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Old May 31st, 2014, 09:50 PM
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Recomendation for 2 post car lift

It looks like il have my own barn to use as a workshop starting next month. Given it has the space I was thinking of installing a 2 post lift for the D90.

It's only going to get light use really ... My truck, a few local 90's and perhaps the odd series truck and the odd 110. All weekend tinkering .. This isn't going to be in daily use.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Old May 31st, 2014, 09:59 PM
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It looks like il have my own barn to use as a workshop starting next month. Given it has the space I was thinking of installing a 2 post lift for the D90.

It's only going to get light use really ... My truck, a few local 90's and perhaps the odd series truck and the odd 110. All weekend tinkering .. This isn't going to be in daily use.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
They all kind of suck for D90's since they are so short. When I get to work on Monday I can take some pics of the three different styles of above ground 2 post lifts we have. I'm sure someone will recommend Rotary, but that is by far the least versatile 2 post lift we have.
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They all will suck less than a trolly jack and axle stands ... Also I'm looking to do a chassis swap with my 300tdi so need to make sure that's possible too.
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They all kind of suck for D90's since they are so short. When I get to work on Monday I can take some pics of the three different styles of above ground 2 post lifts we have. I'm sure someone will recommend Rotary, but that is by far the least versatile 2 post lift we have.
Ok. Mr Kelly why is that ? Thanks for the help today, tcase was full so that wasn't it.
I have the 10k asymetric Rotary.
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Ok. Mr Kelly why is that ? Thanks for the help today, tcase was full so that wasn't it.
I have the 10k asymetric Rotary.
Rather than me trying to explain, it'd be easier for me to just take some pictures on Monday.

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They all will suck less than a trolly jack and axle stands ... Also I'm looking to do a chassis swap with my 300tdi so need to make sure that's possible too.
Firstly, I definitely want to help out with that. Secondly, you'd be better off with a 4.6 and an auto
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Rather than me trying to explain, it'd be easier for me to just take some pictures on Monday. ------ Follow up post added May 31st, 2014 11:41 PM ------ Firstly, I definitely want to help out with that. Secondly, you'd be better off with a 4.6 and an auto
Is there an alternative to a 2 post lift that would work better?
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I have a 2 post electric lift in my showroom specifically for D90's it works better than any of the in ground lifts over at our service facility for D90's.It is 110 not even 220 just plugs into wall outlet.You must have level concrete floor at least 6". I will check on the make when I get back tomorrow .Got it online and installed in one day with a hammer drill/easy.
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Is there an alternative to a 2 post lift that would work better?
That depends what you're doing. The 4 post drive-on/drive-off ones are really nice and more stable, but certain jobs are very difficult on it compared to a 2 post, and you couldn't use if for a chassis swap. Ideally one of each is nice, but if this is just for light hobby use, I would get a strong and TALL 2 post.

I was just looking at mine today, up on the two post with the roller below it and the orig. frame still hanging from the bottome. It's going to be tough because my lift isn't all that tall and you need to lift from above and let the body hang rather than pick it up from the bottom. (at least that's the advice I've been given).
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Think I've only ever seen lifts by Bendpak and then only two post lifts. For a one lift shop, its the only way based on my experience.
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Is there an alternative to a 2 post lift that would work better?
The only other option, that I'm aware of at least, would be a drive on rack, but I personally can't stand using them. Its nice for a D90 since you can drive onto it, but you definitely couldn't do a chassis swap on one.
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Ok so 2 post recommendations. Bearing in mind this will be for a hobby not a business so I'm looking for less expensive options.
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The all ever present question what's your budget?
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I'd like to get away with about $2000 although willing to go lower! ;-)
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I'd like to get away with about $2000 although willing to go lower! ;-)
That's definitely doable if you go used. I wouldn't hesitate with a used one, they are pretty simple machines. A good quality used one is probably better than a cheap new one.
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People, people why go with that old school 2 post lifts when you can buy a 2 or 4 post lifts that not only operate wirelessly. But can be moved around using just one person. All you need is a level surface and be sufficient to hold the weight of said posts while its lifting your car or truck. Only down side is that lifts using the tires.
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Yeah...30K pays for ALOT of convenience...!

Here is one for the more reasonable budget?

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I wonder if RURR could ship one of these ... definitely look about the right budget.
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I took some pictures today to show my personal preference for two post lifts. To me the most important thing is the adjustability of the left arms and the feet. The front arms on the Rotary lift are too long and the feet can only be set in three positions.







We have an older Mohawk lift that is pretty good since the arms are shorter and you can install different extensions on the feet to aid in getting a good lift point.







My favorite lift by far, other than the in-ground lifts, is the new Challenger lift. It can be used as a symmetrical or asymmetrical, the front arms can be very short or very long as needed, and it has rubber bumpers on the two posts to prevent damage when opening doors. It has interchangeable spacers for the lift feet, and the feet also are threaded to allow for more adjustability. This would be a top pick IMO.









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