August 4th 2017
I've purchased a few Teraflex products in the last year or two. Their products are always great quality, work as designed and come with very clear instructions. This bracket is no exception. Just a simple bracket, but when you look closer at it, it has 3-4 welded gussets for strength and the gauge of the metal is very stout. Powdercoating is flawless and very thick. When you bolt your jack in, it holds it rock solid and within about 1/2" to the bracket all the way around. Open the tailgate and it comes really close to the tail light and body, but will never hit it, as the tire carrier stops at 90* by design. That all takes a lot of engineering to pull off. One great thing is that the bolts that mount the jack are the same size as your wheel lugs, which means you can use a wheel lock to keep your Hi-Lift from being stolen.
Teraflex's HD tire carrier that it bolts onto is equally impressive, even after 2 years with a 35" tire, my tailgate swings open smoothly and easily. I can't say the same for friends that have big clunky carriers that have to be opened separately. Just unlatching them is a PITA.
I guess the reason I am so impressed is because finding quality anymore is pretty difficult. We're usually forced to buy Walmart garbage made in China that is as cheaply made as possible to satisfy consumers wanting the lowest price. Sooner or later, seems like all companies when they get big start cutting cost and the product quality and the consumer suffers. Keep up the good work Terflex; it's just a bracket, but I'm impressed!!