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Old 03-14-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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High lift jack hood mount

I know this is for a JK. Has anyone ever seen one for a TJ? I thought it was pretty cool. Shorter drivers may have visibility issues. Thoughts????

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Old 03-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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I have on one my Tj, blocks the wiper fluid unless moving, next project is moving the nozzle

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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there's several mounts on the market for yjs, tjs, etc. in Quadratek, JC Whitney, any dealer that sells HiLifts. Some 'light bars' with the low profile LED's also incorporate a hilift jack. I've seen all types on the trails here in New England. You shouldn't have any problem finding what you want. Just remember to check the spacing to allow the washer nozzles to still work!
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I have on one my Tj, blocks the wiper fluid unless moving, next project is moving the nozzle
How do you move the nozzle? It's very annoying having it blocked
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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im probably get some new hose, a coupler and punch a new hole then move it up.
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Post pics when you do haha
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IMO its a mall crawler mod. Looks cool but when you actually need your jack its PITA. Also keeping it exposed wrecks havoc on the mechanics of a hi-lift jack. get it inside the rig
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id love to keep it inside but everywhere we go the dogs go with us, i cant have them get hit by it, im picking up a case for it soon
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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Mine is on the hood because I feel it belongs there. It's a storage matter to me, not looks...If I wanted to impress, I'd buy a gold plated hilift....As far as protecting the jacking device itself, you sould always buy the zip on neoprene boot even if you toss it in the back...it keeps all mud and dirt out, not just rainwater.

As far as weather damage, who say's it gotta stay on the hood when you commute to work? It's a tool for the trails, so pack it when you trail and place it where you can best accomodate it depending on passenger and gear load...It ain't like to go to work mon thru fri with all your trail stuff aboard, so latch it on the hood when you toss all your other recovery gear in the tub.

That said, I got the Warrior Products hood mounts. They do a decent job, but seem overpriced @85 bucks. They are a pain to install because the maker failed to drill holes in the upper plate that would allow you to stab an allen wrench tall ways into the supplied stainless button head screws. But he did include holes in lower plates to install locks...I suggest you use a cable style gun lock you can usually get free from local police departments.

If you decide on the Warrior Products hood mounts, then consider drilling and repainting two holes in the upper plate directly above the hood hinge screw holes in lower plates to allow easy use of long end of allen wrench when you install them.
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On my YJ, I bought some 2"x4" brackets from Tractor supply, and mounted them to the cowl. Made a rubber gasket to place over the hinge, and bought some longer bolts for the hood hing. Total cost was under $20.
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I personally swapped my hood bumps for windshield to where my washr nozzles were and vise versa
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IMO its a mall crawler mod. Looks cool but when you actually need your jack its PITA. Also keeping it exposed wrecks havoc on the mechanics of a hi-lift jack. get it inside the rig
X100.... Good luck getting that thing off of your hood when your jeep is sitting, stuck, way off camber, in slippery mud, or anywhere you may not have good footing, without, dragging it across your hood... does it look kool? Maybe. Practical? about as practical as mounting one in front of, or behind your bumper, when said bumper is buried in muck, or lodged against a rock.. I bought one 15 years ago, I've used it 3 times, once to pull fenceposts, once to lift the corner of my barn to repair the corner post, and once on the trail, where a bottle jack would have done the job.. Mine looks best sitting in the corner of my barn with the shovels, post hole digger, and pry bar.. HiLift, along with 4x4 supply houses have done a great job marketing these things to the off road community.. I wish I would have thought to do it..... Just my two cents..
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #13
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I too have the warrior hood mount. I keep the lift in the garage until I'm headed to a trail. I am amused that so many say it's a bad spot. I prefer it to bumpers for obvious reasons and inside is about a dumb as it gets IMO inside is much more difficult to get to unless I suppose you flip your ride then a hi lift may not be the tool for the job anyway. Plus if your using it in mud or the like I'd much rather keep it outside the jeep. But to each his own.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #14
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How do you move the nozzle? It's very annoying having it blocked
You do not have to move it, at least the mount I have you don't. The nozzles are adjustable, re-aimed them with a straight pin.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #15
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You do not have to move it, at least the mount I have you don't. The nozzles are adjustable, re-aimed them with a straight pin.
Yup, you simply stick a needle or pin in the water hole and re-aim them....the washer hood nozzles are a ball n socket arraingement, just use needle or pin to rotate nozzle ball.

If yours ain't then every danged one for every car in the scrap yard is, so swap them out vice drilling new holes in your hood
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there's several mounts on the market for yjs
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #17
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X100.... Good luck getting that thing off of your hood when your jeep is sitting, stuck, way off camber, in slippery mud, or anywhere you may not have good footing, without, dragging it across your hood... does it look kool? Maybe. Practical? about as practical as mounting one in front of, or behind your bumper, when said bumper is buried in muck, or lodged against a rock.. I bought one 15 years ago, I've used it 3 times, once to pull fenceposts, once to lift the corner of my barn to repair the corner post, and once on the trail, where a bottle jack would have done the job.. Mine looks best sitting in the corner of my barn with the shovels, post hole digger, and pry bar.. HiLift, along with 4x4 supply houses have done a great job marketing these things to the off road community.. I wish I would have thought to do it..... Just my two cents..
Ain't marketing great? It used to be many years ago that it was nearly a mortal Jeep sin if you even attempted to go offroad without the BIG 3 on your rig. If you didn't have a Hi-lift, Optima Battery, and a K&N air filter you just weren't one of the cool kids.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #18
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I've used my hi-lift many many times. I use it to jack my jeep up since my floor and bottle jack don't reach. I learned the hard way yesterday not to mount it on the rear bumper. Came down hard on a rock and bent the jack and almost ripped off the mounts.

I'm either thinking of mounting it on the hood, or just buying a replacement 48" so it can fit in the jeep.

I wouldn't go off road without my hi-lift, but whether you need one depends on what you do. I often go off road with just my gf and on trails where winching is not really possible.
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I've used mine at work to lift/shift heavy items..LOL, guys standing around scratching their heads wondering how to lift something just a few inches and I say, "I'll be right back" and go fetch my jack
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I have an 06 th I put my hi-lift on the hood using generic mounts. They were cheap easy and i only had to drill a couple holes in the hood. It dies not block my view or the wiper stream. I have pulled it in off camber situations with no issues and I like the look.


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The mounts were 20 or30$ at desert rat off road you can also at 4wheeller off road stores.
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Don't you guys have a bag of recovery gear that holds snatch block, tree strap, gloves and other stuff?

If so, just slip jacking mechanism off bar and store in bag....will make it much easier to remove jack bar when you have bad footing, and you ain't gotta worry about weather damage.

It's the bar that poses the storage problem for most
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Here is my hunk a junk mounted using Warrior Products mounts
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #23
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I just leave the jack complete. I haven't had a hard time with removal and being in Arizona weather damage isn't a big concern. I just clean it up once a month, give it a WD40 bath and keep wheelling.
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I have an 06 th I put my hi-lift on the hood using generic mounts. They were cheap easy and i only had to drill a couple holes in the hood. It dies not block my view or the wiper stream. I have pulled it in off camber situations with no issues and I like the look.

The mounts were 20 or30$ at desert rat off road you can also at 4wheeller off road stores.
I have an 06 and use the same mounts and put them in the same place but the bolts didnt line up with my hi-lift. Did you have the same problem?
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I have an 06 and use the same mounts and put them in the same place but the bolts didnt line up with my hi-lift. Did you have the same problem?
On my TJ they didn't quite line up either at first.

Here's what ya do; Strip jack down to just the jack bar so it's light and easy to manipulate, loosen mount/hinge screws just on the hood, then use the holes in the jack bar to center hinges, then tighten mount screws
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On my TJ they didn't quite line up either at first.

Here's what ya do; Strip jack down to just the jack bar so it's light and easy to manipulate, loosen mount/hinge screws just on the hood, then use the holes in the jack bar to center hinges, then tighten mount screws
Thanks! I'll give it a go!
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Thanks! I'll give it a go!
Exactly. I had no issues with th line up.

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Exactly. I had no issues with th line up.
Looks good! I'm to nervous to drill into my hood though...I don't wanna screw it up and have a bunch of holes in it
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I was to. Bolt up the back side first, put your hi-lift on then take a marker or something that will fit the hole and use that to mark your drill points. I did that mod about 3 days after I rolled her off the car lot.
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Seems simple enough, I'll most likely mess it up some how but it's worth a shot!

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