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OK, I got a Hi-Lift and no place to store it. No Yakima basket, no Shrock bumper (yet). So a quick search of the forum for ideas. I tried the X-Towers, but they didn't feel like they gripped the roof rack tightly enough. Quick Fists may not be strong enough, and I don't have any Mighty Mounts. A few forum members wrote that they stored theirs under the rear seat. Tried it and couldn't figure out how it was done. Back to the forum and a PM to JIMBO to ask how. I'll quote the instructions he sent me:

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-Open both rear doors and "lift" both cushions and tilt forward to the back of front seats-
-on pass. side lift carpet "flap" and remove "issue" jack-
-now, lay Hi lift on deck (garage/side walk-etc) with jack "assembly" all the way down to the bottom (foot) remove the "foot" and attach the -all important COTTER KEY to it (rubber band/big paper clip-whatever) you need this cotter key--

-Now set the "foot" upside down in the "hollow" that the issue jack made and put the "flap" back in place--

--standing on the passenger side, lay the jack/beam across the floorboard-just on the forward edge of the "flap" and parallel to the plastic cushion latch enclosure--

-red handle is on the forward side and the jack, ASSY lip on the after side--

--drop the drivers side cushion in place and latch , insure seatbelt receivers are clear--

-and finally drop the pass. side cushion down-you may have to justle the "jack" to get the unimpaired fit for the cushion, but when you do-(easy) it fits perfect--

--Now with the cushion's latched in place-that JACK ain't going anywhere--

--I know this takes a little time, but after you've done it ONE TIME, you can get that jack out, assemble and place on either slider in less than 4 minutes (I know)-OH! you NEED SLIDERS
-And don't forget that COTTER KEY, without it,during use, the jack is a time bomb-
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Now a few pics:

Tool kit removed, carpet tucked back down, jack base w/ CLEVIS PIN stored



Jack tongue placed where tool kit removed



View from passenger side



View from driver's side



Small portion of jack handle sticks out on driver's side



It fit good the way he described, but I wanted to see if I could get the passenger side seat to drop back in to position better so I just unscrewed the whole tool kit and had more room for the jack tongue to fit. Was worried that the winch/clamp wouldn't fit under the seat, but it did. I fiddled with the jack and decided that with about 9 strokes from the lowest position, the beam was evenly split from side to side. Unfortunately, the handle sticks out a little on the driver's side. I could have removed the cotter pin holding the handle on, and stored the handle separately, but that seemed like too much trouble. For now, I've got the whole tool kit in the bin under the floor in the very back. Eventually, when I get my sliders on and no longer need the factory issue jack, I'll just put the few useful tools in one of my Action Packer bins I keep in the back for recovery stuff (Thanks, Mosi & Mindie for turning me on to these). I'll also get some padding to cover any parts of the jack that rub anywhere, but it seems to fit so tight, I don't think it will scratch or tear anything.

A tip-of-the-hat again to JIMBO for explaining in detail how to fit this thing in.
 

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Very cool. Won't work in my X as I would have to add the step. Remove the baby seat.
 

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Great quote write-up.. Pics are top notch. Now I'll have to find a new spot for the spare raincoat, 4X8 tarp and my "knight" stick. Maybe it will all fit. Hmmm
 

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Now that's ingenious. I would have never thought that the Hi-Lift would fit into there. I think I'll give a try when I get mine. (or 'borrow' the one out my work truck when needed)
 

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I figure until I save up the cash for a shrock rear bumper/tire carrier I will buy one of these
I've seen this in Petersons Offroad Magazine but I forgot where it said I could get this. Can you direct me to their website please?
 

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I also store my under the seat. I removed the stock tool kit and moved it under the rear cargo. I also removed the hi-lift bottom plate and main lift unit. Stored those best I could where the tool kit was previous. Then laid the two bars from the hi-lift down flat under the seats.

The seats sit comfortable but dont quite latch. Also they lay flat without moving the jack. It will take a bit of assembly when I need to use it but hopefully it doesnt get too much use.

This way nothing sticks out from under the seats and it can all lay flat. Out of the elements and out of sight!
 

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Awesome! I've been looking for a place to keep my 48" out of the weather.

Very cool. Won't work in my X as I would have to add the step. Remove the baby seat.
I hear ya. I will have to remove two baby seats. Those things are a real pain to take in and out. Especially if you have to control two kids who are out of their seats while using the jack!
 
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