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Chairokey
03-11-2013, 03:43 PM
Well I need to get a winch for my new jeep but don't have the money to drop on that and a new bumper to go with it.

Just wanted to know how effective hi lift jacks are when used laterally as a temporary winch. Is this something to consider if I'm not able to get a winch now?

wayoflife
03-11-2013, 03:45 PM
Well, I would use whatever you've got and if a Hi-Lift is all you have, yeah, I have used it as a winch before. It sucks to use and takes forever but, it can be done and is probably better to have than nothing.

my_jk
03-11-2013, 03:49 PM
I have used my hi-lift before to help a friend winch his trailer. It works fine just a little bit slow.

Rancho
03-11-2013, 04:13 PM
Well, I would use whatever you've got and if a Hi-Lift is all you have, yeah, I have used it as a winch before. It sucks to use and takes forever but, it can be done and is probably better to have than nothing.

Highlighted the key part...

Holeshot
03-14-2013, 12:40 AM
here's a link, in case someone asks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-8gFSOTxxA