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Old 09-14-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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hi lift jack hood mount problem?

ok, so i installed the Tough Stuff hi-lift jack hood mount. looks good and it's solid. the only problem is it blocks the windshield washer fluid sprayers. i was thinking about extending the tubing and mounting them on the back of the hood mount. any thoughts? ideas?

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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How is it mounted? pics? I have the same thing and don't have any problems other than blind spots.

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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Really? Mine shoot perfectly under my Tough Stuff mount. 1999 model... I was fearful they would not, but they work fine.
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Mine blocks em too, but I built mine myself, and haven't used em now in about 3 years
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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My hood mount kit doesnt block them... I forgot the brand but its the 4wheel parts brand..
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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haha boy i feel like an idiot lol i went and tried spraying the washer fluid and it does work fine lol the only thing is jus a little bounces off the mounting plate but thats alright. thanks anyways!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #7
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When I mounted mine up I thought, oh boy, problem. I didn't think the washer nozzles would clear it. But they did!:-)
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I just installed mine tonight and had the same problem, though its only the passenger side that hits the bar, the driver side barely clears, there must be a way to rotate the nozzles. By the way my hood will go all the way back, but only if the jack is removed. I'm going to look for a weather proof padlock tomorrow to lock the jack down. Also as others have said the rubber handle keeper will not work with the bracket.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #9
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I just installed mine tonight and had the same problem, though its only the passenger side that hits the bar, the driver side barely clears, there must be a way to rotate the nozzles. By the way my hood will go all the way back, but only if the jack is removed. I'm going to look for a weather proof padlock tomorrow to lock the jack down. Also as others have said the rubber handle keeper will not work with the bracket.
really? because i have a handle isolater and it works fine. Instead of resting the bolt head against the hood bolt i jus screwed the bolt all the way up so it would work. i put it on two days ago and havent had any problems (knock on wood)
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really? because i have a handle isolater and it works fine. Instead of resting the bolt head against the hood bolt i jus screwed the bolt all the way up so it would work. i put it on two days ago and havent had any problems (knock on wood)
You will probably have broken mounts from metal fatigue in a few months to a year or so. The jack will rock back and forth every so slightly and eventually break the L brackets. But you could replace the bolts with longer ones that still make contact, but allow the isolater to work. I will have to look into doing that tomorrow. I'm not real fond of the way the jack actually mounts, it would be real easy to loose the washers in the mud if they fell off while removing the jack.
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You will probably have broken mounts from metal fatigue in a few months to a year or so. The jack will rock back and forth every so slightly and eventually break the L brackets. But you could replace the bolts with longer ones that still make contact, but allow the isolater to work. I will have to look into doing that tomorrow. I'm not real fond of the way the jack actually mounts, it would be real easy to loose the washers in the mud if they fell off while removing the jack.
yea.....i didnt think about that. well ill go to lowes tomorrow and get a longer bolt!
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The washer jets are adjustable, use a small eyeglass screwdriver to aim the jets around. kinda pain to get right, but now both sides hit the windshield. Replacing the bolts with longer ones and putting a spacer between the jack and the mount to allow for the handlekeeper to fit. Also replacing the wing nuts with larger bar knobs.
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The washer jets are adjustable, use a small eyeglass screwdriver to aim the jets around. kinda pain to get right, but now both sides hit the windshield. Replacing the bolts with longer ones and putting a spacer between the jack and the mount to allow for the handlekeeper to fit. Also replacing the wing nuts with larger bar knobs.
So lowes hardware sucks! I went and got a bolt that was about the same thickness but it was about three inches longer. I get home and my dad says "That doesnt look like stainless steel" so we stick a magnet to it and sure enough its not stainless steel . Even though it was in the stainless steel section. WTF!
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Home Depot has a better Stainless selection, I couldn't find one at Lowes either, but I was not near a Depot at the time, got to go by there tomorrow.
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I too worried about bounce fatigue, and this is how I extended the mount bolts...a combo of washers, split rings, brass wing nuts...



It doesn't move at all....

My handle isolator rests one end on the mount. I use a square piece of Sorbothane on the floor end to help with vibes. So the whole jack rests on the mount with rubber.

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You will probably have broken mounts from metal fatigue in a few months to a year or so. The jack will rock back and forth every so slightly and eventually break the L brackets. But you could replace the bolts with longer ones that still make contact, but allow the isolater to work. I will have to look into doing that tomorrow. I'm not real fond of the way the jack actually mounts, it would be real easy to loose the washers in the mud if they fell off while removing the jack.

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