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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 20, 8:57 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Car lift recommendations

Mowhawk looks like next level stuff, appreciate the feedback.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 20, 8:50 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Car lift recommendations

Had a clarity of thought on what type of lift to buy this morning- I was leaning towards the 4 post except it cant do one task- cant lift the body off a frame. Seems like me or my buddies are doing that every other year on something. Again I appreciate the brand recommendations, now just to focus on a two poster and that has the best room between the posts, capacity to lift 9-10K and pocket book can afford.
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 20, 9:09 AM
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I have to disagree on the body lift using a 4 poster because I've done it several times. It's very easy.
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I was leaning towards the 4 post except it cant do one task- cant lift the body off a frame.
Oh, I beg to differ. You just gotta be a little creative! 4 X 4's across lift & under body - Viola!

A BIG reason I bought a lift was for storage, so I went 4 post. For any service work on the car when I need to raise an axle; I welded-up a moveable sliding cross-brace support out of angle iron that I utilize HD scissor jacks on to raise wheels when need be. Made one for the front and one for the back. I find the 4 post very handy for a LOT of things I want to do on the car without the effort of setting and unsetting lift arms. (not that that's a lotta work)

Hell - I even wax all my cars on the lift so I don't have to bend over! Why not - it's there to use!
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 20, 6:43 PM
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Re: Car lift recommendations

I have a 9000 lb asymetric 2 post from Rotary. I bought it used from a car dealer. I like it but it was a hard decision between a 2 post or a 4 post. If you think about safety and storage or want to remove transmissions then I'd go with a 4 post. If you remove tires a lot or do exhaust work to then a 2 post. Symetric or asymetric is a whole other discussion. My point is that thee is no perfect lift. Just trade-offs.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 20, 9:01 AM Thread Starter
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Well most of the body off frame I have done is like the Scout 80 I did two years ago- left the drive train in and lifted the body off-- clearing the shifter you need some height.
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