Where should I mount my hi-lift jack?

O have never changed a tire with one, but I have used it as a come-a-long before, and as a T post puller and assorted other farm uses. They even make a good fence stretcher.

When I first got into jeeping, a hi-lift jack was a necessity if you read all of the 4wheel magazines. I really love my 05 TJR, but I sure do miss that Scrambler and the simplicity of wheeling back then. I know my older kids and I will always remember the trips we made over the Rubicon trail when they were in their teens. Well it is a faint memory for me at this age.
 
When I first got into jeeping, a hi-lift jack was a necessity if you read all of the 4wheel magazines. I really love my 05 TJR, but I sure do miss that Scrambler and the simplicity of wheeling back then. I know my older kids and I will always remember the trips we made over the Rubicon trail when they were in their teens. Well it is a faint memory for me at this age.

I miss my 84 Scrambler. I totaled it in December of 98.
 
98.5% of the HiLifts i see on Jeeps have nowhere you could use them. And owners that couldn't use them properly even if they had bumpers and sliders you could catch with one.

If you have never been in a situation where it's the only tool for the job, it is hard to appreciate it.

And they are like a gun. Show it proper respect and it won't kill you 😃

I'm way more nervous using my farm jack than my guns. I know where the danger zone is on my guns, and stay out of them. The jack is more like a little bomb and you can't use it without getting close to the blast zone.

I have been in a situation where it was the right tool for the job: coil spring fell out on my XJ and we used one to make it droop enough to shove it back in.

I still don't think it's worth carrying.
 
A HiLift has gotten me out of Little Sluice and other bad spots more than once :D

Good lines are good, til they aren't🙃

HiLift got me not hung up and I drove out.

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So what was that all about? An hour 11 when you could have just loaded it the same way you unloaded it: with a forklift!! ;) :D *JOKE*

Next time I'll give you a call and you can bring the forklift.

=)

Sure wish I had an excavator, or a tow truck...just got a truck and a dump trailer and a strong desire to get this shit out of the woods before the forest service decides the only solution is to close the entire area.

-Mac
 
Next time I'll give you a call and you can bring the forklift.

=)

Sure wish I had an excavator, or a tow truck...just got a truck and a dump trailer and a strong desire to get this shit out of the woods before the forest service decides the only solution is to close the entire area.

-Mac

Fly me up. You have enough to get it out of there.
 
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The only thing I used my hi-lift for in the 10 years it sat on my side yard was to mount tires on my beadlock wheels. They are not a tool for the trail. As Jerry found out - we all carried bottle jacks and a couple of small pieces of 2x6 and 4x4 wood. Lift the axle - not the tub. LOL

I think I've used my Hi-Lift jack more often to unseat a bead than anything else. It usually sits in my garage as I put a small bottle jack under passenger seat to use most times. However, there were times on the trail where the only thing that would fit the bill was a Hi-Lift to get someone unstuck/moved/fixed. I'm glad someone had it. I just don't want to carry one.
 
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