For any XJ owners (possibly Grand Cherokee owners as well), a 48" hi-Lift will fit nicely across the backside of the rear seat. I took the 4xRac that Hi-Lift sells and bolted them to the rear of the backrest. Then just use the wingnuts to secure the jack, and use a handle keeper to keep the rattling down. Very solid, no interference with raising or lowering the seatback, and looks like it was meant to be there. PM me if you want to see a picture, otherwise I'm too lazy to go out take pictures and figure out how to load it into this computer.
95 YJ, D30/8.8 w/ 4.88s, SOA, 35x14.50x16.5 Pit Bull Mud Dawgs, 101" Wheelbase, Custom Front Bumper, Winch, Custom Rear Tow Points, Traction Bar, Aussie Locker in front, 20 Gal. Gas Tank modification, Hurculiner Tub, Custom Rear Bumper, SYE and CV shaft, BTF Cross-over Steering, RCI 2191 fuel cell, BTF Rockers, RE 1.5" SOA springs up front and XJ springs in the rear
Down the line a bit...engine swap, the list goes on.
JD, to give you a very rough estimate of the forces involved in a high speed crash, just mentally reverse the things that are moving.
Let me try to explain. Envision the Jeep is stopped, and the things inside almost instantly accelerated to 65 mph.
When evaluating a tie-down, envision the item you are tying down being HIT by an object moving 65mph. Will it hold?
Now back to your mount. If the Jeep were stopped, and the mounted Hi-Lift were hit by a Hi-Lift going 65 mph, do you thing all the components of your mount would hold?
While you may have resigned yourself to death in a high speed crash, you should point that out to others, when talking about your mount.
I've lived through a high speed crash, where an unsecured toolbox went from the back, through the windshield, and out the front. If it had been on the driver's side OR if I had a passenger, this would be a horrible story.
For everyone else, secure everything that you are not willing to have hit you in the head at 60 mph.
From what i see in JD pic his mount is bolted into the roll cage and the highlift jack is on the mount with a bolt and wing nut with a padlock in the bolt. Now if that comes off in an accident I am pretty sure that everything else in the jeep that is bolted down would come flying out also (an example being the seats). Also this tool box you speak of was not bolted down therefore it was free to move in any direction that the force is going to push it. On the otherhand if it was bolted down it most certainly would not have moved at all.
95 Wrangler 2.5
-3.5in lift with 1in shackle lift
-31in BFG AT on 15in Crager rims
-custom hood mount for hi lift jack
-Next project, building a custom turbo....
you're a dumb ***, the reason I put it there it because my Hi-Lift brand mounting kit suggested that as the place to put it, you suck, I was only joking about the Deer thing, and yes I do think it would be smooth in a crash to have a big *** piece of steel mounted to your bumper. Maybe if you had a good mounting kit like I do you would have seen that that is the way the Hi-Lift company wants you to put it...and I see them like this all the time. So, what do you think Abo that. i bet you think Hi-Lift is wrong, Right? Well its better than mounting it on the Frigging hood like some people Ive seen. And my bumper doesn't take many beatings, I take care of my Jeep.
Save the attitude for some other site, it doesn't wash here.
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He cut wedges out of a piece of Dexion and bent it at 90 degree angles to make a square holder for the off-road base, then mounted that centered on a straight piece of Dexion. On either side of the base holder, he mounted a 4XRAC bracket.
The whole thing was painted black (to match the brackets) and mounted on the wheel wells right behind the front seats. The jack is padlocked onto the holder, thanks to the holes in the 4XRACs carriage bolts.
The Dexion was free, as it was surplus from his employer. Something similar could probably be found at a home improvement store or hardware store. Just ask for shelving angle posts.
Could someone with 50+ please quote my pics? Thanks!
If anyone wants other details, let us know.
Hers: 2014 JK Sport S - Anvil
His: 1989 YJ - Red
The Spare: 1999 XJ - Gunmetal
The Project: 1990 MJ - Red
this thread seems very familiar...didn't we debate this couple months ago? I took some Con-Fer roof rack monts for the high lift and mounted 'em to the rear of the tub, horizontially. Opened up the 'ears' a bit and the jack lies there snug and safe. Drilled a hole thru each mount to add a bolt to secure the jack. Then i water proofed an old bank bag and slipped it over the vital jack components. I call it 'jack pants' and its secured w/ two zip-ties. Easy access, high enough to slide in a cooler and stays action ready year round. I instead use a full sized Tuffy drawer anjd the ARB freezer/fridge fits in front ofthe box.
Added a rubber table leg from home depot to the end of the tube to save ur palm when moving the lever and to keep the handle quiet, a simple velcor strap fixes that.
Went one step further and added home brew mounts in same location for a full size shovel, axe and pull-pall.
Beer, time, scrap metal, welder and a band saw can make many cool things--- built, not bought, right?
(6) 1/2" washers (one on each side of the bumper and one between the wing nut and the jack) -- $.90 total
(4) 1/2" nuts (two on each portruding bolt) -- $.64 total
(2) 1/2" wing nuts -- $2.80 total
Total: $7.14 + tax
Just drilled (2) 1/2" holes in the bumper and mounted it. Used a pair of vice grips and cranked on the wing nuts until they were good and tight. Its not going anywhere. I also mounted it high enough so that I didn't loose any clearance, and the rear tow hook is still functional. I plan on getting a swing-away in the future, but I figure this will do for awhile.
great effort and location. I wonder whether that low of a mount will make contact in steep departure angle situations. I've seen similar lointing solutions become a mess when it grabs a big rock on departyre and ur left w/ a benk jack and dreaming of a new location. AAh, everything jeep takes trial and error to find nirvana.
With nothing better to do the other night i added a high-lift mount to the rear tire carrier on my foolsize. No more sliding around in the bed. Couple beers, 2 bolts, mig wire and some scraps of metal-- presto! Can't beat the cool factor, IMO.