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DiabloGrande 09-08-2010 12:11 PM

Hi lift jack
 
Just curious to see how other people have mounted their HI LIFT jacks either on rear on the front, just wanted to get some ideas I need to get mine mounted, I also want to make a rack the sits up over the spare tire I know you buy those racks they seem to be extremly expensive so just looking for some idea's thanks

94impactyj 09-08-2010 12:56 PM

I mounted mine on the rear roll bar with the kit from qtec. That way its out of the way and not going to get bashed up. Also its really easy to get to.

FNjeep 09-08-2010 10:47 PM

Mine's on the Jeep hood.

Every time I've been out wheeling and someone needs a High-Lift, they go and grab mine because it's easy to access. It's a good, but annoying thing because people usually don't treat my gear with care. I've lost the High-Lift mounting hardware more than twice now.

GatorDeve86 09-09-2010 09:43 PM

i have mine mounted to the hood but might get the rear bumper mount because i like it more

FNjeep 09-09-2010 11:12 PM

When someone needs the Hi-Lift, it's *always* in a muddy steep trail with Jeeps "tail to rear" stopped and with no place to go.

That's why the crew goes for the hood mounted Hi-Lift Jack.

It's easy to access like a lover's cotton Summer Dress.

Mickeymouse 09-09-2010 11:28 PM

I made the mistake of mounting mine in the jeep ..on the roll bar behind the rear seat. I thought this would be a safe spot and would not have to worry about getting it stolen. What I failed to think through was how muddy the high lift Jack can get. I do not mind getting mud in the jeep. It is part of off roading but sticking a muddy Jack in a clean jeep after someone else got stuck is not always fun. I will be looking for another mount. Either rear bumper or hood.

FNjeep 09-09-2010 11:57 PM

Mickeymouse:

Wait until you're carting around a full tool box and extra axles.

Then, someone says, "Well, if Mickeymouse has got extra axles, then we all have extra axles."

You'll want to punch someone in the face for not being prepared.

rd-wrangler 09-30-2010 12:07 PM

what size hi lit jack is best for a 4" lift with 33s?
36"?
42"?
48"?

just curious cuz the 36" is $20 more than the 42" which is 6" more

uplifted 09-30-2010 12:12 PM

Go for the 48"

rd-wrangler 09-30-2010 12:21 PM

and how would i store that inside my yj? lol

uplifted 09-30-2010 12:40 PM

I have mine stored behind my back seat secured across the roll bar... It's not in the way at all ... I'll grab a pic tonight if you'd like..

rd-wrangler 09-30-2010 12:49 PM

yeah that would helpful thanks

rd-wrangler 09-30-2010 12:53 PM

do you use it as a hand winch too?

Tarby 09-30-2010 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FNjeep (Post 765751)
When someone needs the Hi-Lift, it's *always* in a muddy steep trail with Jeeps "tail to rear" stopped and with no place to go.

That's why the crew goes for the hood mounted Hi-Lift Jack.

It's easy to access like a lover's cotton Summer Dress.

Never thought about the dress thing,;) but...x's 2 on the hood mount, and yes, mine gets used all the time because of the "accessibility" factor as well..

[IMG]http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/s...Springs075.jpg[/IMG]

jeepjones 09-30-2010 01:28 PM

I have a 4" lift and bought the 48" thinking it was going to be high enough, I found out that it won't even lift the wheels off the ground. On a TJ anyway the suspension doesn't even get to full droop before I run out of room on the HighLift bar.

Tarby 09-30-2010 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepjones (Post 795621)
I have a 4" lift and bought the 48" thinking it was going to be high enough, I found out that it won't even lift the wheels off the ground. On a TJ anyway the suspension doesn't even get to full droop before I run out of room on the HighLift bar.

Mine is the 60 inch jack. Still fits fine on my old CJ5 hood. My CJ is about 4 inches high as well. Glad I got it, I used it twice on the last outing for losing a bead on 2 tires from tree debris (don't ask...) and both times, I was in a bad spot and had to jack the jeep pretty high just to get the tire off the ground so I could replace with a spare. Sometimes a little overkill is good:punk:

hunter2005 09-30-2010 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepjones (Post 795621)
I have a 4" lift and bought the 48" thinking it was going to be high enough, I found out that it won't even lift the wheels off the ground. On a TJ anyway the suspension doesn't even get to full droop before I run out of room on the HighLift bar.

a buddy of mine had the same problem with his xj. just ran a chain around the axle and hook to something. that's all we every did and worked fine.....:flipoff:

bobjenkins 09-30-2010 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunter2005 (Post 795633)
a buddy of mine had the same problem with his xj. just ran a chain around the axle and hook to something. that's all we every did and worked fine.....:flipoff:

hi lift actually sells something like that (Im sure its over priced tho)

rd-wrangler 09-30-2010 02:10 PM

hmmmm looks like i might be getting a 60" hi lift now

bobjenkins 09-30-2010 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rd-wrangler (Post 795692)
hmmmm looks like i might be getting a 60" hi lift now

I wouldve gotten the 60 but 48 in is perfect for tj roll bar

Rastaman69 09-30-2010 11:20 PM

Mine is mounted on my hood...I've found that its a pain in the ass if mounted on front or rear to get to when wheelin' & you really need it.

shipjim 10-01-2010 09:28 PM

Mine sits just over the rear door/hatch/tailgate. Fits fine, I had it on a smittybilt tool bar holder mounted on the spare with a jerry can but just too much weight. May move it to the hood as I like the way it looks and the apparent ease of getting to it.

dont like the smittybilt tool bar at all just too much weight on the spare tire mount.


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