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post #1 of 16 Old 05-23-2019, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Well I just got a pile of Jeep yj and will be doing everything to it to make it a reliable daily driver/ desert toy. I am trying to determine where to mount my Hi-Lift jack and noticed something peculiar on the back fender (see picture attached) any idea what this mount was used for? Either an antenna or a hi lift is my assumption but I’m not sure how one would mount to it. Thanks in advance everyone! Stoked to be reading the forums and picking everyone’s brain.

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-24-2019, 07:41 AM
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I believe that keeps your spare from destroying the tail-light
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post #3 of 16 Old 05-24-2019, 08:02 AM
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That's the bump stop for the stock spare tire to keep it from smashing out the tail light.

On to your actual issue of mounting the hi-lift.... Where do you plan to lift the jeep from? That rear bumper is not suitable (it may work but, not ideal) and I see no points other than the body to lift from. I'd worry more about how and where to lift the jeep than where to mount it. I too went out and bought a hi-lift early on, it's been in the shed for pushing 9 years, I carry a small bottle jack instead. It's easier to stow and use.

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That's the bump stop for the stock spare tire to keep it from smashing out the tail light.

On to your actual issue of mounting the hi-lift.... Where do you plan to lift the jeep from? That rear bumper is not suitable (it may work but, not ideal) and I see no points other than the body to lift from. I'd worry more about how and where to lift the jeep than where to mount it. I too went out and bought a hi-lift early on, it's been in the shed for pushing 9 years, I carry a small bottle jack instead. It's easier to stow and use.

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What he said. There seems to be some rule that when you get a jeep you need to get a hi lift and a winch before anything else. I have literally 5 hi lift jacks at my house people have given me over the years because they never use them and I hardly ever carry one in the jeep.

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In the tens of thousands of miles of Jeeping in the desert, I have never needed a high lift jack. A winch in the desert is mostly extra weight. There is nothing solid enough to hook to.

My first accessories were a good tire inflator and tire repair kit. A decent shovel is helpful. Proper desert tires will keep you from getting stuck in the first place.
Tires should fit the wheels properly to keep vulnerable sidewalls from tears. Choose quality tires with stout sidewalls. If you have a 4.2, carry an extra fuel pump and tools to replace it. New fuel pumps are made in China and are not reliable enough to bet your life on.

Standard rules apply. Don't wheel alone. Bring water. Have a good tow strap. Tell family or friends were you are going and when you will be back. Be prepared for as much as you can. The desert favors the prepared and is unforgiving the unprepared.

Make sure the Jeep is in good condition before venturing out too far. Do a walk around before leaving. Check belts, hoses, look for leaks, lubricate things that need it. That kind of thing. Always leave with a full fuel tank.

GPS with "breadcrumbs" is really helpful. As is a HAM or CB radio.

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Ignore what they are saying. That's the optional rear quarter panel high-power HAM antenna high-gain mount. It was only a Jeep dealer option for four months. I've never actually seen one before.



Okay, so I'm kidding.

I don't have pictures, but I have used my high-lift several times to get me out of bad spots. One time I slid into a mud hole that I was purposely trying to go around and got stuck. The only trees were behind me. I had to use the high-lift and winch myself backwards 1 inch at a time until I was perpendicular to a tree that was about 50 yards away. I then used the electric winch to pull myself out of the hole sideways. It bent my winch plate pretty good, but it pulled me out.

Another time, my front shackles inverted. A bottle jack would have been useless. I jacked up the front of the Jeep until it was off the ground, and the springs reset.

I've used it a few more times, too. I'll agree that its uses are limited, but when you do need it, it's good to have it around.

EDIT: Chris, as a desert wheeler, you should know how to use a winch in the desert. You have a spare tire and a shovel already; get a winch.

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It's an antenna mount (once you have a tire carrier off the tailgate)

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It's an antenna mount (once you have a tire carrier off the tailgate)

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I had mine mounted there for a little bit, but it kept smacking the soft top when I was on the highway. I guess with the fastback top I could put it back there.

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I had mine mounted there for a little bit, but it kept smacking the soft top when I was on the highway. I guess with the fastback top I could put it back there.
Off Topic, but which top are you using?

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Off Topic, but which top are you using?
The Rampage fastback top.

There's another one made in the US, but it requires the use of full doors or modified TJ uppers. The Rampage top does not.

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The Rampage fastback top.

There's another one made in the US, but it requires the use of full doors or modified TJ uppers. The Rampage top does not.
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In the tens of thousands of miles of Jeeping in the desert, I have never needed a high lift jack. A winch in the desert is mostly extra weight. There is nothing solid enough to hook to.

My first accessories were a good tire inflator and tire repair kit. A decent shovel is helpful. Proper desert tires will keep you from getting stuck in the first place.
Tires should fit the wheels properly to keep vulnerable sidewalls from tears. Choose quality tires with stout sidewalls. If you have a 4.2, carry an extra fuel pump and tools to replace it. New fuel pumps are made in China and are not reliable enough to bet your life on.

Standard rules apply. Don't wheel alone. Bring water. Have a good tow strap. Tell family or friends were you are going and when you will be back. Be prepared for as much as you can. The desert favors the prepared and is unforgiving the unprepared.

Make sure the Jeep is in good condition before venturing out too far. Do a walk around before leaving. Check belts, hoses, look for leaks, lubricate things that need it. That kind of thing. Always leave with a full fuel tank.

GPS with "breadcrumbs" is really helpful. As is a HAM or CB radio.

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Here's me violating most every Jeep safety rule.
I was alone
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Had been drinking (forgot to put Jeep into 4 wheel drive)
Did not air tires down
2:00 am
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Fortunately I told my kid where I was going. He showed up with his K-5
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Off Topic, but which top are you using?
The Rampage fastback top.

There's another one made in the US, but it requires the use of full doors or modified TJ uppers. The Rampage top does not.
Really have grown fond of my rampage top. It's taken 3 winters beatings too
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I have a 1988 YJ 4.2L M/T (BA-10)
Here is my problem when I first start driving the clutch and transmission work fine. Once it heats up I cannot get it into gear And it is hard to shift when I do I shut it off transmission goes into any gear no problem. Pedal feels good plenty of fluid no leaks That I can see
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I have a 1988 YJ 4.2L M/T (BA-10)
Here is my problem when I first start driving the clutch and transmission work fine. Once it heats up I cannot get it into gear And it is hard to shift when I do I shut it off transmission goes into any gear no problem. Pedal feels good plenty of fluid no leaks That I can see
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You should start a whole new thread, you'll get better responses that way.

For your issue, I'd look at the rubber hose that runs between the clutch master and the bellhousing where it goes to the slave cylinder. It's likely the stock hose and 30 years old, they wear and begin to crack. Once that happens they expand when warm and you lose fluid/pressure to the slave because of hose expansion.

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