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Old 12-01-2009, 07:17 PM
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Heres my 12k when it was being installed

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Old 12-01-2009, 07:27 PM
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how tall is your ceiling? Mine was just barely too short for an overhead lift, so I had to get the base plate lift. Its not a big deal tho, it doesnt bother me at all, no issues with tranny jacks or anything.

Whats the biggest vehicle you are going to lift? The heaviest Ive put on mine is a full weight cc/lb dually dmax and like I said, putting a level on the columns, they didnt budge at all.
I think I should have specified I'm going with a 4 post lift. We service alot of vehicles, mostly trucks and I think a 4 post would be better for me. I know a 2 post is better for doing alot of engine and front end work but I think a 4 post suits me better. The biggest Vehicle will be a dually cab and chassis with a salter on it. Damn you now I'm thinking of a 2 post lift after seeing your pics.
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I wouldn't use it. I use 6 ton jack stands... When it comes to crawling under something that heavy, I will use nothing less than overkill. Too much risk if you ask me
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I think I should have specified I'm going with a 4 post lift. We service alot of vehicles, mostly trucks and I think a 4 post would be better for me. I know a 2 post is better for doing alot of engine and front end work but I think a 4 post suits me better. The biggest Vehicle will be a dually cab and chassis with a salter on it. Damn you now I'm thinking of a 2 post lift after seeing your pics.
I would definitely go 2 post in a second!! 4 post lifts take up more floor space, and are a big PITA to do suspension/brake/wheel work with etc...

2-post lifts are also nice if you want to "kneel" the truck down on the ground for easier access to the engine bay etc..



Just my opinion though.

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Heres my 12k when it was being installed

I hope it wasnt installed *right* there...BAD bad idea installing the lift over expansion seams in the concrete.
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NO way that thing is too small for your truck. I have one of those 7k lifts and all i list with it is light cars
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It was a Bendpak Factory installation team from their HQ in Thousand Oaks, CA - I think it should be fine.
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I'm leary with a 2 post finding the right place to lift a vehicle. I have zero expeirence with any lift. The 2 post would be nicer for the LMM because I could lift the cab off to work on the motor. From what I've heard it's pretty simple to do.
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Looks like my lifts.
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Looks like your guys too....

They just do damn good work! Tell Sal and Mini Sal hi
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It was a Bendpak Factory installation team from their HQ in Thousand Oaks, CA - I think it should be fine.
yeah actually I forgot you guys live in summer all year round.

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Oh gotcha - I could definitely see expansion/contraction in the real cold weather a problem! That would suck lol.
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Oh gotcha - I could definitely see expansion/contraction in the real cold weather a problem! That would suck lol.
Kinda like a cold swimming pool.
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9k rotary 2 post here thats 12 years old and works as good now as when new. It gets used everday in my fathers shop.
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I would go with aleast a 9k lift.
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