What's the difference between an Imported vs USA made lift?
Depending on who you listen to the steel quality and overall quality is lower in a Chinese made lift. The price for an imported lift is also considerably less. Some of us are just tired of Chinese products. Might be touching on forbidden politics here but our money goes to a country that is not our friend.
agarb, Coincidentally I also bought a used Challenger 2 post lift last year. I’d wanted a lift for a long time but wasn’t real sure I wanted to become a professional shade tree mechanic with my own lift, thinking I have better uses for my time than working on cars all the time. It’s worked out real well and makes brake work and work in general a lot easier and quicker. Also, a small thing, I rarely rotated tires before and now I do, because it's so fast and easy having all 4 off the ground. And so far, friends haven’t become nuisances wanting to come over and use it.
I had planned on installing a used lift myself but I ran across a good deal that included a professional installation. On one hand I was very happy to have it installed because it would have been a lot of work for me to to get it all set up. On the other hand the professional installation wasn’t that great and I had to reconnect one of the equalizing cables after it fell off because they connected it wrong. They did get the posts installed the right distance apart and plumb, which is the main thing. Very happy with the lift and no buyer’s remorse.