Although aftermarket roof racks look the business, the extra weight and cost of them is not necessary for a lot of backcountry applications. However, the venerable Hi-Lift jack is one of the primary building blocks of any vehicle recovery system.
The factory rail mount for Hi-Lift jacks helps bridge that gap. It is designed around 5th gen Toyota 4runners, but will work on rails that accept 1" tall x .25" wide backers. This lets you add the weight of the jack to the strongest part of most factory rail systems in an extremely low profile manner. It does so without taking up valuable cross bar space and still allows you to use the factory cross bars.
The mounts (sold in pairs - Hi-Lift not included) consist of black powdercoated rail brackets, grade 8 mounting bolts, dual washers, and a heavy duty wing nut.
Here is a list of vehicles they are known to work with (if you find a new one, please let us know):
- 5th Generation (2010+) Toyota 4runner
- 3rd Generation (2010 - 2017) Ford Expedition