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Re: Hi Lift Pros/Cons and preferred placement

It's a great tool for your recovery arsenal and it can be dangerous when used improperly as others stated. Living in the rust belt requires additional maintenance unless you can afford an all stainless version, if one exists? Finding a convenient place to mount one is another challenge. I fabricated a hidden front receiver so I could swap my winch from front to rear when needed, but normally leave the winch in the back. I decided to fabricate a HI-Lift jack mount that slides into the front receiver. The lift sits parallel to and right up against the front bumper above the lower grill. It's easy to get to for removal and adds elements of strength & fear to the front end. The only down side is it gets pelted with salt and debris, so the paint is completely gone. I'll have to break it down & repaint it this spring, but it's there if ever needed.

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*CurbCrawler fabricated hidden front receiver.
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