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Where to attach a jack?

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by jdlyle0855, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Jan 22, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    jdlyle0855

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    I need suggestions on where to attach a lifted jacks.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2018 at 6:11 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! What kind of Jack are we thinking about? Hi-Lift?
     
  3. Jan 22, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Welcome to the forum jdlyl....you have the most hardest avatar name to remember. But hey. Welcome to the forum.
    There is one or two post on this mount. I know....we tend to go topic,so they might be hard to find.
    My input. Had mine on the back of the sport cage. Replaced My OEM soft top with a custom fast back and it didn't clear it. So, I'm in the same predicament you are. But...considering a hood mount. Your thoughts??
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    aggrex

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    HiLifts can hang out here...if I get one :)

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  5. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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    I have seen them mounted inside on the roll bars.... or on the hood and I hope neither of those comes loose.

    Aggrex posted a nice mount or I also like the ones that go along the A pillar. Could also act to protect the windshield some from branches.
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    http://www.uneek4x4.com.au/a-pillar-hi-lift-mount/
     
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  6. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Blue Baby Sound

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    I have a high-lift but would rather not use it (ever) :)
    I suggest a bottle jack that will fit nicely in the storage under the rear mat.

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  7. Jan 23, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    I'm afraid of externally mounting mine for fear of theft. I am watching to see what ya'll come up with. I have the 60" and it is to big to go inside. I might need to get the 48" but it is less versatile.
     
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  8. Jan 23, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    I had mine mounted on the back, and locked with. Serious lock. Less than a couple weeks, and it was stolen. Lock was never touched.
     
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  9. Jan 23, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    How does that happen?
     
  10. Jan 23, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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    You hang out in the wrong towns... I had mine on the back of my Tacoma no lock for 3 years no issues. Also had one mounted on the tailgate of the jk for about a year no lock no theft... you need a nicer part of town my friend!
     
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  11. Jan 23, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    The old saying, if someone wants it bad enough......

    Maybe. There are more Jags, Maserati's. Range Rovers, Vetts, Camaros, etc., around my neighborhood than I can count. I guess this makes it a target.

    For the record, this is how I had mine mounted:

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    They destroyed the mount and hinges to get the jack. Lock was, and still is (use it on the back yard gate) fine. :(
     
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  12. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:47 PM
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    Wow. But as you said. If they want it bad enough.
    I liked my inside mount. But not going to switch back to stock soft top just to mount it inside. I like aggrex tail gate mount. But I do like the A pillar mount more. Only issue with that. You cant take your doors off without removing it. I'm kinda leaning towards the hood mount. But then again. If I take my back seat out. I can remount inside, inside the sport cage. Decisions decisions....:facepalm:
     
  13. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    I have the teraflex mount on mine. Tried it as a hi-lift mount and wasn't happy, CB reception seemed affected.

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    After that I mounted the hi-lift on the front bumper, wasn't happy with that because of the diminished light.


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    Now the teraflex accessory mount holds a rotopax (one 2 gallon is max) and CB antenna.

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    Currently the hi-lift is on my hood. Honestly it's the last place I wanted to put it, but it just makes sense. It's easy to take off when needed.

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  14. Jan 24, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    Jeff, where was the last pic with it on the hood taken?
     
  15. Jan 24, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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  16. Jan 24, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Honestly @Blue Baby Sound. The hood was the last place it thought I'd mount mine. But the more I see it, the more I like. It's a cheap easy mount. Easy to get at. And I can always take it off if I plan on leaving me jeep in a bad neighborhood that @chris4x4 chooses to park his in. Lolll.
     
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  17. Feb 8, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    Installed on back of tire carrier with two hood locks by Hi-lift jack

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  18. Feb 8, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    Great job on the secure install of your Hi-Lift jack. If I ever get one I still like the bumper mounted idea for a few reasons:
    1. no chance of jack hitting the rear glass
    2. tailgating deterrent
    3. poor parallel parking deterrent in the city
    4. complements the overlander look (like yours)
    5. etc

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    Thanks aggrex. The bumper mount wouldn't work for me because of the rocks and the mud. And when I get stuck and need the crane to lift me off with my D-rings mounted where the jack would go - LOL
     
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