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post #1 of 6 Old 05-16-2010, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Lift Question....or am I just stupid

I have a 48" HiLift jack. Used it several times to jack up the front, works great, no issues.

Rotating the tires today for the first time with the HiLift, went to raise the back and was "WTF"?

Can't jack it up sitting inside the bumperettes - handle won't pump, hits the bumperette.

No place to put the tongue towards the outside of the bumperettes.

Tried angling the tongue in under the bumper towards the inside of the bumperette, but when it comes up off the ground, the Jeep wants to shift to the other side.

Won't go under in the middle of the bumper cause of the gas tank shield and spare tire and carrier.

What do you guys do? Kinda glad I discovered this in the driveway instead of on a beach or trail or lonely hiway.




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post #2 of 6 Old 05-16-2010, 05:50 PM
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Seeing bumperetts these days is purdy rare. But for around the garage work, you can't beat an inexpensive HF floor jack. That aside, with the spare out of the way, you should be able to get it on the cross member... I think. Personally never had to do it... but again, I have an aftermarket swing and sq. tube nerfs, so jacking points is not a problem.



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I would never jack from the rear crossmember. WAY TOO BIG of a chance it slips off the jack or buckles.


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Yes use a floor jack in the garage, save the hi-lift for the trail when you 100% have to use it.

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Got the floor jack, that's what I used today and have been using it for years.

Wondering if there is an attachment for the HiLift. Checked Qtec etc, maybe I should check the HiLift website
but all I have seen are chain hooks for curved bumpers and a wheel hook, which wouldn't do diddley if you have to take the wheel off.

As far as the bumperettes go, I kinda like 'em and they are in good shape, and it's getting restored to original color and new decal kit, so don't really want to ditch the bumperettes because others have.AND it'd be on the trail when I would REALLY need to jack up her up by her hind quarters.

I know someone out there has figured out a way.

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This is the accessory for curved bumpers.



Any thoughts on this working?

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