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Modification #13 (hi-lift jack)

The 36″ Hi-Lift Jack (HL364), with the Hi-Lift Handle Keeper (HL-HKB), was installed using Rugged Ridge Off Road Jack Mounting Bracket (Textured Black, #11586.01) from Morris 4X4 Center.  The jack is, obviously, the high quality you would expect from Hi-Lift.  The Rugged Ridge (RR) mounting bracket is likewise the high quality you would expect from Rugged Ridge.  However, the instructions provided by RR stink.  They give step-by-step instructions, including pictures, that provide a great level of detail.  Yet they totally forgot to illustrate how the plastic OEM hinge guards fit into the steps.  They provide a template for drilling the proper holes in them, so they can be refitted, but neglect to say or show in any pictures how this is to be accomplished.  I spent quite a bit of time with the various bolts, washers, and spacers trying to figure out how the jack mount could be attached with the original hinge covers reinstalled.  I’m still not totally sure if I have it as it was intended.  But the door and mount are both very secure and the installation looks good.  Now I just need to get a good padlock on the mount, so the jack doesn’t grow legs and walk off.  I imagine I’ll spray the lock with matte black Plasti-Dip.

2015-09-15 Bestop Jack Mount and Hi-Lift Jack