Much like other off-road vehicles, the Land Rover Defender can be customised with add-on features, such as the Hi-Lift jack. This customised accessory is designed to help drivers deal with flat tires and other undercarriage issues when a garage or a car lift is not easily accessible.
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Things you need
- Hi-lift jack and mounting accessories
- Metal drill bit
- Tape measure
- Safety glasses
- Hole punch
- Wrench set
Hold the hi-lift jack up against the front or rear bumper (based upon your preference) so that it is laying on its side, horizontally. Ensure it does not interfere with any other accessories, such as fog lights or a winch. Position it in the centre, and use a tape measure to be exact. Have a friend hold the jack in place while you place the mounting brackets on the bumper.
Mark the centre of the holes for the bracket with a marker, and remove the lift. Use a hole punch to dimple the bumper on the corresponding marks, and place the metal drill bit on the dimpled sections. Drill through the bumper at all of the marked points for the bolts that will hold the bracket in place.
Mount the brackets on the bumper. Place them over the holes you drilled and push the bolts through the corresponding holes. Install the washers on the rear side and thread the nuts in place by hand until they can go no further, then finish tightening them with a wrench. Place the jack onto the brackets.
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