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Unread 08-26-2010, 12:43 PM   #256
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Oh yeah, here is the Lo-Lift that I refurbished awhile ago: Info: New Hi-lift - Lucky Offroad Forum



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Unread 09-21-2010, 12:10 PM   #257
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On my last Wrangler I had it mounted on the hood.. the install was easy, not much hardware, but I thought it was a little pricey for a couple pieces of metal, some bolts and wing nuts (almost $100). When I slammed intot he back of a cadillac, the mounts DID hold so I was able to recover the jack before they totalled it...
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Unread 09-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #258
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Mounted it to the instatrunk in the back. It's got a real sorry lock on it just as a visual deterant since it's NY nobody steals a jack they'll take the whole f'n Jeep if anything around here.



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Unread 09-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #259
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Crap happens, I keep mine inside strapped down behind the roll bar. It holds my sub and other things down. It is protected from the elements and random impact. It does make it so you can't bush the top all the way down but that doesn't really matter. It is easy enough to take the top off it I want.
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Unread 09-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #260
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Thank you so much for the idea of mounting it to my roll-bar with muffler clamps---I just did this to my TJ this past weekend. I had mine bolted to the rear bumper--but the weather elements began to damage my Hi-Lift.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #261
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Just finished my mount. I used the Fence clamp idea. It worked great and only cost me 3.50 at LOWES. Sure beats the high priced mounts for sale. I like having mine inside to avoid mud and grim.(I want it to work if it is needed!)
How long is your jack?

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Unread 09-27-2010, 10:19 PM   #262
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High Lift Jack Mounting Location

I admittedly did not go through all 18 pages of replies to this post, so forgive me if I'm repeating somone elses idea here, but if you still have a factory 3rd brakelight like me, you can use the space between it and the spare:


I put 2 zip ties through the existing holes in the 3rd Brakelight mount and around /through the jack.



With no mod required, it just don't get any cheaper than that.

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Unread 09-28-2010, 07:26 AM   #263
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Looks good, cheap and easy but I don't think I'd trust zip ties to a plastic mounting point to hold on to the jack in a collission. If/when they fail, your jack becomes a missile.
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Unread 09-28-2010, 05:48 PM   #264
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Mounted my jack today, inspired by this thread.

I wanted to mount the jack inside for security and to keep it out of the weather. I used a 2.5" muffler hanger with two 5/8" coarse wingnuts for the base side.

For the other end, I used a billet collar from a wakeboard tower (doesn't everyone have a few these laying around their garages?) I ran the bolt through the collar and mounted it with a 3/4" locknut. I also put a black ziptie around the handle to hopefully cut down on the rattling. It doesn't block my line of sight in the rearview and it seems to be secure. I don't think its going anywhere. Though it takes some finessing to get it in there, I can have it out of the vehicle and ready use to less than 2 minutes.

48" Torin Big Red farm jack courtesy of Sears



2 1/2" muffler hanger with washers and wingnuts





Billet aluminum wakeboard tower collar (courtesy of Wakeboard Towers and Accessories by Monster Tower) and 3/4" lock nut.

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Unread 09-28-2010, 09:02 PM   #265
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Just finished my mount. I used the Fence clamp idea. It worked great and only cost me 3.50 at LOWES. Sure beats the high priced mounts for sale. I like having mine inside to avoid mud and grim.(I want it to work if it is needed!)



Sorry to resurrect so bad... but what did you use?
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Unread 09-28-2010, 11:34 PM   #266
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Looks good, cheap and easy but I don't think I'd trust zip ties to a plastic mounting point to hold on to the jack in a collission. If/when they fail, your jack becomes a missile.
Thanks, I appreciate that. Believe it or not though, it was actually really solid in that space even with nothing holding onto it. In a collision (the most likely being a forward moving collision) in order for the jack to become airborne it would have to break completely through the factory third brakelight mount, or (in a rear end collision) through the spare tire, and that after breaking through the zip ties which are generally strong enough that cops use them as makeshift handcuffs. So then that only leaves the possibility of the jack leaving sideways out of it's current home. That would only seem possible in some kind of wild spinning flipping wreck worthy of the title NASCAR. If that were to happen, I'm sure it would be only one of many missles. But I do see your point and may drill a hole and through a bolt/nut through there. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:13 AM   #267
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These are Chain link fence Clamps. They go around the post and bolt the fence to the post. I used 5/16 carriage bolts however I will be upgrading to 3/8 so I can drill through and put a lock on it. The only down sides I have found to having the jack inside is the loss of space and more so the rattle of the jack parts. It gets annoying to listen to if your not listening to the radio. I have the shorter jack (48" I think) and it fits across the back with some room to spare.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 07:42 PM   #268
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Looks good, cheap and easy but I don't think I'd trust zip ties to a plastic mounting point to hold on to the jack in a collission. If/when they fail, your jack becomes a missile.
I did go ahead and put a bolt through the jack, holding it more securely where it is.
Here is what I had:



And here is what I did to improve it:



Thanks for the input YWU
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Unread 10-04-2010, 11:42 AM   #269
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I did go ahead and put a bolt through the jack, holding it more securely where it is.
Here is what I had:



And here is what I did to improve it:



Thanks for the input YWU
to get it off.... do you need to remove the tire also? looks really hard to get to.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 04:04 PM   #270
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