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Old 11-29-2015, 03:34 AM
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At home service lift

Does anyone have a lift at home that they use for their Jeep? I am looking at a scissor lift due to space and ceiling height, but nut sure how it will work for the Jeep. My other car is mid engine so this will be perfect.

This is what I am looking at

BendPak MD-6XP Mid Rise Lift, 6,000 Lb. Capacity, Portable

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Old 11-29-2015, 06:14 AM   #2
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Max jax are roughly the same price and allow much better access underneath. You will need to install inserts in a cement floor to use. I do not have one of these, but when I can afford a lift this is probably the way I will go.

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Old 11-29-2015, 07:05 AM   #3
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What sort of work are you planning to do, and what height clearance do you have?

A frame contact scissor lift would be useful for working on wheels, but your access under the center of the car is limited, especially since you won't be able to raise a tall vehicle very high in an average height garage. QuickJack style side by side portable lifts give you better access to the center of the car, popular with racers. Though most are lower weight capacity, I think they make some capable of safely supporting a jeep.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:20 PM   #4
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This is mine, 7000 lb pad lift, 26" open in the centre allows me to get to most of the stuff I need too. Just make sure you buy a good quality one, these Jeeps are heavy, mine is 5800 lbs so I don't think I'd trust a 6000 lb lift. I bought this one slightly used from a local vendor (lift king) very heavy duty, each pad weighs about 800 lbs and is anchored with 4 bolts into the garage floor 4 hydraulic rams, air locks, it will lift to full height but I'm limited by ceiling height, has a stand alone control box that I can move out of the way when I'm not using it. Had to make my own lifting blocks as the frames are so narrow on these but I've had it in the air a dozen times or so lifting it under the rub rails with no problems, it does work great for any unibody vehicles that I work on. Won't work on my CJ5 either as the wheelbase is too short, although I can just put either the front or rear wheels on it and lift either end.

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Old 11-30-2015, 09:42 PM   #5
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We have a four post lift. Had to get a rolling jack to be able to lift the wheels off the ramps. Just got it delivered and am installing it now.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:30 AM
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I would use it for both of my vehicles.
Porsche Boxster S
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Mostly I would use it for the Jeep to rotate tires. It is high enough that I can get on a creeper to get under the middle. The Porsche is for lifting to get it up odd the ground to do maintenance and regular detailing.

My ceiling is 8 Ft, so a standard lift will not work. I thought about maxjack, but I don't like having to bolt it in every time.

I had looked at quic jack last year, and they didn't make one to fit the Porsche. I just looked at the site again, and they now have one that works. I really need to think about that more.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:36 AM   #7
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I have had a MaxJax since they came out and love it. It is easily moved out of the center of the garage and lifts high enough to do whatever work I want, but do have to stay much lower than a full height lift. I had to tear out and re-pour two bases in the concrete because the home builder cheaped out pouring the garage floor. I run my corvettes up, the son's BMW 525, and the JKUR. I have done a full suspension R&R on the JKUR on the lift and it worked flawlessly.

That said, if I had the room for a full size 4 post lift I would go that way.

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