|03-04-2014 06:38 AM|
|Denizen of the Deep|
|03-03-2014 01:41 PM|
|Y-Guy||Good deal, hopefully you can finally get it installed. Not good packaging on their end. The one thing you might consider is swapping out the nuts on the wire rope clips as I tightened a couple I wasn't thrilled how a few of them didn't lock in tight.|
|03-03-2014 12:24 PM|
|Denizen of the Deep||Called Racor, they are sending out a replacement part tomorrow.|
|03-02-2014 06:58 PM|
|Denizen of the Deep||I'll give that a try this time.|
|03-02-2014 06:39 PM|
|Y-Guy||This time try calling Racor and see if they will send you a replacement part, might be quicker.|
|03-02-2014 06:18 PM|
|Denizen of the Deep||
Received the new Racor lift, opened it up to check the inventory and I see that the plastic bearing has three out of 4 holding/snap tabs broken. Obviously packed carelessly or tossed into the box and busted. After the first SNAFU Amazon sent me an invitation to rank the packing of the Racor product, I blew it off, now I'm going to find the email and complete the survey.
|02-16-2014 09:11 PM|
|Denizen of the Deep|
|02-16-2014 06:11 PM|
Maybe it's worth your time to just source a new cable? Home Depot, or Harbor freight also has a great selection in my area.
This has to suck though...
|02-16-2014 05:49 PM|
|Denizen of the Deep||
Missing Parts from the Racor Package
|09-20-2013 01:55 AM|
I installed my Racor this summer, but just finally getting around to posting about it.
The install went smooth, directions are not super clear but if you go slow and think through it you won't have any troubles. I was able to tap directly into the rafters so the install was easy, I just need to adjust the jeep a bit off center to line up but its not a problem. I put some of the left over foam tubes I used on the frame to protect the rear seal of the window.
While hoisted up it's a bit tight under the roof but plenty of room to walk around without hitting it. However I think this winter I'm going to change how the wires attach to the frame so I can get it a bit closer to the ceiling. The cable clamps were a royal PITA and very loose so make sure tighten those down firm.
|09-10-2013 12:56 PM|
|kenb1023||After sitting in the box for a year I have finally cleaned up the big garage so I can put it up. It is over 12' to the rafters and it is only me but should have it done by the weekend.|
|07-16-2013 02:47 PM|
Finished my Racor install this weekend and hoisted the hard top off. Went great. My garage set up where I wanted to place the Racor though didn't work with the need for 48" joists so my dad and I mounted 2x6s to the side walls and then ran 2x6s across to create our own joists. Worked great and so far she's holding up well. It was pretty tight getting the jeep backed into that section of the garage though which made it a bit tight getting the ratchet straps hooked and so on, but I'm running a soft top for the next few months so thankfully I won't be putting the top on and off too often. More for longer term storage while I'm running the soft top. Put the freedom panels on top of the rack to store them as well.
|04-18-2013 04:11 PM|
Installed and lifting!
Love it! If I designed this lift I would have definitely beefed things up a bit, but it seems to work just fine. Next up I need to invest in a cordless 1/2" drill. My electric 1/2" drill runs it up and down quite nicely, but it is a bit unwieldy.
I'm also going to replace the 1" strap on the drivers side with a matching 2" strap like the one on the passenger side. With the 2" strap I don't think I'll need any additional padding to distribute the load.
Fyi, my ceiling is 10' 2" high.
|04-13-2013 12:41 AM|
|04-12-2013 11:56 PM|
Anyone have this installed in a 8'6" high garage? I would need to store the top then park under it. Would like to see pics if there are any in an 8'6" area.
|04-12-2013 05:31 PM|
|rigormortis||Racor ordered via Amazon Prime :^) Looking forward!|
|06-23-2012 08:36 AM|
|AndeeW||Just got my Jeep this week and have my Rancor arriving later today - looking at all the different arrangements to secure the hardtop to the rack for lifting I was wondering if anyone has tried to lift the hard top using a roof-rack mounted to the hardtop?|
|06-11-2012 01:17 PM|
Thanks for supplying the added gear drive support images. I installed the racor lift this weekend and the gear box literally shattered on the first lift (dropping my hardtop about 2 inches). I'm guessing it was due to the twist and that my gearbox looked like a much older one as it was green and rubber/plastic, nothing was yellow like the ones in the pictures on here.
Thanks for the ideas!
|05-20-2012 11:47 AM|
|05-19-2012 06:28 PM|
|05-19-2012 08:09 AM|
|05-18-2012 11:29 PM|
|-JC-||Now THAT"S a study looking install! And it seems to have passed the Lab test|
|05-18-2012 09:26 PM|
|schirmyver||Awesome job. The only comment I have would be to add a board between the ceiling and the drive gear. I was noticing that as I raised the top the drive gear portion of the bracket would twist. I then read one review that said the bracket bent. I added a small section of 2x4 under the drive gear and it prevents this twisting action.|
|05-18-2012 07:12 PM|
|sitkojm||All done!!! First time with the top off!, only had her for 4 weeks now. I loved my jeep before, now it's just bad ass. I think the wife is jealous and pissed, Thats why the pup is out in he garage with me... Oh well, made it just in time for topless day.|
|05-16-2012 10:53 PM|
|-JC-||Ohh, totally! This is a sick call if there was one. I can write you an excuse. Sounds like you need a couple of cross boards and then screw the Racor into the cross boards. Ths will work just fine|
|05-16-2012 07:33 PM|
|sitkojm||Yeah, they are great since they are straight and flat, but a monster to screw into. I can't get above the garage, dead space, so I'm going to have to scab 2x4s across and then attach the lift. Was hoping to get the top off Friday night, this might take me a few more nights, might have to call out sick tomorrow|
|05-16-2012 07:10 PM|
|-JC-||Engineered I beams. Ok, that's a problem. The pressed board between the rails is probably not thick enough to hold a lag bolt. If you can get up into the rafters. You might be abl eto work downwards instead of up into the joists?|
|05-16-2012 06:09 PM|
|sitkojm||What a PITA this thing is! My rafters are 16 on center, but shifted 6 inches off the center of the garage, plus there is 2 layers of drywall (fire code, built my house 3 years ago) and my rafters are engineered i-beams, so finding the center with a stud finder is very tough. Spent two hours, cursed, went up the ladder 30 times, put holes in my ceiling, threw my tools and got nothing accomplished.. Maybe tomorrow...|
|05-11-2012 02:15 PM|
Good tips! Thanks guys!!
...Sounds like all I need is a good stud finder and some beer to lure a friend over....
|05-11-2012 01:17 PM|
The metal side rails are definitely strong enough, you do not "NEED" the 2x4 or 2x6. It just comes down to whether or not you can locate joists 48" apart, where you want the lift, and you can insure you are screwing into the center of each joist. I added the 2x6 because where I wanted the lift was exactly in between where the joists ran. If I had the space to move it a foot either way I probably would not have added the 2x6.
If you do not own one, I would buy or rent a good quality stud finder so you can insure you are screwing into the center of the joist. Also if you can get a buddy to help it makes it a lot easier. I did mine on my own and hanging the brackets was a PITA.
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