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Old 03-12-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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where to put 60inch hi-lift

got a great deal on Craigslist for a still new 60inch hi-lift with base and cover for $100 -

now the issue is on a 04 tj where in the heck do I mount it -its to wide to go horizontal - was thinking about mounting it inside rear tire carrier and just have it sticking up - however I am open to ideas - or pics if you have a set up!

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Old 03-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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I've always considered taking a hi-lift and cutting it down. If ya think about it, you could put the jack under the axle and jack it up (vs. putting it under a side/bumper and lifting the side/bumper up -- 60" barely works for me). Would only require maybe 25" or so in most cases.

Dunno. Anyhow, most installations that I've seen are in one of three places: on front bumper horizontally in front or behind a winch, on the hood horizontally, or on the rear bumper vertically by the tire carrier...

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60" is simply too long for a TJ, just use a hacksaw, sawzall, or angle grinder to cut off enough to turn it into a 48" and it'll be the ideal size for your TJ.

A good location for those who want a Hi-Lift is inside, secured to the rear rollbar bases with a couple big u-bolts, washers, & wingnuts. Just inside from the rear window.
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If you shorten your jack, be careful if you go all the way up as the 48 inch (the 60 as well) has the top hole a different distance from the previous holes to keep from going right off the top. If you cut the 60 then you remove that safty and run the chance of coming off the top if you go too far causing as real problem.

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where in the heck do I mount it
cut it down to 48"-50" and place it firmly in the garage.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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cut it down to 48"-50" and place it firmly in the garage.
Exactly... Let someone else bring one.

And borrow their spare tire too....
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I'm no fan of Hi-Lift jacks either. It's been ten years since I banished mine to my backyard shed.
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I keep mine at home it takes up too much space that I could be usin
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #11
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Can you close your top like that? It doesn't look so
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Can you close your top like that? It doesn't look so
Yea, it's a little hard to see but the jack and tire mount are adjustable so I slid them rearward about two inches. No problems so far.

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