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post #1 of 18 Old 03-07-2012, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Where is the Best Place to Mount A High Lift???

I WANNA SEE WHERE YOU PUT YOUR HIGH LIFTS AT! SHOW ME A PICTURE!


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post #2 of 18 Old 03-07-2012, 05:04 AM
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In the corner of my garage, right where it belongs.

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Here is the new mounting location for mine


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In the corner of my garage, right where it belongs.
That's where mine has been for the past few years.


I finally got rid of it a couple of weeks ago.
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post #6 of 18 Old 03-07-2012, 07:05 PM
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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.

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post #7 of 18 Old 03-07-2012, 07:43 PM
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Don't mount it out side.Mount it inside.

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thanks for the help guys!
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-25-2012, 08:46 AM
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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.

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Apparently this is the best place as it protects you from rollovers:
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post #11 of 18 Old 05-25-2012, 02:48 PM
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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.
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post #12 of 18 Old 05-26-2012, 09:27 PM
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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!
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post #13 of 18 Old 05-27-2012, 03:30 AM
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I have a brand new one taking up space in my garage that I bought over 20 years ago. I never mounted it on any of my Jeeps and never will.

OP, wherever you mount it don’t mount it to your front bumper. A friend of mine did that to his TJ some years back and bent it the very same day.
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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?
Uh, rust?

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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
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