Ever needed to use your Hi-Lift Jack on your Jeep but couldn’t find a suitable lift point? Still, have plastic or factory steel bumpers? Let me show you the SAM-U from JeepsNeeds.
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What is a SAM-U?
SAM-U for the Wrangler JL allows for the Hi-lift jack to securely mount and lock on the factory recovery points as well as after-market bumper D-ring tabs.
This will allow you to lift a JL or a JT with a factory plastic or steel bumper securely and safely. The SAM-U is a sturdy recovery mounting device capable of easily lifting your Jeep and securing your Hi-Lift during recovery or repair in the trail.
Here is a video showing the SAM-U being mounted and in use.
The only limitation of the SAM-U is in advanced recovery techniques with a Hi-Lift. Because it locks the jack into the SAM-U you won’t be able to do roll-off or move the vehicle side to side as you can with some other recovery points.
That limitation is a function of how the SAM-U has to utilize mounting points that aren’t as secure. Capturing an open hook to lift a vehicle safely is hard to combine with those advanced maneuvers. (To see those recovery techniques in action check out our YouTube channel.)
At $139 the SAM-U is a lot less expensive than a new bumper and offers a secure safe recovery option that you can throw in a toolbox or recovery bag. It’s made in the USA and from what I can tell with our own use is going to last for many years.