Lifetime’s backboard mounting kit is uniquely designed with a Y-shaped bracket to ensure added stability and improved rebound quality. Lifetime’s backboard mounting kit is constructed of powder coated steel so it is rust resistant and will look great for years to come. Includes backboard brackets to attach board to mounting kit. Please call to see if your system is compatible.
The Lifetime mounting kit includes brackets for a 3.5 in. pole. The wall and pole option have a 9.5 in. offset from the mounting surface to the backboard. Note:With the roof option you will need to buy some additional hardware to connect the brackets to the roof. Compatible with all Lifetime Backboard Combos.
For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample.
Note: Hole pattern is specific to Lifetime backboards and kit may not fit other backboard brands. All 3 mounting options create a fixed board that is not adjustable in height.
Assembly & Manuals
Galvanized Universal Mounting Kit is rated out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5
from Engineering marvel While the strength is yet to be really tested, this kit was a "joy to behold"![the writer is an active 72 year old systems engineer by trade - who did the install by himself - yes, i saw that was not recommended - and i am not recommending for anyone. but i got it done and it would have been totally impossible were the product not so well designed]the only reason i did not mark 5 stars was the design of the backboard "slots" combined with the one instruction deficiency. the slots should be longer, more narrow [and maybe strengthened] or a larger head carriage bolt provided. This is complicated by the instructions not making clear how the diagonals are connected [braces are shown - but make it appear the braces have something to do with the slots].so, would i do it again? you bet! [and i would make sure my wife was not home to see me on a ladder with the backstop in hand!]
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 2 out of 5
from Instructions really need some work Installation of the product was quite difficult, in that the instructions were incomplete. I had to rely on the pictures, which were quite small. I'm quite mechanically-oriented, but it took me about ten hours and three tries to correctly mount it due to problems and discrepancies in the instructions. The accompanying nuts are not lock nuts, so with all the use of the backboard, they keep working loose no matter how tight I make them. It would have been better to work additional washers into the design or else use lock nuts. Also, the instructions really need to be clarified in terms of the 8" vertical spacing; I had to bore two sets of holes before I figured out how it needed to be mounted. And seriously? You can't even list ahead of time the additional hardware required for mounting this? For $50, I really expected better quality in both the product and instructions.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5
from This is an excellent mounting kit! I installed this kit using the wall mount option as our poles have a 90 degree bend with a flat plate welded on the end. I was a little worried when I purchased the kit because of the bad instruction reviews. But it did not take long to figure out the other reviewers were not the sharpest knifes in the box. The instructions that came with the mounting kit and the instructions that came with the backboard were easy to read and understand. I took me a short afternoon to install everything all by myself, that includes drilling new holes in the plate and using loctite on some of the bolts.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5
from Lifetime basketball goal and mounting kit We bought the Lifetime backboard and goal unit (at Walmart) first and then ordered the mounting equipment. She is enjoying it all very much!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5
from hard I bought the backboard and rim then found out I needed a mounting kit now that I have that it's sitting on my court no one can figure out how to install it I would not buy from you again I feel I lost 190 dollars
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5
from So far, so good Grandson, age 13, says "I love it." It took our contractor about 3 hours to install on the garage wall. Our contractor said these products have changed since he last installed one years ago. He put in quite a bit of work, but no major problems. Instructions not so well written, however. All in all, well worth the expense and time given it was the only present for grandson's 13th birthday. And, as noted, he loves it.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5
from versitile product, does the job! Had been waiting for a while to uy this product and glad I did. Installation was managble if want to spend half a day on it. I did it without help and woudl have been finished sooner if I got some assistance with and extra set of hands as the instructions indicate.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5
from Can't live without it What more could you ask for? It goes together easily (thanks to wonderful instructions), it allows installation on various support systems, and is made of high-quality materials. The backboard is now up and we are playing! LOL
Date published: 2014-04-17
Ask a Question
How do you mount universal bracket to the back of the backboard?
For assembly assistance please contact our customer service department at 800-225-3865 or by email at email@example.com. Customer service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Date published: 2017-04-06
I purchased this product and the box states that you can do an Eave mount, however, there are no instructions for that type of mounting option in the box. Can you please provide them?
We apologize that your combo kit did not include the instructions that you are needing. Please contact our Customer Service Team and they will be able to help you get the information that you are needing. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Date published: 2017-11-14
Will the mounting kit 9594 work on 90703
Yes all of our combo kits are compatible with our Universal Mounting kit.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Is it possible to use this universal mount to mount to a 5 inch (roughly) tree if proper u-bolts and saddle brackets can be acquired or will it mount only to a 3.5 inch pole ONLY?
This cannot be mounted to a tree. It needs to be on a pole that is 3.5 inches in diameter.
Date published: 2015-04-22
The description says "Lifetime Universal Backboard Mounting Kit" but then it says "mounting kit not included." I don't understand how it can be both ways. Is this what I need to mount the backboard to my brick garage or not? Thank you.
That is a typo. this is what you need to attach it to your garage.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Hi. Does the backboard mounting kit allow you to adjust the backboard for height?
This is just for mounting the backboard to a roof, wall or pole. A height adjustment mechanism is not included.
Date published: 2014-10-09
When will mounting kit be in stock?
Our universal mounting kit appears to be in stock currently.
Date published: 2017-04-18
I have a pole mounted in a water filled base and backboard, model CB03500-1 that is 41" wide. All from you. My 9 year old grandson shot a basket and the plexiglass exploded! Are the mounting bolts standard and can I replace it with model 73650?
For replacement/missing parts or questions, please contact our customer service team at 800-225-3865 or by email at email@example.com. Customer service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Date published: 2017-02-01