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Old 01-19-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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I have a 1989 YJ and there was no jack, did it take the bottle or scissor jack and where is a good place to get one?
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:05 AM   #2
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Pretty sure the early YJ's had a bottle jack under the hood.

A salvage yard or Ebay is your best bet

Here is one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Wrangle...3D222382865074

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Old 01-19-2017, 11:15 AM   #3
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My '90 has a factory scissor jack mounted on the right fender well.
There is an instruction sticker there as well as a pic of the jack.

Three bolts hold the entire package.
If you have three holes on top of the well, something from a junker would mount there.

Pkg = bracket, scissor jack, lug wrench, handle pieces.
(mine was a little loose when I got the jeep, cranked up tight and no rattles)
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:29 PM   #4
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My '92 has a scissor jack on the passenger fender in the engine bay


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I have 2 complete jack assy from a pair of 91's. They are the scissor style. If you're interested shoot me a PM.
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My 89 also came with no jack. It's lifted and will soon have 33" s on it. I'm not sure how effective a bottle or scissor jack would be
I'm probably going with a Hi-Lift. It can also be used easier for recovery.


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The Hi-Lift isn't the best jack for changing a tire. It just isn't stable enough.

My 1987 came without a jack, but had the bracket for a scissor jack. I got a jack from a local fellow that parts out Jeeps and builds off road vehicles.

For changing tires, your best bet is use an original bottle or scissor jack under the spring or axle and a block of wood. When I go out on the trails, I bring a 12" X 12" piece of 3/4" plywood and a short length of 4X4.

I have 31s and my spare tire would destroy my tailgate, so for daily driver duty I carry a can of Fix-A-Flat. For the trail, I toss my spare in the back where my back seat used to ride or if I feel particularly strong, I strap it down in my roof rack.

The Hi-Lift is great for recovery. There are many accessories to make it even better. I bring a chain and a come along besides all the other gear in my recovery tool box.
I haven't had to use my winch yet.

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The Hi-Lift isn't the best jack for changing a tire. It just isn't stable enough.

My 1987 came without a jack, but had the bracket for a scissor jack. I got a jack from a local fellow that parts out Jeeps and builds off road vehicles.

For changing tires, your best bet is use an original bottle or scissor jack under the spring or axle and a block of wood. When I go out on the trails, I bring a 12" X 12" piece of 3/4" plywood and a short length of 4X4.

I have 31s and my spare tire would destroy my tailgate, so for daily driver duty I carry a can of Fix-A-Flat. For the trail, I toss my spare in the back where my back seat used to ride or if I feel particularly strong, I strap it down in my roof rack.

The Hi-Lift is great for recovery. There are many accessories to make it even better. I bring a chain and a come along besides all the other gear in my recovery tool box.
I haven't had to use my winch yet.

Good Luck, L.M.


Thanks LM, you just saved me about $100.
Ima start sourcing what I need, your list is very helpful.
What did my 89 come factory with, bottle or scissor?
Also, anyone have a pic of what it's supposed to look like mounted under the hood?

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Either one should work well for you. If I were to find both available and they were priced the same I would choose the bottle jack because it's somewhat easier to operate. I have a scissor jack and I plan to never have to use it.
That said, I'll probably have a flat on my next trip into town.

I don't have any pics of my jack mounted at this time. Once you find a jack with the bracket and operating gizmos, it will be easy to see how it all goes together on your passenger side inner fender apron.

A Hi-Lift jack is a handy item to have on the trail. Attached are a couple pics of when I first got my Jeep and prior to painting it. I used two 2 1/4" muffler clamps that cost about $10.00 for the pair.
I don't run a back seat, so I don't know if mounting the jack in this manner will interfere with the seat. The jack is now mounted level and high enough that I can slide a pair of large plastic tubs that carry my camping gear under it. I have a hard top and that keeps the jack out of the weather.

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My 87, 90, and 91 all had the scissor style.




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