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Hi Lift Jack mounting in bed of truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DrRabbitFurHead, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

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    OK. I've seen some of you who have mounted a hi lift jack in the bed of your trucks and I'm looking for a parts list of what I need to mount the jack. I'm hoping I can incorporate a key lock to keep it from wandering off but definitely need a jack that can accomodate my lift and larger tires.

    Any help, photos, parts lists, etc... would be appreciated and possibly copied. :D I haven't bought the jack yet, but am wondering if this alone is enough? http://www.hi-lift.com/accessories/loc-rac.html I'm also considering various heights, I'm thinking Cast/Steel at either 42" or 48". Any recommendations for a 3" lift?

    I'm also wondering about the keeper and if it works... http://www.hi-lift.com/accessories/handle-keeper.html

    I know that's a bunch of questions, but I'm trying to make sure I buy the right winch and mounting hardware the first time. TIA!
     
  2. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    you def. need 48 or 60" i would recommend the 60 even if it's high.

    I broke a valve stem and my friend had a 36" and it was very bad.. even a 48 would have been on the short side.

    for mounting, there are a few write ups on the forums
     
  3. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    oh and get the true hi-lift, instead of the knock off "farmer's lift" or something like that, they are cast vs forged.. They are both good, but for the price difference, better get the best quality

    a lift is quite dangerous so I prefer the safe side
     
  4. Jul 10, 2009 at 2:44 AM
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    Anyone got a link to the "forged" ones? Everything I see on hi-lift's site is cast "something". Even the $100 ones on Amazon don't say forged???

    Also, all of the reports say that even though the jacks are powdercoated that they rust BAD. That's the last thing I wanted to hear. Drop $100+ on a high maintainance jack and it STILL rusts...

    Is there a better option? Links and pics appreciated...
     
  5. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:04 AM
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  6. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead [OP] Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    "Jack Pot"... well it was funny in my head...

    THANKS!
     
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