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    I agree with Greg C, it all depends on what you plan on using your lift for. I am a mechanic by trade. If you want a lift for actually working on your car, you can't beat the Rotary two post. If you are looking for storage, then I would go with a four post. In my opinion, the four post is not practical for working on tires, wheels, brakes, suspension, etc. I find the four post to be too obtrusive. I use a two post every day at work. When installed and used properly, I believe they are as safe as anything out there. I have lifted full sized, extended cab pick-up trucks on a two post. Check out www.rotarylift.com. And no, I have no affiliation with the Rotary company, really.

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    Default the lift is up

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    I bought a 2 post challenger 9000 lbs

    Actually just got it all wired up yesterday and it is perfect

    I have a 36x48 Barnmaster Barn with a full slab

    All my neighbors have horses but hey so do I

    HORSE POWER !

    Thanks for everyones advice

    Jim

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    I have a 4-post lift from Team Lift (American Equipement)


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    I've got a Liftco 2 post asymmetric & am very pleased with it. It handles 9000lbs, so the Vette is no problem. I had it custom built to 11' instead of the standard 12' for ceiling clearance. It was always for my Vette, but I have had my pickup on it, I just don't get the full 6' clearance with the truck like I do the Vette, but that's no problem either since I work on the Vette & I get someone else to fix the truck.


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    Anybody notice that Autolifters is no longer in business?

    Did anyone lose money on a lift they ordered?

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    Default Autolifter


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    If your going to work on your car you need a 2 post lift. The 4 posts are too obtrusive and working on suspensionj , wheels ,brakes, is difficult. Great for making room for more cars though. Ihave a 2post 10,000# Bendpac. Love it.

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    a friend did a precise cut in the ceiling of his garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rich
    I notice that one of the jilted customers says that she would not buy a lift if she couldn't get a warranty. I can understand that but that's the situtation I find myself in because I bought an Autolifters lift and it doesn't seem to be too much a concern right now. I already know I can buy the entire identical 220v hydraulic pump mechanism from Harbor Freight and the other wear part is the hydraulic piston which pulls on the 4 cables. That also has to be a standard part. Who's to say Backyard Buddy won't get hit with the same problems. The article goes on to say that a Backyard Buddy reps says that the Autolifter owner did it worng - he never displayed at car shows. As a car guy, I found it unnecessary to actually touch the product before I bought it. The website had more than enought detail and I knew I wasn't buying Chinese crap.

    I also thought about a 2 post lift but, to me, this was a no-brainer decision. I know lots of garages have 2 post lifts. I just felt it worthwhile to have all 4 wheels supported at the same time. I ordered the accessory tray which allows me to jack the center of the car just as if it where on the ground.

    This may be perceived as a switch on my part about buying/not buying quality tools. My cut point was that I needed to buy an American made lift. Sadly, they went out of business. I do buy Chinese crap tools. I haven't had to replace one yet. Sadly, they are still in business.

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    I got a 4 post. Wasn't sure of the strength of the concrete so was a little leary of bolting a 2 post down. I also added the 2 struts at each post for my own piece of mind. You may be able to make out the large mirror on the wall in front. It's placed and angled so I can clearly see the tires from the driver's seat as I pull onto it.

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    I have an assymetric two post. It is as simple as this; if you want it for storage get a four post, if you want to use it for working under the car a two post is the only way to go.

    I rolled around on a creeper for 40 years. My lift is the greatest piece of car equipment I ever bought.

    Have a great day,

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    Greetings, The standard Backyard Buddy is listed at $4200 (w/o accessories) on their site. Are better prices available?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnk
    Greetings, The standard Backyard Buddy is listed at $4200 (w/o accessories) on their site. Are better prices available?

    thanks
    Go to americasprideonline.com. If that does not work, google it because I may have the spelling slightly wrong.

    These guys have VERY good American made units for half what you listed. Also they are very helpful with very good support for your installation or they can hook you up with someone that will install it for you.

    I rarely am impressed enough with a vendor to recommend them, but I can reccommend these guys with no reservations whatever.

    Good luck,

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    Thank you, I was pretty well set on the BB but will look at the lift above, appears the good one is ~$3k..

    John

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    Heres where I bought mine I have model SS7000
    http://www.americanautomotiveequipme...5318/index.htm
    I love it!

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