: Hi-Lift


TEJASYOTA
07-03-2009, 08:56 AM
Well, about two weeks ago, my co-worker, who owns a Jeep, wanted to know if I was interested in selling my Hi-Lift. I said what? and also going through my mind...one side said "why can he not buy one new himself?" and the other said "Cool, any excuse to get something newer!"....well my better judgment got the better of me.


I sold it to him for $40.
So now I needed to look into a new Hi-Lift.
First thing that came to my mind, the UBER-cool X-treme Hi=Lift.

Fast forward to today, I unboxed a very long and heavy item and inside.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Recovery/IMG_0047.jpg
I transfered my WABFAB slider adapter.

I bought it w/ a new red handle holder for a little pricy $150 (includes shipping).
To keep it from being taken off my truck, I am going to hold off mounting on my bumper for now.

My current mount is just two butterfly nuts.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Bumper/Hi-lift%20mod/HiLiftMount.jpg

I have been lucky that no one wanted to take my old Hi-Lift.
So I am going to figure out how to lock it to the bumper (without buying anything new).

This what I did...
Original Hi-Lift Mount for my CBI Bumper
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Recovery/IMG_0035.jpg

Drilled another hole, deburr and paint.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Recovery/IMG_0036.jpg

Hi-Lift X-treme locked and loaded.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Recovery/IMG_0039.jpg

The new look for the rear.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Recovery/IMG_0040.jpg

SAR_Squid79
07-03-2009, 08:53 PM
HOLY CRAP! ...that thing's tall!
Nice simple security solution, though. My suggestion wouldn't have been quite as simple, but along the same lines.

waskillywabbit
07-03-2009, 09:07 PM
Cool. :D

:welder:

TEJASYOTA
07-04-2009, 08:17 AM
HOLY CRAP! ...that thing's tall!
Nice simple security solution, though. My suggestion wouldn't have been quite as simple, but along the same lines.

Yep - - very tall. I now can not enter my garage, without removing it.
I think I will measure the overall height of the truck to see if I will be hitting any low lying things awnings or roofs.

Oh, what type of security suggestion would you have done?

Scuba
07-04-2009, 11:06 AM
Looks badass dude !!

off topic and thread jack, But Im runnng hidden falls on the 11th with mxrider..

end thread jack.

TEJASYOTA
07-04-2009, 11:15 AM
Looks badass dude !!

off topic and thread jack, But Im runnng hidden falls on the 11th with mxrider..

end thread jack.

Hahahaha....thread jack.

Oh BTW...Total height with jack mounted on bumper 91 inches (7 feet 7 inches)...with no one inside the truck.

My highest point is my CB antenna at 95 inches (7 ft-11 in).
I think I need to add a note inside to remind me of my height clearances.

Topper
07-04-2009, 11:51 AM
Now you can flop your truck just with your shiney new Hi-Lift.

TEJASYOTA
07-04-2009, 11:52 AM
Now you can flop your truck just with your shiney new Hi-Lift.

:lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
I bet that has happened before.

TacoDell
07-05-2009, 01:23 PM
^ well at least you won't have to worry about a place to mount yer flag... :p

:supergay:


http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2387&highlight=Flag+Mount

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/tigerfan000/PIC-0073.jpg

Scuba
07-05-2009, 01:32 PM
Hahahaha....thread jack.


Well it was more of an invite than anything ;)

TEJASYOTA
07-05-2009, 03:33 PM
^ well at least you won't have to worry about a place to mount yer flag... :p

:supergay:

Yep - replace the Clemson flag with a UT or A&M flag....I think not.:p

NorcalPR
07-05-2009, 08:04 PM
Just fly the American Flag on Cinco De Mayo. Make sure to take the flag off though when you park ;)

TEJASYOTA
07-05-2009, 08:12 PM
Just fly the American Flag on Cinco De Mayo. Make sure to take the flag off though when you park ;)

Or, I could fly the American flag into Mexico, when I cross to visit one of our manufacturing sites. :D

SAR_Squid79
07-05-2009, 09:09 PM
Oh, what type of security suggestion would you have done?

I would have gone with slightly wider, and longer bolts. I would have drilled through the bolts, and put the lock through that way.

TEJASYOTA
07-15-2009, 07:01 PM
I would have gone with slightly wider, and longer bolts. I would have drilled through the bolts, and put the lock through that way.

Yeah I did think of that too....may do that later on.

DoorPrize
01-11-2010, 02:39 PM
Yeah I did think of that too....may do that later on.

Issue with doing that is considering the large gaps on the bolts all you need is a hacksaw to cut em and run off with the lift. As is with 2 bolts and a hardened steel lock... much more complex in the eyes of the opportunist. :2cents:

rocket-scientist
02-15-2010, 09:24 AM
Try using the military rifle lock cables if you can get them. Basically a 2 foot length of hardened steel cable with a loop on each end. Designed to run through the eject port of an M16 and out the mag well, but small enough to go through or around a lot of crap and hard as hell to cut off. They are just few bucks at a PX or a surplus shop.