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Old 09-04-2003, 04:35 PM
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Neighbor down the street has the 4 post lift. I don't really like it for working on the car. It great for a 2 car storage setup. That is how he stores his 64.5 Mustang and 72 Vette. To work on the suspension you need the crossbar, think extra $, and a small jack to jack the car up from the lift. Isn't the lift supposed to "lift' the car to be able to work on it????

My ideal set up woud have a 2 post lift. When you lift the car everything is exposed and can be worked on. As long as you have the room around the garage then you don't ahve to worry about the posts being in the way. Design this into the garage. Allow space around the "lift" bay for a 4 or 2 or even scissor lift.

The links I look at.

Because Of my garage/shop set up I will probably go with a mid rise scissor lift. that the SL will park over. I will attach a pic of the lift.


PS Let me add something I just remembered. About every 3-4 years places like Super Walmart and Pepboys, replace all their lifts due to liability concerns. Contact the local walmart and ask them WHO does the replacing. A copilot I flew with has a 2 post lift that he got for $1000. It was an old Walmart unit and he said it works fine.
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