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Old 05-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Sport cage hi-lift jack mount

Hey guys, i want to get the cage hi-lift mount but im worried that my soft top will get effed up or wont fit in the down position with the jack there. Does anyone have any experience with this setup that can give me any input before i buy these brackets?
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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Don't carry your Hi-Lift outside the jeep. It may LOOK cool, but in terms of functionality, it's retarded.

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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In the meantime, since Hi-Lifts are extremely dangerous, read this: Hi-Lift Jack
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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I use to run my jack on the front bumper with bolts welded and big wing nuts to hold the jack down. Used while wheeling, thats it. Didnt want to get jack in and out of rig when covered in muck. Kept it in back inside all other days
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Don't carry your Hi-Lift outside the jeep. It may LOOK cool, but in terms of functionality, it's retarded.

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Yea the brackets are meant to store the jack inside the jeep in the "cargo" area, but since mine is a 2door and it appears to be right where the soft top folds down, id like to get input from others that store it the same way.

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In the meantime, since Hi-Lifts are extremely dangerous, read this: Hi-Lift Jack
I read thru that and got some good info but a lot of bashing on the jack thanks tho

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I use to run my jack on the front bumper with bolts welded and big wing nuts to hold the jack down. Used while wheeling, thats it. Didnt want to get jack in and out of rig when covered in muck. Kept it in back inside all other days
With the 2dr theres not much room to store in back
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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Don't carry your Hi-Lift outside the jeep. It may LOOK cool, but in terms of functionality, it's retarded.

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I carry mine on my hood via the ACE hi lift hood mounts. Seriously though, I don't find it retarded. Works for me.

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I would carry mine outside if it wasnt for all the salt, rain, and mud around here. It def looks kool . But anyways, i guess nobody can tell me if my mount plan will interfere with the soft top :-(
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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I'm just not sure about the logic of leaving a mechanical device that you will be potentially relying upon in an emergency out in the weather all the time unless it is specifically engineered for it.

I guess it's easy for me to say too because I have an unlimited with the hard top and that gives me more storage options, but still, there has to be a better way.

-like a weather tight hard case with versatile mounting options.
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This "Jackguard" case isn't watertight, but could be with a little gasket, no holes init !







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I'm just not sure about the logic of leaving a mechanical device that you will be potentially relying upon in an emergency out in the weather all the time unless it is specifically engineered for it.

I guess it's easy for me to say too because I have an unlimited with the hard top and that gives me more storage options, but still, there has to be a better way.

-like a weather tight hard case with versatile mounting options.
Infallible logic.

This is what Jimbo rolls with: Jackguard.com

For those who wanna expose your jack to the elements: Jack Rabbit

Otherwise, if you've got a 4-door and wanna save $$ for other mods, just stick it under the rear seats. Example (mine's in a soft case, by the way):

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #11
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This "Jackguard" case isn't watertight, but could be with a little gasket, no holes init !







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