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Quick Hi Lift Jack Mount.
Here it is installed, Cost? About $30 - $45 with the use of the RED jack handle retainer (suggested) .

You will need, 3. Small Quick Fists grips, 1. Handle keepeer for hi Lift Jack, and 3 Horizonal Mighty Mounts. 3 small washers to put on bolt before securing quick fist to mighty mount.

This set up hold's it like a gorilla would! The rubber'Quick fists' keeps it from making noise or vibrating, plus adds that extra grip to keep it from moving fore and aft, The way I have it mounted, the foot of the jack almost butts up to the front bin, in any case (Like an accident ) it might want to move FWD, it will hit the bin and stop.

Two are used in front to keep jack from twisting in the mounts.

It's two Horz. Mighty Mounts up front, the Quick Fist things bolted to them opposed. You see pic of it closed, Imagine it open. One quick Fist grabs the jack in front while right next to that the other grabs the handle, They mesh together when you install it as discribed below. It's TIGHT!



Here is how the back sets up, again but only 1 Horz. mighty Mount and 1 Quick fist bolted to it.




To install, ya just open bolt it all on like pictured, (15 Min max) then open the jack handle, set the BACK in, then the Pass side front, secure the 2 outboard QUICK FISTS Close the handle while guiding it into the third (inboard front) Quick Fist..... At this point there is a good amont of resistance (It feels great) Now, slide the Jack Handle retainer down into place (The RED Thing) Now secure that last Quick Fist by pushing the tab towards driver side and down.

It works great! I can stand in the door jam and have it off in like 10 seconds!

UPDATE Ok I have road tested this setup for 1000 miles all types of roads, It never budged an inch, no rattle you never know it's up there. It removes easily and mounts can also be easily removed/installed once set up. I am 110% satisfied with this MOD. The mounts come off quik too in case you don't want to run with them. (or donate to local criminals)

I got all parts from dealer, Mighty mounts, and Blue Hummer Outfiters.com. Although you might search for quick fists, A Hi Lift Jack handle keeper is available anywhere Hi Lift Jacks are sold!

Thanks for looking!
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After seeing your post on XOC I bought me some of those Quick-Fists. For a hi-lift mount I was not impressed. I mounted my 60" hi-lift using 4 of the quick-fists and I found it hard to mount and remove the lift using them. I also broke one trying to stretch it over the hi-lift. I ended up going the X-Tower route. I got me two X-Towers off ebay for $17 (+$5 shipping) and I spent $3 on 3/8" bolts, nuts and washers. I can hang off the hi-lift now and it goes no where.

I do like the Hi-Lift brand handle holder though. The fact that you can take it off completely is nice.
 

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Muzikman said:
After seeing your post on XOC I bought me some of those Quick-Fists. For a hi-lift mount I was not impressed. I mounted my 60" hi-lift using 4 of the quick-fists and I found it hard to mount and remove the lift using them. I also broke one trying to stretch it over the hi-lift. I ended up going the X-Tower route. I got me two X-Towers off ebay for $17 (+$5 shipping) and I spent $3 on 3/8" bolts, nuts and washers. I can hang off the hi-lift now and it goes no where.

I do like the Hi-Lift brand handle holder though. The fact that you can take it off completely is nice.
Well, I'll take this down then when you post your better install with pictures. No problem. Parts list, retail, install insructions.

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Muzikman said:
After seeing your post on XOC I bought me some of those Quick-Fists. For a hi-lift mount I was not impressed. I mounted my 60" hi-lift using 4 of the quick-fists and I found it hard to mount and remove the lift using them. I also broke one trying to stretch it over the hi-lift. I ended up going the X-Tower route. I got me two X-Towers off ebay for $17 (+$5 shipping) and I spent $3 on 3/8" bolts, nuts and washers. I can hang off the hi-lift now and it goes no where.

I do like the Hi-Lift brand handle holder though. The fact that you can take it off completely is nice.
I would love to see some detail pictures of this and part numbers if you have them.
 

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Well, there isn't much to it.

2 - Yakima X-Towers
2 - 3" x 3/8" Bolts
4 - 3/8" Nuts
2 - 3/8" Wing Nuts
4 - 3/8" Lock Washers
4 - 3/8" Flat Washers

The install goes as such:

1. Remove the bar loop from the X-Tower.
2. Place a lock washer on the 3/8" bolt.
3. From the bottom, insert the bolt through the hole in the X-Tower.
4. Place the other lock washer on the bolt.
5. Thread one of the 3/8" nuts on to the bolt and tighten.
6. Place the second 3/8" nut on to the bolt and tighten (the second one acts as both a jam nut and a spacer).
7. Repeat steps on second X-Tower.
8. Mount the X-Towers to the Xterra roof rack. Space them so the bolts will fit through the bar holes in the Hi-Lift.
9. Place one 3/8" flat washer on each bolt.
10. Place the Hi-Lift on the bolts.
11. Place one 3/8" flat washer on each bolt.
12. Thread one 3/8" wing nut on to each bolt and tighten finger tight.

I have been driving around like this for awhile and have not had a single problem. The wing nuts stay nice and tight and it's quick and easy to get the lift up and down. You could go with larger bolts, but you would have to drill out the X-Towers. You might also want to put some Blue loc-tite on the nuts just to make sure they don't o anywhere, but with the dual lock washers against the aluminum of the X-Tower, I doubt they would.

Now, ultimately, this is probably very expensive to do as new X-Towers are not cheap (and are actually hard to find new). I paid $17 on e-bay for two.
 

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That's pretty cool for the long ones. I have one of the 4ft. jacks and discovered that it fits nice and snug under the rear seats. Seats still lock down and hold the jack nicely in place so that the jack won't shift one bit. I trail tested it, and it works great. If you get one of the handle isolators, it doesn't rattle at all. Even without the isolator, it only rattles once and a while on some rough trails. :toothy8:
 

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KnightArmour said:
Offtopic, but.... WOW thats a huge garage. I wish I could fit my X and two cars in mine.
The cooest this is that it's drive through, anyone can get out at anytime. Great for Pulling the X and Boat through and blasting out in Am.
The drawback is, you still can't find anything! LOL

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Swampthing said:
I have one of the 4ft. jacks and discovered that it fits nice and snug under the rear seats. Seats still lock down and hold the jack nicely in place so that the jack won't shift one bit.
I tried storing my Hi-Lift under the seats and couldn't get it to fit. I even broke it down and couldn't store even the beam under the seats. How about a picture showing how you positioned it? Until I get a Shrock rear bumper, I need some place to stash it. Not keen on putting it on the roof rack since I'm not overly tall and require stepladder to load the roof.
 

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Umm, hmm...I honestly don't know if I have any close up photos.

Here is a far away shot. I can take some pics of the mounts not on the X if you like.

 

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buxwheat said:
Swampthing said:
I have one of the 4ft. jacks and discovered that it fits nice and snug under the rear seats. Seats still lock down and hold the jack nicely in place so that the jack won't shift one bit.
I tried storing my Hi-Lift under the seats and couldn't get it to fit. I even broke it down and couldn't store even the beam under the seats. How about a picture showing how you positioned it? Until I get a Shrock rear bumper, I need some place to stash it. Not keen on putting it on the roof rack since I'm not overly tall and require stepladder to load the roof.
To be honest, my setup, even if you are short it's easy to get it up and down. The trick is to put one end over the bolt and swing the other end over and put it over the other bolt. The hard part is you have to climb up and put the wing nuts on. Not hard to do seeing as you don't use it all that often.

I am 5'7" and had no problems.
 

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I think you used this thread as an excuse to show pictures of your X! j/k It looks great! I like the mount too.
 
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