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4 Post Lift Sugeestions #3243216
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Looking for any advice on a 4 post lift I am wanting to buy. By building has 12 foot high ceilings and space is not really limited but is at a premimum , and would like like to stick to a 110v unit. This would be for mainly extra storage and the occasional oil change . Thanks

Re: 4 Post Lift Sugeestions [Re: DUSTER_340] #3243234
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Advantage Hoist/Wildfire. I think the same hoist is marketed under multiple names. VERY well built, very solid and if you get a caster kit, very easy to move around (without a car on it of course.....don't try that, it wrecks the wheel kit)



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Re: 4 Post Lift Suggestions [Re: oldjonny] #3243347
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Thanks for the comments, much appreciated

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Car storage or parts storage?
Seems a two-post lift is much more efficient space wise vs a 4 post, IMO.


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Here is mine, it's a BendPak HD9, I am very happy with it. I looked at the others mentioned, most are made by the same manufacturer and then rebranded. I had to get the one I did because of spacing and needing a wider track for the Challenger.
Shop around, if you decide on the other models listed above, you will find pricing all over the board for the same exact model.

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For me it will be mostly for additonal vehicle storage .

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one of my dumbest "life moves" was not making the roof of my garage high enough for a lift when it was re-constructed way back around 1996 or so..........
sure could use one now, since my old body is just about wore out !
beer

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Originally Posted by moparx
one of my dumbest "life moves" was not making the roof of my garage high enough for a lift when it was re-constructed way back around 1996 or so..........
sure could use one now, since my old body is just about wore out !
beer

HA , Im close to admitting that same thing... built a shop with 9'6" ceilings so no full lift 'cause "Ill never need one"...how things change.


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They are all identical or very similar except for the name.
I like the ones that can be wheeled around. With my layout one in a permanent spot is in the way of moving cars around.

Re: 4 Post Lift Sugeestions [Re: DUSTER_340] #3243483
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To me, Mohawk is top of the line, still Made in USA and all that....and they are what I'd default to if cost was no object.....

....but they don't sell 4 post for smaller automotive apps.



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Originally Posted by jcc
Car storage or parts storage?
Seems a two-post lift is much more efficient space wise vs a 4 post, IMO.


For what Car storage or parts storage ?

IMO storing a car on a 2 post lift for long periods of time , especially an old unibody that doesn't have added bracing, isn't the smart thing to do.

That said a few years ago I got lucky and found a guy on craigslist selling a Challenger 9k wide 4 post lift that was barely even scratched for $1800 bucks , ~6k msrp ... Made in USA and certified by what ever entity it is that certifies them. I have about an 11ft ceiling in the garage , just enough to get my Bee on top with the Dart under it . I'm removing the ceiling joists above the lift, put a high lift kit on my garage door so it clears the on top while it's up, and might have to put a small dormer on the roof so I can stand up under it with my truck on it .

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Re: 4 Post Lift Sugeestions [Re: moparx] #3243496
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Originally Posted by moparx
one of my dumbest "life moves" was not making the roof of my garage high enough for a lift when it was re-constructed way back around 1996 or so..........
sure could use one now, since my old body is just about wore out !
beer


Me too. But I remedied that in 2021 with my new 14' ceiling shop. Couldn't be happier with my 2 post BendPak.............


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Originally Posted by moparx
one of my dumbest "life moves" was not making the roof of my garage high enough for a lift when it was re-constructed way back around 1996 or so..........
sure could use one now, since my old body is just about wore out !
beer

Don't fret, the two car lift guys will soon be crying about not having enough height for the new 3 car lift set-ups stirthepot


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Re: 4 Post Lift Sugeestions [Re: ZIPPY] #3243564
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Yes I would Agree Rich. As a matter of fact I use to own a Mohawk and they are built to pick up Sherman Tanks . Unfortunately that was a different time and I have different needs now.

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I like the advantage. Nice lift.4 post.

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Originally Posted by 1fastrunner
Here is mine, it's a BendPak HD9, I am very happy with it. I looked at the others mentioned, most are made by the same manufacturer and then rebranded. I had to get the one I did because of spacing and needing a wider track for the Challenger.
Shop around, if you decide on the other models listed above, you will find pricing all over the board for the same exact model.


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Originally Posted by W.I.N. Racing
Originally Posted by moparx
one of my dumbest "life moves" was not making the roof of my garage high enough for a lift when it was re-constructed way back around 1996 or so..........
sure could use one now, since my old body is just about wore out !
beer

HA , Im close to admitting that same thing... built a shop with 9'6" ceilings so no full lift 'cause "Ill never need one"...how things change.


Might be able to add a "square or rectangular pocket" for the car roof to clear the ceiling without a lot of cost shruggy beer

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Originally Posted by TJP
Originally Posted by W.I.N. Racing
Originally Posted by moparx
one of my dumbest "life moves" was not making the roof of my garage high enough for a lift when it was re-constructed way back around 1996 or so..........
sure could use one now, since my old body is just about wore out !
beer

HA , Im close to admitting that same thing... built a shop with 9'6" ceilings so no full lift 'cause "Ill never need one"...how things change.


Might be able to add a "square or rectangular pocket" for the car roof to clear the ceiling without a lot of cost shruggy beer


That's basically what I'm doing first , I can go up 1/3 the gable height and run collar ties from one side to the other ... but the length of the lift which is roughly 20 feet , if I need for head height then I'll look into a dormer.

The one thing to pay attention to is the relationship of the door height to the car on a lift, I put in hi lift tracks, which raises the door an inch from the underside of the ceiling joist and switch from extension springs to a torsion spring setup that is above the door, that needs a small pocket in the ceiling for when I decide to drywall it. Also took out the opener and will run a jackshaft opener. the width of the lift is wider than my door opening so driving in is as easy as it was without the lift.


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Re: 4 Post Lift Sugeestions [Re: TJP] #3243669
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Originally Posted by TJP
Originally Posted by W.I.N. Racing
Originally Posted by moparx
one of my dumbest "life moves" was not making the roof of my garage high enough for a lift when it was re-constructed way back around 1996 or so..........
sure could use one now, since my old body is just about wore out !
beer

HA , Im close to admitting that same thing... built a shop with 9'6" ceilings so no full lift 'cause "Ill never need one"...how things change.


Might be able to add a "square or rectangular pocket" for the car roof to clear the ceiling without a lot of cost shruggy beer



the "pocket" part modifications to the roof trusses/rafters wouldn't be too terribly difficult to accomplish, as they are made from rough cut 2x8's.
however, during the reconstruction, [the garage was built by the guy i ASSumed the mortgage from way back in 1983 when interest rates were in the mid 20% range, and by doing this, his interest rate was "only" 13 1/4%, and this guy was a real HACK when it came to home construction. mad] i wanted a clear interior span without any posts, of which there were three, so i constructed a steel truss that goes from side to side identical to the one outside, shown supporting the 9ft overhang.
i'm not sure how i could modify the inside truss to accommodate the height needed for the lift and still maintain it's structural integrity. i have sketched out several design elements of a modification, but none i could come up with that may work, seemed would be structurally sound.
beer

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Forget the roof, that beast has style beyond words BTW up


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