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Old 07-24-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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can I get some pictures of hi lift jacks mounted on the hood or any where else you mounted them

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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Here's a couple of mine without the light then I added the KC Hood Mount with 3x lights but the Hi Lift isn't on it in the pic's...
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Does the Hi Lift on the hood effect the spray on the windshield?
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
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Good luck trying to dismount/use a Hi-Lift on a hot day when mounted permanently in the sun like that.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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Those hood mounted hi lifts might look cool to some, but I can think of a dozen reasons why it is such an impractical place to mount one..
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Those hood mounted hi lifts might look cool to some, but I can think of a dozen reasons why it is such an impractical place to mount one..
What are a few of your reasons?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:08 PM   #8
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Good luck trying to dismount/use a Hi-Lift on a hot day when mounted permanently in the sun like that.
Here in PA we have plenty of 90-100 days, and even then I've never experienced one that was so hot they couldn't be removed with a set of gloves I'd have on regardless. I always have at least one or two pairs of gloves beside the front seat, and if I don't already have them on I always grab them whenever I get out of the Jeep when out on the trail. Certainly could be different elsewhere, but that's just my experience in the NE.

That being said, I don't care for the hood mounts.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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First and foremost, a high lift, or at least the mechanism, should really be kept inside, out of the elements (rain). The mechanism needs to be clean, and well lubricated. those jacks will kill you. My Brother got hit in the head and knocked out cold by a high lift handle. They can be handy, but they need maintenance and very careful usage.
My other opinion on them is, they look like crap mounted on the outside of a Jeep. That's just my opinion.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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Figured I would throw a pic in on this one. Pros: easy to get to and you don't have to have it on all the time, just when going on trails and whatnot. Cons: some people don't like the looks and it is outside in the elements. I think it works pretty well. I have one that you can put a lock on. Takes no time to take it off and throw it in the garage.

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I like the one that quadratec has that goes between the roll bars in the back. Keeps it inside, out of the way and out of the weather.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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I keep mine mounted to my rollbars in the back. It's out of the way, out of the elements, and it doesn't go there unless I'm going wheeling.


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:32 PM   #12
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Forget using your windows washers with the jack on your hood. I took mine off for that reason alone.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:36 PM   #13
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can I get some pictures of hi lift jacks mounted on the hood or any where else you mounted them
my hi-lift is firmly resting in the corner of my garage.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #14
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What are a few of your reasons?
I keep mine well lubed, there would always be a puddle of lube on my hood.... When I open my hood, I always flip it all the back, and gently rest it on my top rack, that extra weight would make it difficult to lay the hood gently upon the top rack, it would be very inconvenient..... in an off camber, or otherwise precarious situation, I'd have to walk around the vehicle to unfasten it. Then lift it off.... Fumble it once, you will have hood damage.. I use 3/4" locking nuts, I use a tire wrench to unfasten it, and refasten it, more opportunity for hood damage... I've only had to use mine a handful of times in 20 plus years, ( more for my trailer than not ) and in each of those times, I 'm glad that I didn't have it mounted on the hood..... I've had to open the hood countless times, on the trail, and in my garage and I'm glad the thing was not on the hood... That's not quite dozens of reasons, but I don't want to go on and on... for practical reasons, especially on the trail, I just don't see the sense in hood mounted hi-lifts..
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #15
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Just threw mine on the spare tire carrier for now
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Not the best pic, but I fashioned a board to close off the back area behind the seat and mounted the jack on top.
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Just threw mine on the spare tire carrier for now
Sry to hijack the thread but Gunmetal --- how is that spare tire carrier?? I've been looking at them but haven't seen any reviews. I would be putting a 33x12.5/15 nitto with a MT side biter on it and am wondering about the weight.

I know the bumper mounts r superior but I can't afford that now so looking to get what u have for a few years.
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Built mine with an angle forward and my windshield washer sprayer still works great. Everyone has an opinion but I like mine mounted there. There is the answer to the question you asked.
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Sry to hijack the thread but Gunmetal --- how is that spare tire carrier?? I've been looking at them but haven't seen any reviews. I would be putting a 33x12.5/15 nitto with a MT side biter on it and am wondering about the weight.

I know the bumper mounts r superior but I can't afford that now so looking to get what u have for a few years.
I like it a lot. It's the extra heavy duty one.I don't have a spare yet but I think it would hold it on there fine. I recommend it forsure.

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