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my Hi-Lift install and other fun.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by NetMonkey, May 15, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    ETAV8R

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    So I have all the parts, drilled the holes larger in the L-brace but tried to use 1/4 inch to hold the hi lift. Wrong, the jack is too heavy. I am mounting mine to the side rail. Have you noticed any wear behind the mount as it hits the composite wall? Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    bkrdave36

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    damn that was simple! I may try it out, but double up the L brackets to reduce the metal fatigue factor and add some strength...

    I have the Hi Lift attachment that you hook on your wheels instead.

    [​IMG]

    I carry a jack stand to put under the axle so that I have a solid (and safe) set up before working on the truck. At least that is my plan, I haven't had to do anything with it yet!
     
  3. Oct 30, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    NetMonkey

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    i havent noticed any wear.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Net Monkey

    What size are the bolts that are the "pins" for securing the jack to the actual brackets? Did you drill out the bracket any for these bolts?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Nov 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    IIRC i used a edit: 1/2" bolt with wing nuts for my mounts.

    edit: way off

    he used maybe a 3/8" ?
     
  6. Nov 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    dose the net for the cargo box come with truck when bought new or is it something have to buy extra? mine dident have it .
     
  7. Nov 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    mine came with the truck, but i didnt find it until i dug under the seats a year after i bought it :)
     
  8. Nov 6, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    ya, maybe 3/8"
     
  9. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    3/8 .... ok thanks!
     
  10. Nov 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    "i watched a bunch of the product videos on the Hi-Lift website to make sure that i knew how to properly operate the jack. good thing too, because you can really hurt your self if you dont know what you are doing. so, had to test the jack out..."

    Yep, that's why some call it the widow maker. We learned the hard way by not having the door open when lifting and letting it down and now there's a nice door scar...lol
     
  11. Nov 6, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    I'd use 1/2 or at least 7/16
     
  12. Nov 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    That little cargo net is for the center console I believe. Good write up.

    Matt
     
  14. Nov 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Sub'd for future. Thanks for a great write-up, NetMonkey.
     
  15. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Very smart idea I also have the same bike mounts you just saved me on buying custom hi lift mounts
     
  16. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Heads up- the hi lift is heavy as you know. i think it might swing a little when just hanging there.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Yes it can swing a bit. But when I'm off road I usually have so much stuff packed back there it won't have much room to move.
     
  18. Nov 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    If you've got some strips of thin gauge metal and a way to cut it and weld it or just bend it you can make a pretty decent mount.

    Not to knock yours!

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  19. Nov 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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    That's the problem. I live in an apt with very few tools. Have to adapt and overcome.
     
  20. Nov 8, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    yup... it rattles around a little bit when i go over bumps.
     
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