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post #1 of 28 Old 08-23-2012, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Being the newb that I am, which high lift is best for jk with RK 3.5 lift?? I have found a 42", 48", and 60". Thanks for the help!!

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If you have a place to store it, 60".

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Where do you plan on mounting it?

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48 is the usual choice. If you have a place to keep it a 60 will give you more lift.
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like everyone said the 60 is the best death per inch but its tough to find a spot to carry it

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I would like to figure a way out to mount it vertically on the back of the jeep. Other than that the only thing I know is across the hood

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I would like to figure a way out to mount it vertically on the back of the jeep. Other than that the only thing I know is across the hood
Vertically will hit every garage you ever drive into I bet. Across the hood would put a lot of the weight far from the mount to center the assembly on the hood.

Not many people run 60s, they're a pain to locate.

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48 will fit under the rear seat of an Unlimited.

Most I've seen mounted vertically extend past the roofline and in my opinion, that's just something to get hung up on if you wheel anywhere with "stuff" overhead.

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maybe a tire carrier with a hilift mount that holds it on an angle?...for a 60"

personally, I have a 48" mounted to the RROR rollbar mount, needed something that kept it inside and worked with the ORH soft top (trek-top style) but I still have stock suspension.

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My 09 JKU Rubicon has a rear Smittybilt XRC bumper with a 2" receiver.
My son manufactured a "T" bar of 2" square tubing. My 48" jack is bolted to the upper side of the horizontal "T" bar and inserted into the 2" receiver. My jeep is lifted 3.5". It does not scrape at high angle approaches.
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My solution is the best one out there.

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I've never had any problems with the 48". I'd recommend getting the Lift-Mate with it.


Here's where I mounted mine... I made the mounts for both of them and never had a problem or heard them rattle.





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I have a 60" on mine, just about maxed out the 48 every time I had to lift the jeep up.
Here's how I mounted mine


Thats a 48" in the pic, the 60 sticks up quit a bit over the top and like said before makes parking in just about any garage impossible.
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I use a 60" and lay my rear seats down flat and carry it there. I rarely have any one riding in the back seats.

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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I use a 60" and lay my rear seats down flat and carry it there. I rarely have any one riding in the back seats.
i hope you secure it with some straps, that will easily kill you or passengers in a accident

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I have a 60" mounted on the hood! And I have a re 3.5" kit with 37's


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I like that.

I have a 2 kids and a GF so when we're out, space is at a premium. Your method would take away a little room behind the seats, which is valuable real estate in my world. I like your way though.

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i hope you secure it with some straps, that will easily kill you or passengers in a accident
I've watched a highlift take out the back window of a Cherokee after an unexpected bump on a dirt road. Definitely tie it down.
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It is strapped down.

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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I run mine under the rear seat. It fits great there and will not go anywhere in an accident. With the weather we have, I didn't want to run it outside of the jeep for it to get filled with crap and rust out. Whenever I need to use my hilift I run a chain around the axle to the frame. This works as a limiting strap (only shorter) and I have never had an issue with my 48".
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That's a 60"...... they are pretty wide......


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That's a 60"...... they are pretty wide......



What bumper and tire carrier is that?
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