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Old 01-19-2011, 08:05 PM   #31
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Mine is mounted similar to thet, but with brackets I made. I will see if I have any pics.

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Old 01-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #32
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OK, I do have pics.
The jack is a smittybilt, which I do reccommend when you can get it for $40 to your door.
The bracket with the pin (bottom of jack) is a piece of 2" square tubing notched to hold the jack and welded to the bracket that my swing out ammo can mounts on. The top mount is a piece of 3-4" plate held to the bar with muffler clamps and has a grade 8 bolt thru the middle that is welded to the plate and drilled to accept the lock. The lock is key, my last jack was stolen along with everything else in my jeep.

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:13 AM   #33
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So how do people mount it on top of their bumper? is that just putting the hood mount brackets in another place or is it homemade mounting brackets made specifically for the bumper?
...And then sometimes you just gotta break out the grinder and let the sparks fly.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:20 AM   #34
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On the hood looks gay! Good for OOO's and AWH's at the mall.
It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #35
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When putting it in the back - zip ties? Kite string?
Think about how it will look sticking out the back of your head after you do a light rear-ender. Chain it to your roll bar if you must.

Hi-Lifts really aren't that useful - 2 bottle jacks and small steel plates to put under them is far more practical - and far safer! They store easier too.

I just gave away 3 Hi-Lifts a couple of months ago - one was never used.
It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:28 PM   #36
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On the contrary, high lifts are one of the most useful tools you could possibly have off road or around the farm, I have worn one out from use around the house.
They do however suck at lifting a wheel off the ground to be changed and require some common sense and safety planning to use.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by wavebacktothetj View Post
Relax, that's cool if you guys want to go get walmart gear for your rig..
Have to agree with those that say the walmart/off brand/farm store brands are no good. I got one of those from a fellow jeeper-he had found a deal at Tractor Warehouse..and we tried to use it one day...snapped off a roll pin, got that replaced, and still couldn't get it to work. My son has a HiLift and compared the two...and there were pieces made wrong-no way the 'offbrand' would ever work. Period! Good thing we never tried to use it on the trail! Gave it back and found a real HiLift from my mechanic that also retails jeep stuff...for $79 I think I got the next size up because my rig is on 4" lift and 33" tires...so we needed the extra length. Still have never had to use it but when we are off on the trail it is bungee corded onto the back side of my Garvin Wilderness rack. Just in case...since my wife got high centered on a 36" high ledge on a Jeep Jamboree and the guide had to use his 5' jack at full lenght to move the rubi off the ledge! Now that we have it...never gotten in a jam but it's there! Never will buy 'off brand' again...

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