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Lift system for those with limited space!
« on: January 17, 2009, 09:45:27 PM »
Saw this over on the Urs forum on AW, very cool:

http://www.maxjaxusa.com/index.html

It may not lift as high as a full lift, but it's high enough to get the important stuff done on the car. Sadly my garage wont cut it for this, but I bet some of you have the space.

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 10:54:01 PM »
Very cool!  I wonder how much it'll cost...
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 12:10:37 AM »
I am seriously considering a lift for when I move.  One of the criteria for a new house is one with a garage big enough for a lift!!!  :D  That would be cool, can't wait to see how much they go for.

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 12:42:19 AM »
Yeah seriously, I kind of fear the cost, but in the long run, if you like working on your own car why not. Since it's portable if you move it's just a matter of setting new anchors, so not a horrible thing to do I suppose.


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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 01:23:34 PM »
Well, technically a regular 2 post lift is portable too...

Installation of the lag bolts is a problem, as most residential garage floors are only 3" thick and you need 6" for the lifts.

My garage is big enough for a standard 2 post lift, the ceiling is at least 15' high in the center bay.  When I looked into it I discovered that the purchase of the lift was the cheapest part of the entire project.

It would cost more to convert the center garage door to a vertical one, cut and pour the 6" concrete footers, install the lift and run 220 with a 50A circuit than the lift cost.

That's one of the reasons why I haven't done it yet, when all was said and done, it'd be over $3500 to get it in the garage...
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Re: Lift system for those with limited space!
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 11:13:13 PM »
I am seriously considering a lift for when I move.  One of the criteria for a new house is one with a garage big enough for a lift!!!  :D  That would be cool, can't wait to see how much they go for.

didn't you guys just build this house a couple years ago.. moving already?

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 07:28:28 PM »
Hmmm....
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Re: Lift system for those with limited space!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 09:04:07 PM »
technically, couldnt you run this setup outside as well as long as your driveway was flat?

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Re: Lift system for those with limited space!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 09:30:41 PM »
Yes, as long as the concrete is thick enough and you have the anchors in place. I would thing you would want some sort of cap for those anchors to keep junk out of their.

Now I am not sure how different the concrete used on a driveway is compared to the concrete in a garage. Plus it gets hammered by bad weather and ice, so while I think you could do it. It is probably with a little bit more risk.

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Re: Lift system for those with limited space!
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 09:49:30 PM »
Got an email from them, they are now available, $1500 delivered from what I read.

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009, 12:31:49 AM »
Not a bad price really

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Re: Lift system for those with limited space!
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009, 08:36:39 PM »
.... 220 with a 50A circuit than the lift cost.

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.....had two of those installed day one in the garage. How else are you going to run a real compressor and a real welder?   Not like this would be for the lift only.

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2009, 09:40:00 PM »
Looks decent to me.

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Re: Lift system for those with limited space!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 01:22:54 PM »
Looks decent to me.

I am saving my money for a Dyno.
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wait.  does that mean my car will spend MORE time seeing you?
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Re: Lift system for those with limited space!
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009, 01:55:58 PM »
It just means it will never have to leave the shop, take it in, get stuff done, get it dyno'd then have more stuff done, get it dyno'd, then find out it's till not enough. More work...you see the pattern here right? ;)

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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2009, 05:19:27 PM »
I like the pattern ;D

It might be a while but we really want one.
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