Mount your Hi-Lift Jack horizontally within easy reach on the roll cage of a Jeep Wrangler JLU (4 Door). Mounts directly to the factory roll cage and allows the Hi-Lift Jack to be mounted in multiple positions based on requirements. Provides secure interior storage with easy access when needed.
TrailTrak can easily become a mounting platform for other storage needs with the addition of the TrailTrak Universal Mounting Hub (sold separately and coming soon). Provides secure storage for items such as Rotopax, Cam Cans, Power Tanks, fire extinguishers, etc.
The Hi-Lift Trail Trak System deserves 5 stars, but the installation deserves less than none. I would not classify this as a novice DIY, but here are a few tips that will hopefully save your Sunday afternoon.
At the point the instructions tell you to mark the center of the tape by measuring the exposed face of the roll bar... good luck. I found it better to hold a level perpendicular to the outside of the roll bar, and measure from the edge in to 1-1/16”.
Use Cobalt drill bits only. Start at 1/16 or 3/32” and work your way up to 3/8”... 1/32” at a time. Step bit is fine, but be sure it’s cobalt.
Test fit your rivnut BEFORE drilling to 25/64”, and only drill the holes that the rivnut clearly won’t fit into.
Use plenty of drilling oil, and lay down a towel when drilling. The hardened steel shards are hot and could damage your vehicle’s interior.
DO NOT use the bolt and hollow nut combo the instructions tell you to use to collapse the rivnuts. This is where I feel HI-Lift failed. Instead, use YT and search how to PROPERLY secure rivnuts using a bolt, REGULAR nut, and a washer. Sorry Hi-Lift, but somewhere in your shop, an engineer or fabricator is smiling and saying, “told you so”.
I like the finished product. It’s built like a tank, and it looks great. The flexibility is good too. Yes, you must remove the jack to get the soft top up and down, but that’s fine for me. However, I can’t get over the disparity between the simplistic instructions and the reality of the process.
By I want my Sunday back!
from South Lake Tahoe, CA
Hard to install if you crush riv nut with bolt not gun and if your whole isn’t perfect it won’t clamp down. Also, u have to take off jack every time u put soft top up or down...
Hi-Lift Jack's parent company Bloomfield Manufacturing was founded over 100 years ago and today Indiana-headquartered Hi-Lift produces jacks capable of lifting, winching, clamping, pulling and pushing. The Handyman or Sheepherder's jack was the Hi-Lift's original name and jeepers trust these accessories out on the trail in a variety of scenarios. Their trail jacks offer a rated capacity of 4,660 lbs. and a tested capacity of 7,000 lbs. and they are lightweight and easy to maneuver. We also carry tow straps and jack mount kits as well as storage options for trail jacks. Rely on a brand that has withstood the test of time to withstand the tests that come with off-roading. Shop Hi-Lift Jack Now