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Landon II 07-15-2013 05:54 PM

Vehicle lift for the garage
 
When I built my garage years ago I made the ceiling 12'3" tall so I can put a lift in. For the longest Time I thought I wanted a two post lift but now I'm thinking four post. I think it would be safer plus you don't have to anchor a four post down. Besides my jeep I have a 03 Ram 2500 with a CTD. It's almost 8000lbs.

Anyway anybody ever put a lift on a vehicle while using a four post lift? I have seen ones with a jack that rolls in-between the rails of the lift. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with one.

Big Sarge 07-15-2013 05:58 PM

I've never used one to install a lift on a vehicle but I've used the ones with the pneumatic jack that rolls on the rails of the lift and I love them. If I ever get around to building my log house that is exactly what I will have installed.

Landon II 07-15-2013 07:03 PM

Do you remember the brand of the lift?

1jeeplvr 07-15-2013 07:46 PM

I got a quote for a Mohawk lift that fits in a 10' ceiling,mine are about 12'.Then you would be able to lift the vehicle all the way up.I thought the quote was high so I decided to wait for now.I want to have someone come in & do my floors first.

gcan 07-15-2013 07:55 PM

this is the lift I put in my garage....I have a 10' ceiling and I bolt it down when I need it and then set it aside when I don't so the garage area is clear

MaxJax Portable Two Post Lifting System by Dannmar

JimsJeep 07-15-2013 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Landon II (Post 3965555)
When I built my garage years ago I made the ceiling 12'3" tall so I can put a lift in. For the longest Time I thought I wanted a two post lift but now I'm thinking four post. I think it would be safer plus you don't have to anchor a four post down. Besides my jeep I have a 03 Ram 2500 with a CTD. It's almost 8000lbs.

Anyway anybody ever put a lift on a vehicle while using a four post lift? I have seen ones with a jack that rolls in-between the rails of the lift. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with one.

I have a 4 poster for the same issue, just prefer the safety of not having to fasten the legs and having the safety latches

hondamxer 07-15-2013 07:58 PM

I use both 2 and 4 post lifts every day in school and i prefer the 2 post. While working under vehicles on a 4 post you are constantly ducking under the two side rails that you drive the car on to so you dont hit your head. Also the middle jack doesnt go up all too high, but high enough i spouse. When under a vehicle on a two post it just feels easier to run around for tools and what not. These were Bend Pak lifts. Both are plenty safe, so thats not an issue. and the weight capacity for the 2 post Bend Pak is 9000 pounds, but you can get one up to 15000

Atthehop 07-15-2013 08:17 PM

I wish I had a garage to work on my vehicles, rain and snow is a bitch when emergency repairs are needed.

t84a 07-15-2013 08:28 PM

My buddy has ine from Complete Hydraulics and it really nice. I use it any chance I can. I have one of their motorcycle lifts.

Complete Hydraulic | Automotive Vehicle Lifts, Motorcycle Lifts, Wheel Service Equipment, Garage Tools & Equipment, & More!

MosesTJ 07-15-2013 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 3966183)
I wish I had a garage to work on my vehicles, rain and snow is a bitch when emergency repairs are needed.

Seems simple but in a pinch throw up,an EZ up for protection from rain or snow.

Landon II 07-15-2013 08:38 PM

Another pluss for the four post is it will work with standard four inch floors. If I do two post I will have to have two pads poured.


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