90 - xj laredo- 4.5" rough country lift, 6.5" of total lift with drop brackets, zj disc brakes on c8.25, olympic winch bumper, jcr upper and lower quarter armor, IRO hack-n-tap and rock sliders and rear bumper. rugged ridge 8500lb winch. Spartan locker up front. With a jd yellow paint job, 97+ front end and bushwacker cut out flares. 35's
92 YJ. High Output 4.0L
Rubicon Express 4" Lift Kit, 2" Body Lift,15x8" AR 767s, 35x12.50 Xterrains, Home Made Snorkel, Sanden OBA, Home made rocker gaurds. 8.8 Rear with Discs, 4.10s F&R, ARB rear, Detroit EZ Locker front, WarnM8000 with Viking Synthetic Line, Beadlocks, Tons of Mods
My RigRater Score: 682RRv1.0 with a BOA of 13.47
I'm now doing custom bumpers and lift installs in So-cal
My Hi-Lift provides a home for my backyard shed's resident black widow spider. I stopped carrying it on my Jeep years ago. I used it twice to try it out but found it is more dangerous than it is worth and so seldom really needed that I soon figured out it was more weight and trouble than it was worth.
And I don't care if you have 35" tires, you don't need a Hi-Lift to change them... the factory jack works just fine for them.
I mount mine across the back behind the roll bar, strapped down. It serves two purposes for me, the occasional actual need for this type of jack and to hold my crap down in the back when I tip the jeep over. I have a sub woofer, 12 volt air compressor, strap, shackles and D rings in the back. Everything is packed in a way that the can't fall out when I lay my jeep over. I have tested this 3 times (just laid over on the side) to date and have lost nothing out of the back.
01 TJ, 34 Super Swaper 34x10.5 bias, Winch, locked, belly up, some armor.
Apparently this is the best place as it protects you from rollovers:
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A wise man once told me, "I am going to give you some advice; you can take it or leave it, but keep in mind that it is worth exactly what you paid for it"
I took mine apart and bolted the 48" upright on top of my rear bumper laying flat. The base and jack mechanisim ride in a small bag behind the rear seat.
I run the sand dunes and a tall jack comes in handy. I will say I've used it more for others than my self.
What's he big deal with mounting it outside? Besides dirt and stuff which can be washed off and cleaned is there really anything I'm missing? My next big purchase is going to be jeeperman rear bumper which comes with high lift mounting. Which is where I wanted to put mine!
Anywhere but the hood!!! I'm far from a safety N***, but it's one thing I cannot understand when it comes to offroading mods. It's a recipe for some facial plastic surgery, that is if you survive. Even things set on the dash in a hard frontal impact can do some serious damage.
My underlying principle is that, as the driver, you make the choice to put the vehicle in precarious situations. You can take the responsibility for the amount of risk you put yourself in behind the wheel, but it's wrong to put a passenger in the line of fire.
I won't ride in a Jeep with the Hi-lift on the hood, not even to run to the grocery.
If you must have it, the front or rear bumper is the way to go