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Unread 07-28-2003, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hi-Lift jack installed on rollcage

Heres the skinny I got all the stuff from Lowes. You need 2 clamps, I found them in with the chain link fence stuff. They're called tensioning (sp?) clamps. look like this

I also got an assortment of carrige bolts, nuts to fit and washers. I used two 4" long bolts, four flat washers four nuts, two wing nuts, and a few little things I had at home.

I wraped the clamps with tape for a nice snugg fit. I mounted mine a little high because I have a tool box bellow and the lid wouldn't open if I didnt. But take into account if you have a soft top leave room to get it down.

With the clamp taped up I put it on, put the bolt through with one flat washer behind the nut...

I took a piece of PVC pipe I think its 1/2"


I used that for a spacer, slid it over the first nut then put another nut on and a flat washer and another nut and cranked it down..



Thats basically it I used a big fat washer I had laying around to hold it on along with the wing nuts....

Hope this helps.. PM me or send me an E-Mail if you have any questions..

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Unread 07-28-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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got a pic of what it looks like mounted, not a close up?
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Unread 07-29-2003, 12:27 PM   #3
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looks good!

Got any sort of lock on it to keep it from being stolen?
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Unread 07-29-2003, 12:36 PM   #4
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is this thread for me??????????
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Unread 07-29-2003, 04:02 PM   #5
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Just for you topless, and everybody else that stops by. But you were the insperation (sp?) heres a shot ferther away
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I do have it kind of locked up I used a bike lock for now. Its different then this Pic I wapped it very tight you cant get it off without unlocking it or screwing with it for like an hour, even then you still might not get it off.. Im shopping for something different though, maybe one of those big bike locks...
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Unread 08-04-2003, 04:22 AM   #6
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in an alternate universe were you had access to better parts you prolly could have dont the same thing with alot less overhead in "stuff".

Example: There are heavier guage tension clamps that you could fit a skinny padlock through, then you could have just used pipe section and some rubber washers to keep it snug.

Any way, just a suggestion/observation.
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Unread 08-04-2003, 12:21 PM   #7
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Suggested Modification

I used to have mine mounted that way, but found it to be in the way when I wanted to put something in the back.

I now have it mounted on the center hoop near the floor just behind the front seats. Same setup, but now it's out of the way. Since I've only had to use mine once in over 2 years, I feel it's just as convenient.

The only thing is that my wife and her sisters tend to scrape their ankles on it when they climb in the back seat. They usually learn pretty quickly though!

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Unread 08-12-2003, 04:11 PM   #8
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mine is mounted in a similar fashion but I left the base plate on.

I still used fence type clamps, just a different variety. They were more like "U-Bolts"...
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Unread 08-12-2003, 08:58 PM   #9
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nice beats mounting on the bumper and busting your knee walking around it at night
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Unread 08-14-2003, 02:41 AM   #10
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ok so this might be a newbie question but what are those used for?? i already have my 33swampers and will be orderiing a 4in lift soon, do i need one, do they help you get up there when offroading???
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ok so this might be a newbie question but what are those used for?? i already have my 33swampers and will be orderiing a 4in lift soon, do i need one, do they help you get up there when offroading???
well it is a hi-lift jack so it is used to jack up your jeep and yes you probably will need it cause your regular jack wont go that high........they are very dangerous though so only use them if you absolutley have to..........what kind of wheeling do you do?
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Unread 08-14-2003, 09:28 AM   #12
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wow GMagana. that hi-lift sure is red!

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........they are very dangerous though so only use them if you absolutley have to..........
a hi-lift is a "tool". like any tool if not used properly they can be dangerous. if proper pre-caution is taken while using them they can be just as safe as any other jack. you will also find the hi-lift works for a lot of things other then just jacking up your jeep to change a tire.
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Unread 08-14-2003, 07:19 PM   #13
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I've heard alot about how hi-lifts are dangerous but no one ever goes into detail, im gunna have some 34's on my xj pretty soon and im gunna need to purchase one but with all the dangers i kinda wanna read about them, any articles or does someone wanna do a write up?
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Like has been said before, they're only dangerous if not used properly. Their wobblie, you should allways chalk the wheels so it doesnt roll. You really are only supposed to jack up one wheel at a time. I've had mine up just in the drive and if you try to jack up the back and your just a little off center it will go up and start tipping over then fall droping the Jeep back to the ground. Just read the directions that will help, and remember that the Hi-lift jack is wobbile on solid flat concret when you throw in uneven sand or mud/dirt it sure doesnt' help.... HTH, They really arent as bad as people make them out. You just need to respect them or they can take your head off...
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Unread 08-14-2003, 09:03 PM   #15
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Even more than the obvious tilting, watch out for the handle. I always tell people to use both hands cause I've seen the handles break free and swing up or down with enough force to take your head off. It will come with instructions and you can also check their web site for more info...

and YEAH, I took that pic when I had just bought that thing and they had just started using that new powder coat. Unfortunately it don't have that same purdy look nomo...
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