JohnC

2 Post Car and Truck Lifts

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Looks OK to me from the pics. Just look and make sure you're in a strong area. Something substantial, intersections areas, frame or crossmembers are good.

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On most unibody cars, pinch welds are fine.  But that Camaro has subrame sections you can reach, so that's what I'd grab.

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^ I dunno, I've never used a device like those.  Only Venture vans had a "special tool" for that purpose, but I don't remember using it.

Consider applying a layer of foam at the edge of the lift to cushion the car doors when they're opened.   Saves paint.

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38 minutes ago, Disney said:

I'd still lift by the subframe if I had access to it. I'd lift by the pinch... in... a......pinch?

Will do!

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And fwiw... I bought the jack pads from ZL1 addons because Discount tire kept jacking the car up in the wrong spot and crushing the plastic trim and bending the pinch weld. 

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A pointer about lift points:  after you have raised the car with the pads in the correct points, IF you lower the car to it's wheels it's possible for the car to move/shift position.  That will change the contact points.  If you then raise the car without checking the points, you can screw something up.   I tell you this because yesterday I didn't notice how much the rear arms had moved until the truck was eye level and the rear was supported on imagination.

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Like over 3 months and my high lift garage door crap finally came in. :hyper: 
 

Issue is, parts have to go on 3rd bay, so got to order another for the 2 bay. They said that’ll be another 3 months wait. :wall: 
 

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Nope!

When you plan to do this stuff, parts are MONTH(S) out because COVID-19 and cost went up too. 

It took me over a month to get this stuff.

Just getting the electricians out here took a while.

It’s crazy! 

 

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8 hours ago, Disney said:

I wouldn't have a problem with that 4 post, other than: Made in CHYNA.

Are there any affordable USA made 4 post lifts? 
 

 

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9 minutes ago, JohnC said:

Just talked to Bob and we decided for a parking lift, the Forward EFP 9,000lb would be good enough.

Only part that sucks is steel prices have gone up, so prices have increased significantly. 

Installed with tax, it’ll be close to $6k and then I still need electrical. 

$6,000 to park one car?  Just buy another acre of land and park several dozen.  :)

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2 hours ago, Ashley P said:

$6,000 to park one car?  Just buy another acre of land and park several dozen.  :)

It’s sad, but a 711sq ft 3 car garage still isn’t enough. So got to make room! 

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Posted (edited)

That lift looks about perfect. Will it fit though? With the ramps down how long is it?

 

Found it.  Overall length with approach ramps 225-1/2” (5727)

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