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64FalconF-16
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From: Republic Of Texas!! Temporarily living in KY
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posted 01-10-2003 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just (finally) got concrete poured in my shop. Now I am wanting a car lift to put in it.

I am looking at the two post lifts. Does anyone have one of these? If you do I have a few questions before i go out and buy one.

Any input on these would be appreciated!!

Rick

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Rick Austin

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brockjoe
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posted 01-10-2003 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i think you need a above ground type, and i belive most are the same. the one i use is a rotory and i have lifted everything from a suburban to a geo with good luck. get the extentions for the pads if you plan on lifting big stuff.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-10-2003 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What kind of overhead space do you need for a lift like that?

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brockjoe
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posted 01-10-2003 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quite a bit cars like tempo's and mustangs go all the way up i can stand underthem but vans and suv's you have to stop before the roof of the vehicle hits the bar across the top. i'm not sure how much room at the top but i think about 12 feet i'll mesure the lift in the morning.
the main reason for above ground is EPA in ground hosts are bad news most of the shops i have worked at have removed all the in ground and replaced them with the above ground rotary type. i'd check with the rules before putting one in.
as far as it goes though i have used all kinds four post, twin drive on, twin swing arm, twin slide under, single swing arm and my favorite kind is the twin post swing arm nothing in the way underneath the whole car is accessable. the four post and drive on type are ok but the wheels are on the ground and that can suck

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-10-2003 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A place I worked at had a twin post lift. I hated that SOB because the front and rear had two different controls and the posts went up at different speeds. I always felt like I was going to drop the car as it would seesaw up in the air. Once I got senority I took over the single post lift we had and only used the twin when I had no choice.

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brockjoe
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posted 01-10-2003 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that must have been a twin with one post for the front and one for the rear axle, right? i'd have to agree those are dangerous and junk. once we came back from lunh and the dam thing bled all the way down, front only the back was still all the way up. hated that hoist.

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Joe
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-11-2003 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, that's the monster. I swear they wanted to kill us.

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