Where do I stick my Hi Lift Jack on a 2006 Hilux SR5

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 15:15
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I want to be able to secure the Hi Lift Jack to my Hilux. I have fitted a bullbar.
Does anyone have one on their Hilux, if so where did you put it?

Thanks

Wato
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 17:59

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 17:59
I have seen them mounted above the drawbar on the tow bar and also on some mounts on the inside of the top of the tub
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Reply By: Ross M - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 19:52

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 19:52
Why not attach it on specially made brackets bolted and clamped around the sports bar?

Out of the way of gear and can be accessed from either side.

In that position the load is not biased front or rear.
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Reply By: andy - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 20:26

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 20:26
I would not mount it on the bullbar. Our experience with a wheel mounted on the front of the bullbar led to the breakage of the bullbar support.

On our 1988 Hilux Xcab modell the the rear bumper was taken of and the Hilift Jack mounted instead. For lifting the car at the back we welded two rectangular 'tubes' of roughly 10-15 cm length on each side onto the chassis below. The Hilift Jack could be inserted in the 'tubes' to lower the risk of sideward movement of the Hilift Jack-

However, this setup might be in contradiction to the law but never had a problem during the last 20 years.

Andy
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 21:40

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 21:40
I put mine in a corner of my shed 20+ years ago, best place for it. They are accidents waiting to happen and there are other options depending on what you are doing.
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 23:09

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 23:09
Hi Idler Chris

what are the other options?

Andy
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 23:19

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 23:19
Depends on many things as everyones situation is different. It would take a book to cover all the possibilities. If you look at your vehicle, where you are going, what you are trying to achieve, your own and possibly the people around you, capabilities, and use the gray matter I am sure you could come up with some ideas. They are heavy and dangerous and have the potential to cause more problems than they solve IMHO.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 09:01

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 09:01
Idler Chris
I too, would like to know what are the many other options as an alternative to a high lift jack.

Are these "other options" available to people for general usage?

I have never had any problems with using one and although they are heavy enough they are not much different to the weight of a drop down fridge system, Far less than a set of drawers. etc.

Most people who want to lift a vehicle would mean their situations were similar not much different at all.
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 13:06

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 13:06
Wato,

I would have thought the obvious place in a ute would be somewhere down the back of the vehicle near or in that big open space for tools and such like. But I am with Idler Chris on this one. The best place is at home in the shed. I prefer a bottle jack, but am looking at a powered scissor jack. The number of occasions on which I would want to lift the chassis/body as opposed to just an axle/wheel have yet to reach one in over twenty years of bush travel.

Bob
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Follow Up By: wato35 - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 09:15

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 09:15
Forgot to say I have a canopy on the back.
I travelled for 6 months with it in a box in the back.
It was a pain and it was always in the road.
But I did need it twice in the 6 months, so it is going on my next trip.

Thanks to all that replied.

Wato
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 17:19

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 17:19
I have been to places, remote and tough,
But I have never had the use for a high lift jack. Not in 25 years of doing tough stuff.
I have seen it in use, once only, and it fell... luckily no one got hurt.
On top of that it is heavy and bulky to drag thousands of km's with you. It is limited where you can attach it to as well.
I seriously do not get why they are (seemingly) popular,
CJ
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Follow Up By: andy - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 20:06

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 20:06
I agree that a Hilift Jack can be dangerous. Years back we mainly used it for breaking tyre beads. On one occasion we used it to get out of a bog, there was no space under the axles for a bottle jack and no other car to pull us out.

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Reply By: Jackolux - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 19:00

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 19:00
Yep I'm with Chris and C-J mine has been in the corner of the shed for more than 20 years .
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