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Old 01-13-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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hi-lift jack mount location question

Does anyone have the River Raider tj hi lift mount that mounts the hi lift jack behind the back sit. if so how is it. if not where is your mount?
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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dont have that one but mine is on the hood, have had no problems with it being up there. easy to get on and off, even as high as my jeep is.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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I have mine mounted on my hood with a tuff stuff mount to me its the perfect place out of the way and easy to get to and its hard to get it ripped off on the trail with it being up out of the way
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how is the vision out the windshield with the hood mount jack
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:58 AM   #5
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how is the vision out the windshield with the hood mount jack
hardly notice it
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:08 AM   #6
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Can you still rest the hood on the windshield?
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:21 PM   #7
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Anyone know if you can prop the hood on the windshield with the hilift on there?
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yes I prop mine up just fine using the little bar I have never rested it on my windshield
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #9
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Real Jeepers use the windshield dude.

I'm kidding, but it is alot easier to work on it that way.

Thanks for letting me know!
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:47 PM   #10
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I have been looking into these. (the jacks) how much are they and how long should i get?
Mine is stock with 31s as for how tall it is.
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Real Jeepers use the windshield dude.

I'm kidding, but it is alot easier to work on it that way.

Thanks for letting me know!
OUCH! nice one

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I have been looking into these. (the jacks) how much are they and how long should i get?
Mine is stock with 31s as for how tall it is.

48" is all you ever need.

They cost about $70 at the local farmers market.
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Im interested in this mounting as well...but would like to know if you can still rest your hood against the windshield too...
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hang on i'll be right back...
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ok I jujst dented my Jeep trying to see if the hi lift jack will interfere with setting it on the windshield THANKS ALOT YA DERN JEEPERS oh well and NO you cannot do it the way I have it mounted with the L shaped piece facing the windshield but I think it will work if you mounted it the other way
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to the OP, i had mine mounted like that on a previous YJ. but all i did was go to home depot & get some brackets to use for something like a fence to go around the roll bar. im sure it was a lot cheaper than a kit that someone sells.
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ok I jujst dented my Jeep trying to see if the hi lift jack will interfere with setting it on the windshield THANKS ALOT YA DERN JEEPERS oh well and NO you cannot do it the way I have it mounted with the L shaped piece facing the windshield but I think it will work if you mounted it the other way

Hope it didn't dent it too bad....thanks for checking though....
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Hope it didn't dent it too bad....thanks for checking though....
nah its about the size of a dime, your welcome
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^ battle scars in the name of Jeepers!

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I just bought a hi lift from walmart (off brand) and Im wondering, whats the cheapest way to mount it? Im not a fabricator in any way...
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:20 PM   #22
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zip tied, its in there solidly and doesn't seem like its gonna go anywhere, plus its out of the elements.

free and as easy as it gets. it even fits with the base plate on
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This is dangerous in so many ways you better believe it's going somewhere if you have an accident, and a walmart hi lift jack, really? Man be careful for real this is not a good idea I wouldn't trust that jack for doing anything whatsoever get a real hi lift they aren't expensive, that cheap chinese rip off jack could seriously hurt you or someone else.
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Aren't most things made in China anymore? Even US companies have products made in China OR made with Chinese steel (most importantly) Just because something is made in the US does not mean that it is made with US born components, most individual parts come from overseas to keep costs down. I am an engineer that works for a US based production company. I know of what I speak.
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hey ive got a question for the guys with the jack on the hood. wont that thing rust from like rain and any other destrcutive stuff on the road or offroad? and isnt the point to keep it functional for when you do get stuck that way it works and does its job? just askin not trying to be a smartas*
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Aren't most things made in China anymore? Even US companies have products made in China OR made with Chinese steel (most importantly) Just because something is made in the US does not mean that it is made with US born components, most individual parts come from overseas to keep costs down. I am an engineer that works for a US based production company. I know of what I speak.
Relax, that's cool if you guys want to go get walmart gear for your rig..
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This is dangerous in so many ways you better believe it's going somewhere if you have an accident, and a walmart hi lift jack, really? Man be careful for real this is not a good idea I wouldn't trust that jack for doing anything whatsoever get a real hi lift they aren't expensive, that cheap chinese rip off jack could seriously hurt you or someone else.
after buying name brand then mounting it with a real kit and not just some rig your looking at any where from 160-250 bucks.

With all the regulations and things these days If something is rated for 4000 pounds and has a testing load of 6000 pounds its probably got to be true to legally be able to say that. The government does not mess around with safety stuff and wont tolerate companies making crap and claiming otherwise On such equipment.

Plus, i know of many american products that are complete junk.
The jack has a 1 year unlimited warranty. ill take my chance, im not going to be pushing the jack near its limits with what I do.

as for the way I mounted it, yeah its not safe. But the amount of energy to get it over the seat and into passengers will probably mean something bad enough has happend that the jack is on the bottom on the list.

It temporary and I guess Im just a risk taker, as alot of off road guys are.
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after buying name brand then mounting it with a real kit and not just some rig your looking at any where from 160-250 bucks.

With all the regulations and things these days If something is rated for 4000 pounds and has a testing load of 6000 pounds its probably got to be true to legally be able to say that. The government does not mess around with safety stuff and wont tolerate companies making crap and claiming otherwise On such equipment.

Plus, i know of many american products that are complete junk.
The jack has a 1 year unlimited warranty. ill take my chance, im not going to be pushing the jack near its limits with what I do.

as for the way I mounted it, yeah its not safe. But the amount of energy to get it over the seat and into passengers will probably mean something bad enough has happend that the jack is on the bottom on the list.

It temporary and I guess Im just a risk taker, as alot of off road guys are.
at least yours is zip tied..I can barely get mine in there..like you said, if my jack comes out then I think that jack is the least of my worries..
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I zip tied it to make sure it does not tip into the window. I jammed it in so it wont, but tied it Just as an extra, yes It could be better done but whatever for now
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i have had this hi-jack for about 8 years, it was mounted on top my my cj-7 and now mounted on top the tj. i have used it twice. once to slide my cj off a tree and the other time was for someone else. i dont like using the thing, its more for looks. they are dangerious.

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