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#4536025 - 10/07/17 08:54 AM Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5786
Loc: Michigan
If you are a serious diy person on vehicle repairs you would probably own a lift to make repairs easier.

Who has one and which one do you have?
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#4536057 - 10/07/17 09:33 AM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/08/15
Posts: 261
Loc: Ontario Canada
I have a danmar cadet 6000xl scissor lift. It's a compromise over a 2 post for sure, but it was cheap, didn't need installation and I can park on top of it without bashing my doors on vertical posts.

It lifts to 48" and will support 3 tons. Locks are automatic. It's rough/impossible to do exhaust work, but anything wheel end, engine related and some transmission work are a breeze now.

I bought it at Costco 3 years ago. Best purchase ever.

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#4536131 - 10/07/17 11:15 AM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1885
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
I have an ez car lift. If you have sports cars, itís a must
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#4536137 - 10/07/17 11:22 AM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: double vanos]
Ihatetochangeoil Offline


Registered: 10/28/14
Posts: 580
Loc: On the road Midwest
Originally Posted By: double vanos
I have an ez car lift. If you have sports cars, itís a must


I'm really interested in purchasing one of these. On their website, it says it will lift, I think, to 29" I have about 27" of vertical clearance. Can it stop and hold steady before peaking out?

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#4536153 - 10/07/17 11:47 AM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1885
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Yes it can. The EZ car lift is a worm drive device - no hydraulics at all. My friend borrowed mine to work on a C3 corvette and it held it up for 4 months before it was let down. I love the compactness of it when you are done - mine is stored under a bench right now.
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#4536174 - 10/07/17 12:10 PM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2747
Loc: Wet side WA
At 73 I have to tell you I'm salivating.
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#4536177 - 10/07/17 12:16 PM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7702
Loc: Texas
I have a 10,000lb Worth 2 post lift and a (forget the name) car storage style 4 post lift in my shop. I do everything and cannot understand how I did without lifts before. Everything is easier but most importantly you clearly SEE everything with a car on a lift vs on a creeper. I also stay much cleaner.

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#4536220 - 10/07/17 01:08 PM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2728
Loc: The Canyons
I have a Mohawk 2 post lift. No complaints, made in America, 25 year warranty.

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#4536237 - 10/07/17 01:56 PM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
rationull Offline


Registered: 04/28/07
Posts: 2789
Loc: California, USA
Another EZ Car Lift owner here. Biggest tool purchase I've ever made (by far) and every time I use it, I come away thinking how much I love it. The mechanical design (no hydraulics, infinitely variable lift height with no longitudinal displacement during lifting), commodity power source, and small, easy to move and store design won me over and I consider them basically a perfect match for my garage/weekend maintenance use case.

I have a couple of friends who had the space and went for a real two-post lift (both of whom pulled the trigger after I talked about the EZ Car Lift!) and I will say that if you have the space and don't need the portability, a two post hydraulic lift is probably a better option. You can get way more lift capacity and height within the same price range that way.

There's also the Ranger QuickJack if you do need small size and portability but don't mind hydraulics or only a couple of lift height options. Not made in the USA though if that matters to you.

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#4536263 - 10/07/17 02:53 PM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4603
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
At 73 I have to tell you I'm salivating.
+1
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#4536320 - 10/07/17 04:11 PM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 06/04/13
Posts: 981
Loc: iowa
I have a used Rotory
lift I bought many years ago for $600. I can slide it around as needed.
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#4537697 - 10/09/17 07:01 AM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
SeaJay Offline


Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 1095
Loc: New York City
I'm not a DIY owner at all. But if you are going to DIY for any and all repairs (as many posters here seem to be) I can't imagine doing it without a proper lift.

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#4543743 - 10/15/17 05:35 AM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: ZZman]
1foxracing Offline


Registered: 01/20/14
Posts: 195
Loc: OH
You didn't specify what type of vehicle lift but I do own a Black Widow motorcycle lift purchased from Summit Racing.

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#4543823 - 10/15/17 09:01 AM Re: Who has a vehicle lift in their garage/pole barn? [Re: 1foxracing]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5786
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: 1foxracing
You didn't specify what type of vehicle lift but I do own a Black Widow motorcycle lift purchased from Summit Racing.


"vehicle" left it wide open.... smile
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