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tibaal89
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

Ah, very good. There are people who will argue to the death about stupid crap like that. Make up some super advanced reason for why it has to be a certain way when it doesn't matter, ridicule others for different choice, profit.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

But I think Chuck is like 'Honey Badger' with the bare feet and Sandals. Rocks, cactus, Gila Monsters! He doesn't give a $#1T

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He put on the sandals when he says there are 'stickers' .

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

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Soon will be the All Pro Bumper(in hand), Synthetic Rope(being upgraded) and one day, Winch.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

blue10 wrote:
I don't want to contradict what the master has taught you, but a smart private would mount his Hi-Lift on the side of his rack, and he'd wear real shoes when out in the nowhere.

Seriously? I think that is the last damn place you should mount a Hi-Lift.

Can't comment on the shoes...

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

What's wrong with open toed shoes and shorts?

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

ArizonaMitch wrote:
blue10 wrote:
I don't want to contradict what the master has taught you, but a smart private would mount his Hi-Lift on the side of his rack, and he'd wear real shoes when out in the nowhere.

Seriously? I think that is the last damn place you should mount a Hi-Lift.

Can't comment on the shoes...

So if you have a hi-lift where on the FJ did you mount it? Not a lot of options.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

Angry_Tim wrote:
ArizonaMitch wrote:
blue10 wrote:
I don't want to contradict what the master has taught you, but a smart private would mount his Hi-Lift on the side of his rack, and he'd wear real shoes when out in the nowhere.

Seriously? I think that is the last damn place you should mount a Hi-Lift.

Can't comment on the shoes...

So if you have a hi-lift where on the FJ did you mount it? Not a lot of options.

Back of the rack, low, where it doesn't catch on anything... and the weight is evenly distributed. Gets into the garage easily.

I modified the BajaRack mounts and posted photos on the thread about "where did you mount your Hi-Lift"

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

Can't do that due to roof top tent opens to the back. Can't get into garage anyway, damn 7'door.

Thread hijack done.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

Angry_Tim wrote:
Can't do that due to roof top tent opens to the back. Can't get into garage anyway, damn 7'door.

Thread hijack done.

Well then, modify the mounts and get the damned thing as close to the rack as humanly possible. Not ideal, but the best you can do...

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

Problem is the Billet Mounts I got from FJLarry only fit on the top Pipe. I haven't caught the jack on anything yet. The front lights stick up further.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

My highlift is on the side of my rack, dosnt seem to catch on mutch of anything, at least nothing that can harm a highlift... What's yours made of? Mines steel, branches are wood, highlift wins. I have cought mine while reversing into a spot in a parking garage, bent the crap out of the aluminum rail inside the garage, highlift won again! And it made me stop before I damaged my roof mounted go lights. So of all the off road knowledge that is required to be proficient at this sport we all love, why is this a topic of argument?

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

Pauly wrote:
My highlift is on the side of my rack, dosnt seem to catch on mutch of anything, at least nothing that can harm a highlift... What's yours made of? Mines steel, branches are wood, highlift wins. I have cought mine while reversing into a spot in a parking garage, bent the crap out of the aluminum rail inside the garage, highlift won again! And it made me stop before I damaged my roof mounted go lights. So of all the off road knowledge that is required to be proficient at this sport we all love, why is this a topic of argument?

Over the years I've seen them ripped off of the roof rack. I've seen considerable roof damage done to other vehicles. The Hi-Lift is usually much stronger than the racks or the roof, so to answer your question:

1) My Hi-Lift is made of serious steel
2) My roof rack is made of considerably weaker steel
3) My roof is made of thin sheet metal

So it's a physics experiment like E=MC2... the Hi-lift wins and all the more expensive stuff loses.

So to turn it into a MasterCard commercial:

Tree: free
Hi-Lift Jack: $99

Losing a rack or an FJ roof: $700-$1,000's...

For all of those losses you'll need a MasterCard... priceless

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

I ripped my HiLift off my roof many years ago at Table Mesa... it's probably still in/near the river. Good fun! Very Happy

Mount broke off rack, minimal damage to rack, got lucky on the body (little dent in the roof, obscured by existing larger dents).

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

tibaal89 wrote:
I ripped my HiLift off my roof many years ago at Table Mesa... it's probably still in/near the river. Good fun! Very Happy

Mount broke off rack, minimal damage to rack, got lucky on the body (little dent in the roof, obscured by existing larger dents).

Well there's an argument for not over engineering the mounts if I ever heard one.

You make a good point... best to have the mounts give up before the rack does...

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimbolio's "Precious" Reply with quote

Yea, it kinda depends... if you're caught on a tree it would be nice to have the mounts break away and leave everything else basically OK. If you're in an accident on the highway or something though, you probably would rather have some rack/roof crumpling than the HiLift turning into a missile and maybe giving somebody a really bad day.

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