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Old 02-03-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Does anyone have a portable auto lift?

Does anyone have a portable automotive lift? Like below...

https://www.quickjack.com



MaxJax Portable Car Lift - Home Garage Lift - Dannmar - MaxJax USA



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https://kwik-lift.com



http://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/spe...ts/lr-60p.aspx



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I think a surface mount pit lift would also work, though not portable still applicable to the same thinking.

Or other as I know there are more. Feel free to post your experiences with anything similar. Thanks!

DISCLAIMER: Let's keep this discussion away from traditional hard mounted lifts and 4 posts even though they can be portable. I know they are better but for some people, they are not an option.
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The shop I took the Evo to has the first one. Seemed to work ok when they would work on their welders NSX.
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I like #2 because it holds the chassis, seems like it lifts more and doesn't take up as much room under the vehicle.
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my 4 post came with dollys so you can move it around in or around the garage.
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my 4 post came with dollys so you can move it around in or around the garage.
I actually thought about adding this to the disclaimer...lol Not that either.
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I like #2 because it holds the chassis, seems like it lifts more and doesn't take up as much room under the vehicle.
I do like it and you can mount it to different locations, but it does require your concrete floor to be of a certain quality. At least 4" think and preferably uncracked.
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A thousand bucks shipped for that quickjack (1st one) looks good to me..
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I have the Quick Jack 5000BLX. I haven't opened the box yet but I himmed and hhaued on which one to buy. All serve their purpose. What I wanted was a lift where I could work on center of car like trans, exhaust and suspension. That takes a few of those lift out of the equation. Second I wanted one that I could service brakes, that takes drive up lifts out. The Max Jax by Danmar seems like the best option but with the width in a 2 car garage that wasn't something I wanted to deal with. I know you can move the legs, but after repeating bolting down legs to floor anchors I didn't trust the stability.
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as much as i don't care for jack stands... i don't think i would want to be underneath a car with any of these.
call it cautious, call it chicken shit...

Nice in Theory but i'm skeptical.
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as much as i don't care for jack stands... i don't think i would want to be underneath a car with any of these.
call it cautious, call it chicken shit...

Nice in Theory but i'm skeptical.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ea-5ifRRYI

I know it won't lift that weight but I trust this lift once the safety latches are down.
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Keep your experiences coming...

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Here was another con for the Max Jax, and this is just my .02...... it lifts to high before first lock to work off a creeper, and doesn't go high enough for you to stand under and work.
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I have the Quick Jack 5000BLX. I haven't opened the box yet but I himmed and hhaued on which one to buy. All serve their purpose. What I wanted was a lift where I could work on center of car like trans, exhaust and suspension. That takes a few of those lift out of the equation. Second I wanted one that I could service brakes, that takes drive up lifts out. The Max Jax by Danmar seems like the best option but with the width in a 2 car garage that wasn't something I wanted to deal with. I know you can move the legs, but after repeating bolting down legs to floor anchors I didn't trust the stability.
Did you consider the 7000? Or was it not out yet?
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Back when I worked in a shop we had two number 5's. They were quick and used many times a day. The downside is to do anything with the wheels tires front end etc, you HAVE to either be bent over or on your back, and obviously the underside is not to easily accessible especially to do any exhaust work. Number 2 is the only way to go in my opinion unless you're using it strictly to just swap over your wheels tires, do rotations, or maybe do minor front end work (outer tie rods and the like).
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Back when I worked in a shop we had two number 5's. They were quick and used many times a day. The downside is to do anything with the wheels tires front end etc, you HAVE to either be bent over or on your back, and obviously the underside is not to easily accessible especially to do any exhaust work. Number 2 is the only way to go in my opinion unless you're using it strictly to just swap over your wheels tires, do rotations, or maybe do minor front end work (outer tie rods and the like).
My issue with number 2 is the concrete... My garage floor has cracks and it is from 59 so I do not know the quality of the thickness of the floor. Also my driveway is asphalt so I could not use it outside.
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Did you consider the 7000? Or was it not out yet?
It was out, I did consider it just for more piece of mind thinking if it lifts more it must be stronger. Well the only difference is in the hydraulic ram, it's larger, but the frame and safety bars are made from the same steel. Plus the 7k is about 1" taller when collapsed and I didn't want to have an issue sliding under my car to lift it.
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My issue with number 2 is the concrete... My garage floor has cracks and it is from 59 so I do not know the quality of the thickness of the floor. Also my driveway is asphalt so I could not use it outside.
MaxJax are on my list for my place as I have the width but don't have the height for a full lift of the car anyways.

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This guy went ham restructuring the concrete but it gives you an idea that it can be done at least.
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