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post #1 of 17 Old 10-26-2006, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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mounting a 60" hi jack lift

any one know where to put the 60" hi jack? i have no ideas.... and no i could not just get the 48, my jeep is on a 7.5" RE LA lift with 38" iroks... 48 wont cut it

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-27-2006, 12:02 AM
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dunno bout the jack, but pics of the jeep please

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post #3 of 17 Old 10-27-2006, 10:30 AM
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I took my 60" and made a custom 56" Hi-Lift and mounted it just behind the back rollbars with some big U-bolts. The whole thing fits assembled back there even with the soft top is on I just cut the top 4" or so off and remounted the loop on the end. I figured, how often am I going to use the top 4" of the thing anyway. But I still have the extra height if i need it

Hope this helps. let me know if you need some pics and I can take some

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Just strap your axle to the frame so it won't droop the next time you jack it up and you'll find that a 48" Hi-Lift is more than tall enough.

Here's a pic of my axle being held to the frame with a ratchet strap during a repair of a snapped axleshaft. A strap, rope, chain etc. used like that eliminates the axle droop that cause many to think they need a 60" Hi-Lift.
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post #5 of 17 Old 10-28-2006, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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ya if you have any pics lastcool it would be awsome, never even thought of that jerry but id rather just have a bigger one... but nice comment, ill prolly use that some time, but ya pics would be great lastcool
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Here you go, sorry for the slowresponce, I was out of town this weekend.

There really isnt anything special about it. All you need to do is mount the U-bolt to the roll bar (make sure you mount it below the padding) with the supplied bolts and hardware, then use 2 more bolts and 2 washers per side to mount the jack to the U-bolts. This way when you remove the jack, the U-bolts stay in place. Also, when mounting the jack, you'll have to move the loop tab down on the jack and point it either up or down.





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Here you go, sorry for the slowresponce, I was out of town this weekend.

There really isnt anything special about it. All you need to do is mount the U-bolt to the roll bar (make sure you mount it below the padding) with the supplied bolts and hardware, then use 2 more bolts and 2 washers per side to mount the jack to the U-bolts. This way when you remove the jack, the U-bolts stay in place. Also, when mounting the jack, you'll have to move the loop tab down on the jack and point it either up or down.




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now that is what i have been leaning towards that idea, never even thought of cutting a few inches off.... but i do have a hard top and it makes it harder cuz that back part pops out for the vents.... i was thinking of gettin somethin like these
http://www.demello-offroad.com//cata...09th%20036.jpg

thoes are for the FJ bars but somethin slick like that.... i am still atached to that clean nice look... but i havnt found anything for cheaper.... i mean 90 bucks? lol but if any one knows of somethin like that, that will work on the jeep tell me or keep the ideas comin in
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Those look pretty nice, I think that $90 is a little steep for a jack mount. Even if you could find one like that for the jeep, wouldn't you still run into the problem with the hard top? I have only had the soft top so I don't know.

Keep is updated with what you find. I'll keep my eyes peeled and post up anything that I find. Good luck!

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Once again, a 48" Hi-Lift is perfect... I've yet to see a Wrangler that actually required anything taller.

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jerry i hear you.... i payed about 3 bucks more for this one cuz my uncle works at the 4 wheel parts here and i figure ill cut it down to what will fit... hopefully bigger then the 48 but smaller then the 60... still considering your strap the axle to the frame... but even with a 48 all i need it a slick rollbar mount.... maybe even long ways down the cab on the roll bar passanger side... just take the base off... hmmmm..... any one seen that before?
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I take the base of mine off and bolt it with the wing nuts I have on the end of the jack. I replaced the cheesy pin they put in it with a bolt for easy installation when I need it.
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I took my 60" and made a custom 56" Hi-Lift and mounted it just behind the back rollbars with some big U-bolts. The whole thing fits assembled back there even with the soft top is on I just cut the top 4" or so off and remounted the loop on the end. I figured, how often am I going to use the top 4" of the thing anyway. But I still have the extra height if i need it

Hope this helps. let me know if you need some pics and I can take some
I had no Idea lastcool's High-lift wasn't a 48. It does look really clean where he's got it.

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Hmm...do you have a swing away tire carrier that you could add a hilift mount to?

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