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Old 05-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hi lift jack

I have an 04 lj and I want to know where all of you mount your highlift jacks . Post some pics !

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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I made a bracket and bolted it to my tire carrier. I use a trailer hitch lock to secure it to the bracket.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:18 PM   #3
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Only downfall I've had mounting it there is a lot of people ask me what it is...
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:24 PM   #4
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I keep it across the back wheel wells on the back side of the roll bar. I just got the handle keeper for it, makes the ride much quieter...
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:02 PM   #5
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Id like to have it on the tire carrier. Does anybody mount it straight up and down if so I'd like to see how u mounted it
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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I have an 04 lj and I want to know where all of you mount your highlift jacks . Post some pics !
mine rests against the wall in my garage. works great!
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:22 PM   #7
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I have mine mounted right behind the front bumper. The main mechanism is inside my trunk.




sorry for the crappy pics.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
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Most hi-lift jacks I see on Jeeps are so pretty and unscratched. Like they don't get used. I've never seen any use for them? Whats wrong with a plain bottle jack!
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Most hi-lift jacks I see on Jeeps are so pretty and unscratched. Like they don't get used. I've never seen any use for them? Whats wrong with a plain bottle jack!
bottle jack don't work in a mud hole.

but yes, I agree. Most people don't use their hi-lifts, and i'd say many who buy them don't even know what they're for.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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My hi-lift hasn't seen much action, poor thing was in need of lube something awful... so I wiped it down and sprayed some pb blaster in all the mechanisms... works like a champ now!
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #11
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My friend that used to own a jeep gave me one so I was thinking of buying the rebuild kit and rebuilding it and painting it
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:41 PM   #12
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i love mine, even for simple garage work i find it much faster for jacking up and sliding in a jack stand for doing work when needing to take a tire off like brakes or something.

bottle jack works great, but i need a block of wood, and need to lever to spin the handle...jack is simply mock up and then go to town. just use common sense and its pretty safe.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:01 AM   #13
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Where are the high lift jack points on the TJ? Haven't gotten mine yet, but just curious...
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:31 AM   #15
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That's awesome. Where did you get the bracket mounts?
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #16
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Those look like shaft collers... one side drilled and tapped to accepted the mounting bolts for Hi-lift... I LIKE IT!!!!
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:15 AM   #17
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i find it much faster for jacking up and sliding in a jack stand for doing work when needing to take a tire off like brakes or something..
I'd bet you a fair sum of $$$ that I could have my tire completely off using a bottle jack under the axle before you could even get your Jeep jacked up high enough with your Hi-Lift to start removing the lug nuts. A Hi-Lift is slower and it's a lot more dangerous too.

I only have to lift my axle maybe 2" to get my tire off. Think about how far you have to jack up a Jeep by its bumper or rocker to get a tire up off the ground. What, 10" due to the suspension sag? And if you say you can strap or chain the axle to the frame to stop that from happening, that adds even more time.

I'll stick with a bottle jack for removing wheels, it's MUCH faster and a lot safer too.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #18
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Id like to have it on the tire carrier. Does anybody mount it straight up and down if so I'd like to see how u mounted it
Here you go
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #19
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Nwco4x4 , can I see up close how you mounted that on your tire carrier
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #20
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I used to have mine mounted to the rear roll bar, above the upper seatbelt mounts. Then I got a LandRover OEM bottle jack, and now my Hi-Lift stays mounted in my garage.
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Nwco4x4 , can I see up close how you mounted that on your tire carrier
Yeah I'll take a pic tomorrow
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:00 AM   #22
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Hope this helps I used 3 Bolts two up through the base and one through the side of the jack. On the bottom I used rubber washers to isolate the jack from the carrier and on the side I used a piece of rubber I found at the hardware store. This eliminated most of the rattles. I used regular nuts to secure it (I have a wrench in the vehicle at all times), but you could also use wing nuts. Finally the tire mounts up against it for a little more security. The only downside is if I need the jack for anything other than a flat tire the spare still has to come off. Cost 6 bucks for parts including the cheap wrench. Oh and the bolts I used were carriage bolts they're the ones with a rounded head ( used for low clearance between bumper and carrier) the rubber washers keep them from spinning when I tighten them down.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:06 AM   #23
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Mounted mine to my High Rock tire carrier with some stuff I put together. Rampage make a verticle mount but it's for the 07-11 model for $50. Maybe you can modify it to work for you.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #24
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Only downfall I've had mounting it there is a lot of people ask me what it is...
right back at ya. mines up there and people always ask me what it is
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right back at ya. mines up there and people always ask me what it is
Good looking jeep my friend.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:50 PM   #26
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I can't decide really where to put mine :/ to many choices ... I am gonna have mine powdercoated and buy a rebuild kit
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:46 PM   #27
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yeah mines on the back bumper under the spare.. i actually got rear-ended by some idiot in a lexus and he hit the jack, no damage to the jack or my wrangler, but his was f'ed up.. hahah .. yeah the only bad thing is that i dont use it much so i need to lube it up and just jack up my wrangler for the fun like every 2 months to keep it working, especially after the winter when snow sits on it..
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:51 PM   #28
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I just bought a new bottle jack so my high lift doesn't get too tired of riding alone.

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