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Old 02-25-2013, 03:32 PM
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A guy posted this in the 100 Series section of MUD a few weeks ago. He proudly exclaimed it was the "Best mod under $50". I'm gonna go ahead and put it out there......this ain't the way to carry it, people will get killed. This picture should have a big red DON'T going across it.

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:49 PM
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That's fine when it's all nice and shiny and never been used, but what do you do after you've been dragging it around in the mud and snow and actually using it?
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That's fine when it's all nice and shiny and never been used,
That's the only time they are safe
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:10 PM
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I've never used my Hi-Lift on the trail. It's still brand new. I usually carry it, bolted down in the back..... but I also carry a block of wood and my bottle jack. I'm more comfortable using that if I can. Our Jack-it Meeting is perfect for me and I hope to gain some real world knowledge on the do's and don'ts of hi-lifts. I don't care about getting anything dirty as much as I do about it killing me or a passenger in my truck.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:27 PM
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If the lower strap wasn't a bungie it wouldn't be the worst ever in theory. Knotted 5.5mm Spectra is rated at 14 kN, which is about 3,100 lbf. You've got problems if your passenger compartment mounted 40 pound (18kg) Hi-Lift gets to 14 kN. That's a deceleration on the order of 65 MPH to zero in .05 seconds. Mind you not the car, but the cargo. You'd have to hit an absolutely immovable object. A bungie, yeah, that's gonna break going over a speed bump at Safeway.

That said, if there aren't two 3/8" bolts holding down my Hi-Lift, I don't feel comfortable.

I've used my Hi-Lift a few times. One time as a jack during a field leaf spring re-weld. Another, before I had a winch, I had to recover myself 4 feet at a time out of a snow-filled ditch after skiing up at Butler Gulch.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:07 PM
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Mine is simply laying on the floor of my 80's cargo area under my dog platform. In an accident it can't really go anywhere. The platform is bolted down. So it might make a thump on its bottom side at most. Hate it there but have not made the time to redesign a tire carrier on my swing out with a mount for the jack yet. But it will be on the swing arm by CM13.

I tried the front bumper mount but did not like it blocking view and access to the engine compartment. Roof rack seems like a accident waiting to happen during access to it. No where is perfect but I like the swing arm the best. If I'm pinned and I can't get to the jack then I can't get to the tire and its all a moot point.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:34 PM
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I recently bought this for my load warrior rack. I really like it and its really secure.

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I used to keep mine on the front bumper above the winch. Last summer I moved the HiLift to the back. I like it a lot more.
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Mine is on the rear of my ARB roof rack on my FJC. Did not like the side mount for the same reason as Brady. This way i can open the tail gate and stand on the bumper to safely remove two wing nuts and get it down. I have not ever used the jack though in the years i have been out. Only to remove the bolt sleeve in some new shocks for my _eep. At 2 am changing them was fun.
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Mine is on the rear of my ARB roof rack on my FJC.
Mine is on the roof as well on the BajaRack. It rattled so much that it sounded like the truck was falling apart. I pulled the foot off and keep it in the tool bag. I also bungied the runner mechanism so it was tight and put on the neoprene cover. No rattles at all now.
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