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Old 02-17-2014, 06:22 PM
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New guy Question, the bracket's on the hood of my 06 are for a sky jack I was told. Where would I find one?

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Old 02-17-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Tractor Supply Company sells basically the same thing except it's called a farm jack, I have one and have no problems with it.
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Tractor Supply Company sells basically the same thing except it's called a farm jack, I have one and have no problems with it.
With the jack on the hood, can you lay the hood all the way back onto the top of body, above the windshield... or does the jack hit the windshield?
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Thanx for the info! I will check out both places. Looking at the height of the brackets I think it will miss the windshield! But I am a new guy.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:32 PM   #6
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Mounts on the hood of a lifted jeep are a pain to get on or off.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:35 PM   #7
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First off its called a hi-lift and second of all the hood mount is for looks and looks only. Unless you mount it there only to go off roading.
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The jack needs to be kept inside if you want it to work when you need it. The small spring that controls the switch lever can rust. I have mine mounted to the two rear vertical roll bars
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I agree - external mounting all the time will make it likely not work if you need it. They do make a cover for them, but most mounts aren't compatible with it as they have pass-thru bolts or attachment points.

Seeing the jeeps toodle around with figure-8 wound tow straps up front and hi-lift jacks mounted... they may be in for a surprise when they need the gear. Rust will beat up the hi-lift and UV & weather will break down the rope or straps left in the elements.

TLDR - keep your hi-lift in the garage or something until you go wheeling. Keep it oiled and get a replacement set of springs and shear pins (a kit is available).

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