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So I'm looking at getting a hi-lift jack and I really would like to avoid mounting it on the outside of my TB. Are these things too long to let it lay flat against the back of my rear seats? I also would prefer it not to be so large that it has to lay at an angle in the cargo area (I don't really see a need for me to go for the 60" so I'm just looking at a 48")
 

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You can get the 48" to fit across the cargo area.... but you won't get it up agains the back of the rear seats unless you lay it on top of the wheel well humps. I used to carry mine in the cargo, just layed it along the very rear on the floor. I was not secured to anything, but it was inside.
 

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If you take the shackle/clamping pawl off the top of the jack, it'll fit right in behind the seat... That's where ours stays, normally...

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exactly the info I was looking for. Does anyone know if there is some sort of bracket or way to MacGyver it to and attach to the upper part of the back seats like this photochop?
 

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HiLifts are heavy... so if you must mount it off the floor I'd build some sort of stand that attached to the floor... maybe the front cargo hooks. Attaching anything to the seats will rip out after awhile IMO.


That thing's going to be a bear to unhook and get out when you're stuck and need it. If I were going to do mine inside, I'd just lay it on the floor like gordinho80.
 

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how about attaching it to the liftgate ?
 

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Lot of weight to stress the struts with.
Yep, not to mention the piddly hinges... and the sheet metal around the glass...

That's if the struts would even open the door... Hi-Lift weighs, what? 60#? I know I don't have to put 60# of pressure to lower the gate...

In fact, the only worse place than the liftgate to mount the hilift (other than suction cups to a window) would be to use self tapping screws and attach it to the plastic bumper cover...

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Hi lift solution

This might sound crazy....but...could you sacrifice a little lift height to make if fit in where you could get at it by cutting off the top and the handle? maybe make up the difference with a couple of blocks ??:crazy:
 
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