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    Default Are hi-lift jacks built different?

    I bought a new hi-lift and happened to buy the larger one. Are the hole patterns different? I tried to mount it on my rear tire carrier like my other one was, but the bolts are about 1/8th of an inch too close together and they won't fit in the holes. I am guessing that I may have to try bend the bolts out a little, but may check with eddie first to see if that would mess anything up.

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    no idea, but that sucks that it wasn't a simple swap!
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    I know they come in different heights--not sure if that affects the bolt holes in it though.
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    It must have been a slightly different mold for the holes because this one does not want to go on at all.

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    MilJeep,
    Which HLJ did you buy,the Cast & Steel, All Cast or X-Treme? One would think that they would use the same measurements, molds, etc....
    I hate to ask but is it a real HLJ or some knock-off?

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    I bought the 60 inch hi-lift. I think after looking at it that I must have had the 48 inch before, because this one is HUGE.

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    There IS a difference in the bolt holes between the cast and stamped. Height isn't an issue, but type within the Hi-lift brand name is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCHarleyJeepGuy View Post
    There IS a difference in the bolt holes between the cast and stamped. Height isn't an issue, but type within the Hi-lift brand name is.
    Hmmm, I would have never guessed that there is that much of a difference between different length HiLift jacks. That is odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailsnail View Post
    Hmmm, I would have never guessed that there is that much of a difference between different length HiLift jacks. That is odd.
    Again...height is NOT the issue...whether the base is cast or stamped is where the variation comes into play.
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    I heard that Hi Lift presses their "spines" on 2 different presses. If the difference is only 1/8", I'd thread a nut onto the stud end and give it a good whack with a BFH. Do one, then do the other. They're course thread bolts so a little tweaking won't affect the threading of a nut. If that doesn't work, shoot me a PM/email and I'll hook you up.
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