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Hi Everyone,

I doubt it but I'm wondering if I might be overlooking some way to mount a 48" jack. I can't have it stick up past the roofline. My stubby front bumper is too small and while I don't mind the look, safety concerns make a hood mount a no-go. I have a 2-door so placing it inside isn't going to work.

A diagonal mount on the rear would work but I have a stock rear bumper and haven't come up with a solution yet.

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Why can't you mount it inside?

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slap it on the top 'sport bar' with some hi-lift 4XRAC brackets lashed down with some of these and call it good. wazza matta, yer google broken?




I cut my 60" down to , like, 54" and realized I could lash the freaking XRACs to any point on the bar , if I wanted to .....this worked for the past three years and I tested it's strength by STANDING on the hi-lift in that position ( with hardtop off of course) and jumped up and down on it.....get the UV /heat/ everything protective kinda cable ties with , like, 250lb strength or higher milspec......

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ya'll make things waaay too hard.......hope this helps......you could affix to the top bar, I think.....just an idea.....


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While personally I'm not a fan...Hood?
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I'm running these.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hood-hi-lift...bd5f34&vxp=mtr
Havent had an issue with them and the jack fits great
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I got some muffler clamps and put it on the top part of the sport bar. It is having some work done, so no pictures, but my $5 mount works awesome.
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I got some muffler clamps and put it on the top part of the sport bar. It is having some work done, so no pictures, but my $5 mount works awesome.
^there ya go; I've seen many do this as well.....booya, AZ Scooter FTW!


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I got some muffler clamps and put it on the top part of the sport bar. It is having some work done, so no pictures, but my $5 mount works awesome.
That's what I did. 3" muffler clamps. Mine are a little more deluxe with nylon tubing, door edge guard, all painted up, and wing nuts for quick release... So mine are like 15 dollars...

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Yep on the muffler clamps



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Another vote for Jeep Swag.


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Another vote for Jeep Swag.

gotta love the Quik-Fists.....those things are one of the best creations since the tire....


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gotta love the Quik-Fists.....those things are one of the best creations since the tire....

Yup, holds the axe and shovel for off-road trips. And the fishing rods for the beach trips.

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Thanks everyone but so far, the ideas include interior or hood mounting. As I said, I dont feel that a hood mount is safe. I have similar concerns about mounting it inside.

My kids are usually with me and having a chunk of metal strapped somewhere concerns me in case of an accident. Plus, with 4 occupants in a 2-door, every square inch of available space tends to be of upmost importance so I try to avoid mounting anything inside that can otherwise be mounted outside. But safety in an accident is to biggest concern.
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Well, since you obviously didn't even look closely at what I offered (Low mount behind the rear seat, on high strength clamps) and you seem dead set on diagonal gate mount. The answer is NO, there aren't any options besides a tire swing that mounts it that way or a tire cage style swing out like ORFab or ORE. Even the replacement hinge setups like the TeraFlex and the CC mount the jack vertically.

So, open your wallet.



By the way, I have two young kids and I chose my location below the top of the back seat for the same reason you cited and those exhaust clamps will not fail in a roll over, they are 3/8 high tensile. That jack isn't going anywhere.

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I hood mounted mine and didnt like it. I welded a couple pieces of channel to my bumper and used the hood mount brackets to mount it up front.
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Well, since you obviously didn't even look closely at what I offered (Low mount behind the rear seat, on high strength clamps) and you seem dead set on diagonal gate mount. The answer is NO, there aren't any options besides a tire swing that mounts it that way or a tire cage style swing out like ORFab or ORE. Even the replacement hinge setups like the TeraFlex and the CC mount the jack vertically.

So, open your wallet.



By the way, I have two young kids and I chose my location below the top of the back seat for the same reason you cited and those exhaust clamps will not fail in a roll over, they are 3/8 high tensile. That jack isn't going anywhere.

Same with the roll bar mount I posted. That thing is not going anywhere.

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Ahhh, but I did read your info. But, as I said, my interior space is at a premium. And the most critical area where space is needed is behind the rear seat... So maybe you didn't read my info thoroughly enough?

But seriously, I do think you may be right in that I would need to a use my wallet in order to find a solution.

I like the custom front bumper mount shown above but it covers the turn signals a bit too much which would be an issue for me and the fine law enforcement officers we have around here.
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Thanks everyone but so far, the ideas include interior or hood mounting. As I said, I dont feel that a hood mount is safe. I have similar concerns about mounting it inside.

My kids are usually with me and having a chunk of metal strapped somewhere concerns me in case of an accident. Plus, with 4 occupants in a 2-door, every square inch of available space tends to be of upmost importance so I try to avoid mounting anything inside that can otherwise be mounted outside. But safety in an accident is to biggest concern.
Why is the hood a no go? Ive had mine on the hood for a year, with zero issues. My son has yet to have a urge to go get a pair of pillars take off the jack from the hood and want to play with the damn high lift. On the hood is a good option to me at least its not inside wont come loose and whack a eye out, if it comes loose on the hood which I dout it would, there a magical thing called INURENCE or a reason to get a head reduction hood....Its a win-win. That's my .02

Your other option, Keep it in the garage. Or if you feel that's a safety issue SELL it!

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front side mount

Saw the above post on a different thread, and saw a custom mount doing the same thing but on the driver side a few months back.

ran across this while searching not affiliated to anything nor vouching
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In case of a serious accident where it could attempt to occupy the same space as my head. Otherwise, hood mount is no issue. I don't mind the look.

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