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Stowing a Hilift

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by 4x Old Guy, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Aug 5, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    4x Old Guy

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    Several threads I’ve read stress the importance of having recovery gear. I heartily agree as I have gotten stuck a couple of times (I’m old school and have never gotten stuck in my open differential 2003 Tacoma, but the intricacies of all the traction assist features in my 2019 T4R have got me baffled, but that’s another story). Anyway I am looking at getting a Hilift jack to help in the “stucky” situations. Any suggestions on a clean way of stowing the jack on my gen 5 runner? I see a lot of them on rear tire carriers of Jeeps, but I really don’t want to do any $$$$$ mods to stow. $ jack. I have the factory roof rack and drive it every day to work.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    You could always drill into your factory roof rack and mount it there. On my 3rd Gen I did this with T-handles so it was easy on/easy off. That way you don't have to have it on your Runner all the time.
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  3. Aug 6, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    Hmmm. Interesting. Nice and clean. I assume bolts just slide through the rack. Is there something that keeps the bolts from “running away” while you’re using the jack (some kind of keeper to hold the bolt in the rack)?
     
  4. Aug 6, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Yup I made the holes just big enough that the bolts would go through.

    When I took the hi lift off the rack I left the bolts in the roof rails. Re-install the T handle and those bolts won’t move at all.
     
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  5. Aug 7, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    Thanks. Where did you get the T-handles?
     
  6. Aug 7, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    I got the bolts and T-handles at True Value.
     

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