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Unread 03-05-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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Has anyone mounted a Hi-Lift yet...

i'm looking for good ideas on where to mount a Hi-Lift on a stock JK. i plan on buying a rear bumper in the future which will most likely have a spot for a jack, but in the mean time i have to find a good spot to mount one. if anyone has pics that happen to show a Hi-Lift mounted in a good location i would like to see them.

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Unread 03-05-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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i'm looking for good ideas on where to mount a Hi-Lift on a stock JK. i plan on buying a rear bumper in the future which will most likely have a spot for a jack, but in the mean time i have to find a good spot to mount one. if anyone has pics that happen to show a Hi-Lift mounted in a good location i would like to see them.
this is the best looking location i have seen to date

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Unread 03-05-2007, 08:40 PM   #3
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different, but still cool


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Unread 03-05-2007, 09:39 PM   #4
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this is the best looking location i have seen to date
Look at the meathook hanging off the back of that thing!! It looks like it belongs in a side of beef or something. I definitely would not want to rear-end him. (:

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Unread 03-05-2007, 10:32 PM   #5
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different, but still cool


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Unread 03-05-2007, 10:59 PM   #6
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That doesnt look cool at all to me. I wouldnt want to wreck with that on the hood thats for sure. hell, you would probably get pulled over up here for that.
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Unread 03-05-2007, 11:36 PM   #7
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I wouldnt want to wreck with that on the hood thats for sure.
I wouldn't want to wreck at all (:
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Unread 03-06-2007, 07:36 AM   #8
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That doesnt look cool at all to me. I wouldnt want to wreck with that on the hood thats for sure. hell, you would probably get pulled over up here for that.
Why??? Who is going to pull you over??? It isn't illegal. I doubt it would fly off during a wreck.
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Unread 03-06-2007, 07:42 AM   #9
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this is the best looking location i have seen to date

http://thinkmud.com/img/bucksjk/hilift5.jpg
Be weary on mounting it like that, I've seen one get caught on a tree since it's the highest part of the Jeep.

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Unread 03-06-2007, 07:46 AM   #10
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You can see mine in this pic. 2 exhaust clamps and a piece of garage door track. If you have a full top it's out of the elements too. Normally there is a padlock on the end, but I busted the foot and am awaiting a replacement.

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Unread 03-06-2007, 07:59 AM   #11
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^^ Not a JK^^

Mounting to the rollbars on a JK like that would be much too intrusive of the rear cargo area.
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Unread 03-06-2007, 11:59 AM   #12
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^^ Not a JK^^

Mounting to the rollbars on a JK like that would be much too intrusive of the rear cargo area.
Why? Because the rollbars are more angled? That's only the case on the Unlimited, and they still terminate very near the tailgate, so I think mounting it low would still be possible.
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Unread 03-06-2007, 12:45 PM   #13
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Not just the angle, but the fact that there's more room in a JK.

The roll-bar mount of TJs was OK, because most of that space back there is pretty useless.

You can do it on a JK, but there has got to be a better place (I'd only mount mine to my aftermarket bumper, but I don't have a JK, yet.)
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Unread 03-06-2007, 01:18 PM   #14
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I bought a hi-lift when I got my trooper, so many years ago. It didn't really work though because the bumpers on the trooper were too flimsy. As a result, my hi-lift is in several parts, scattered around my shed and/or my garage. But once summer comes, if I can find all the parts, I plan to mount it to my rear bumper in some fashion. I have the Mopar off road rear bumper, so it doesn't quite have the flat space on all surfaces that would be useful for the mounting - but I'll find a way to do it somehow. Right now I am thinking of mounting it on the underside of the bumper, but we'll see how it goes.

Update: looking at it, no, that will not work, due to the hitch. damn.
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Unread 03-06-2007, 04:13 PM   #15
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I have a TJ, but my bar is bolted to the top of my rear bumber, and the parts are stashed all over the Jeep.

With as few times as a High Lift is useful (so far........zero), I'm willing to take the extra couple of minutes to assemble it if I ever need it (not likely).

Most useful thing about the Hi-Lift... the handle makes a great breaker bar extension, and can be kept next to the driver's seat for....whatever. And, the cops can't give you grief for carrying it, because it's part of your jack.
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