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mpyle007 12-08-2011 01:59 PM

Lifts
 
We are looking to add a lift here in our shop so that we can play with our own toys. What is a good electric lift to buy that is the best bang for the buck?

GTAHVIT 12-08-2011 02:04 PM

wow... Loaded question... ;)


can you help us out?

how much ceiling clearance do you have?

Are you looking to use it for storage and maintenance? or just maintenance?

do you need to be able to do major work like transmission R/R?

give us some more data and we'll be able to get you on the right track.

but, typically the most versatile lifts are 4 posts and are pretty cost effective.

2L82RUN 12-08-2011 07:54 PM

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I just built a garage and had a BendPak 2 post 10k lb lift installed. Garage was built to accommodate the lift. Ceiling is 12' 4" high.

DoubleARS 12-08-2011 08:02 PM

I have a Direct-Lift Pro-lift 9 Plus being installed at the end of the month and I cannot wait!

I can let you know my thoughts on that one in a few weeks.

mws444 12-08-2011 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 2L82RUN (Post 4138267)
I just built a garage and had a BendPak 2 post 10k lb lift installed. Garage was built to accommodate the lift. Ceiling is 12' 4" high.

Great garage! Bendpack is a good lift, with the 10k capacity ought to be plenty safe. Bendpack is about the most bang for the buck before stepping up to a rotory or further yet a Mohawk.
Post up some more pics of your shop.

Stealth 2010 2SS/RS 12-08-2011 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by DoubleARS (Post 4138293)
I have a Direct-Lift Pro-lift 9 Plus being installed at the end of the month and I cannot wait!

I can let you know my thoughts on that one in a few weeks.

I would be intrested in you thoughts about the lift, my garage is on hold due to weather and this is the lift that I was looking at.

DoubleARS 12-08-2011 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Stealth 2010 2SS/RS (Post 4139388)
I would be intrested in you thoughts about the lift, my garage is on hold due to weather and this is the lift that I was looking at.

Sorry about being on hold. I will be sure to do a write-up when it is installed.

mpyle007 12-09-2011 06:06 PM

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We are wanting to place it where the Tahoe is at. 20' plus ceilings.

GTAHVIT 12-09-2011 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by mpyle007 (Post 4143117)
We are wanting to place it where the Tahoe is at. 20' plus ceilings.

BRAVO! :clap:

How many lifts do you want?

:laugh:

I'd go for the two post and be done with it. :headbang:

mpyle007 12-10-2011 11:59 AM

Probably just one? We can then do our own mods easier, take care of company vehicles as well.

the rich dude 02-09-2012 08:01 AM

I have one from North American Auto Group I believe they are called.. American made, and VERY reasonably priced.

bowtie98607 02-14-2012 01:46 PM

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I bought a Rotary 14K 4 post with 2 hunter swing jacks for $2500 on Craigslist.

mrgm 02-15-2012 01:19 PM

I've seen these, they make me nervous but they make sense.
http://maxjaxusa.com/

EZ SPEED 02-15-2012 02:13 PM

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I also have a BendPak 10k lb Lift in my shop and love it.

IDEALG 03-13-2012 11:04 PM

I have mohawk lifts they are probably the most expensive lifts on the market but they are built like brick shit houses and i wouldnt trust my life under any other lift.

Clustergear 03-14-2012 09:17 PM

I had posted this in another tread about lifts.

I put a 4 post lift in for service and extra parking, I went with a Ben Pak HD9 extra wide. With the extra wide it is 107" between posts I can park a flat deck car trailer under lift (most trailers are 102 wide at end of fenders) With the extra wide you can also drive a pickup truck on lift and not have get out of truck to push mirrors in so they don't hit the posts. Also bought the wheel kit I can push the lift around the garage with a car on it. Lift doesn't have to be bolted down and it very sturdy with either a camaro or a heavy Suburban on it. Another thing to think about is, do you have plans down the road of get pickup extended cab or crew cab. Order a lift that long enough to fit wheel base of what in your future. I welded up some steel to make cross braces that fit in to jack channel on lift, lay braces in than put plywood down and now have full flat deck to put motorcycles or any other junk on. Put it up in the air and now more floor space. I'm 5'8" and I can walk under with out ducking. Here's the place that had the best price. I also put put two 220 plugs on the ceiling so if I move lift it will work any where in garage.

http://www.asedeals.com/garage_lift.html

mws444 03-14-2012 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by IDEALG (Post 4640153)
I have mohawk lifts they are probably the most expensive lifts on the market but they are built like brick shit houses and i wouldnt trust my life under any other lift.

:word: +1

They are also made in the good 'Ol USA! Anyone who can afford a Mowhawk owes it to themselves to go to their website to see all of the defferences beween them and the rest......amazing!
From a satfety standpoint they are head and sholders above the rest.


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