them less and less. Install is easy, but be careful on the hole placement. My upper most of the 3 drilled holes on both sides clipped either some glass or some frame/rollcage or something, and didnt go in smoothly. My suggestion would be to make sure the hole is centered or almost biased more towards the outside. Mine slightly tilt in towards the center of the jeep. You can't tell at all looking at them, but in terms of the install, it would have been easier if those holes had been a bit more outside. I also went to home depot and got some of the tiny key chain carabiner clips, and some metal rope stops, and made hoops on the clips to make it easy to remove. I'll take a picture tomorrow to show you what I mean. Food for thought
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Any reason why you are choosing that hi lift? 60 inches too? There are perfectly fine highlifts for about $200 less. Or is it just for looks? Do you have experience using them? That thing is quite capable of causing serious bodily harm, including decapitation.
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I have the river raiders limb risers. they add a wicked look to the jeep, 100% a head turner, and they work great. I just wish I put mine to use more; I decided I needed them after the first two runs I did (solo runs, not knowing anything about whats legal to wheel) on ATV trails. Now that I've been out with fellow jeepers from my area, I find myself using them less and less. Install is easy, but be careful on the hole placement. My upper most of the 3 drilled holes on both sides clipped either some glass or some frame/rollcage or something, and didnt go in smoothly. My suggestion would be to make sure the hole is centered or almost biased more towards the outside. Mine slightly tilt in towards the center of the jeep. You can't tell at all looking at them, but in terms of the install, it would have been easier if those holes had been a bit more outside. I also went to home depot and got some of the tiny key chain carabiner clips, and some metal rope stops, and made hoops on the clips to make it easy to remove. I'll take a picture tomorrow to show you what I mean. Food for thought
Thanks for the info! It took me some time to even find a post out there on the install. I like some of the riverraider products, but the detail is lacking severely! I'd love to see some pictures on how yours turned out.
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Any reason why you are choosing that hi lift? 60 inches too? There are perfectly fine highlifts for about $200 less. Or is it just for looks? Do you have experience using them? That thing is quite capable of causing serious bodily harm, including decapitation.
Form and function. To be honest, cruising around WF, I find there are quite a few with their own wicked opinions of how things are done. Not that I care what others think, but there are other JK forums much friendlier than here.

Anyway,
The form piece, awesome! The function? I have used them in the past with my 85 K5 and I do know the dangers of using them. I'll post my camping setup sometime for you and it will become clear on what I use it for. I have a Teepee setup for hunting which this will help out with. Setting it up without a little bit of help is a PITA. But I agree, they are dangerous and people should know how and when to use them.

Cheers!!
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YUP, 48" HiLift is plenty tall enough for anything, except maybe "BIGFOOT"-

You can always use axle trusses for a tire fix and you can store the HLidft inside in a--

--"JACKGUARD", you can strapem and the keep mud/dirt/dust/blood-ouffa everything, they're just likea guncase !!



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So a few pictures of the RR limb risers. I didn't toss both on, just one so you could see what it looks like. But yeah, looks nice. Like I said, I went to home depot for some wire crimps and some keychain carabiners (since these should take any real weight). They work great, so long as your hope is to keep your hood scratch free.

And no, I've had no issues with leaks. I did use some sealant goop on the brackets to seal it, just to be safe
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Form and function. To be honest, cruising around WF, I find there are quite a few with their own wicked opinions of how things are done. Not that I care what others think, but there are other JK forums much friendlier than here.

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The form piece, awesome! The function? I have used them in the past with my 85 K5 and I do know the dangers of using them. I'll post my camping setup sometime for you and it will become clear on what I use it for. I have a Teepee setup for hunting which this will help out with. Setting it up without a little bit of help is a PITA. But I agree, they are dangerous and people should know how and when to use them.

Cheers!!
I dont care what others think either, but you do see more noobs on here that buy stuff like this for looks, and don't realize how dangerous these things are, it's not a simple jack replacement just because you threw big tires on the jeep :P i am glad you have experience with them. Good luck with the mounting, and be safe out there!
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I dont care what others think either, but you do see more noobs on here that buy stuff like this for looks, and don't realize how dangerous these things are, it's not a simple jack replacement just because you threw big tires on the jeep :P i am glad you have experience with them. Good luck with the mounting, and be safe out there!
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I get it. Nobody wants anybody hurt out there. I guess what irks me is the flamage of a lot of people who just want their own style. I agree pure form isn't for everyone however; we all have one thing in common. We love our Jeeps.

Back in the day I had an 85 K5 and love the forum I belong to. There was the rare argument about this that and the other, but it seems rampant in these Jeep forums. My favorite is the "mall" comments. Which hey, I drive my DD to the mall all the time. My son likes to cruise for girls and I do a lot of shopping for my newborn. But then again, why am I defending driving my Jeep anywhere!

You articulated it well, without the standard bs that I have seen out there. These jacks are no joke and can be killers in the wrong situation at the wrong time. A lot of noobs shy away from these forums because a lot of times it's simply not helpful.

Anyway,
Thanks for the info, it is taken well. Once summer hits I'll post my Teepee setup. It basically has a jack in the center to pull the canvas up the pole. The hi lift will be a perfect replacement for the cheap jack I currently have. That and it'll look cool when I go to the mall.
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So a few pictures of the RR limb risers. I didn't toss both on, just one so you could see what it looks like. But yeah, looks nice. Like I said, I went to home depot for some wire crimps and some keychain carabiners (since these should take any real weight). They work great, so long as your hope is to keep your hood scratch free.

And no, I've had no issues with leaks. I did use some sealant goop on the brackets to seal it, just to be safe
I like that setup man! I haven't seen anybody use the carabiners before. That's slick. I'm just curious, did you use a pop rivet gun for the rivets? How did you deal with those?

I would hate to buy something I would use once maybe twice in a lifetime.

Thanks again!!
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yup you have to have a rivet gun. if you think thats bad, I had to get a stupid plastic rivet gun for when I broke one of my fender flares off. total waste of money. I think home depot rents tools, maybe see about renting the rivet gun.

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