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Unread 06-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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High Lift Roll Bar Mount write-up (with pics)

I'm putting this here because I did this with my TJ but I imagine it will work for YJ's too.

I've seen a lot of different high lift jack mounts but very few write-ups and even fewer parts lists, so I thought I'd create one. Maybe this can go in the Newbie Guide.

I finally decided to mount my high lift inside my Jeep to keep it out of the elements and still keep it accessible. It's pretty straight forward really. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking here.


Parts list:
  1. 2 x 2.5" muffler clamps (got mine at Checker Auto for about $4 total.)
  2. 4 x 10mm-1.5 wing nuts (picked up at Home Depot for a couple bucks.)

Driver's side muffler clamp will face passenger's side. There are 2 holes in the bottom of my high lift that allowed the muffler clamp to basically slide right in although I had to enlarge the holes just slightly to allow the base to slide over the threads a little easier.




The passenger side muffler clamp will face backwards. My high lift didn't have a hole for the clamp to slide through so I drilled a 3/8" hole for it.




Placement was pretty critical. I initially tried to mount it up above the seat belt mounts to keep it high but the wiper motor cover for the back window hit it when closing. Soft top owners probably won't have this issue. So I had to mount mine below the seat belt mounts. I had to mount it high enough though so the back seat didn't hit it.


Finished from the inside.


Using the 2.5" clamps fit perfectly and when tightened down, the jack is rock solid. All for under $10. I also thought about drilling holes through the threads of the clamps and using just pins for even quicker release but wanted the mount as solid as possible.

Hopefully, this will help somebody else.

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Unread 06-06-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'm putting this here because I did this with my TJ but I imagine it will work for YJ's too.
It looks great! I've seen that done before, but you did a really great job on the write-up, and the pictures are top-notch!


It will work for YJ's, from '92-'95. They have the "family bar" roll bar like you have. The '87-'91 YJ's have the "sport bar" roll bar that looks like the CJ bar.

Very well done!

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Nice write up, great job and looks like one of the best places to keep it.
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Doing that tomorrow for sure!! Great write up!
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Hi, was this a 60" or 48"?
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looks like a 48. I just got one and put it in there except not bolted up, its just sitting across bungeed down, a 60 wouldnt fit in there.

nice write up tho, looks like this will be my next mod.
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does a softtop still open with the hilift there?

if not i´ll weld me such a mount next weekend:
http://www.ottensmeier-us-cars.de/fa...e/SDC18604.JPG
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looks like a 48. I just got one and put it in there except not bolted up, its just sitting across bungeed down
I did the same thing because as I was trying to fit the 48" hi-lift across the rear bars as the OP did, I noticed the top of my jack was pocking the soft top of my 04' TJ and I didn't like that. Just something to keep in mind for you soft top guys...

So I just laid it across and used the goofy straps that came with the TJ for the car seat or something to tie it down, and a piece of cardboard to keep the end of the jack from rattling on the rollbar.




Does not interfere with the tailgate or closing the softop back window
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Thanks for the write-up. Bought a hi-lift today and mounted it this way. Appreciate the help.
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Holy mother of gawd dude. BAD BAD LOCATION FOR THAT!!!

What happens in a car wreck? Or even driving on the trails? Your head flops around, often snapping backwards. At the least your passengers will get a bump....at worst (and most likely in a car wreck) a head injury they may not survive. Our noggins don't do well with hard hits to STEEL yanno?

Drop it down behind the seat at least man...
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Yeah, good install, but you might want to lower it down the bar a bit. I have mine about 8 or so inches lower than yours for that reason.

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Just an FYI...
The RED Hi-Lift (All Cast) model's holes on the base do not line up with the 2.5" exhaust clamp as shown with your model above(Cast/Steel). Your best option will be to use only one hole from the base.
If you want to use two holes for mounting, you will have to enlarge one of them. By using this method you will find that the ratchet mechanism will press into the back of the seat and could poke a hole in it...(that is, if you want to mount it low). If you don't mind it being mounted high and in your line of sight along with the safety issues go for it. I only used only one hole on my base to mount it, it's low and 2"inches away from hitting anything. No ratles or shakes. Good write up. Quadratec selles a similar type of mount for around $80. My good man,thanks for saving me $70!

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I just finished this. I missed the part about drilling a new hole, but worked around it. I mounted it just under the level of the rear seat so no worries about passengers hitting heads. it just sucks to use the back, because its so low and in the way, but at least it is not floating around!
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I just finished this. I missed the part about drilling a new hole, but worked around it. I mounted it just under the level of the rear seat so no worries about passengers hitting heads. it just sucks to use the back, because its so low and in the way, but at least it is not floating around!
do you have some pics ?
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I mounted mine the same way. but with the base sitting on the plastic seat belt cover thingy...and below the seat too.



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