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I am planning to mount my high lift on the back of my toolbox using the 4X RAC. Which position is stronger for themounts? The directions show it sideways, but I think mounting it the other way would be better as i could get 1 top and 1 bottom bolt close to the corner of the box where the box is stronger. i am planning to use big washers to help disperse the load and i might reinforce the inside of the box with rectangular metal tube aw well.
 

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joeylead said:
I am planning to mount my high lift on the back of my toolbox using the 4X RAC. Which position is stronger for themounts? The directions show it sideways, but I think mounting it the other way would be better as i could get 1 top and 1 bottom bolt close to the corner of the box where the box is stronger. i am planning to use big washers to help disperse the load and i might reinforce the inside of the box with rectangular metal tube aw well.
I would back it with washers or some metal plates- another thing to consider is using a third 4x rac in the center
 

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I would back it with washers or some metal plates- another thing to consider is using a third 4x rac in the center

I still have the old loc rac I used to use, so Imay try to make that into a center mountng point. But he Idea of a backing is good.
 

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joeylead said:
I am planning to mount my high lift on the back of my toolbox using the 4X RAC. Which position is stronger for themounts? The directions show it sideways, but I think mounting it the other way would be better as i could get 1 top and 1 bottom bolt close to the corner of the box where the box is stronger. i am planning to use big washers to help disperse the load and i might reinforce the inside of the box with rectangular metal tube aw well.
Don't waste money on the 4X rac and use angle iron.
Pic http://community.webshots.com/album/219638235ZuJzVz

I had mine mounted on the frt of the cab, with that setup, you can mount it to the side of the cab, on the tool box etc.......
 

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joeylead said:
I still have the old loc rac I used to use, so Imay try to make that into a center mountng point. But he Idea of a backing is good.
Did you have your loc-rac mounted on your bedrail? I've got mine mounted there and it keeps ripping it.

-Seth
 

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cbr900rr95 said:
Don't waste money on the 4X rac and use angle iron.
Pic http://community.webshots.com/album/219638235ZuJzVz

I had mine mounted on the frt of the cab, with that setup, you can mount it to the side of the cab, on the tool box etc.......
What is the size of that angle iron? Do the bolts on the front of the bed (on the hooks) ever come loose from the jack bouncing around?
 

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Did you have your loc-rac mounted on your bedrail? I've got mine mounted there and it keeps ripping it.

-Seth

When I used the loc rack, it wasnt mounted to the rail directly. What i did was use 1X2" rectangular metal tube (had it laying around). I used 2 self tapping screws through the top into the rail and then am "L" bracket on the bottom screwed into the bed. One was from the rail to the bed floor and the other was from the rail to the wheelwell (longer jack). I then mounted the loc-rac to these. This gave a stronger mount to the rail and added support on the bottom. It was very sturdy, never damaged the rails at all. Also, it allowed me to lower the jack mounting to where it couldnt be seem from the outside of the bed. I then bolted an eye bolt to the lower portion of the metal tube where the rear support for the jack was so I could hold it down with a bunge cord. That held it in place very firmly. I just wish i had a pick. If you want, I can e-mail you pics of what the mounts looked like, as they are still together, but dont have any pictures of it installed on the truck.
 

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What is the size of that angle iron? Do the bolts on the front of the bed (on the hooks) ever come loose from the jack bouncing around?
The size is 2" by 2" by the width of the bed, aluminum.

The whole assembly weight is sitting on top of the wheel well, and the bolt (tie down hook) is just there to keep it from sliding back or up or sideway. And I don't think it will come loose and it never bounce around or make any noice.
 

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When I used the loc rack, it wasnt mounted to the rail directly. What i did was use 1X2" rectangular metal tube (had it laying around). I used 2 self tapping screws through the top into the rail and then am "L" bracket on the bottom screwed into the bed. One was from the rail to the bed floor and the other was from the rail to the wheelwell (longer jack). I then mounted the loc-rac to these. This gave a stronger mount to the rail and added support on the bottom. It was very sturdy, never damaged the rails at all. Also, it allowed me to lower the jack mounting to where it couldnt be seem from the outside of the bed. I then bolted an eye bolt to the lower portion of the metal tube where the rear support for the jack was so I could hold it down with a bunge cord. That held it in place very firmly. I just wish i had a pick. If you want, I can e-mail you pics of what the mounts looked like, as they are still together, but dont have any pictures of it installed on the truck.
yeah, that'd be cool.
 

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cbr900rr95 said:
Don't waste money on the 4X rac and use angle iron.
Pic http://community.webshots.com/album/219638235ZuJzVz

I had mine mounted on the frt of the cab, with that setup, you can mount it to the side of the cab, on the tool box etc.......

I did this as well and so far am very happy. Instead of the bungie cord I bought one of the new "snake" style master locks. It keeps the jack from rattling around and locks it down as well.
 
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