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4 Post Lift?


Oct 27, 2020
Anyone here put their Model S up on a Home version 4 post lift( 7-8000lb versions)? Most of these lifts are in the 73-75" wide ramp to ramp, and a Model S is 77.5" rim to rim.
Any particular brand(s) that have been tried/purchased?
Looking at maybe getting one, but want to be sure it'll work with a Model S.
Oct 10, 2019
I'd suggest you look into the kind of lifts that has the moveable arms instead of drive on ramps. You can do more work on a vehicle if its supported by the frame instead of the tires.

I dont have a car lift at home but as far as a brand recommendation i have a K&L motorcycle lift (one of the good pneumatic ones) and its pretty awesome and works flawlessly for aver 10 years now. They also make car lift so perhaps check them out.


Oct 17, 2016
I don't have a 4 post lift but I use the QuickJack BL-7000EXT and its just wide enough to barely reach the jack points on the car. Usually QuickJacks are used along the length of the vehicle, but the MS has the points very very far apart, so instead you need to position the jacks along the width of the vehicle. If you are fine with making minor adjustment to placement of the jacks I'd recommend the QuickJack also since they can be picked up and stored away they take up less space when not in use. Also one thing to note is if you have a rear motor car the QuickJacks wont work since there is more weight in the rear than the front so they jacks raise at different rates.


Sep 12, 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah
This is what I might get in the event that I need to do serious work on my S.

It seems like it would work. I was looking into the easiest way to remove the HV battery in case of a battery failure. I think I can lift the car, then put it on extra tall jackstands, then reposition the arms to support the battery, then I can unbolt it and lower it down.


Oct 27, 2020
Thanks for the suggestions. There is an issue or two with a 2 post setup. 1st: the concrete you bolt it to has to have 8" thickness( I believe). most residential garages may be 6". 2nd: If you plan to store a vehicle, not sure I want the suspension to just "hang".
As for Quick Jacks: I'm tired of laying on the garage floor to do repairs... I've got some "safe jack" Stands. I must be getting old! LOL!
I'm looking at this one: Parking Lifts 408P -
Just a bit narrow between ramps, but won't be storing the Model S on it.
Keep em' coming..


Jun 5, 2015
It all depends on what you plan to use the lift for. For storing a car I would get the four post lift. For actually working on the car I'd get a four finger lift. I've owned and used both types. The finger lifts are really good for working on tires, brakes, suspension. Both types are good for engine, transmission and rear end work. The four post lifts can have an removable aluminum floor that you can use to shield the lower car from oil leaks. Also check the height dimension of the car
on the lift and garage door clearance.
I'd avoid Bendpak brand as they have very poor service.

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