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baytownbert 03-19-2013 07:16 AM

Teraflex JK 2007-13, Hi-Lift Jack/CB Mount
 
I ordered the Teraflex JK 2007-13, Hi-Lift Jack/CB Mount from Northridge 4X4 and was advised it is on a one month back order by Tera-Flex? Yikes. I told them to push it through anyway and I'll wait.

tabber02 03-19-2013 07:26 AM

you'll be very happy with it Bert... :thumb: i love mine.

Kssting 03-19-2013 07:30 AM

I am very happy with mine as well. I recommend a 42" hi-lift instead of the 48". The 42 sits almost even with the top.

tabber02 03-19-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Kssting (Post 3522896)
I am very happy with mine as well. I recommend a 42" hi-lift instead of the 48". The 42 sits almost even with the top.

good call... if you don't already have a hi-lift!

personally i run the 48", i have a trektop NX no real issues with the rear window or anything. gets a little sporting on some of the overgrown florida trails though. i can bring a few vines with me from time to time. (always carry a machete! :D)

Ltblue 03-19-2013 07:45 AM

Hey guys, what would be better to leave inside your jeep? And what is the difference between a high lift and a floor jack, which is better suited for our jeeps? Thanks.

tabber02 03-19-2013 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue (Post 3522933)
Hey guys, what would be better to leave inside your jeep? And what is the difference between a high lift and a floor jack, which is better suited for our jeeps? Thanks.

a hi-lift is a great tool. obviously it's a jack which can be handy on crappy terrain, where a floor jack might not be ideal (could roll - sink in the mud - needs a lot of space to use..) but a hi-lift can be used as a come-along with a tow strap (in the absence of a winch) or if you just want to try a different form of recovery...

can be used to help move fallen trees on the trail...

as for the leaving inside argument. yeah - i suppose out of the elements is best, but if you're on a tight trail sometimes it's nice just to have the jack on the back -- it's very easy to get to that way. really, it's a farm jack.. those things are made to be out in the elements.. just normal maintenance once in a while.. hit the pins with some spray lube and you're doing it a favor. you could hand that thing down for generations... :whistling:

oh and the answer everyone's afraid to say - it just looks cooler... :rofl:

OffRoadCam09 03-19-2013 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ltblue
Hey guys, what would be better to leave inside your jeep? And what is the difference between a high lift and a floor jack, which is better suited for our jeeps? Thanks.

I wouldn't leave anything in my jeep. Anything I use for offroading I put it in my jeep before I go that day. A high lift will be suited for a situation of needing to change a tire offroad where your normal jack is for on road purposes I would think anyway.

Ltblue 03-19-2013 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by tabber02 (Post 3523003)
a hi-lift is a great tool. obviously it's a jack which can be handy on crappy terrain, where a floor jack might not be ideal (could roll - sink in the mud - needs a lot of space to use..) but a hi-lift can be used as a come-along with a tow strap (in the absence of a winch) or if you just want to try a different form of recovery...

can be used to help move fallen trees on the trail...

as for the leaving inside argument. yeah - i suppose out of the elements is best, but if you're on a tight trail sometimes it's nice just to have the jack on the back -- it's very easy to get to that way. really, it's a farm jack.. those things are made to be out in the elements.. just normal maintenance once in a while.. hit the pins with some spray lube and you're doing it a favor. you could hand that thing down for generations... :whistling:

oh and the answer everyone's afraid to say - it just looks cooler... :rofl:

Quote:

Originally Posted by OffRoadCam09 (Post 3523004)
I wouldn't leave anything in my jeep. Anything I use for offroading I put it in my jeep before I go that day. A high lift will be suited for a situation of needing to change a tire offroad where your normal jack is for on road purposes I would think anyway.

Cool thanks guys, now the real question.
Why a 48" and not a 42"?

tabber02 03-19-2013 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue (Post 3523025)
Cool thanks guys, now the real question.
Why a 48" and not a 42"?

48" is sort of the "standard size".... some folks have suggested using the 42" jack with the TeraFlex mount so if you accidentally close the tailgate with the rear window open (hard top models) you won't damage the rear window from the jack...

also - clearance - folks are looking to add the jack to the back of their rig and still have the "garage door clearance"...

both should work just fine... for our application. that 6" difference really shouldn't matter for most rigs - now if you're running coilovers and a custom long arm... yeah you might need the bigger jack (probably the 60" hi-lift if i had to guess)... but those guys probably have a roll up garage door and aren't too worried about hitting stuff.. :whistling:

baytownbert 03-19-2013 09:36 AM

I ordered the 48 inch jack off of Amazon with free shipping for $15 less than the offered 42 inch model and it looks like it is a problem, I'll sawzall off 6 inches.

Anyone have input on if the Rubicon Rail can be used as a jack point without damaging it, or the jack sliding under a load?

tabber02 03-19-2013 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by baytownbert (Post 3523347)
Anyone have input on if the Rubicon Rail can be used as a jack point without damaging it, or the jack sliding under a load?

yes you can jack from the rubi rail. i've done it. try to jack nearest to where it bolts up to the frame.

Ltblue 03-19-2013 09:53 AM

Thanks tabber, sorry for asking all these questions but which of the two would you pick?Hi lift jack or the AEV jack base?

tabber02 03-19-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue (Post 3523427)
Thanks tabber, sorry for asking all these questions but which of the two would you pick?Hi lift jack or the AEV jack base?

no worries, happy to help! tough question. do you wheel a lot? if the answer is no, the stock jack is safer - no question about it... and using the AEV jack base with the stock jack works. :thumb:

you can also buy the jack base for the hi-lift. i have that. if i use the stock jack - with the hi-lift jack base - i can lift from the lower control arms... but not very much and on the trail, it's not ideal.

Ltblue 03-19-2013 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by tabber02 (Post 3523438)
no worries, happy to help! tough question. do you wheel a lot? if the answer is no, the stock jack is safer - no question about it... and using the AEV jack base with the stock jack works. :thumb:

you can also buy the jack base for the hi-lift. i have that. if i use the stock jack - with the hi-lift jack base - i can lift from the lower control arms... but not very much and on the trail, it's not ideal.

I do not wheel much but I do have tires a bit bigger than stock. Though the hi-lift jack looks "cooler" and better function, I think the AEV jack base with stock jack is probably all i need. Thanks tabber!

tabber02 03-19-2013 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue (Post 3523510)
I do not wheel much but I do have tires a bit bigger than stock. Though the hi-lift jack looks "cooler" and better function, I think the AEV jack base with stock jack is probably all i need. Thanks tabber!

no problem.. and the AEV jack base has some "pockets on the bottom of it" when you store it in the cut out you can keep some loose items in there. sort of handy.

:thumb:

FrankRizzo 03-19-2013 03:28 PM

Install issues?
 
Not looking to hi jack, but a quick question that may help others. I went to install my accessory mount and couldn't get an allen wrench to fit the 3 bolts that fasten to the carrier. I tried wrenches from 2 different sets and was only able to get one of them in just barely enough but they're not torqued.

It's like the bolt head is in between sizes.. at least on mine. Anyone else deal with this. I can't put the hi lift on the way it is.

Thanks

tabber02 03-19-2013 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by FrankRizzo (Post 3524794)
Not looking to hi jack, but a quick question that may help others. I went to install my accessory mount and couldn't get an allen wrench to fit the 3 bolts that fasten to the carrier. I tried wrenches from 2 different sets and was only able to get one of them in just barely enough but they're not torqued.

It's like the bolt head is in between sizes.. at least on mine. Anyone else deal with this. I can't put the hi lift on the way it is.

Thanks

do you have a t-50 torx socket (the same one that removes the stock hinge bolts) that fit perfectly... i ran into the same problem... probably just the powder coating on the bolts.

my t-50 is a snap-on socket... so it's fairly stout, i just used that to torque.. (with blue loctite) :thumb:

kramer2k 03-19-2013 04:01 PM

I'm on the waiting list with Krawl Off-Road for the Teraflex Hi-Lift mount also. I have a 42" HL ready to go on. I was one of the guys that *had* to go with the shorter HL so I can fit in my garage.

FrankRizzo 03-20-2013 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tabber02 (Post 3524909)

do you have a t-50 torx socket (the same one that removes the stock hinge bolts) that fit perfectly... i ran into the same problem... probably just the powder coating on the bolts.

my t-50 is a snap-on socket... so it's fairly stout, i just used that to torque.. (with blue loctite) :thumb:

Nice never thought of using anything other than a hex head.. Thanks for the tip!!

tabber02 03-20-2013 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrankRizzo (Post 3529319)
Nice never thought of using anything other than a hex head.. Thanks for the tip!!

no problem, glad i could help! :thumb:

baytownbert 04-25-2013 04:48 PM

Delivery of my Teraflex JK 2007-13, Hi-Lift Jack/CB Mount is showing that it will be delivered today... Ordered March 17th!

kramer2k 04-25-2013 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baytownbert (Post 3682519)
Delivery of my Teraflex JK 2007-13, Hi-Lift Jack/CB Mount is showing that it will be delivered today... Ordered March 17th!

Mine is due in tomorrow! Can't wait. I'll install it tomorrow night just in time for the trek down to Jeep Beach Saturday morning.

baytownbert 04-25-2013 06:00 PM

Arrived and installed in 15 minutes.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...ps600afe7f.jpg

DallasJKU 10-21-2014 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kssting (Post 3522896)
I am very happy with mine as well. I recommend a 42" hi-lift instead of the 48". The 42 sits almost even with the top.

Is the 42" tall enough to lift my Jeep with 2.5" lift and 35 or 37's?? Also, with the jack base and 42", can it be used on the street like a regular jack? I would rather have this for both on and off road than just the stock jack and nothing off road. Also, does the jack rattle??

Kssting 10-21-2014 04:57 PM

My JKU has a 3" lift and 35's (34.5) and I have lifted it with the jack several times with no issues. I use the bumper hook accessory for piece of mind.

As far as rattling, I have one of the rubber handle isolator at the top of the jack and a neoprene jack cover and I hardly ever hear the jack even with the top down.

tabber02 10-24-2014 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DallasJKU (Post 14198313)
Is the 42" tall enough to lift my Jeep with 2.5" lift and 35 or 37's?? Also, with the jack base and 42", can it be used on the street like a regular jack? I would rather have this for both on and off road than just the stock jack and nothing off road. Also, does the jack rattle??

you're better off with the 48" jack. you don't want to be up near the top of the jack -- the higher you are on the jack, the more unstable it becomes. and as a rule of thumb, before you remove the tire, place the spare under the jeep (underneath the axle)...

jeeps fall off of hi-lifts, it's going to happen. just be prepared for it. and know how to use the tool properly. if you do :thumb: they're great tools. if you don't... learn.


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