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04-08-2013 10:10 PM
JPi1 I mount mine on this shock tower bridge, between the back seat and the spare
04-08-2013 07:16 PM
PieFace
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Originally Posted by Johnc19440 View Post
Bought the lift mate online but found that my wheels are Eagle brand with 12 1 inch holes near the outside edge of the wheel but no spokes so I can' t use the hooks. Anybody else run into this and possible solutions? I'm thinking of getting a couple of eyebolts that I could push through the wheel holes and secure with a nut then put the liftmate hooks through the eyebolts but I'm worried about damaging the wheels. Anyone run into this problem? Thanks for tips.,
I use the liftmate in the holes in the rock rail. (nemesis billy rocker)

Also someone mentioned rattling, if you put the rubber stopper they sell and the neoprene booty on, its silent.
04-08-2013 06:24 PM
Johnc19440
Lift mate won't fit tire.

Bought the lift mate online but found that my wheels are Eagle brand with 12 1 inch holes near the outside edge of the wheel but no spokes so I can' t use the hooks. Anybody else run into this and possible solutions? I'm thinking of getting a couple of eyebolts that I could push through the wheel holes and secure with a nut then put the liftmate hooks through the eyebolts but I'm worried about damaging the wheels. Anyone run into this problem? Thanks for tips.,
12-14-2012 12:10 PM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by Arsonman

Now that I have JW Speaker headlights, I need to prop the Hi-lift up about two inches. I have been trying to figure this out but I don't have any ideas. Anyone out there have a good mock up that would raise the jack up about two inches.
Bump
12-14-2012 10:40 AM
Arsonman
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Originally Posted by Arsonman View Post
I figured out how to load my photos to photobucket from my phone, cool.

Not the best pic, but you get the idea.


Now that I have JW Speaker headlights, I need to prop the Hi-lift up about two inches. I have been trying to figure this out but I don't have any ideas. Anyone out there have a good mock up that would raise the jack up about two inches.
12-14-2012 10:13 AM
White_TJ So to get a Hi-Lift Jack... Or not...
12-14-2012 09:31 AM
jksport12 I just wanted to make a comment about bottle jacks. Choose your jacking location very carefully. They can slip easily. They are nice to have though. I have used bottle jacks on big rigs with and witihout problems. When I was in school for diesel mechanics our teacher had us practice with bottle jacks first. That meant crawling under a big rig and jacking it up. I had one slip and come back down while under it. Talk about pucker factor. Just wanted to put it out there. They are nice to use and work well but I would practice with them first before actually needing them. It's only the size of a half dollar you are supporting the weight with. When in doubt use a jack stand for saftey.
12-14-2012 09:18 AM
Pushrod Here's the photo, been so long since I posted one I couldn't remember how.
The LoD Gen3 tire carrier has a place to mount the Hi-Lift jack and a place for a CB radio antenna. The foot on the jack rattled so bad I don't carry it until I plan a day on the trail.

12-14-2012 08:40 AM
Pushrod The jack rattles too much so it says in the shed until an outing is planned.
12-14-2012 08:05 AM
dharman07 Your Jeep Moustache Decal is the most hillarious, personalized decal I have EVER seen on a jeep. I nominate you for best Decal of the year award.

BRAVO!





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Originally Posted by orngcrushrgrl View Post
Posted this in the "what did you do to your jk today" thread but thought that I'd post it here too
12-13-2012 01:24 PM
snochick While I like those hood mounts, I'm 5'4" and don't weigh much. The idea of having to get it up and down from there without smacking my jeep scares me too much. So it's resting under the backseat till the psc bumper/tire carrier can be acquired.
12-13-2012 12:51 PM
Toole
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Originally Posted by orngcrushrgrl View Post
Where'd you buy and any insight into if you had to modify/drill extra holes or anything??
Didn't have to modify or drill anything. Bolts in under the hood hinges. Took me about 15min to put it together and install the mount
12-13-2012 06:14 AM
Farnham21 It's gonna be more for looks than show to be honest. I like the look and will use it but I work 6 day weeks overnight and go to school full time. I don't get out much but when I wanna have the equipment already and not have to be like sorry guys can't go. And I've used one before and thy is very good advice though because the first time was not as easy as you would think
12-13-2012 06:11 AM
Gbobva Make sure after you get it, to read the instructions carefully. After that, in a safe location, practice using it to lift all 4 wheels. The first time you actually have to use it should not be the first time you use it.
12-13-2012 04:57 AM
Farnham21 Bump or this thread. I want to get a hi lift for Christmas and want to mount it on the hood, anyone got any recommendations on hood mounts and jacks for that fact?
11-06-2012 04:56 PM
orngcrushrgrl
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Originally Posted by nicks_yj

He looks so proper with his stache
Yeah. Pretty dapper.
11-06-2012 04:47 PM
nicks_yj
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Originally Posted by orngcrushrgrl
Posted this in the "what did you do to your jk today" thread but thought that I'd post it here too
He looks so proper with his stache
11-06-2012 04:07 PM
2five22 Hi-Lift and bottle jack both, when off road.
11-06-2012 03:12 PM
orngcrushrgrl Posted this in the "what did you do to your jk today" thread but thought that I'd post it here too
10-28-2012 10:23 PM
PieFace Safari Straps Sighting!!

Very nice rig.
10-28-2012 09:38 PM
Jaker jk The mounts are welded on the carrier and jack bolts into them and a lock to help keep it there
10-28-2012 06:33 PM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by PieFace
can you back up the camera and show us the mount on that wheel?
That's classified information, sorry. Lol
Maybe Joe that owns it can get a few for you. He's on the forum. Cant remember his name on here.
10-28-2012 05:49 PM
PieFace can you back up the camera and show us the mount on that wheel?
10-28-2012 10:06 AM
JPi1 We chose this method for a JK customer, 1 1/4" tube clamps, machined the back side flat, drilled and tapped for 1/2" and screwed a wheel stud through the back. A couple of 1/2" rubber blocks and install the Hylift.
10-28-2012 12:27 AM
doufus1 I found it easier to carry a couple of pieces of wood in the car. Use them for packing under the jack. No need to have that bloody heavy hi lift jack, it lives in the shed now.
10-27-2012 12:52 PM
orngcrushrgrl
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Originally Posted by Toole View Post
tuff stuff hood rack... i like it


Where'd you buy and any insight into if you had to modify/drill extra holes or anything??
10-15-2012 07:36 PM
Big Whiskey
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Originally Posted by Rooster76

You're better off not using the hi-lift to change a tire. They are too unstable for one thing. Another issue is that you need to jack it up higher because of the suspension drooping down. Your better off using a bottle jack (or stock scissor jack) under the axle. You can put a board under the jack for stability.
Thanks for the info.
10-15-2012 04:38 PM
Rooster76
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Originally Posted by Sofla Sahara JK
Looking into getting a hi lift jack and had some questions that I am hoping some of you can answer. Does it have to be used on the bumper if you are using it to change a tire? I have the stock plastic bumpers and was curious to know if it would wreck them when trying to lift the jeep.
You're better off not using the hi-lift to change a tire. They are too unstable for one thing. Another issue is that you need to jack it up higher because of the suspension drooping down. Your better off using a bottle jack (or stock scissor jack) under the axle. You can put a board under the jack for stability.
10-15-2012 01:04 PM
Big Whiskey Looking into getting a hi lift jack and had some questions that I am hoping some of you can answer. Does it have to be used on the bumper if you are using it to change a tire? I have the stock plastic bumpers and was curious to know if it would wreck them when trying to lift the jeep.
10-02-2012 01:55 AM
Rooster76 GREAT HI-LIFT ARTICLE
I've been reading up on hi-lifts a bunch lately. I found a great PDF Hilldweller recommended about useing hi-lifts here-> http://www.overlandexperts.com/docs/..._fall_2008.pdf
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
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Bruce, the author, is one of the best at what he does in the world. OEX creates the offroad training criteria for our SEALS and other Special Forces. Their techniques get the job done, safely, effectively, efficiently.
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WHAT I'M PLANNING ON GETTING
I'm thinking I'm going to get the red 48" one with a JackMate attachment vs going with the extreme one. I'm wanting to keep it inside, so 60" is a bit out of the question. 60" seem to fit well on the hood. I have heard of a few people who have chopped there 60" down to a smaller size.
JackMate

I'm also going to get the LiftMate. That seems to be the best thing you can have if you get hi-centered on a diff, so the suspension doesn't just droop down as you jack the Jeep up. In the PDF above he mentions being about to use a tree recovery strap in a pinch.
Bill Burke Live: 3-3-10 How to use a Lift-Mate - YouTube

I found a pretty cool aftermarket slider adapter over on a FJ(fake jeep) forum. I'm a bit too cheap for it. I think I will use a tree strap wrapped around my ace rock rails a few times, if need be. Hi-Lift Tubing Adapter RTC-HLA134
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I plan on using a piece of 2X8 board to supplement the base. I'm planning on using some bolts and wing nuts to hold the base down.

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Originally Posted by Grand Umpah View Post
Mine is mounted inside, across the back side of the roll bar about half-way up so it's high enough to store cargo underneath but low enough not to block much view out the back window.
Exhaust pipe clamps around the roll bars and some steel straps drilled out for the clamp bolts and a couple of wing nut bolts to secure the jack. Total cost about $10.
This way I don't have to lock it and it isn't exposed to the elements
This seems like the best option to me. I've got a couple links that show it done that way.
  1. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/wher...ift-14019.html
  2. Cheap hi lift jack mount


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Originally Posted by PieFace View Post
My Jack's Here!

Now to figure out how to mount it.

Hi-Lift Extreme,
Off Road Kit
Jack Base
Fix a jack kit
Neoprene sleeve
handle holder
I would do a dry run with the winch parts in the extreme kit. There are a few people who review it on amazon who said it needed some tweaking to work.
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I had this kit and a 60" jack. Burried the front end of my truck in a mud hole and couldn't get to the winch - I'm thinking "No problem, there's a tree right behind me, I'll just grab the hi-lift and the chains and pull myself back a few yards." Only to find out what others have found out - the bolt holes don't line up well enough to get the thing assembled in the field without some significant 'pre-assembly'.
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