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Where do you keep your hi-lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chev4life, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. chev4life

    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    Where do you keep your hi-lift? (Update!)

    I am getting a hi-lift jack soon and am looking for mounting ideas for in cab in my blazer...anyone got anything cool? Also...I am thinking the 60 but could I get away with a 48? I have roughly 5" of lift on 35's...would I eventually regret getting th e shorter one?... or should it serve its purpose?

    Just finished my mount and it fit exactly where I wanted it....
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    chevydan3 1/2 ton status

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    I mounted mine to my delta truck box using hi-lift's 4xrac kit. I have the 48" with 9 inch lift.
     
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    I throw it in the bed of my truck. :grin:
     
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    I keep mine in my toolbox. It's on top of everything for easy access. I did have to take the little clamp thing off the top, but I never used it and I keep in in the toolbox in case I do need it. I would definitely get the 60". It's worth the extra $$.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've got the big guy and have used nearly all of it's lift before on rough ground. I've only got 33" and 3-4" of lift.

    I used the Hi Lift lock rack and mounted it to the side of the bed, but I have no trim panels their so I could mount it directly to the sheet metal using rivet nuts. Fits snuggly in there and won't knock my brains out if I brake hard or end up at a funny angle somewhere!:whistle:
     
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    I've got the 48". It stays just inside the tailgate of the Burb on the floor. Fits well side to side. I'm also keep a few pieces of 2X12 in the old spare tire well for a large flat base and an extra few inches if I need it. One of these days I will get the mounts and mount it on the roof rack.
     
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    I keep mine on the floor behind the front seats in my K5. I don't mount it outside the truck because of all the sand/salt they but on the roads here in the winter, which causes the jack to jam.
     
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    well I have two high lift mounts...:blush:

    I use the upper one when I have my sub box in the truck, other wise I use the lower mount:D

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    since you are getting one spring for the 60". I have a 48" and will get a 60" one of these days. :grin: There have been times where I really wished I had the extra 12" :waytogo:
     
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    Hey that's cheatin'!!!! You've got no body work to worry about!:rotfl:
     
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    I mounted it to the swing out I made, simply welded two bolts to some C channel and then use big wing nuts to keep the Hlift in place.:D
     
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    You must live in a good neighbourhood! No ones nicked your hi-lift or your shackle!!:grin:
     
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    I've got one of the 60 incher's, it's clipped into a mount I built on top of the right rear fender in the bed. It's shortly going to be moved to the garage and left there. I'm going to a small hyd floor jack.
     
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    It stays in the garage 24-7:D
     
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    :grin: Thought that may be the case...or you have a good supply of claymores!
     
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    hahahaha:D
     
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    Damn...thats no fair to mount when you have no body at all:waytogo:
    I was thinking of throwing it up on the edge of the my cab...but I think the 60 might be a couple inches too long. Anyone got any pics of trick brackets you use?
     
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    go for the 60.

    If you have flexy springs, AK-47's (springer style), Shackle flips, etc... You really want the 60. I needed almost 40" just to change my rear tire. Plus, if you think about sinkage into the ground and what not.. 60 is just good insurance.

    Besides, nobody ever complains about it being too big. :D
     
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    A 48" jack will fit perfict leaning on a angle between the tire and the side and clamped to the stock spare tire rack inside the back of your Blazer. I have had mine mounted that way. Works great. It is a nice solid ready made mount, easy access next to the tire, and safey locked inside the back.
     
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    I have the 48... trust me, you want the 60. At any rate, I have a couple of big azz stainless bolts that I ran through my passanger-side rear fenderwell and they line up with the holes in the jack perfectly. Slide it over the bolts, clamp down with large wing nuts and its good. Honestly dont know why people pay for that official hilift mount gizmo... my solution is stainless, cost less than $5 and it works.

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