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One post lift installed, P90D is back in the garage....

fiksegts

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Jan 6, 2013
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Miami
Finally got it installed, really happy with the build quality and install. The lift is a monster, weighs almost 4,000 pounds yet takes up minimal space. It's awesome to be able to walk around the cars without running into poles, etc.

full write up: American Custom Lifts M1 4.5 Single Post Car Lift Install and Review

video along with time-lapse video of the install:


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jsimon77

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Feb 15, 2015
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Los Angeles, Ca
That's awesome. I've been thinking about doing the same in my garage...What is the height of your garage and the hight from the ceiling to the garage doors when open?

Thanks!

Jason
 

AudubonB

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Mar 24, 2013
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Probably don't want to put my Model S underneath my vintage (read: leaky) Land Cruiser....:scared:
 

tga

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Apr 8, 2014
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New Hampshire
What's the price on these bad boys? It may be less for me to just build another bay :)
I found a price on line for the 6500 lb version for $8k installed - Single Post Car Lift (Pics) - Page 2

I have friends who have 4 post parking lifts. A good one (ie, Bendpak HD-7, 7k lbs) will cost a bit over $3k installed.

I was looking at a Bendpak HD-9XW (long, wide, tall version of the 4 post, 9000 lb HD-9) for parking and maintenance. Doing the installation myself would have been <$3k total, but I stumbled upon a used 2 post lift from an old GM dealer. Too good a deal to pass up.
 

fiksegts

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Jan 6, 2013
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Miami
thanks!

my garage ceiling height is 10.5 feet, the column of this lift is 9.5 feet so that's the minimum you'll need. Although they will custom build you one any size. Since I put AC in the garage, I put in new insulated garage doors that are mounted as high as possible along with side lift master 8500 openers. The garage door is just a few inches from the ceiling. Cost is around $6k plus shipping depending on your location from them.
 

Footbag

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Jun 29, 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
Very cool. That clicking sound as you raised the car is a bit unsettling however. Do you know what is causing that?

I am guessing it may be a safety latch dropping into place every few inches. At the end of lifting the car, it dropped slightly, which I presume was the lift settling into the nearest latch/notch.
 

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