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    Vehicle Lifts

    I've been thinking of putting a lift in my garage and I might actually do it this year. Purpose will be for vehicle maintenance / restoration of light vehicles weighing up to about 5400 pounds. My ceiling height is about 10'.
    I was considering a fixed 2 post unit, but I've recently noticed portable ones. Anyone have advice based on experience?

    Here's what I'm considering
    https://liftking.ca/portable-2-post/

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    I thought that this was kind of interesting. Sorry no experience or advice though.

    https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ft/A-p8442444e

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    portables lack height, only good for wheels, brakes, suspension, fixed lift lets you get right under vehicle, for clutch, transmission, diffs, drive shaft, u-joints etc. If you notice on the PA porta lift, you can't get underneath very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by normmus View Post
    I've been thinking of putting a lift in my garage and I might actually do it this year. Purpose will be for vehicle maintenance / restoration of light vehicles weighing up to about 5400 pounds. My ceiling height is about 10'.
    I was considering a fixed 2 post unit, but I've recently noticed portable ones. Anyone have advice based on experience?

    Here's what I'm considering
    https://liftking.ca/portable-2-post/
    A fixed two post lift with no overhead cross-member is the most useful (cross cables are in a floor plate). You will need to put in thick foundation pads for the lift and may need to alter the ceiling (and perhaps the roof-line) of the garage to be able to have 'stand-up' height under the raised vehicle. It's big job but your back, wrists and neck will thank you, and it will raise the value of your home.

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    10’ is the problem for most usefulness.
    What about alongside the garage? Carport frame around should keep zoning calmish...

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    Any insurance implications?

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    Doesn't bother me if I can't stand up straight under a lifted car. It likely wouldn't happen with any lift

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    How about one of these?



    Last edited by Caralho; 03-06-2020 at 04:07 PM.

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    This one is probably a lot cheaper.


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    Go with a 2 post lift or a four post lift, not a scissor lift. No room to work with a scissor lift unless your a body man. Get all the extra safety accessories too.
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