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Reducing Hi-Lift Rattle - Anyone else do this?

...or am I just a slow learner? I had my Hi-Lift off and just took a picture of how I've had it for awhile. I keep a 19mm/3/4" wrench in the Jeep for removing the jack from my mount...so I always have the size required to remove the nut that is shown in the picture.

Anyway, how it's pictured is MUCH quieter than without the clamp there. The jack has tension on the walker by the clamp bolt being moved down to that. It fits under my neoprene boot still.. There is a nut on the back side of the clamp to keep it from kicking way out at an angle when tightened.


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Mine rattles at the foot..
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I ran a black UV rated cable wrap through the foot and it helps minimize the foot noise. I have a prothane handle holder and the ratchet body sits snuggly against the factory tow hook which is wrapped with heat shrink so it's insulated. That only leaves the foot. I was considering popping out the factory cotter and running a bolt through with nylon washers in between to snug it up. Hasn't been high on the list with LED rock lights and a 500 lumen back up/flood light sitting on the work bench waiting for install.

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I ran a black UV rated cable wrap through the foot and it helps minimize the foot noise. I have a prothane handle holder and the ratchet body sits snuggly against the factory tow hook which is wrapped with heat shrink so it's insulated. That only leaves the foot. I was considering popping out the factory cotter and running a bolt through with nylon washers in between to snug it up. Hasn't been high on the list with LED rock lights and a 500 lumen back up/flood light sitting on the work bench waiting for install.
You'll notice a bolt in mine. No fancy washers though.

Majority of my noise was isolated to the jack on the post rattling around.

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I've seen guys use a ratchet strap to hold the foot from rattling.
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I use zip ties to stop the foot from rattling. When you need to use it just cut em off and put on new ones next time.
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Mine is a HF "farm jack" and the foot comes off pretty easily so I keep it in the cubby in the back along with the bolt that holds it on so no rattles from that end anymore.

When I used to leave the foot on, I caked it with black RTV to keep it from rattling - still let things flex as needed and even if it did pull loose from one surface, it was still there as a rattle buffer.


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Mine rattles at the foot..
I have the RR hood mount and damn it all if that foot rattle doesn't drive me nuts!


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cut up an empty tecate can,cut it into strips, take the foot off the jack, wrap 3 of the aluminum strips around the base and put the foot back on. No rattles after 6 years still.
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^^^^^^ Same concept except I used electrical tape. A few wraps and the foot is a snug fit. The rest I use wire-ties.

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