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Old June 2nd, 2014, 09:38 AM
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My buddy has the portable 2 post lift system by MaxJax. The hydraulic pump operations off 110v.
http://www.maxjaxusa.com/index.html
http://youtu.be/QSUAXQOoXuY
It is not the A++ commercial stuff Jimmy lists above, but you can get the MaxJax shipped for about $2000 when on sale. It works very well. Limitations are its 4-ft height and 6,000 lb max weight. If/when I purchase a lift, it will be this system due to its low cost and portability.

Here is the MaxJax. Random pic off the web:




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Old June 2nd, 2014, 10:55 AM
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Two friends of mine, brothers, and I went in 1/3's in a bendpak lift for their dad's shop. It's pretty cheap, works well enough for what we need. I've put D2, LR3, and my 90 on it. I

usually put a pair of tripods under the 90, one under the rear crossmember and one under the front one or the bumper, just to keep it a little more stable and keep from rocking front to back.

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The arms are so close together, I like to have the extra support so it doesn't rock off the lift.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:10 AM
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who says you need a lift for a chassis change? I for one would never use or allow anybody to use a two post lift on any of my vehicles.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:13 AM
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I for one would never use or allow anybody to use a two post lift on any of my vehicles.
Everyone has their reasons. What is yours?
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Keep in mind, if you get a two post lift, you must have suitable concrete. They rely of solid floor anchors. Most residential garage slabs are not adequate.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:21 AM
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I'm looking for less expensive options.
We could build this for you in like a weekend for a bit less than $2k, we'd just need a longer ramp for the 110s.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:44 AM
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We could build this for you in like a weekend for a bit less than $2k, we'd just need a longer ramp for the 110s.
that's a 4 post equivalent ... i need a 2 ... I want the suspension to hang down.

There won't be any 110's going on my lift ... ;-)
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:48 AM
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You can get jacking bars for 4 posts lifts to unload the suspension.
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4 post are still a pita seems the rails are always in the way. Ok for changing oil and stuff like that but suspension / brake / trans are just awkward.

I would still take one over no lift at all but hate using them
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 12:06 PM
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We could build this for you in like a weekend for a bit less than $2k, we'd just need a longer ramp for the 110s.
When not in use it could double as a pool deck platform!
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 12:42 PM
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You can get jacking bars for 4 posts lifts to unload the suspension.
That would not help for a chassis swap.
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