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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2003, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hi-lift questions

I tried doing a search, but was not able to find the answers to my questions.

1) What is the advantage of the 48" over the 60" lift or vice versa.
2) Is there an advantage of the cast iron versus the cast iron/steel mix?
3) What is the best place to get this from? I am in NYC and there aren't any farm stores around here. Is there anyplace online running specials on this or any places that offer free shipping on it?
4) I have an '87 YJ with the older style roll bar. Are there any good places to mount it on the old style roll bar? I think I'd rather mount it in the Jeep as oppsed to outside to keep it out of the snow and keep it safer in NY. I park the Jeep on the street a lot for the whole day and don't want to come back to it not being there.


Thanks in advance for the responses.

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Re: Hi-lift questions

The difference in length is just that. You will be able to lift your Jeep higher or pull it further with the 60" model. If you are planning to keep it inside your Jeep, you will have a hard time finding a spot for the 60" model.
The difference in the cast or cast/steel models is the cast ones have a sturdier foot and clamp on them and are rated for a heavier pull/lift.

As far as buying them in NY, not a clue.
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Re: Hi-lift questions

If you have a very flexy suspension or a large lift you will need the 60", otherwise a 48" will do. I have a 48" and it works fine on mine. There are several mounts that work. Hi-Lift makes a mount called 4Xrack that can be mounted on any flat surface. On my CJ-7 I mounted mine on the rear wheel wells behind the back seat, but that limits you on how much you can put in the already small space.
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Too bad there's no good way of collapsing it for storage, then extending it to use.

Hi-Lift - get busy!!!!
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I got mine from a trailer supply store in Houston. Just look in the yellow pages under 'trailer', and that should give you the names of a few places. Then just call up and ask if they sell Hi-Lift jacks.
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A simple "L" bracket, bent again, hose clamped to the rollbar, a cheepie carbiner, then a bungie on the other end. I added some scrap of rubber flooring under it to protect the paint some.
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Re: Hi-lift questions

One thing to think about - in a roll-over or accident you don't want that High Lift bouncing around. Sticking out the back of your head it wouldn't be pretty.

I carry mine inside across the back, but also have stout chains wrapped around it to the cage (2 chains, one at each end.) Even if the mounts come loose, it's not going forward.


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3) What is the best place to get this from? I am in NYC and there aren't any farm stores around here. Is there anyplace online running specials on this or any places that offer free shipping on it?

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and a little closer there is Here

I've only been to the first place before.


Or a J.C Whitney catalog.

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Sticking out the back of your head it wouldn't be pretty.


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Otherwise a good point. It is my intention to weld an eye to the roll cage (to replace the "L" bracket) then do a large wing nut on the other end...
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I have mine mounted on a Conn Fer mount that has a padlock to hold it on. These are very good mounts can be installed to any flat surface. Sorry but you have to look close on the front bumper to see them.
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